No, I’ve never actually said that. But there’s no denying we live in a time where DJs are becoming as common (if not more common) than live music on the entertainment scene. The rise of electronic music since the 90s, its sweeping of Europe in the 2000s, and its shift from the underground to the mainstream in the US over the past few years has meant that just about everyone who enjoys dance music wants to be a DJ.
In a world where just about everyone owns a laptop and an iTunes library, anyone who is semi-serious can pick up an entry-level controller for a few hundred bucks, press the sync button, and become a bedroom DJ almost overnight.
I knew that I had to keep up with this trend too, so a little while back, I decided to jump in the game myself. While I always claim the live DQB show first, there’s no denying that being a DJ can be really fun too. I’ve had so many brides bring me in to play both live music and a DJ set in the same night- and it makes so much sense. It’s the best of both worlds. This past weekend I found myself playing 2 DJ gigs- one for a dance at a country club, and then a late night bar set in Fort Worth afterward.
I guess it’s time to call myself a real DJ? Now to come up with a clever name…
See you on the dance floor!