Producing events, light-engineering, promotion, regular shows on Radio 1 and all of that is just a part of work that real DJ does. Organizing parties at countless clubs was a chance to play with huge names like Panacea or Noisia and hear the rest of them.
My original idea of becoming a DJ was fueled by a need to produce music. Need to get a grasp of the music, listen thoroughly and understand before trying to make something at all. It took a while for computers to become powerful enough anyway and ended up with several albums and own record label.