Make sure you have some great pics. Club promoters in Asia want a face they can display on billboards, posters, social media banners, ads, and other places where they do marketing. Your high res pics might get you more gigs than your DJ mix.
Connect with clubs and promoters on social media. Reach out to them and mention you’ll be passing by Asia and they’ll be more likely to take you seriously. If you’re trying to get a gig from New York then they won’t expect you to actually follow through with a booking. Not to mention there’s a two week mandatory quarantine that you’ll have to go through before your gig.
Try to get a local DJ to voucher for you. A local DJ is happy to promote other DJs for his gigs if the sound and vibe is similar.
Michael here. I've been a DJ in Taiwan for ten years. Working as a DJ in Taiwan is all about who you know! DJs are protective of their territories and mindful that another DJ can sweep in and take their job if they're not careful. But we are also a friendly and tight-knit group, with an us against the world mentality. The best thing to do is reach out to a DJ you want to work with online, probably Instagram, and propose how you can add value to the club, or something that you can bring to the table. Music tastes in Taiwan veer between (mostly) EDM & hip hop and underground basement techno. There's not much of a market for anything else. That being said, someone with fresh ideas can come here and mix things up, creating new vibes and experiences for these mostly jaded party people. Recently at a Halloween party I mixed techno, house, and indie and unexpectedly the crowd loved it. Meanwhile in the big room, the DJ was still playing Turn Down for What. Taiwan is at a crossroads and we're waiting for the next wave of anything to come over.