As an underground artist, one of the most difficult things to do is to get a DJ to play your song(s). HHMW caught up with DJ Lil Bruh to give you tips on what he looks for when it comes to playing new music from new artists.
The one and only DJ Lil Bruh, New Jersey born, Costa Rican native, has opened for the likes of Wyclef Jean, Famous Dex, Waka Flocka, FatBoy SSE, the late Fredo Santana, and his “big bruh” and mentor, Robbie Maxx. His energetic, fun-loving vibe, recently caught the attention of super producer Myles William who has produced for Beyoncé, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few, to whom he signed a label deal with to Future Moguls. From there, Lil Bruh has held residencies at bars and clubs throughout New Jersey and in New York. His collaboration with his label mate, Titus, “Louis XIII,” produced by Myles William, led him on a college tour through out the East Coast, and performing at Miami’s Art Basel 2017. The future is bright for everybody’s favorite lil bruh, with upcoming shows, an arsenal full of new music, and plenty of surprises planned. He’s just getting started.
Here’s DJ Lil Bruh’s five tips on what he looks for when playing a new song from an up-and-coming artist…
If you’d like a DJ to play your song, show up at his or her events, shout them out on your social media; Interact with them. Don’t be the person that just walks up and says, “play my song” in the middle of a set, because that’s not the time.
If a song is going to fit well in a set, it has to have a good mix. A song that doesn’t have great sound quality can throw off the whole mix.
If the song has passed the sound quality test, the next thing I’d pay attention to is the vibe of it. I personally enjoy all types of music, so to me, a song doesn’t have to be a club banger just to get played. I’d listen to the production, what the song is about, and see if i can vibe with it. Then I’d try to visualize if I can see others vibe to it.