“Here’s something nobody talks about; how about when you DON’T kill it,” Tiga opened up in a Facebook post after he struggled to make a connection with the crowd at his show last night in Rome.
In the open and honest update, the DJ spoke out about what it was like for him to play for a crowd when, “THEY obviously don’t get it.” While many DJs wouldn’t dare let on they had a less than stellar set, Tiga instead kept it real and received some really positive feedback in return, from fans and fellow DJs alike.
Thanks to the love and support, Tiga seems to be feeling much better now!
Pretty blown away and deeply touched by the reaction to that Rome post.
— Tiga (@Tiga) July 31, 2017
Read the entire post and some of the top encouraging comments below…
Tiga Gets Real on Social Media
Here’s something nobody talks about; how about when you DON’T kill it. How about when you are what is actually wrong with the party. Your programming is lazy, your decisions are Ill-informed, you vacillate between confidence and cluelessness. Your records sound slow. You can’t maintain a connection. The center cannot hold. You summon up arrogance to bolster your position. THEY obviously don’t get it. Those “people” out there. That unknowing primitive mass doesn’t understand the levels: that I’m a tortured post-trance, deep-funk acid-tinged anti-techouse futurist pop-laced groove martyr and that even when my effort is minimal and my energy is anemic and my playlists are best compared to outsider art and my grasp of the situation is utterly compromised by my self-absorption—- they should still bow down to my REPUTATION and go crazy and scream and clap.
But no. There are nights when they know something you don’t. And just like that, for a few hours, the magic is gone. And that’s ok- makes it all the more magical when it reappears in another city, on another night.
So yeah, sorry Rome. I love you but I just didn’t kill it tonight.
Fans and DJs Appreciate Tiga’s Honesty
Deborah De Luca: It happens to everyone, but no one has the balls to say it! Respect!
Di Max: In a world where everyone is obsessed with projecting only their best self on social media, this is genuinely refreshing. Much respect
Derrick May: Bro! Get your ass up and back on the grind. [You’re] just feeling the pains of perfection and professionalism, if you didn’t then you would be jaded and useless.
Pietro De Sio: man I was there yesterday and your set was extremely on point! even if there are people who don’t and can’t understand the quality and the research behind your music, a few (including me) think that you’re still one of the best out there when making a party. totally enjoyed yesterday’s set, who cares about ignorant people!
Darude: We’ve all been there. If a DJ or artist claims otherwise they’re lying to others and themselves. Nobody talks about it, because they’re afraid it’ll look bad and affects the future bookings, but like you said, sometimes the magical connection is not there, whether the reason is promoter, crowd, position of the moon, or you or all the above, but that’s life and doesn’t mean anything more than that one night magic didn’t happen, and, you know, one out of hundred or whatever is not that bad! Thanks for a great post!