In this post I want to focus on what music to use when you’re DJing for a prime time spot. I also want to talk about moving on from an opener, and how the mood should change from one DJ to the next.
Playing peak time involves a lot more than just playing all the latest and greatest hits. First of all, you want to make your set memorable; just because you’re playing a packed room doesn’t mean you can just play anything you want – you still want to make your tracks count.
Taking Over from the Opener
The transition from opener to prime time DJ is important as it dictates the mood of the evening.
Normally a good opener will build the energy in the room and get people dancing while still leaving a lot of space for the headliner to build upon. Once the opener is done, it’s your job to play something that pushes the vibe up a notch. Take for example a song like this:
This song can be mixed in at the break, and it gives you that heavy rolling bass on the drop that can really kick on the energy. This is the kind of thing you want [...]Read More...