Two of our trial BAs, Sinful and Swordling (with some help from TerminallyChill and DjAfterFX) are hosting a brand new type of event that brings together resident DJs. Sinful wrote up about the event to give you some insight on what they have planned and how this idea came around. Be sure to register if you want to play music at the event here.
Hey! My name is Brett and I go by the username “sinful”. Well first I was a regular on Turntable back in August of 2011, and I switched over to plug at the end of September of 2013. I usually visit Chillout Mixer: Ambient + Triphop and Tastycat which I help to moderate in, as well as the community, Radiant.
What project are you working on for plug?
The Resident DJ Showcase is a series of events to help promote plug’s producers/artists from all over the site. It’s main focus is to #Discover (the motto) and share everyone’s own music that they put so much hard work into. We wanted a way to connect with producers, enjoy the music, and also give them some attention/promotion. It’s tough being a new & upcoming artist in today’s music industry, and it seems like music lately has become plain and stretched, but the Showcase will put DJ’s in the center of attention, and give them the support they need!
Each event of the Showcase series will have a different theme. The genre themes will help organize the event and keep a strong flow between the songs. To go along with the event, Swordling came up with an idea to collect the statistics (woots, grabs, mehs) of each song and use that data to find a top song/DJ and 4 other top songs/DJs. His goal was to give those DJs that received the best stats a reward.
The top 5 DJs would each receive a ‘shoutout’ with the links to their Soundcloud and/or Facebook & Twitter, and the top DJ will receive their an interview blog post. Top DJs also have the possibility of having the top songs put together and posted on the BA Soundcloud.
We plan on having an event every two months, to gain more followers and DJ applicants.
How did the project come to mind?
Well actually, this isn’t the first time I’ve ran a project similar to this. Early August, my friend TerminallyChill and I came up with an idea to host an event for our room (Chillout Mixer)’s resident DJs. We gathered info from as many of our resident DJs as we could, created a schedule, made some posters, and eventually submitted the event through plug’s event form.
The event took us by surprise! It lasted all day, and even a little bit longer. It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it, even though it was during a rough time in plug’s updating process. After the event, I knew I wanted to do something on a much larger scale for the entire site, especially since I believed these hard working producers deserve some attention.
TerminallyChill gave me a lot of support and when I was given the opportunity, I knew I had to make something stand out. I messaged my friend Swordling and after hearing he had a similar idea, we decided to put them together and make one large project.
I’m interested! How do I participate?