Category: New Artist Published on Monday, 07 June 2010 17:16 Written by The Curvy Fashionista Hits: 1305
“Treat your dime piece like a $100 or she will make you pay.” Sounds like sound advice as I tweeted throughout the night.
DJ Dark Kent premieres his sounds on the stage in New York, New Jersey and PA.
“It’s more than interesting. It’s extremely competitive and trying to gain your following is difficult. It takes a lot of work and dedication. Right now it’s oversaturated as a lot of people,” he referred to the fact that the computer world of incorporating the computer and just playing one song to the next.
“If you think about it, your iPod can do that. It’s really not that difficult. No DJ’s are scratching anymore.”
He’s definitely in to the art form and making sure that his clients get their money’s worth and keep the flow going enough to keep the club jumpin’. Just ask the folks at Santana’s Lounge in PA.
When asked where he thought the future of DJing was going, he stated, “More people picking up the hobby of DJ’ing, but not a lot of people establishing longevity.
Reason #1: not sure of what they are doing and how to rock the crowd.
Reason #2: not sure how to keep their following up from club to club.
Reason #3: DJ’s don’t use the mic enough or use it too much, there is a balance; not just dancing because the club is packed.”
DJ Dark Kent informed SwaggaKings.com about how he plays to the crowd. Example: “Ask the ladies if they’ve ever been treated wrong by a man, put your middle finger up and then play a song that would be fitting to fit their mood in that moment. Talk about getting the club hype!”
“All I do is DJ and that’s how I pay for my entire living…off of DJ’ing.”
In the DJ industry DJ Dark Kent can see the “crabs in a bucket” mentality because it is becoming oversaturated and it is highly competitive. Crabs in a bucket refers to the adage of seeing crabs in a bucket and they each are pulling the other down as they are all trying to get out of the bucket.
This DJ is definitely looking forward to the future and thinks that the DJ movement is in need of mentorship and learning. He has been more than willing to share skills and tips to up and coming DJs.
“I’d rather offer this than the DJ going to the club and not knowing what they are doing.”
DJ Dark Kent has been mentoring DJ D-Nellz, in the tri-state area, he is proud to be helping him along in his craft.
The largest event he has done at a club is 1000. Imagine rocking that many people to your beat…
Armed with his promo mixed tape he sends a digital mix to get people out to the clubs when they have a new event he will be appearing. In 2010 he will incorporate themed mixed CDs (safe sex classics, etc.) of all slow jams from different eras, available to those in the area and it’s going to be FREE. DJ Dark Kent is “bringing back the old shit too. The stuff that moves you and were top 10 and on the billboard charts of the past.”
Mike Dash out of Oakland, California and Triumph out of Virginia are amongst some of the underground music he will place in to his mixed CD’s of the bigger names.
“Most people are not open to newer music and to break as many unsigned artists as possible.
He’s also looking to do a radio venture soon, so look out for him.
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