It goes without saying that the best(known) dj's get the best time slot which is Saturday Night. Competition in the world of djing is fierce so to make a name for yourself in this climate is no small feat. I recently read a blog about a well established dj/producer that retired from playing at clubs due to the amount of dj's lining up behind him to play. Dj's have become a dime a dozen.
The answer is NO!
With or without the dj on the flyer there still is Saturday Night. There is a crowd, a nice audio system, pleasant atmoshere, full bar, and an extra day from work making it easy for the party people to unwind. Drinks are flowing, couples are hooking up, and the dancefloor is packed. With all these distractions the music just has to be on!
Not many are clockin' the mixes or trying to figure out if the effects they are hearing are coming from the record or hands of the dj working the mixboard. Who cares? I care! But I'm not the typical party-goer.
I'm not trying to discredit the talents and thought it takes to craft a great dj set because it is appreciated. The problem is that it's appreciated as a bonus instead of a requirement. The party goes on with or without it. Simular to the selling of music. Paying a fee for music used to be a requirement but has now become an option. So for all of those Saturday Night Dj's who think you're rocking the party, don't flatter yourself!
Peace & Vinyl.