Everybody loves the great outdoors. There is something amazing about breathing fresh air that makes you want to dance and sing your heart out. This is the essence of why a lot of music festivals are successful. They combine the best of both worlds: music and being outdoors.
This might introduce a new concept: making a club that has chill DJ mix vibes while being outdoors.
If you are someone who is a fan of the chill club vibe, you might find yourself as a DJ in that kind of space. I recently went to one in Hong Kong and it was an awesome experience. One of the things that I noticed is that special attention must be taken in order to establish a low key mix that will give a very relaxed vibe. This post will relate some of the things that I have been thinking about in relation to the laid back mix and the vibe.
Use your tools available to you
Reverb and ambience
One of the best tools that is available in your bag as a DJ is the ability to add effects to your music that you are playing. Also, you can think about choosing songs that have effects. Anyway, having space in your music and letting it breathe and have air is a great way to make sure that your music has a very chill and relaxed vibe. In this case, you should make sure that you are selecting tunes that contain a lot of reverb. The reverb will allow your music to breathe naturally and put your in a space that is almost like being underwater. This is extremely powerful because breathing will establish that laid back ambience that you are trying to achieve. Another thing to try that is very closely related to reverb is delay. You can select tunes with delay or have a trippy laid back vibe by applying delay to tunes that already exist.
Making the setting realistic
If you have an outdoor space that you own (for example a small tract of land or a park in the city), you will need to cultivate your vibe with the decor. For example, if you have trees, you can use that to your advantage. However, you might have too many trees and may need a licensed and insured company with integrity to make sure your trees are cleared properly. This can be especially helpful if you are trying to take out dying or leaning trees or need to hire help to remove big branches.
Ultimately, the music and the decoration are what make the vibe. The chillness factor is up to you. Good luck!