1 Dec 2012

The Secret Life of Warm Up DJs

From Music 101, 2:00 pm on 1 December 2012

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Being a warm-up DJ can mean a number of things. A foot on the bottom rung of a soon to be climbed ladder, a humiliating experience of having your great taste in music ignored, an opportunity to be part of a night's great programming, or simply a clock-in, clock-out way to get some bucks. Auckland-based DJ Barnie Duncan speaks to a variety of people who have paid their dues doing the warm-up set, including Tina Turntables, record shop owner and promoter Cian O'Donnell, and also finds out what it is like to warm up crowds of a different nature... like at a strip club, or a sports ground.