A Brief History of DJs Being Kicked Off the Decks

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With the different pitfalls and problems that DJs face, one of the biggest problems a DJ has to face is being told to stop DJing. Over the years, we've seen a rise in venues asking DJs to leave the turntables, primarily because of what they're playing. Why some of these clubs would book an artist without knowing if their regulars will be into their music is a confusing ordeal, but with EDM meaning big dollars for these huge megaclubs, bookers are either solely looking at Facebook likes or are just gambling with their slots. In light of recent events, with the hope that the increased mainstream eyes on dance music doesn't intensify these incidents, we wanted to bring you a brief look of DJs getting kicked off of the decks.

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  • Carmai

    Bottle service kill the club scene… true story.

  • DJ Possess of Chicago

    Great article

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  • Deeznuts

    article was a good laugh. guess we got pre-madonna’s at the top that dj for themselves and not the crowd.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      so you’re of the mind that every DJ is a jukebox? with so many DJs in the scene, it should be easy to pick and choose selectors that will cater to your crowd, not just booking the “biggest” acts… right?

      • missmack

        Most well paid Djs aren’t very good much like well paid “musical acts”.

    • DaLaconic

      all the real ones play for themselves. Being an individual doesn’t make you a primadonna. Try Pearson Sound, Pangaea or Ben UFO

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  • Troy Carter

    Notice how these stories (except for one) happened within the past year? Something terrible has been growing in the land of electronic music for the past few years and things just seem to be getting worse.

  • UCH

    it’s called americans and “v.i.p.’s” having no appreciation for art. just for music they already know from their iphone or the radio. barf.

  • UCH

    it’s called americans and “v.i.p.’s” having no appreciation for art. just for music they already know from their iphone or the radio. barf.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      yeah because it makes sense to group an entire nation for the actions of those at bigger trendy clubs.

      • missmack

        That’s just part of the nature of what’s happening. It’s out of the hands of the people who have the right to claim it. I wouldn’t take offense if I were you just realize as a true head you will be standing when the dust settles. What’s happening in the mainstream will mold the public at large opinion of the underground come above ground.

  • missmack

    2 years is hardly a history of Djs being kicked off the decks or them being belligerent. Do your homework or don’t make such far reaching article titles. If you continue to do so your audience will get bored of the leading and misleading headlines.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      what part of “a brief history” is misleading?

  • myke nyce

    DJ Shortee can do it ALL!!!!! http://www.djshortee.com Real DJ’s stand up!!!! Bottle service and push buttons must cease!!!!

  • Harrison Grimwood

    Notice Kill Paris’ headphones and his “excuse”? Que?

  • profesionalbostondjof 20years

    the other big mistake ive seen with clubs over the recent years either they have the wrong djs for certain nights or rather pay a no name or non experienced dj for $50-$100 a night over a experienced dj who can turn it out
    usually bad management decisions .or weak or bad promotions because they don’t want to spend the money+ club owners other than big room clubs don’t decorate for theme nights like back in the 90s wich keept the excitement alive to see something different every week . then they wonder why their venue is hurting .