I am @ home tonight getting new music ready for a gig. I figure this site has helped me allot and this is perhaps something I can do to "give back". Also, I'm getting kind of jaded Re: Dj ing (at least when it comes to playing out for crowds / $) in general for a variety of reasons so I figure this might lessen that feeling or...Possibly reinforce it - So it's a semi selfish endeavor as well.
. No it's not a brag. Def not within the current state of things.
Simple background off the top of my head.
I began my career about a decade + ago @ 16. I first began spinning @ raves which then progressed to clubs as rave's became both wack (for the most part) and the whole club explosion (more clubs = more club gigs = things starting to get more "commercial" and now things being mostly commercial) began to take place. The "club explosion" thing brought better paychecks but as time went by weaker parties in general (from my pov at least).
I had a very strong local following early on which began to "see saw" as things got more commercial IE everyone became a DJ / It became "cool" to everyone to be a dj. I always maintained a strong core of "fans" tho. The good thing about local gigs getting harder was by then I had begun to make a name for myself outside my city and began to travel more. I have been all over...UK / Europe / Canada / Asia / Spain / Brazil etc.
I began playing mostly electronic music (progressive house / breaks ) but eventually started playing house music and that stuck. When I say house music think Mark Farina / Dj Heather / Derrick Carter...Not
David Guetta / Tiesto / Deep Dish. I have and always will be an "underground" DJ in terms of music and approach but many of the venues I have played in have been commercial / Large room (500-2000 clubkids +) and even large festivals. Essentially I'm saying I play underground **** but often play it to large crowds in non underground clubs. I prefer a 300 max capacity room going nutz over 1000 people 100% drugged out tho
I have played with / alongside the likes of the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk to Dj's like Carl Cox, Sasha, Ritchie Hawtin, Derrick Carter, Dj Sneak and like...A bunch of other "big names". Most of the people I have played with that I was really into are less known. I produce as well and have music out but I'm def a DJ first.
I have seen / done allot in this scene / industry - From the political and techinical side of things to the "crazy party story" side and everything in between...So ask whatever you want! I will do my best to answer.
Also...Just to be clear...I'm not claiming to be a star DJ that everyone knows who posts on 2p2 and plays poker - I'm not a celeb dj haha...But I am globally known within my circle. I'm not going to out my name or anything because the internet is just way too nasty of a place haha...But I may post a mixset if people are interested. All in all I'm saying I am who I claim to be but I'm not gonna "post a graph" so to speak haha. I'm legit tho.
Also part 2 - If people are into this and wanna ask stuff I will be happy to answer participate etc etc. If no one cares and this gets trolled / hated on that's cool as well but I will then just bow out
Again...All this is totally off the top of my head...And super general...So ask whatchawant...GoGoGoGo.
If this is somehow in the wrong section go ahead and move imo.