DJ'S or LIVE P.A. (does that term even exist anymore)
Back in the days, I was down with a del DJ/MC crew in the BX since late 70's, we all Cut, Mixed, Scratched, and rocked the Mic.
But when I made my RSC Mix Tape late 80's, I was asked to DJ mad events, I refused because I had not been on the Tabels for years, (and back then you had to have skills to get a DJ Job)
I explained my Mix tape was done on the ASR 10. So they told me I can do LIVE P.A.... I was like Live PA? he said yes, when you plug in music equipment other than DJ equipment, and rock a party... hmmmmm
That being said: Should todays DJ's that are really just playing music off there laptops, change there name to LIVE P.A. artist? or something as such.
They have no Mixing/Blending/ skills, minimal Cutting and Scratching skills, and some actually can pick good music for small parties, and battles. But are they really DJ's?
Kevie Kev Skeme Richards Ben Slynkee Douglas Jorge Fabel Pabon Rock Steady Crew D.j. Haywire Leva Fiftyseven NextOne AgeofAquarious
all DJ's please respond....
If ure young and getting into this culture, it's the perfect time to get skills that last a lifetime. Now people want the accolades without grinding.
U can download everything so u don't even have to leave ur house. Spend that extra time practicing. Ask elders for critique. Ignore people that say ure dope. Make sure ur skills are top notch. In ANYTHING u do.
When i started with my brother we didn't had money for mk2's at first, so we were trying to matching vinyls with the radio on a old furniture turntable that my mom had.. Imagine how challenging it was, nowadays you just have to puch a button on a app to match songs! there's no challenge its too easy...
Renegade is wright people dont practice. since i restart spinning i met a lot of them.. But ones again thats just my opinion
Within the context of Hip Hop or street styles, a DJ is one who has a particular set of skills. These include mixing, scratching etc.
I wouldn't expect the same skillset from a Reggae DJ that I would from a Hip Hop one.
An example i just bought a compilation by Ministry Of Sound called 80's Mix,atrocious plastic sound & early 80's double deck console style mixes ! : S
Whereas Streetsounds Electro records/tapes are more credible(Especially Electro 3 where Imperial Brothers goes into Jam On It-that's skills !!!) ! : D
Defined as-Controllerism is the art and practice of using musical software controllers, e.g. MIDI, Open Sound Control (OSC), joystick, etc., to build upon, mix, scratch, remix, effect, modify, or otherwise create music, usually by a Digital DJ or Live PA performer, often called a "controllerist". Controllerism is also a nod to traditional musicianship and instrumental-ism paired with modern computer sequencing software such as Ableton Live and Native Instruments Traktor.
I bet old skills like phazing(only an example-perhaps people wouldn't bother with it !) have been totally forgotten,as a button can do it on a Pioneer mixer...
With the physics analogy again. When u start studying, u go from first principles. U don't jump in and start doing particle physics and quantum theory to pretend ure a big brain.
U should always start from grass roots and build up.
But I blame promoters as well...Scrimping on the most important part, the music, so they can book a famous dancer judge that points left or right.
First of all salute to everyone in here...
Well I got introduce in the Dj artform thru Hip Hop culture so I invest my time to learn in the way DJ artform was define in the Hip Hop way thru The essence of diggin first always lookin' for the perfect beat and the dope sound good enuff for my ears...the right ingredients to rock a Party also to try to play in your own unique way.... then including the use of technical skills to help the journey with the remarkable way we have when we play Music in Hip Hop thru all the good stuff like mixing, cutting, scratchin a lil bit (only if necessary) everything with two copies of the same records...Thats imho the way I like to play my Music because I learn it thru the Hip Hop way... but I agree with many dj has been there already a minute in different time and in different way.. bt using different tools, anything the newer tecknology brings out....aint nutting wrong in usin different tools....djing is definitely fun...but I like to remind to myself if you involved in a Culture called Hip Hop you should know how a dj play in the Hip Hop way.
Peace to everyone