Carnage Gives Controversial Advice to Opening DJs: “Bang It Out”


Carnage believes openers should go hard or go home, which goes to show it’s been a while since he’s been an opening DJ. The producer just tweeted out, letting aspiring DJs know they should “always bang it out” when given the opportunity because “it could make or break you!”

Contrary to what you may think, this is definitely not the best advice for DJs just starting off. Not only could it piss off the venue who booked you, but the artists, tour managers, and the list goes on. Opening is an art form — it’s important to play the night properly and respect the show’s headliner.

There are exceptions to this rule, as with any. However, the general consensus is that openers should rarely go as hard as possible. That doesn’t mean they need to be boring, either. Like we said, it’s an art form. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, but “bang it out” is probably not always the best option. Being a good DJ isn’t always about going hard.

With all of that being said, Carnage is giving the green light for his openers to do them. (Again, this doesn’t mean you should.)

His controversial advice has sparked debate on Twitter. Some support what he’s saying and others are voicing against it. We want to hear from you — sound off in the comments!

Carnage’s Advice for Openers

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