The Art of the Warm Up

Warm-up charts from Troy Pierce, Jennifer Cardini, Bok Bok, Contakt, DeWalta, and more

By Ken Taylor

Playing to an already packed floor—or setting the tone for the entire night? Arguably, the task of the opening DJ might be the more difficult of the two. There’s a whole host of responsibilities that comes with warming up the crowd on any given night—whether you’re playing your first gig, running a monthly residency or party, or just crafting the mood for the quieter room in a mega-club—so we got some of our favorite DJs to give us a few pointers on how to do it right.

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