7 posts tagged Dj
7 posts tagged Dj
Saying that DJs are not musicians because they don’t produce their own music is like saying that a painter is not an artist because he doesn’t make his own paint. That is ridiculous. The whole point of being a DJ is to arrange music into a complete performance so that people never have to stop dancing. Truly, the hour-long set is an art form that very few have mastered, and when they do, it’s beautiful.
Imagine a long rollercoaster that slowly brings you up and keeps you just before the top until you can’t stand it any more before taking you to the peak and bringing you right back down. A DJ is an architect and a tour guide: they create their own little world that they are taking you through and helping you experience. To say that it’s not a performance art is an insult to the dozens of fantastic DJs that have been able to keep us entertained for hours on end by expressing their love of EDM in a way that words never could.
My live DJ set @ the Grizzly Bend/Malmstrom AFB, MT (17Nov11)
The future of digital DJing
Spinning the turntables for over 8 years, DJ Fenner’s technical mixing style is accompanied by complex scratching & performed enthusiastically in all genres of music including: Nu-Skool Breaks, Electro House, Dubstep, DnB & Hardstyle … right through to Reggae, RnB, HipHop, Jazz & Hardcore!
According to Wikipedia Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music. Its overall sound has been described as “tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals”.
Who doesn’t like Dubstep? I like the part when it goes “wop wop wop wop woooop wooop wop wop wop” this genre sounds really good when you have a decent sound system. Now listen and dance!
One of the most anticipated DJ systems in recent memory, the Traktor S4 system from Native Instruments, is going to be available this winter for $999 / 899 EUR. It’s a 1-to-1 DJ solution that combines a 4 channel hardware interface with a special version of Traktor Pro, called S4, which is equipped with exclusive features like loop decks and a special loop recorder for building on-the-fly performances. (via DJTechTools)