When you think of DJs you think of bedrooms and clubs, maybe even a school disco. Mobile DJs you think of bigger parties, weddings and other special occassions. But there are more unusual places DJs are required that you may have never heard of before.
Poker events are hugely popular, gaining huge audiences on TV in international poker events, online at places like partypoker or even in pool halls around the country. With the rise in popularity of Poker as not just a form of gambling but a form of entertainment DJs are more often being hired to pump up the crowd and provide music for the events.
Playing music during a tournament sounds like a bad idea but DJs are required to keep the crowd entertained during matches as well as before the events even start. Warming up the crowd and getting the atmosphere in the room pumping. DJs at poker events won’t be playing the latest club classic to get the crowd jumping, that’s not their job. They’ll be playing music to excite the room, give energy to audience and stop the room falling into a deathly silence.
In some ways this takes more skill than a club DJ, you want to get the crowd excited but not jumping onto the dance floor so your music choices will be key to how you work the room. Go in to hard or heavy and you’ll end up with an annoyed crowd, go in to soft and you might as well not be there. Its all about matching the theme of the event. So if you are a DJ looking for work, maybe it might be best to ignore the over subscribed club scene and look at alternatives such as poker events other DJs won’t have heard of.