The End Of DJing | DJ Zimmie

June 30, 2014 by Mobile Beat

First off, if you’re reading this on your cell phone and you’re in the middle of a dance floor at a club, say good night to your friends, pay your tab, walk outside and step in front of a bus.  The world thanks you.

I’ve been meaning to write this article for some time and I’m actually glad that I didn’t.  So many things have happened in the years since this seed was planted and they all help to buttress my perspective.  Whether or not you agree with me after reading this doesn’t matter to me at all.  As a DJ and a person who might consider killing himself if he went deaf because he loves music that much, I live this.  This is my life.  If something happened and I never DJ’d another gig, I would be satisfied with my career.  I’ve played all over the United States, in other countries and with too many amazing artists and DJs to name.  I’ve supported myself playing music to make people dance.  I have no complaints or regrets.

Also, as of writing this final draft, my heart is broken by all the recent calls from DJ friends who are “over it”.  These are good people and great DJs who have reached their breaking point from terrible music, unresponsive or abusive crowds, less-than-savory nightclub staff (from bathroom attendant up to owner) and all sorts of other bullshit unique to the profession of DJing.  The thing they love, their reason for getting up in the morning is damaged beyond repair.

This article is long because I care.  Read the whole thing if you care.

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