Being a city DJ brings the challenge of finding gigs. Working hard and staying fresh with music is the number one priority when labeled as a top-notch local DJ. Working at least three times a week is full time job that very few DJs get to have. Not many DJs meet the standards of a hard-working skilled DJ, and I always say the older you get, the better you understand the platform of music deliverance on the dance floor. Controlling the crowd is a key factor.
EDM: Dominating DJs
At times it’s frustrating when politics get involved. When it comes to promoters and club owners, attendance is key. No matter how skilled the DJ is, if the dance floor is empty and the bars are not making drinks, then it simply does not matter.
One DJ I find who is working hard and never seems to find gigs is OG Pauly D. I mean, this guy been in the game as long as I can remember. He’s currently spinning in Providence and Boston at clubs and events, and he’s also entertainment director for In the Biz Entertainment. He’s been spinning on the ones and twos for about 25 years now. He’s formally the only person representing XM satellite radio three days a week from Rhode Island and also worked with many artist and industry people who are personal friends of mine.
Being a veteran DJ comes with lots of advantages, from music catalog to massive unreleased materials that become the ultimate testing ground for the dance floor. One of the biggest elements for clubs to add is to employ a resident DJ. Then that club becomes a comfortable setting for club goers. All your songs are played by your favorite DJ and you don’t have to request a single song. That’s one of the reasons why people attend their favorite club many times a month — they just let the DJ take them on a journey.
Catch OG Pauly D every Friday night at Kartabar doing video DJ sets.