After 20 years of DJing, what advice does he have for those just getting into the game? “Have realistic expectations and make sure you are in it for the right reasons. If you want to be a superstar or make loads of money, go audition for American Idol or get your MBA. But if you love music like oxygen and have relatively good taste, go for it.”
Although Dailey thinks that interest in dance music is waning, he does notice the proliferation of new producers and new promoters. “Now it seems like every person in the crowd is a DJ, a producer, or involved in one way or another. But it can be a case of too many chiefs and not enough Indians.”
Loads of his mixes are available at his Web site; his latest, a 20th-anniversary mix (also available at “Up All Day” on-line) is a cavalcade of classic hits — everything from Masters at Work to Jamie Principle to Jaydee’s ultra-classic “Plastic Dreams.”
“In a city like Boston, in order to DJ and only DJ, you need to play hip-hop, down-tempo, jazz, weddings, or some other combination of things I didn’t want to do.” Instead, Dailey’s been pioneering the techno trend on the East Coast for two decades, with a third just getting under way.
: New England Music News
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