Djs/Producers

Djs/Producers Part 2

I’ll begin today by sharing my track of the day

Hope you enjoyed that as much as i do. I’ll go right ahead and continue from where i left off last week.

6. Faith/Positivity – You have to have faith and believe that you can be the best at what you do. Do not let anyone look down upon you and surround yourself with positive influence. Love yourself, Believe in yourself and Trust only in God.

7. Mentorship – For the established djs/producers, i would urge you to try as much as you can to share your skills and knowledge with upcoming and aspiring djs/producers. You never know what kind of impact this would have on your own career given that one of your protege goes on to become a huge success but mentor with love and don’t think of what you will gain from it.

Okay now I’m just going to talk generally. Friends, seek to be yourself and allow yourself to show the world your own view – Imagine, Discover and Share.

Always dj/produce at your level best, give it your all and watch as you rise above the rest.

Desire to make sure that whoever pays to watch you perform or to purchase a track/song by you, feels that it was worth it and is therefore happy and appreciates what you do.

So friends, let us develop our talent, nurture our skills, remain focused and be ready, for when your time comes you have to rise to the occasion and rule the world. God bless You.

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Djs/Producers

Djs/Producers Part 1

I think the writing bug just bit me and now i can’t resist the urge in me to share my thoughts on dance music in Kenya, its culture and everything else around it. I’m really excited that there is a little bit of dance music culture in Kenya though it can really be much more than it is currently and actually be on a global scale ; but I’ll first start off by talking about the music. I want to talk to dance music producers/djs in Kenya (Established, Upcoming or Aspiring) and I’ll do this from 5 points of view for today.

  1. Passion – Actually if you don’t have passion for this music, with all due respect , just stop reading this right now and go do something else that will be of benefit to you.This is what drives you and you can’t do without it. It’s what makes you go crazy when you hear dance music. It develops a deep sense of attraction, spiritual enlightenment and imagination beyond reality.This is what will make you become a legend of dance music. If you have this passion then dream on friends.
  2. Creativity – Passion will really help you when it comes to this. When you get in your studio or wherever you’re making music from or performing at, throw yourself into that world and produce/dj from your heart, be one with the music, fly away and take your audience/fans with you. I would really love to see and hear a sub genre of dance music that will originate from Kenya. It’s possible friends and we have to do it. Kenya is a great country. We should love our country and we have to make our country proud.
  3. Originality – By being creative we will be able to achieve this. I would love to hear dance music with vocals in our beautiful national language Kiswahili and other various ethnic languages in Kenya. This would actually promote peace, love, unity and respect in our country. I would like to see our tracks/songs topping the Beatport chart and other dance music charts. We are very capable of doing this. Believe in yourselves.
  4. Competition vs Quality – Please people let us love one another. Let us work as one people who only compete in coming up with great ideas. Let us embrace healthy competition whereby we are not afraid or feel intimidated to help one another. Let us make sure that the dance music scene is widespread in Kenya and try to bring in as many people as possible because this music is amazing. This is the sure way of conquering the world and putting Kenya in its rightful place. So let us endeavor not just to be No. 1 but to be great and amazing at what we do.
  5. Religion – I would like to finish with this very important aspect. God is above all. Whichever religion you belong to, remember it is your God who enables you to do what you are doing. Therefore you should always thank Him and pray to Him everyday for guidance, strength, wisdom,understanding and humility. All glory and honor belong to God.

I end there for today. Let us go forth and make great music and dj to perfection.

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