The Art of Spinning: Unveiling the World of DJs with Rob Wegner
by Rob Wegner
What does it really mean to be a DJ? It's a question often asked by those curious about the profession and those aspiring to join the ranks. It's crucial to understand that DJing is far from a conventional job, and it's not as simple as choosing music and hitting buttons. According to renowned figures like Rob Wegner, DJing is an art form demanding creativity, imagination, and thorough learning.
DJing might sound like pure fun, but it demands hard work and commitment. There's an immense amount of work behind the scenes—spending time learning, staying updated with music trends, understanding your audience, and making a name for yourself in the industry.
Rob spent years acquiring experience and carving out his unique brand. Today, he is one of the most sought-after DJs in the industry, known for producing eclectic DJ-centric music presented as commercial songs. If you've heard tracks like Cannoli, The Sports (Fight) Song, 420 Agent, and Penguin, you've experienced Rob Wegner's artistry.
In the early stages of Rob's career, the DJ industry was all about the dance floor experience, with the DJ as an enigmatic presence. Now, DJs are the superstars of dance floors, parties, and clubs. Consequently, event organizers invest in high-profile DJs to make an impression.
But just being a DJ doesn't guarantee fame. Like Rob, you need to work diligently to earn your title and the spotlight. This hard work is crucial to establish yourself in this competitive industry and garnering respect. For newcomers, Rob recommends learning to read the room and understand what music resonates with your audience. It's also vital to plan your music sets for each part of an event—pre-show, show, and post-show.
Keen on becoming a DJ? Rob Wegner initiated a DJ course at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) to help aspiring DJs like yourself. Since the fall of 2022, this DJ program has been offered at Mesa Community College, renowned as one of the best schools for music education.