Competition is fiercer than ever for DJs today. Seems anyone with an iPhone thinks he can mix a beat.
It wasn’t always like that. When Out Magazine named Joe Gauthreaux “Hottest DJ of the Year” in 2005, it was a very different world in music. Back then, Gauthreaux’s sound was primarily vocal house mixed with tribal and melodic trance. Today, in order to stay ahead of the pack, he’s had to switch things up a bit. He doesn’t mind. “The worst thing a DJ can do is get stuck in a certain sound for too long,” he says. “If you don’t change with the sound, you’ll get left behind.”