Entitled Clubbers Demands Songs, Debunking DJ’s Infinite Library

DJs wield sonic magic, not infinite tracks, as one Filipino DJ discovers when an entitled clubber demands the impossible beat drop.

There is a widespread belief among club-goers and music enthusiasts that DJs possess an unlimited collection of songs on their laptops or USB drives, ready to cater to any song request that comes their way. We are to shed light on the reality behind this popular belief and debunk the myth once and for all. To clarify this, we are to share a real-life example involving a Filipino DJ who encountered an entitled clubber with unrealistic expectations.

In an era where digital music dominates, DJs have become the modern-day maestros, curating and mixing tracks to create an unforgettable experience on the dance floor. However, the assumption that all DJs carry an endless library of songs with them is far from the truth. While technological advancements have made it easier for DJs to access a vast array of music, the notion of DJs having every song ever made is simply implausible.

In the busy nightlife scene in QC, a highly skilled and respected local DJ found themselves facing an audacious clubber with a poor attitude one fateful night. The clubber, brimming with entitlement, demanded songs that were not available in the DJ’s repertoire at that moment. Despite explaining that they couldn’t fulfill the request, the demanding clubber persisted, citing the common misconception that DJs possess an unlimited musical arsenal.

While DJs invest considerable time and effort in building and expanding their music libraries, the sheer volume of music released every day makes it impossible to keep up with every track. Genres evolve, remixes, and new tracks are constantly being produced, resulting in an ever-expanding musical landscape.

Professional DJs carefully curate their libraries, selecting tracks that align with their style, audience preferences, and the venue’s ambiance. However, even the most dedicated DJs can’t carry every song with them. They prioritize quality over quantity, focusing on creating seamless mixes that flow harmoniously, rather than carrying an exhaustive collection of songs.

Professional DJs understand the importance of pre-planning their sets and reading the crowd. They carefully curate playlists that reflect their unique style while taking into account the energy and mood of the event. A well-prepared DJ is equipped with a selection of tracks that cater to various tastes, ensuring an engaging experience for the audience.

However, the unpredictability of live performances means that DJs must also be adaptable. They need to read the crowd’s reactions, gauge the atmosphere, and make real-time adjustments to keep the energy alive. This improvisational aspect of DJing relies on the DJ’s experience, skill, and ability to think on their feet.

The belief that all DJs possess an infinite song library is a misconception that stems from a lack of understanding about the DJ profession. While DJs indeed possess an extensive collection of tracks, it is impractical to expect them to have every song ever made in their laptop or USB drive. The real-life example involving the DJ and the demanding clubber serves as a testament to the challenges DJs face when confronted with unrealistic expectations.


STRODANO is an audio/visual rave duo from manila Started their career in 2014, they are mainstage performers across the biggest festivals and clubs in the country. Supported by Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Wuki, FightClvb and more. Guilty for writing articles about the music scene during the weekends with a bit of shitposting on the side.


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