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Welcome to The Get Down, a podcast for DJs by DJs. Hosted by Get Down DJ Group founders, Cream & GaryW, they use their 20+ years experience in nightlife to help DJs grow their brands and businesses. When people think of nightlife DJs, they often assume we just show up and play records. Those days are long gone. The guys dig deep and discuss how DJs should think about and approach their businesses to help them grow, book more gigs and turn their passion for Djing into an actual, profitable business.

Welcome to The Get Down, a podcast for DJs by DJs. Hosted by Get Down DJ Group founders, Cream & GaryW, they use their 20+ years experience in nightlife to help DJs grow their brands and businesses. When people think of nightlife DJs, they often assume we just show up and play records. Those days are long gone. The guys dig deep and discuss how DJs should think about and approach their businesses to help them grow, book more gigs and turn their passion for Djing into an actual, profitable business.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to The Get Down, a podcast for DJs by DJs. Hosted by Get Down DJ Group founders, Cream & GaryW, they use their 20+ years experience in nightlife to help DJs grow their brands and businesses. When people think of nightlife DJs, they often assume we just show up and play records. Those days are long gone. The guys dig deep and discuss how DJs should think about and approach their businesses to help them grow, book more gigs and turn their passion for Djing into an actual, profitable business.

Language:

English

Contact:

2013107569


Episodes

The Get Down 50: 50th Episode!!!

7/14/2021
Cream & Gary talk about their experience & growth with The Get Down Podcast! The guys discuss why the podcast came to be & how their recording style has changed since episode 1. Cream & Gary then recount the amazing guests they've interviewed & how each one of them brought different perspectives to experiences they've had within the nightlife industry. Finally, the discussion moves to a familiar 'Get Down' rapid fire segment, where Cream & Gary both respond to a series of quick answer...

Duration:00:38:47

The Get Down 49: DJs Are At An Absolute Premium!

6/29/2021
Cream & Gary get into some uncharted waters when talking about cutting ties with venues. How should it be done? Is it a good idea? When do you know it’s time? The guys then talk about how to have an open, honest conversation about money, among other aspects of acquiring a new venue. What questions should you ask when taking on a new account? Finally, Cream & Gary revisit the conversation about the state of pop music. Always a hot button topic for DJs!! Want To Try Out Digital Music...

Duration:00:36:42

The Get Down 48: Take Care of the Venues Who Take Care of You

6/23/2021
Cream & Gary are back to discuss some set management issues they've run into while opening the room. We're seeing higher crowd levels earlier, so there's an inclination to play bigger, earlier. Should we or shouldn't we? The guys are also seeing increased levels of bookings over the past several weeks, which has some DJ's potentially mishandling relationships with bookers, managers, venues & promoters. They discuss potential ways to avoid pissing the wrong people off while still growing...

Duration:00:40:57

The Get Down 47: Now You're Really DJ'ing Again

6/15/2021
Cream & Gary talk about how set formats have changed since dance floors have opened back up in New Jersey. They discuss how some tactics used during “vibe dining” differ from actually having to program a night. The guys then get into the various approaches to crate building. For any DJ, building & organizing your crates can be the key between a sloppy set or a successful night. Finally, Cream & Gary talk about where they’re going to be this weekend & what the expectations are going into...

Duration:00:40:26

The Get Down 46: It's A Celebration Bitches

6/1/2021
Cream & Gary get into a question they've posed to many guests in regards to the overall future of the nightlife industry; Did the pandemic help or hurt nightlife? With all restrictions lifted in New Jersey, there was an obvious void filled when the doors opened to our favorite nightlife spots last Friday. But does this excitement & energy last? The guys also recap what the venues looked like from the booth & how it felt to be back playing for a packed dance floor. Will this upward...

Duration:00:37:11

The Get Down 45: Rivas "Would I Play This In The Club?"

5/25/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with special guest, direct from Boston, Massachusetts , Rivas! Rivas digs into the current state of Boston nightlife & how versatility in his market leads to a great DJ experience at various types of nightlife establishments. The guys then discuss what we've all come to know & love about the Rivas brand, his production. Rivas explains how he got started in production, as well as the approach he took in getting his music out there & become a staple in every DJ's...

Duration:00:55:14

The Get Down 44: Hard Work Your Way Out Of Any Situation

5/18/2021
Cream & Gary are together again recording from the same location!! The guys chop it up about Gary playing back in Jersey & the growing pains of adopting a new computer as your DJ computer. Then they get into the mental health struggles of not being able to work your way out of the pandemic, financially. We were able to create avenues to stay relevant, but the finances were at a stand still. We are finally seeing the benefits from the hard work over the pandemic in being able to book gigs &...

Duration:00:32:42

The Get Down 43: Purari "Ride or Die With Your Residencies."

5/4/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with DJ/Producer/Teacher & Mentor, Purari! Purari is an established DJ & Producer who has made a name for himself in not only the North Jersey market as a DJ, but as a well known producer who has played major festivals & clubs all over the country! The guys get into the local DJ scene & how it's been affected by the slow openings & countless restrictions, that have hand cuffed our industry from crowd control to getting our "normal" rates. Great hospitality has been a...

Duration:00:46:10

The Get Down 42: Welcome Back

4/27/2021
Cream & Gary recap Garys first trip back to Jersey & first time DJ'ing in over 6 months! Gary digs into some of the mishaps that come with not playing for a long period of time, as well as how it feels like Jersey hasn't progressed in their "opening up" process. The guys then lament on how the lack of outdoor venues with entertainment is a hinderance on producing great spring/summer/fall parties in North Jersey. Why do so many other parts of the country have great outdoor spaces with great...

