Warm­ing down

Infusion Magazine - - MOVIE PREVIEWS -

This Monkey has had the plea­sure of see­ing plenty of in­ter­na­tional acts come through Dubai, but with ev­ery head­liner comes the in­evitable warm- up DJ set from a lo­cal, the art of which half of the clowns be­hind the decks in this city ap­pear not to have mas­tered.

No, you mup­pet, we don’t want to hear the head­liner’s tracks be­fore they come on. No, we don’t want you yelling at us on the mi­cro­phone ( there’s room for only one screech­ing simian around here, and it’s not you). You can’t play the Beat­port top ten pro­gres­sive house tracks to try and fire ev­ery­one up. And if I hear an­other Cold­play ‘ mashup’ be­fore an un­der­ground set, I may just fling my fe­ces at your head.

Put some thought into your set and the artist play­ing af­ter you. 110BPM deep house gives the head­liner plenty of room to move, sure, but it also puts your au­di­ence to sleep and you’ll be forgotten once you hand over to the per­son ev­ery­one’s paid to see. There’s noth­ing more re­ward­ing than mov­ing ev­ery­one from the edge of the room to front and cen­ter with a grad­u­ally build­ing set, and it’s go­ing to get you no­ticed more than those ten- thou­sand fake fol­low­ers you bought on Face­book.

Monkey Out...

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