Went to Creamfields this Sunday (very, very muddy!!) to see and support Markus for his first Creamfields gig in the UK I believe. Enjoyed the set but noticed the sound level was very low during Markus' set. Being right at the front centre I could see that Markus was not happy with the volume and expressed his concerns to the staff several times to no avail.
I for one know that Markus' tracks especially at an outdoor festival set need to be played loud and being able to hold a conversation right at the front with no effort told me it should have been louder.
Full credit to Markus who after a few minutes realised nothing was going to change and got into it...a true professional. Not a nice thing to see your No1 DJ not happy and I can only hold the Creamfields sound technicians responsible. It was a shame to see the Emery team checking his decks over and over before Markus finished and as I was leaving for the volume to be bumped up for Gareth.
I am no DJ but is volume control not left to the DJ on the decks. I know Markus used a different set to the previous DJ so maybe a lead wasn’t transferred; your thoughts guys??