It was just to long ago, when I first started to print this idea of DJing in my mind. And that was 2002 somewhere in May, a man in his 30’s with such talent to bring that talent in his very club, from the lowest bottom to the highest top, he was on the shoulders of giants for a period of time, determined period of time, unfortunately. But I am going to tell you a story the way I remember it, not the way that it happen.
I’m reading an article today ”I just play what I like, and the crown shod fallow that, end of questions” he said, and ok, I agree with that in a way or around, as you are the commander of the ship and the sailors are your crowd, isn’t it, but the way you command that crown I may ask a question! How about you shod focus on attention, and just give give give, and expect less back, and that attention will digest a form of skill, rather than self deceive your self with an ego.
There are perfect examples in the music industry this very days that fallowed this humble and simple equation, and just paid back tremendously, with a career and a possible easy retirement. And that’s my point of this very title ” The Art of DJing ” because there is an actual art behind, and I’ m not pointing at flawlessly mixing two pieces of vinyl.
Wile that’s art as well and shod be part of your career, I am more pointing on the approach of the industry, the attitude, the way you behave with your fellow colleagues or the way you interact with the crown. Wile this simple equation defines perfectly your career, there are some DJ’s who managed to do it flawlessly for decades or just few years.
But there are also quite a few DJ’s who proud their ego’s quite some time, and there are also quite a few DJ’s who mistaken their action at specific times.
All this equation has an engine that fuels your career from the outside in, wile the inside depends from the actions of your outsides.
We live in such a loud time of technology, where everything is pretty much transparent to everyone, one Tweet defines your expression into someones mind, wile his or her mind completes a definition of your actions, in no time.
I was 14 years old, and queueing my bravery on a gate, where only the brave was allow thru that gate. One day pass, and another week just passed, wondering how this brave success his pass.
It took me years to understand how someone’s actions defines some principles of his very own Art, being a success. Times had passed and everything I had left was few books, a block of paper, a pen and I guess keep waiting for that pass.
Same like you, my dear Mr and dear Ms, you clicked at the time when someone lived this. All the best memories remains believed by the fuel to the engine of your very Art definition of Success.
Its a joy and almost human song, please believe in the discipline and taking the best of others, and the crowd shall fallow that. Now you play what you like 🙂 It’s a way to find your way, and that’s the reward bias when you speak the consumer’s mind. A short definition of success from Isaac.