Duration:00:35:32

The Get Down 41: Stop Being Greedy

4/14/2021
Cream & Gary talk about the death of DMX & how he shook the Hip Hop World with his Album 'It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" DMX brought a genre of hip hop to the forefront that was not in the mainstream & his crew the Ruff Ryders became a cultural movement. Its been over 20 years since that album dropped & its significance might not be as prevalent with younger DJ's as it could be. In speaking about younger DJ's, the guys talk about how it's easy to become impatient with your process of growing as...

Duration:00:34:26

The Get Down 40: Get Down University Member Spotlight

4/6/2021
Cream & Gary are excited to announce the launch of Get Down University Master Class Spring 2021! The guys sit down with Trizzo & Chris Camp who are Get Down University Alumni to catch up on what they’ve been doing since going through the Master Class. Trizzo has grown exponentially in his professional career, diving right into booking DJs at a venue & really learning the business side of this industry. Chris has developed a growing & extremely successful series of boat parties, where...

Duration:00:48:13

The Get Down 39: Too Much House Music?

3/30/2021
Cream & Gary get into the current state of approaching your DJ set. As venues continue to increase capacity, more & more DJ’s are leaving the bedroom & entering the booth. With that in mind, we need to remember, this isn’t our Twitch channel, this is you working for a venue to create a vibe ownership & management wants. Be creative but play the room! Then the guys get into some of their musical influences across all genres, as well as people in their lives who pushed them to broaden their...

Duration:00:44:30

The Get Down 38: Anthony Ligotti of Digital Music Pool "It Only Takes One Person."

3/23/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with DJ, Producer & Co-Owner of Digital Music Pool, Anthony Ligotti! The Get Down & Digital Music Pool are excited to announce DMP as an official sponsor of the show! Both The Get Down & DMP strive to build a better DJ community through music, production, DJ education & overall quality content for the industry. Get Down DJ Group has had a long standing relationship with DMP, having Cream & Angelo The Kiid as exclusive producers as well as the multiple DJ Meet Up...

Duration:00:51:10

The Get Down 37: Positive Mindset, Positive Results

3/16/2021
Cream & Gary have a lot to unpack in review of a FULL weekend of work for Cream! They discuss how Cream played a private event as well as an uncharacteristic local bar gig. Cream talks about his mental attitude going into these gigs & how that may have changed in recent weeks. The guys then dive into the ever so touchy topic of, Twitch DJ vs. Club DJ. Does everyone need to pick a side? Is one better than the other? Gary & Cream give their thoughts on some positives & some negatives of both...

Duration:00:37:59

The Get Down 36: Dance Floors Coming Soon?

3/9/2021
Cream & Gary are back to regularly scheduled programming! The guys review their Charleston, South Carolina as well as their experience playing Trio Nightclub, which is the guys, first gig back with a full dance floor. Having a taste of a “real” dance floor gave some perspective on everything that our industry has had to withstand over the passed 12 months & how it’s affected varying levels of DJ’s differently. Cream & Gary then get into how Cream & Get Down DJ Group is handling the age of...

Duration:00:30:48

The Get Down 35: Angelo The Kid, DJ Soto & Eric Gussin "Charleston, We Love You."

3/2/2021
Cream & Gary take the show on the road to Charleston, South Carolina! The guys are accompanied by numerous special guests including, Angelo the Kiid, Soto & Eric Gussin. Fellow Get Down DJ, Angelo the Kid has established a footing in the Charleston market & brought the guys along for the trip! Angelo played various venues such as Silver Dollar & Uptown Social on this trip all while bringing along some local friends to talk to Cream & Gary. Soto is a local Charleston DJ who has been...

Duration:00:54:22

The Get Down 34: Bobby Hendrickson "The Power of Influencers"

2/23/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with founder of The Electric Cult, Bobby Hendrickson Bobby talks about how he began his journey from throwing college campus parties, as his fraternaties social chair at Arizona State University, with big name EDM acts, to creating a content curation company for DJs! Like many of our guests, Bobby encountered some major road blocks when launching The Electric Cult due to Covid & he needed to find alternative ways to execute his vision. The guys then talk about what...

Duration:00:41:34

The Get Down 33: Gavin Boss "Create, Interact, Engage"

2/16/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with founder of Aventi DJs, Parking Lot Social Tour Event Artist & the visionary behind Spark DJ, Gavin Boss. Gavin talks about how the creation of Aventi DJs came about after relocating to a new market post college. He touches on how the company wasn’t a forced idea, rather a group of DJ’s who grew organically. The guys then get into the Aventi ‘DJ House’ where Gavin’s DJs work, live & throw events. Like most idealistic concepts, Gavin talks about the upsides &...

Duration:00:50:05

The Get Down 32: The Come Back!

2/9/2021
Cream & Gary talk about the whirlwind of events that have taken place this week in the North Jersey Nightlife Industry with the lifting of some restrictions such as later closing times & a slight capacity increase. The guys want to give DJs, who haven’t been in contact with venues, some guidance into what they should be doing now that entertainment is coming back to our market. Cream & Gary then discuss the hot topic of pricing out of quarantine & the multi faceted ways we can think about...

Duration:00:43:47

The Get Down 31: The Morning Edition 2

2/3/2021
This week Cream & Gary discuss the question, "Is nightlife on the road to recovery?" There is a lot of footage coming out of markets like Miami, Tampa, Mexico and other regions, which makes it seem as though there is no pandemic whatsoever. Is it a sign of things to come or a major problem on our road to recovery? The guys then get into best practices on adopting new processes and procedures and how they have made some apps and programs work for their businesses. They give suggestions and...

Duration:00:35:45