Share your thoughts on landing GIGS !
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    Default Share your thoughts on landing GIGS !

    Hey guys the names Alex Mac, i currently DJ at a student bar every Friday in the UK and looking to break out onto the club scene!

    Anyways lets cut to the chase! Wats the best way to land gigs?

    Become friendly with the DJ's? Same with the promoters? Or the Managers, or all 3? Any articles on this discussion would be great!

    So anyway guys share your storys on how you landed YOUR gigs, tips, advice etc!

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    You need to network with the people who are in charge of events.

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    You can achieve anything in this world if you know the right people. Network your way to the top and have the skills to back it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JZed View Post
    You can achieve anything in this world if you know the right people. Network your way to the top and have the skills to back it up.
    Can you elaborate on networking? Shareing events etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macco View Post
    Can you elaborate on networking? Shareing events etc?
    - go to clubs/parties/bars
    - get to know the right people (djs/bartenders(yes even they are important to know)bookers/managers etc.)
    - don´t spam
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    Networking is for pussies.

    Set up your own night. Once it get's too big for the bar, start touting it to some of the smaller clubs.
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    Networking is for pussies.

    Set up your own night. Once it get's too big for the bar, start touting it to some of the smaller clubs.
    I was about to say networking but then I read this and now i'm rethinking my whole life.

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    Setting up own night for sure!

    I set up an old skool hardcore and jungle night in manchester and got to be resident dj at one of the biggest nights there at the time (1998-2003).

    Played with so many of my heros (Mickey Finn, LTJ Bukem, Slipmatt, Ratpack, Freestylers)... warming right up til they play and even going on straight after them for a post headliner set.

    Was digging in my loft and found these flyers. Good times

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    persistance

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