I believe none of us started his/her DJ career dreaming of playing radio hits or being told what kind of music to play during our performance. Even if many of us has became “open format” DJs to pay our bills with regular dj job, we still love to go little “underground” sometimes and play sets full of tracks we love, tunes which make us happy in the first place. That’s why it’s so important to get gigs in some new places, to play for different crowd and deliver something fresh and unexpected.
It’s not always about money, it will help You to stay healthy, to bring back this passion You had when you started. It will make you better dj in your venue too.
At least it works for me.