There are a lot of skills needed to be a successful web designer. You need to be extremely good in the IT department obviously, you need to have a creative eye and be able to spot something unique a mile off. You are designing websites that will be promoting people’s businesses so you need to understand how to connect to an audience on a mass level. As well as, you need to understand the tricky intricacies of code and also have the patience to see a difficult project through to the end. Every single one of these skills can also be considered important when it comes to making it as a DJ.
The days where the likes of Fatboy Slim needed a room chock full of vinyl and record players to create his tunes are well and truly over. Now, the only tech you need to make it as a DJ is a laptop and some DJ Software. This minimal level of equipment has resulted in a dramatic rise in the number of bedroom DJ’s, and you will also find that many of these will have come from a IT type role in the past. As mentioned previously, the skills needed to be a successful web designer are actually directly related to becoming a successful bedroom DJ, and if they had the opportunity to do it why wouldn’t they? Nobody ever became famous from designing websites, it’s a lonely job. Sitting behind a computer all day squinting at codes and dealing with customers who don’t have any idea what they’re talking about and are literally asking you to perform miracles because websites just don’t work like that. It can be infuriating, and also pretty boring after a while, therefore being able to use the skills that you already have and put them to good use in a profession that is a whole lot more exciting and fun is a huge temptation for many.
One of the ways that the web designers turned bedroom DJ’s are succeeding is by creating internet radio stations and hosting them directly from their bedrooms. As well as, thanks to the rise of social networking and sites such as SoundCloud and Myspace, it is easier than ever before to share mixes and also to raise your profile and find people that genuinely like your sound.