Friday, July 16, 2010

Live Music or Prerecorded Music being played to a Crowd

Some people may think that DJ'ing isn't like playing music live or attending a concert but I will disagree with them wholeheartedly. You have someone that has taken the time to come up with a set list or at least a rough idea where he wants to go, a person that is actually going to take the time out of their day, to make sure your evening is spectacular. Kelly Rowland says it the best in her new single when refering to DJ's:
I feel like the DJ is my bodyguard
You see the way he keeps me safe
With the treble and that bass
I feel free enough to party hard
That all being said, I got the opportunity to see the debut of a new kid in town. DJ Prof G unleashed his first set at the 2nd Street Pub from 8:30 to after 10 or so last night to an extremely well received audience. The set consisted of the perfect amount of variety to appease the diverse crowd with acts ranging from John Legend to Deee-Lite to Beck and everything inbetween. He wasn't afraid of trying artists the crowd may not be familiar with either so there was some Trombone Shorty, Zapp and Rodger, Funky Meters and other groups to level the playing field.

One of the things that made this foray successful was that he wasn't afraid to change the flow of his playlist to take it in a different direction when he needed too. The variety of artists and lack of throbbing beats was important as it laid down a framework for chilling out and hanging with your friends, which is what the atmosphere of the venue is tailored toward.

With additional exposure and practice, I think he can make a helluva go at it in this area and make a name for himself. If you get the opportunity when you are around, check out a live show and hit up the DJ. You never know if it's their first time doin it and doin it and doin it well.