It’s been a while since my last post on this blog, so I’ve decided to give an update on what’s new in the world of DJ Logic. Over the past couple of months I’ve been working on DJ battles and upgrading my equipment. The most recent additions since this past May are the NS7 with Serato Itch, and I finally upgraded my computer to a Mac. I just wrapped up a series of DJ battles for Mountain Dew and V-103. Unfortunately I didn’t win, but I did put on a good performance and I got my name back out there as a force to be reckoned with.
Here is the video from my first attempt.
Here is the video of my second attempt.
I was much happier with my second set, but I think both were pretty good. I’ve finally realized why I’ll probably never win one of these battles. I’m too serious when I’m on the decks. I stay so focused on accomplishing what I prepared that I don’t have enough, or SHOW enough personality in my performance. Sonically everything is there, but my focus is too intense I think. When I listened to the other DJ’s sets I could point out lot’s of sloppy mixes or failed attempts at beat juggling, but they were all smiling and pointing out the crowd while performing. I’m not really into that kind of thing and honestly I don’t feel that comfortable with my routine to be improvising and not paying attention to my decks. I think if I continue to stick with these same routines and practice them until they become second nature to me then I’ll be able to loosen up and crack a smile when battling. Until then, oh well.
Also, since my last few posts, I’ve become the resident DJ on Tuesday nights at The Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta (once again). Tuesday nights are cool for this kind of gig because I can get to the club from work, and don’t have to bring much gear other than my Serato box and my laptop. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are the nights that they bring the big name comedians to town, so I get to watch a good show , practice and advertise in front of a good crowd and make some extra cash while doing it. It only gets monotonous when there’s two shows in one night. Now that I think about it, I need to get some more pics with the comedians to spice up the blog and my Facebook page.
I’ve also recently signed up with a new music licensing company called Vidiots. They have a very impressive business and they reached out to me to add my music to their catalog. This has caused me to start working on new material, and begin getting ready to even perform a set on a show here in Atlanta. I’ll be performing my own original material alongside some dope MC’s from the local scene. I’m still picking out which 4 songs I plan on doing. I’m thinking I’ll start out doing something on the hip-hop tip and then segue into one or two of my dance tunes. Stay tuned for more details. In fact, take a listen to my Soundcloud page and let me know which songs of mine you would like to see performed at a live show.
Here’s the link to my Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/user8242115