It’s all too fitting that I’m writing this post when I am.
A 22-page lab report was due this morning. I’m in my campus’ engineering building seeking solace between assignments, at the end of my sixth semester. One hand rests too comfortably on my calculator. The other holds my phone, and my thumb is poised to Shazam the latest tracks from my SoundCloud page playing in the background.
Life as a DJ goes beyond the nights in the booth. Booking meetings, promotional events, set-ups, tear-downs and networking all demand large chunks of time beyond the gigs themselves. We spend hours every week scouring the top charts to stay relevant, and even more hours crate-digging; eyes and ears peeled for that one mashup; edit; or remix that’ll turn heads at the club. When bookings start to pile up, the late nights; physical strain; and constant bass in our ears really start to bear down. [Read more…]