Thanks Mr. Blaze for finally putting an end to this argument : D
That's exactly how I feel. Especially the part about dj's being able to download what use to be hard to find stuff. A dj can have the biggest digital library known to man kind, but if he aint got skills. Then it means nothing. Anybody can put a record on a table or cd in a cdj and press play. But it takes more than that to so that you have skills and know what youre doing.
Yeah, completely agree. Skills still account for so much. For example, if you're spinning classic stuff that doesn't necessarily have a steady beat, you still have to stay on top of the track to keep from trainwrecking. Embracing new technology is simply staying ahead in your field.
As a young teenager (14) I dabbled with djing (via Gemini starter kit).. had about one crate of hip hop records & access to my parents collection.. I eventually sold my lil kit to focus on graf and rhymin'.. A decade and a half later I start screwin' with Traktor Scratch Pro controlled via VCI-100 & Ableton Live with it's controller the APC40.. and I'll tell you this: I fuggin' love it! I feel: as long as you have great taste in music and develope a good skill set,, it really doesn't matter what tools you use to get good music from point A (the music selecta) to point B (peoples ears) ya know.. don't get me wrong.. I have the utmost respect for turntablists (ie: J Rocc, Jazzy Jeff, Bobbito, etc).. but ain't nothing wrong with using modern technology to share great music.. feel me?
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