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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 057 - "If It Feels Like Work, You Shouldn't be Doing It"

9/23/2021
Cream & Gary sit down to talk about turning down bookings that don't align with your overall goal for your DJ career. They dig into how to approach various situations when trying to level up your personal brand. The guys then get into Full Time Dj'ing vs. Part time DJ'ing. Cream & Gary approach this topic in their own unique ways, which you'll definitely enjoy! Finally, there seems to be a paradigm shift when it comes to up & coming DJ's in certain markets. Where are up & comers thriving...

Duration:00:45:40

The Get Down 056: New Venue Alert

9/15/2021
Cream & Gary get into the highly anticipated arrival of the Fall Season! With that came a few new venues & typical growing pains that go along with opening a brand new venue. The guys dig into the various ways we can succeed when dealing with owners, partners & management on night 1! Stress is at an all time high when dealing with a brand new venue. Cream & Gary give some tips that they use to create a comfort level with upper management to put everyone involved at ease. What kind of...

Duration:00:40:31

The Get Down 55: Transitions

8/31/2021
Cream & Gary get into the various transitions we see happening within nightlife! Summer into Fall has notoriously been a huge transition in the NYC/NJ market for years. The guys talk about how you can prepare for what is sure to be a very busy season. There's also been a shift in seeing Latin music become the #1 genre in many DJ's sets right now. The guys talk about where we are in the state of music within the DJ community. Cream then delves into how he's dealing with this transition in...

Duration:00:39:37

The Get Down 54: Total Request Live with Cheezy

8/18/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with our very opinionated, very energetic & very loved Get Down DJ, Cheezy! When it comes to requests & DJ'ing, there's only one person we think of because he brings such unique perspective, fun & entertainment & that person is Cheezy. We open the episode with a crazy request story from Cream & then delve into how to deal with requests in different ways. Cream, Gary & Cheezy all bring different trains of thoughts when dealing with requests & we hope you find each...

Duration:00:59:09

The Get Down 53: SoWavveyy & Mark G "Treat Every Gig Like It's an Audition."

8/11/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with a duo to be reckoned with in the New Jersey/Philadelphia nightlife scene, Mark G. & SoWavveyy! You might know Mark G. from his highly successful parties at venues such as Harrahs Pool & Lobby, not to mention his unmatched social media presence #partywithmarkg. Wavveyy has been making big strides as a premier DJ with the help of Mark as his manager, where they've worked together to grow each others brands & build a reputation in the nightlife industry. The guys...

Duration:01:12:40

The Get Down 52: Mixed Bag

8/4/2021
Cream & Gary recap the Hoboken Takeover of D'jais in Belmar! Cream talks about how the party went, his role in running the DJ booth for the night & recounts the overall vibe of the party. The guys then get into how the energy in some venues has slowed. We came out of the pandemic red hot where rooms were packed open to close, but in recent weeks we've seen a shift. Controllers vs. CDJ's, the age old debate lives on. Lastly, Dipset vs. Lox. The guys discuss the latest edition of the Verzuz...

Duration:00:41:16

The Get Down 51: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

7/28/2021
Cream & Gary sit down with several members of Get Down DJ Group to look back on how their relationships with the group came about & how their careers have evolved in the time with Get Down! ToneSetta, Angelo the Kid & Dario Valli join the guys for an in depth discussion on how they got involved with the group & how the group dynamic has helped change the trajectory of their DJ career. The guys then dig into what you can expect from each artist featured in the coming and months, as each of...

Duration:01:01:37

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