Welcome to Toronto dnb! It's one reason why I got sick of the scene, but it's nice to see that not much has change. By the way, are DJs still playing Prizna's "Fire" or DJ Krust's "Warhead" with L. Natural screaming for the rewind?Some great talent right there but for the love of god switch up the local talent please. So many good producers and djs out there this boys club thing is beyond old now. These local entitled djs that dont produce and play beatport top 20 are making some events that could be amazing borderline terrible.
Some great talent right there but for the love of god switch up the local talent please. So many good producers and djs out there this boys club thing is beyond old now. These local entitled djs that dont produce and play beatport top 20 are making some events that could be amazing borderline terrible.
I thought I read a doc scott article a while back where he had forsaken jungle altogether? Any how im glad hes back. When is that jam?
Welcome to Toronto dnb! It's one reason why I got sick of the scene, but it's nice to see that not much has change. By the way, are DJs still playing Prizna's "Fire" or DJ Krust's "Warhead" with L. Natural screaming for the rewind?
I wasn't specifically talking about your events it was a crass generalization, but since you asked a lot of those are the same dudes who play all the time and a lot of non producers as well which was my exact point.
I can certainly see your perspective and a lot of what you said makes sense. I suppose my point of contention is in thinking that the only way new comers should get gigs is by sucking up/supporting. To me supporting means making a contribution to the scene. I think that people who stay away from the the politics and make and release music should get gigs too. I can see the numbers game from a promoters perspective but disagree thay every dj needs to rally his facebook posse so they can get a gig. Id rather see these lesser known guys get booked for their talent than go and see a guy who brings his friends out to a gig. At some point it has to be about the music. Promoters have no no obligation as you pointed out but Id like to think there promoters have a passion for exposing their fan base to new sounds, uunlessits all cut and dry bottom line stuff. Toronto is a book me I book you city. There is a bunch of behind the scene drama and politics. I think the entitlement comes from a small group of people who are afraid to have things open up. Im not talking about you here btw. Im sure you know about the games that get run ex. throwing an all local jam on a night where a new promoter brings a headliner just as a power move to clip their profits. Competition is healthy and diversity is healthy and exciting. My 0.02
and finally, 2. Some DJ's only have one gear. I know I can put Marcus and Lush before or after ANY headliner, and they will play exactly what we all envision for that show. Could be a ragga dj, oldskool, new shit, deep, tech, liquid, jump up, main room bangers, you name it. Those guys do it all, and they do it very very well. They are also capable of stepping up AFTER a headliner and keeping the room full and raving. Not many guys in this city can. I know I likely couldnt.
A lot of DJ's in this city are not that versatile. A lot of DJ's don't understand the art of setting up a room, building the tension, leaving the crowd at that exact place where the headliner comes in and crushes it. I HATE an opening DJ quadruple dropping prime time anthems at 10pm. SET THE FUCKING ROOM UP! Again, thats my vision as a promoter, thats how I want my parties to roll. Others may disagree, and neither are wrong. Just perspective.
A million times this right here, well said.
i dont agree. i go to jams to hear bomb after bomb after bomb. i fucking hate build up bullshit - thats a trancer mentallity. run riddim hard from beginning to end. i dont care what fucking time it is - prime time, eating time, etc. just dont waste time (no fillers) just my opinion...
Ahhh the old don't play a better/harder/darker/more experimental/too different/ than the headliner thing. Don't get me wrong I get the theory behind it I just don't subscribe to it.
I don't go to a show to see DJ's not play the music they love or the style they love in order to compliment another dj's set.