DJs — look at your DJ gear. Think it’s old rubbish? Time for a trip down not-so-distant memory lane so you can appreciate that you’ve never had it so good.
Another turntable DJ purist meme has come along, and once again non-turntable owners are the target. I offer some alternative takes.
There is an emerging voice that wants tech companies to do more for turntablists. But do you really know what that “more” even is? If so, let us know.
When the latest DJ software update comes out, DJs get itchy feet and threaten to jump ship. But is it a knee-jerk reaction, or are you serious?
Radio station Kool London was effectively an exhibit at the Royal Academy in 2013, recognising what they do as art. but do you see yourself as an artist?
2014 is almost at and end, so we of course look back over the year in which turntables became a thing all over again, companies fed their PR departments on steroids, and some old names fell while others were reborn. Five writers and five different opinions — pull up a chair, grab a brew, and dig into the DJWORX 2014 inquest.
It’s all too easy to misplace anger, and Paris Hilton has certainly received a huge amount from the every moment she announced she was going to be a DJ. But if she couldn’t draw a crowd, then she wouldn’t be booked. But she’s Paris Hilton, operating in her own microcosm of DJing, to a crowd that loves it, so who really is to blame, and does it really matter at all?
I cannot help but think that Pioneer’s new XDJ name is a possible play on words. Some feel that without disks or discs, we aren’t disk jockeys at all. In this context XDJ could mean ex DJ couldn’t it? Are you a DJ if you don’t use a circular medium? Of course you are, and read on to find out why. DJ is more than an acronym.
People, especially DJs don’t like change. Perhaps there has been too much change in recent years. But for change read choice, because nobody is making you use new gear, and your old gear still works just the same — you simply have more to chose from. So why fear choice? Isn’t that a good thing?