The DJ Career Ladder

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Alexi, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Was thinking today about the career path of Dnb DJs, and a lot came out something like this.

    Step 1: Start listening to mixes given to you by mates
    Step 2: Start to enjoy the different sub genres
    Step 3: Learn the individual tunes and producers
    Step 4: Buy decks and 10 most famous tunes of the time
    Step 5: Lock yourself in room, practicing beat matching
    Step 6: Develop a DJ'ing style and dream about playing out
    Step 7: Play out anywhere you can for free, house parties etc
    Step 8: Start producing tunes to help promote yourself
    Step 9: Put on your own night
    Step 10: Release tunes on net label
    Step 11: Start playing proper events
    Step 12: Get your first tune cut to vinyl
    Step 13: Hear your tunes dropped by big DJs
    Step 14: Start playing bigger events
    Step 15: Have tune featured on compilation CD
    Step 16: Create your own imprint
    Step 17: Look for new production talent to sign and release
    Step 18: Start headlining events
    Step 19: Play international clubs and events
    Step 20: Become a legend!

    Just my opinion of the way to go, I'm currently at step 8, give it 50 years and I may get somewhere
     
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  2. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    That looks pretty accurate lol. There need to be some side chains though like 'failed due to alcohol addiction' lol.
     
  3. DJ NUERA

    DJ NUERA 5HEAD

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    Im nearly halfway there just need to get to step 10 now :)
     
  4. wordnz

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    I'm at step 6
     
  5. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    Very specific but the route looks quite accurate, nice1 !
     
  6. zoomy

    zoomy funky chunky

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    almost reached step 7, only 13 more to go! They can't be too tough, can they? :D
     
  7. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    I'm on 9..

    Bring on the production bizzle!
     
  8. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    Im probably just about to hit 14... although i skipped passed 10 and 12....

    well actually.. if being booked to play abroad is step 19 then im there!! hahahaha... only one more to go and im a legend! hahahahah
     
  9. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    dito... lol
     
  10. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    i am doin what i normally do with games on this one, i am already smashed through step 20 and decided to start again cos i got bored, becoming a legend can get boring.

    on a serious not tho i am tettering jus after step 9.
     
  11. Nomme

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    I'm on step 8. But got rid of my turntables cos I'm a lighting man now. Studying it in uni. Just need someone to become a 'duo' with in uni...
     
  12. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Ah i was thinking about goin into sound engineering etc, how have you got on and what are the prospect in that industry...If you don't mind me asking lol :)
     
  13. Fortune^

    Fortune^ ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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    I've finished put on my own night before but I'd say 8-10 is the hardest stuff. If you're committed to it then 1-7 can be accomplished in 1-2 years (especially if you're at university.)
     
  14. Nomme

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    Well, I'm starting in September. So I'm not really well into it yet. I've just been doing plenty of stuff at home :D

    My 'Dream' I suppose, is too have a sorta DnB group (not quite DnB, more big beat) and then I could do all of the lighting and jump around on stage like a mad man :clown:

    But if not. I'd tour around with bands just setting up stages, organising the shows and doing the lighting. Then if I got tired of it (which I wont) I'd make a company that makes and sells their own lighting.
     
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