The local nightlife scene can be a mess of wannabe DJs trying to make a name for themselves. There is some great local, innovative talent out there, but it's hard for most aspiring DJs to stand out among the masses.
Unless you have a friend who knows someone, most DJs are mystified by the process between producing in your bedroom, to opening for A-listers at local shows, and playing the big nightclubs and events.
I'm not a DJ -- I just talk to them, so I consulted some of the Valley's well-known DJs to find out where the best spots for DJs to start are, and I asked them to share some words of wisdom for DJs looking to make it in music. Here's what they said.