Dance shows are big works. Big works are made up of many small works. A dance show takes a team of people, working together. Every contribution matters. But one contribution that no dance show can happen without is the music. Would not be much of a dance show without music! DJs are the unsung heroes of dance. Unless you have DJed a show, you can’t imagine what they go through, chasing music, the time and effort it takes to organize a playlist, adjust their players’ settings to sim conditions so that they don’t crash or stall, and then the pressure of angry divas when the music stuffs up through no fault of their own. DJs seldom get noticed or even thanked. But they are the nerve center of any dance show, so I wanted to highlight them here on Showtime, let everyone get to know them better, and remind them of how much they are appreciated. This is an on-going series.
Jayson has been in Second Life for nine years, and has been DJing that entire time, playing a variety of music. He is the DJ for KiKi’s House of Burlesque, plus also DJs for Jayson’s Oceanside Jazz Club. He has seen no changes with DJing over the years, but says one change he would like to see is, “Not show up on search as LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.” His advice for people who want to learn how to DJ? “Just jump in give it a shot.”
Thank you for the time, energy and passion you give to SL dance, Jayson!