Watch This: Tiësto, Dash Berlin, Will Sparks and more discuss their entry into electronic music
Every DJ remembers their first gig. Most artists will tell you embarrassing stories of poor transitions and mismatched beats while others, like Dash Berlin in this case, hit their stride right out the gate.
In Your Shot’s latest video series — the new Tiësto-backed DJ competition open to all aspiring artists — the 7UP and VEVO-powered brand interviews Dash Berlin, Cedric Gervais, Nervo, Will Sparks, and of course Tijs himself, on their first gig and how to break into the electronic music industry.
Dash Berlin remembers entering a mixing contest and reaching the semi-finals despite never having DJed before. Tiësto describes playing at birthdays and school parties when he was but 16 years old. Will Sparks’ perspective will likely hit a vein with aspiring artists. He reminisces on attending events, looking at artists and thinking “it’s never going to happen to me… but imagine what that would be like.”
Your Shot USA will consist of a 10-part web series on VEVO following 30 contestants on their journey to launch their DJ career.