The death of the nightlife scene has been looming since Singapore slapped the Circuit Breaker last year in 2020. And while it remains uncertain on the resumption of clubs and discotheques in Singapore, people are still finding ways to relive their greatest moments in the club — sans the dance floor. Some might go out for a few tipples with their friends, while others prefer to have their own mini house parties in the comfort of their own homes. But what could be better than hosting your own gathering at home? Being the DJ of your own party, of course.
Now, it goes without saying that everyone (presumably) understands what a DJ is and does in the clubs. They make a huge difference in creating the right atmosphere for the night and it’s definitely more to it than just matching beats. You’re learning to match your own musical expressions with the desires of the audience and mastering the skill of playing a flawless set takes a lot of hard work and practice.
Naturally, for someone who loves going to clubs and parties with some of my favourite guest DJs in attendance, I was fascinated how DJs go about their routines playing in front of big crowds. So in hopes of picking up a skill (let alone mastering it) amidst this ongoing pandemic, I thought the best way to hone my skills is to learn from the pros themselves — in this case, the guys from Beats Boutique.