Meet one of Poptop 2017 best suppliers – 4 All Disco And Karaoke (DJ Sime). He has cultivated 30 bookings and received more than 565 requests through Poptop. DJ Sime has shared with us his unusual career start story, professional advice, and personal challenges. Read his interview below and get inspired to conquer the event business!
How long have you been in the business and how did you start?
26 Years on Valentines Day 2018. A Local Sports Club Restarted Disco’s & I just turned up with a load of Records, I had never DJ’d before. I just took to it like a duck to water. The 2 DJ’s just passed me Records for the first 2 Hours. The 2nd DJ never went on the decks, they just left me to it from 930 to 1130. I then did the venue regular using their equipment for about 12 Months.
What are the main challenges for you in event business?
A mixture of Poor Quality, Cheap DJ’s working for very low prices. Expensive Agents charging premium money and tying up Hotels etc.
What are the newest entertainment music trends you’re seeing now?
Videos used by DJ’s, Streaming Music & Playlists
What are the most important questions to ask a potential client?
What Kinds of Music do you prefer/require?
Would you like just Disco or Karaoke/Disco?
What is your key to success at Poptop?
Exactly same as in my own enquiries/business. I only employ decent DJ’s with Reliability.
I believe in 100% reliability, If there is a problem, it is my problem, not the customers. Also, the event is the customers, not mine. I ALWAYS play whatever the Customer/Crowd/Venue require.
What is the standard kind of set that most people request for?
The totally mixed bag really. Most Do’s 1980s/1990s seem the most popular overall. Though 60s/70s Genres like Northern Soul, Disco & Rock N Roll are still guaranteed Floorfillers. Yet this Friday I am doing a Disco, which is 17/18-Year-Olds & totally 2010 onwards. But to be honest, to get a dance floor full & happy, commercial anthems between 1960 and 2000 has the best results.
Any advice for those wishing to succeed in this business?
I believe anybody wishing to succeed, should have a BIG passion for ALL kinds of music and be willing to learn and be patient and customer focused.