Though very talkative on the microphone, Tony Matterhorn always manages to thrill his audience whenever he's around the turntables.
Drawing for the right song to hit the musical target at weekly, sometimes nightly, events is a hard task for any selector.
Keeping ahead of the crowd with a catalogue of new music, finding dubs to spread your name and driving a party to its height is but one of many tasks of a good selector.
It is a job that becomes even harder at top notch all inclusive parties where despite the pleas of selectors to 'vibes up' some patrons barely move a neck muscle much less a lively gully creep or a sweep. There are times a selector can make or break a party by playing the wrong selections, by talking too much and by not reading the needs of the crowd.
DJ Marc Chin from Coppershot can testify to the struggles of being a selector which he says requires a knowledge of music and creativity. According to Chin when it comes to playing for parties most selectors freestyle playing to create or enhance the vibe. However he says that there are other parties that involve preparation such as Fully Loaded which requires getting dubs made specially for the event.