The sound of electronic music has changed vastly in the past 10 years, but clubs have yet to keep pace with this new and exciting market. As talent and production quality get increasingly and undeniably better, artists are met with a lot of the same challenges when playing clubs that existed 10 years ago. We aren't listening to the same music or the same artists as we were when we got into the game, but clubs somehow keep repeating the same actions.
In the past couple of years, I have played some incredible venues, and accompanied artists to a lot of clubs that I had never previously been to. It's obvious though that the DJ is often an afterthought when constucting a space for people to enjoy music. Tiny DJ booths (I'm looking right at The W in Atlanta as the standard for tiny), inproperly functioning hardware, and a lack of accessability plague these spaces. I decided to dive in and create a list of things that new clubs should consider when designing their building, and old clubs can do to make the experience of the DJ more comfortable.Click to start the list