Reflections of a DJ

Episode 61: DJ POLITIK

Dec. 12, 2018

Episode 61: DJ POLITIK LA based DJ Politik sits down this week with the fellas of the R.O.A.D. podcast. Politik starts off talking about how he got his start in the DJ game, growing up in LA, and his first gigs at the legendary Playhouse Nightclub. He shares the story of landing his first Vegas residency at LAVO Nightclub, and later opening Marquee Nightclub’s Boombox Room in 2011, where he held down marathon sets on Friday nights. The fellas discuss how DJs only start to reach their full potential after turning 30. Politik speaks on the importance of deep music knowledge, taste, instincts, and having older mentors as key components of being a successful DJ. The fellas shed light on some of the obstacles they face from managers when playing bottle service venues. Politik discusses the importance of building your own identity as a DJ and the challenges faced when transitioning to a DJ/Producer. The fellas debate how crossover music affects the industry and whether it’s good or bad for club sets. Politik continues to share his thoughts and memories on the LA/Hollywood club scene and how it has transformed over the years. He gives some unique insight on his relationship with a certain super-producer, and how they have recently collaborated on projects. Lastly, the crew talks about the pros and cons of having management, PR representation, and overall advice for aspiring DJs.

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