The Reaction: “With DJX’22, we were thrilled and gratified to be able to help foster more community within the DJ industry,” said Jim Tremayne, Editor of DJ LIFE magazine and a show organizer. “Once again, the Hard Rock was a great show venue, and we believe we helped bring back some normalcy to the industry with a quality show for both exhibitors and attendees. As always, the staff of DJX and DJ LIFE magazine thanks the exhibitors, sponsors, performers, panelists and attendees for their participation and support. It’s their continued dedication to the industry that makes DJX possible and allows it to grow.”
“Hazan Media Group’s goal is to be more collaborative with DJX’s exhibitors, dealers, and sponsors, while facilitating ways to help grow their businesses,” said Shawn Hazan, President/CEO of Hazan Media Group. “It’s more about relationships and branding – and at DJX, we saw that. This was the first show where we really collaborated with exhibitors and engaged with dealers, in the way booths were presented and the way companies were branded. You could see that result on the floor. Attendees who wanted to buy products could still buy, but DJX’22 was more than a cash-and-carry event – it was about collaboration and community.”
Response from exhibitors and attendees was upbeat:
“The DJX show is one of the highlights of the year for Pioneer DJ, as it serves as a pivotal opportunity to reconnect, in-person, with the DJ community as a whole. Participation in DJX opens a productive forum for artists to speak directly with the brand to share what they love about the products and, more importantly, offer feedback on what they are missing from the product lineup. I couldn't talk about DJX without also mentioning the educational seminars. Not only do seminars offer a chance to teach artists about new ways to use the gear, but we also get to hear and see how artists currently use the gear and receive additional product feedback. A major shout-out to everyone involved in planning DJX – we cannot wait to see everyone back in AC in ’23!”
– Hector Escobedo, AlphaTheta Music Americas, Torrance, Calif.
“As a DJ, there is nothing quite like DJX – the largest gathering in DJs in one place with some of the very best minds and talent speaking on their truths. It’s an incredible experience of education and camaraderie. This show is a must-attend.”
– Lou Paris, cue Platform, Kingston, N.Y.
“We enjoyed it immensely – the best year yet!”
– Lian Amber, BASSBOSS, Los Angeles
“Attending DJX has been part of my yearly routine for as long as I can remember. There are so many reasons that I go – to learn, to see my industry peers and friends, to sell products, to buy products – and honestly, just to have fun. You can always count on seeing this NC guy in AC every August!”
– Joe Bunn, Bunn Gear, Raleigh, N.C.
“I've been coming to this show for years as a DJ and spectator, but to have the experience I had this time as a vendor was great.”
– Brian McGann, SMPL Events, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
“The show was a success. It was so exciting to see old faces and tons of new ones. So many DJs were meeting new friends and networking. The quest for knowledge was at an all-time high.”
– Randy White, Washington Music Center, Wheaton, Md.
“DJX is an institution in the DJ community, and I'm honored to have been a part of the programming this year! Now more than ever, it's important that we come together as often as we can as a community to learn from one another and grow – and that’s what DJX is all about.”
– DJ HAPA, The DJ Coach, Los Angeles
“DJX ’22 was an incredible week! I came home with so many new business strategies that I can implement immediately to make my company stronger and more profitable. Plus, the networking was amazing. I can't wait ’til next year!”
– Mike Walter, Elite Entertainment, Tinton Falls, N.J.
“If you're a producer, club DJ, bedroom DJ, mobile DJ, thinking about becoming a DJ, just starting out DJ, any kind of DJ... you must visit the DJX! There is something here for everyone that will enhance or start your career"
– LODATO, Overdrive Productions, NYC
“DJX ’22 was nothing short of fantastic! The panels are so helpful for both beginner and seasoned DJs/business owners. DJX is always a treat with the newest technology in the game. The parties at night are off the hook as well. Can’t wait for next year!”
– Nicole Otero, NYU/Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, NYC
“DJX is all about the people. It’s about making that connection – one-on-one. To be in an environment where you can share ideas, ask questions, and get information is always a positive thing. There was definitely an energy around this year’s conference – a positive one.”
– Tony Fernandez, Richmond, Va.
“For the past 20 years, this convention has been my recharge. It has been a place to grow, learn, relax, and surround myself with other like-minded professionals. This show is the reason that I believe being a DJ is more than a profession, it’s a culture.”
– Joshua Lask, Hudson Valley Event Group, Monroe, N.Y.
“I’ve been coming to this event in Atlantic City since 1994. Some of my fondest memories as a professional DJ we’re made right here at DJX. Never stop learning!”
– Mike Fernino, DJ Idea Sharing, Seymour, Conn.
“It was great to be back in Atlantic City for DJX '22 and see how enthusiastic and diverse the DJ industry continues to be. This event is really one of a kind, as it brings together such a broad set of people.”
– Sleepy & Boo, Basic NYC, Jersey City, N.J.
“DJX’22 delivered the goods big-time – lots of amazing seminars, an awesome exhibit floor, and the coolest night-time activities! After going to DJ-specific conferences for almost 20 years, I can tell you that DJX continues to be the best!”
– Jake Jacobsen, A2R Entertainment, Cumming, Ga.
“I had an amazing time. From the moment I stepped foot inside the hotel, I could feel the excitement in the air. The DJs were genuinely thrilled to be back in full swing at DJX – and so was I.”
– Xavier Powell, Sounds of Jersey, Bloomfield, N.J.
“I love going to DJX to see all my DJ family from all across the country that I don't get to see in real life. DJX is like one big DJ family reunion.”
– Shani Barnett, Chicago, Ill.
“DJX always means a great week of learning from truly talented professionals from different regions. It means that we can all reconnect with friends we don’t always get to see face to face. We get to make new friends with first-time attendees. It also means I can be on the cutting edge of new concepts, trends, and tech that will bring my performance to a new level. I am already planning for 2023.”
– Mike Alevras, LB Entertainment, Monroe, N.Y.
“As a veteran DJX attendee for more than 20 years, I can tell you that it’s still amazing how much you can learn from others at the show, while building new friendships and long-lasting connections well after the final song is played.”
– Jerry Bazata, DJ Jaz Music & Entertainment, Ogunquit, Maine
“A great show! In all the years I've been going to DJX, I and my team feel this was the best one! Hard Rock is a great venue with ample space, very clean, and it has tons of entertainment and food conveniently located. Well done!”
– Chris Washburn, Washburn Entertainment, Ithaca, N.Y.
“Each year DJs from all over get to meet and experience brand new-gear for the first time. We share thoughts and ideas, business cards, as well as music. We enjoy the company of friends we know from past shows and love meeting new ones going forward. I longed to be a part of this show when I was a teen and now I’m blessed to be a staple. I urge all DJs, no matter what format or genre, to come join us and check out what the hype is all about!”
– DJ Melissa Nikita, NYC
“DJX is a great way to connect with like-minded individuals. The panels are an invaluable source of information. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, there is something to learn. When you walk on the showroom floor, it's like Christmas came early – there is gear on gear on gear to play around with. And let's not forget the after parties with A-list talent like Markus Schulz. What better way to network than with someone like that providing the soundtrack… This year's event had an energy to it – it was the first conference I've been to that felt normal again. DJX’s team did a great job putting it together!”
– Joe Bermudez, Boston, Mass.
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