Hey guys, I've just started a gig at a university town bar. I've DJ'd a few nights and so far not bad. The clientel are usually on average 20 year olds. Ill explain my gig last night.
I mainly played house music/dancy house during the busiest times, with hiphop songs tossed in here and there. HARDELY ANY POP (ballsy) lol. I made a an hour and a half mix beforehand because they don't have the equipment for me to mix yet..(without CDs).. Therefore I couldn't do song requests. Anyways, getting to the point, a lot of girls came up to me and asked for shit ass music like spice girls or LMFAO or even katey perry, get low.., call me maybe (original version). I was suprised they weren't digging the 128 hard dance house with dirty and classic hiphop, they where asking for something more girly.
SO, my question, do I sell my soul and become an iTunes playing top 40 dj or just incoporate mainstream into my set? These people want to hear what they hear on the radio. Although I did keep the crowd moving, I jus got a lot of negative feedback from the women. I was thinkin about it and my set was more for a musical festival I guess. I know I can't please everyone but at the same time I can't piss off the women because that's why the men are there.
Thanks for reading this discombobulating/disorganized story, hopefully I can get advice from people who have been through this or just knowledgable musickers.