Where would you go as a young face trying to get your chance to play in front of the crowd?
Would you try to win at the “DJ Contest”?
Firstly, I want to describe the rules and conditions (as far as Southern Germany is concerned). In most cases, the first step is to send some mix of yours, they pick a few out (it depends on the size of the contest). In the final step, there is a public vote. Usually, the winner is decided by the highest number of likes on their name. There are even some who only require your “DJ Name” and wholaa you are in the competition.
Unfortunately, after seeing this method being used by most organizations, I cannot have any positive thoughts about it.
I just can’t help it but to think; like do you guys even care about your club’s reputation, how about the quality you want to provide for your guests? You are giving slots to people whose music you haven't even heard based on likes ?
For a long time now - it's NOT about music at all anymore...
Let’s be honest, for a second, party organizations just hope to sell one ticket or two more than usual. They don’t give a shit about young talents or giving opportunity to anybody, it only matters if you are liked by the people or if you have big group of friends/supporters. I can't wrap my mind around it - somebody making a public contest giving young techno lovers false hope.
How am I coming to this conclusion ?
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Since it's all run down so publicly all-over social media. It always seems that the winner is somebody who is already in contact or in some kind of relationship with the organizers.
So, if you're just gonna pick your boy out, what are you trying to accomplish with that whole show? – Dear fellow dancers, I'm sure you can all conclude to this point how some benefit from this whole public scam.
Although I am personally not interested in creating an artist carrier, I witnessed these things closely. This industry is becoming one dirty bitch like all the other big industries. Although we were supposed to be totally opposite from the big screen, with what our music and world originally stood for. .
We today manage to lie, cheat, crush and step all over one another for our own personal success and all that in the name of that music that "we all" love so much.
Techno will live only through the honest ones - living it to the fullest in the shadow and distant from the fame-thirsty side of it.
- JOIN THE SHADOW -
Money, connections, looks, media.
Got talent.. great!
Without mananger and connections you are nothing.
To many people with very little knowledge presenting something that's not that. Few people understand the music and the quality of the DJ presenting this music.