You’re just about to kick off your set. It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, there are always nerves: People are ready to dance and the responsibility for getting them to do so lies at your doorstep. We’ve all been there, right?
Firstly, then, check out this video for an example of how – sometimes – it can ALL go right…
So, as per the title, the above is Majistrate opening The Temple at Glastonbury the other week. And now we want to know: What was your best ever start to a set you’ve had when DJing? What type of gig was it? Where was it? Which track did you pick and why?
I’ll start off: My best start was when I was booked to headline at a club in a small city a few hours away from home. I arrived and met the promoters in the early afternoon before being given a tour of the city and grabbing a bite to eat. During that time, I was fretting a bit about what to play and we only got back to the club just before it opened to the public.
I had a couple more hours to wait until my slot and in the end, I only decided on my opening track when I was on the dancefloor about five minutes before I got on. I kind of cheated a bit, as I was asking what people thought of the music being played and what they wanted to hear.
Armed with that little bit of inside information, I put my first track on and they went wild. This kicked off what is still my favourite DJ experience.
So, over to you: What was the best start to a DJ set you’ve ever had? Which are your go-to opening tracks? Let us know in the comments below…