- Oct 16, 2011
Sorry you feel that way and don't understand. There are certain songs that are classics from different genres. There are just certain songs I'm sick and tired of playing. I will play them because it makes the crowd happy. A lot of the new songs as you put it are a stupid piece of s***. Yet if I'm dealing with a safe crowd in a safe place for a safe event it gets played. Provided it's appropriate for the event.Its funny that the song you always quote as the song thats mainstream and you are tired of playing is a song that ive played maybe twice in my entire 30 year career. This is what people are trying to explain to you...you are so far deep into one single niche that the songs you think are these mainstream overplayed borefests are obscure to the populous... our clients havent had our musical experience... they werent 30 years old at club "zanzibar" and get all sentimental over old house and disco...
You were almost booked for a young childs birthday party... were you really expecting that child and his/her family to go on a trip with you back to club zanzibar?
Genres have their place... and if another old man or woman want you to take them back to the old days of house and disco for a particular occasion... then sure...have at it... but dont believe for one second that you can run a mainstream dj service without stepping out of your comfort bubble and actually putting in the work to become a supplier of popular music...
Do u really think the rest of us dont have our own favorite sentimentally driven genres... i personally had my hay day in the clubs in the 90s and early 2000's and there are so many obscure songs that only existed in that moment...but no longer resinate with a crowd in 2019... sure some songs made it through...and its fun to drop a couple interesting tracks to see how they play... but it is highly unfair to hire out services and have a client expecting a musically educated dj...and instead they get you
its like sitting down to watch the stooges and getting a Shemp
Then there are some songs I will never get tired of. I got a song in mind that I have to find on YouTube because I don't remember the name of the song but it's through the roof for me. I think the artist is Joe Buttons.