This is why I speak up. Sooner then later anyone with a gimmick and no real skills will be a ‘DJ’ and headlining fests. The younger generation with the masks and gimmicks will eventually be taken out by the already big celebrities with more money behind them. Steve Aoki had Little John on the mic. Soon it will be Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Hulk Hogan’s son, Dennis Rodman, Snoop Dogg, Little John headlining EDC, EZ, Ultra?
But as long as it’s fun who cares right? When you don’t care about the music, the industry exploits it. I just hope our music scene don’t go the way of disco.
I remember in the 90s when hip hop was damn good. When it was about the good life, being fun and energetic like, De La Soul or Tribe Called Quest, or when it was about real life in the streets like NaS, Smif-N-Wessun, Pete Rock… and in like all music you had the clowns, people like Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer etc… But in the golden age of hip hop you would notice that you can name more of the ‘real’ artists then you could clowns.
So I was interviewed for a radio show, and it will air tonight:
So, today, is Wednesday. Know what that means? Another big installment of Dj__MtP Radio coming your way. Tonight we have Dj__MtP‘s live set from Tripping Out EDM, Rob Bamboo Cifre‘s live mix from Relax Sundays last sunday, DJ-Daysix‘s electro house mix. As an added bonus, tonight we have a brand new promo mix from Steve Killamonjaro dropped live for the first time tonight! Oh and we have a interview with Bamboo. No Big deal really. We start it up at 8 so tune in to your favorite station
As some of you may or may not know, I run a booking agency called Agency Sounds… We represent some of the dopest names in EDM. I get a lot of request to represent a lot of people. Some good and some bad. Some I won’t even look in their directions.. those are the clowns.
Clown DJs are the ones who do it all for show. Who cares if they are beat syncing or pre-programmed the entire set? As long as they are ‘performing’ who cares right? Well let me learn you on something.. YOU ARE NOT A DJ at that point, you are some kind of cut rate live performance.
Bamboo at Relax Sundays 5/6/12 (Photo by @triciadick on instagram)
So a little explanation is in order. I was mixing out of DJ Matt Kinney who was on a vinyl Serato setup and then it fades out a bit quickly near the end, trust me it sounded good live when DJ Dread took over on the vinyl Traktor setup.
I did this with my lovely Traktor Kontrol S2 ‘Bumblebee’ with the S2D2 Mappings – created by the very talented developer, Jiggle. Live at my residency in Stamford, CT: Relax Sundays
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