How to not write a DJ-profile
August 16, 2010 5:22 AM Subscribe
What are some common clichés, patterns, or unwritten rules that you find in profiles/bios for DJs? I'm putting together a bit of writing on how DJs are marketed through the strategic presentation of their biographical information. Some examples inside.
posted by LMGM to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So, some of my friends have already suggested some examples:
- "She started playing records when she was 10 years old."
- "He has shared the decks with techno legends such as Richie Hawtin and Villalobos." (i.e., he played 6 hours earlier and never met them)
- "He payed for his first records with money saved up from some thankless, low-wage job."
- "DJ [x] is a total auto-didact. She somehow acquired all the necessary gear without any instruction and then figured out how to use it all through her Awesome Natural Talent."
Anything else that comes to mind? I'm mostly interested in the biographical tropes that pop up in house/techno DJ profiles, but similar observations about other genres (dubstep, turntablism, trance, etc.) are also welcome. Thanks!