@ Shiva - I agree with most of what you said, all but the B2B... personally I hate them and see them as a way for promoters to fit more DJs on the bill at the sacrifice of quality. The only good B2B sets are when the DJs request it and who they play with.
I hear ya. B2B for the sake of more DJs is not what I am suggesting. Targeted, well thought out changeups in how we present the music is what I am aiming for, dig?
cosby wrote: DJs are trying to mimic each other because its the quickest way to get booked and, over time, everyone loses because everyone is playing the same boring shit.
Spot on. This is what I meant.
On the other hand, what I do think is interesting about America is that because we are SO spread out, and our scenes can be SO far apart geographically, sometimes there can be really drastically different sounds coming from each area. I think people in the UK and Europe kinda don't realize just HOW big America really is, and how separated from each other we are. So it's really difficult to cast us all under the same umbrella.
It's also a huge part of the reason why electronic music has such a hard time gaining hold. It has little pocketed scenes where things are hot, but then you drive for 10 hours, you're in another state and they've never fucking heard it. So it has to start all over again from the bottom up.