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Things to consider as a Burning Man DJ

Burning Man DJing: The Maxa Camp Art Car

Most somewhat adventurous DJs would probably like to be asked to be a Burning Man DJ. Burning Man is all about music around the clock, the setting is stunning and over all it’s just a very unique experience. Catching up with one of our main DJs, Malin, who played for the Maxa Camp at Burning Man this year she shares some practical advice to consider as a Burning Man DJ:

Burning Man DJ-ing: Robot Heart Sunrise

Burning Man DJ-ing: Robot Heart Sunrise

Things to consider as a Burning Man DJ:

  • USBs! This is an obvious one but no laptop will survive the Playa dust. Traktor, Serato and the likes – forget about it.
  • Expect tech problems. People who have been to Burning Man knows to in general expect the unexpected on the playa. Decks will get dusty and if you’re at a moving art car songs can hop if you’re unlucky.
  • Be organised. Personally I never like to plan any sets and I always improvise on the go as I feel the vibe of the crowd. However at Burning Man when you are tired/jet lagged and/or it might be 8 am make sure all your songs are organised and easy to find is a great idea.

    Burning Man DJing: The Maxa Camp Art Car

    Burning Man DJ-ing: The Maxa Camp Art Car

  • This is another obvious one but remember that you most likely won’t be able to download any songs you find out you didn’t bring. Another remind to prepare well before hand!
  • Record your set or do a re-recording when you are back. Your time as a Burning Man DJ = most likely one of the most unique settings you will ever play at.

Listen to Malin’s Burning Man 2016 mix on Soundcloud here or on Mixcloud here.

 

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