We all know that feeling: a DJ finishes playing their own single, and then immediately plays a popular old school Hip-Hop song that you know is going to turn into a popular trap/dubstep/big room/Psy Trance hit…like clockwork, several DJs on the festival circuit feel that doing this will get the crowd more hyped up. Sometimes they’re absolutely right, but more often than not a frequent festival go-we may want something different.

Rezz went on Twitter to speak on behalf of the latter group, having plenty of experience as a DJ who plays whatever she feels like. She says:

…and we have to seriously agree. Eight times out of ten, a DJ is much better off putting their own spin on a mashup or finding a new classic Hip-Hop or R&B tracks that we’ve never heard on a dancefloor. Because how many more times are we going to continue hearing Kendrick Lamar’s ‘M.A.A.D. City’ with a cheesy EDM drop? Or Travis Scott’s ‘Goosebumps’, ASAP Ferg’s ‘Work’, and let’s not forget House of Pain’s classic 90’s hit ‘Jump Around’. It’s gotten to the point where all this has become old, stale, and unoriginal. We’re over it and want something brand new. DJ’s need to quit being afraid and raise the bar a lil higher. It’s more work, and more of a risk by risk basis…but the payoff is more than worth it, and at the end of the day, you’ll still GET paid.

For the sake of our happiness (sometimes, our sanity)…resist the urge to push play on Jump Around mid-set.

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