We’re running a DJ competition that can land you a DJ gig at Pacha in Ibiza so we thought we’d throw in a little help. Sarah Main has been a resident DJ at Pacha for almost 13 years – find out what it takes to be an internationally acclaimed DJ at one of the most famous clubs in the world.
1. I always like the analogy of the night being like a book. It has a beginning middle and end. Every part needs to be executed correctly to tell the whole story. If you read the last chapter first you would ruin the book. The warm up should create a little mystery and entice the reader to find out what happens next.
2. A good warm up should be a nice groovy gradual build keeping the energy in line with that of your crowd. You can take cues from their subtle movements. These cues will tell you exactly when its time to take it up a notch and get the crowd on the floor. Look for the head nodding and toe tapping and watch the swell around the dancefloor and decide when its ready to pop!.
3. My aim is to always to leave the guest a packed dancefloor with people full of anticipation and excitement. I always leave space for the guest to raise the energy level and also the volume on the mixer…
Latest Sarah Main’s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud