This post was originally published at djworx.com
As music and technology have developed hand in hand, so have the little niches that we naturally find ourselves slotting into. And as our skills develop, these niches rapidly become our comfort zones, places where we can thrive and excel. And for a while this is awesome, as our output in this zone is epic, and the praise we receive from our peers is high. It’s high five heaven.
But after an amount of time (years and perhaps decades), the comfort zone becomes a comfortable rut, one that sees us sticking to the same well trodden paths with little in the way of originality or evolution.