One of the recurring themes on this blog is how to operate within, and interact with, a local scene in a small town. There are two reasons for this. The first is that it’s the situation which I’m familiar with, being someone involved with my scene in my own small town. The other is because it is a topic largely ignored by other internet resources in the DJing niche.
It may be fair to say that, in some respects, small local scenes are simply a miniaturized version of their big-brother counterparts (in places like New York, Miami, or Berlin). However, there is one difference. Smaller scenes are much more fragile. It only takes one or two lines drawn in the sand before your scene will segment itself into oblivion.
There is one surefire factor, the presence of which causes the destruction of a small music scene faster than any other.