More Proof That Anyone Can Become A DJ [Pic]

Submitted by: hole_rocks89 4 years ago Misc

Damn dirty hipster.
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Male 294
Ok, the drat do DJs even do? Me and my brother were having this discussion the other day and neither of us can figure out what the hell they`re supposed to be other than basically a guy sitting there running a playlist and screwing with a few sound settings on a bunch of expensive sound equipment while everyone else has a good time.

Back a long time ago I thought "Ok, maybe there`s something I don`t get. Maybe they actually make music somehow", but to this day I have yet to figure out why DJing would be worthy of praise under most any circumstance. I see people on the internet going `Oh yeah, I`m a dj at a club over on the other side of town` like it`s an accomplishment...how is that worthy of admiration in any form?

These people seem to believe being a DJ is akin to being in a band or something. That`s probably why I was so confused for such a long time; they themselves appear to be confused as to how praiseworthy their position is.
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Male 5,413
Good for him!
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Male 510
@PinkRhoid You made me lol.
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Male 257
oookay, on to my second glass of wine so here goes ...
the pic - that guy rocks.
@fuzzy and patch, guys, i`ve heard that argument too many times before. i`m a guitarist and dj - performance & participation can change your life.
both require a level of skill. so, playing someone elses dance track on a deck or playing a rock riff recorded many times by many people,hmm, guess we`re all leeches.
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Male 1,239
Because having arms is so mainstream...
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Male 7,123
DJing is easy. Just play Hi Ho Silver Lining and everyone is happy.
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Male 114
And HOW is he a hipster? I think hole_rocks89 is secretly envious of difficult feats and inspirational accomplishments.
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Male 5,811
[quote]A analogy that comes to mind is the feeling you get in a film when the soundtrack kicks in at the perfect time and fits the film perfectly.[/quote]
Again I`m not seeing the validity in the analogy. The record companies are paid for the use of the music, and credit is given in the ending credits, and they even sell the soundtrack giving money to the record companies again.

[quote]It should not be dismissed as vicariously exploiting the musicians work[/quote]
Why not? That`s exactly what it is. The original musicians at most only see revenue from the DJ buying the song, if the DJ even buys it. Then they go and use it to make money for themselves. They are leeches on the music industry.
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Male 187
I don`t think it is an invalid comparison, I think a great DJ set is far more than the sum of it`s parts. That`s the point I was making.

I have been subjected to more than my fair share of poor DJs (and a lot of the most famous DJs in the world are bloody awful) but I`ve also experienced DJ sets that have moved me and rank amongst the best experiences of my life.

DJs have produced sets that have made me feel a unique euphoria (not drug and drink assisted I hasten to add). A visceral feeling of joy and excitement. It should not be dismissed as vicariously exploiting the musicians work, it`s putting that work in the perfect context, at the perfect time while being perfectly in tune with the group of people in front of you.

A analogy that comes to mind is the feeling you get in a film when the soundtrack kicks in at the perfect time and fits the film perfectly. A good DJ can make you feel that way in the real world, in your own life. That is a magical feeling.
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Male 5,811
@fuzzysheep: Comparing DJs to architects and poets? Invalid comparison. Musicians create unique works of art, which is hardly comparable to a brick or a word. Your analogy supports my point that DJs think of original works as tools they can take credit for instead of making something original themselves. I`ve seen many famous DJs do their thing, and it`s not some unique story they`re telling, they`re just mashing up other people`s work and claiming they`ve made something so that people can dance to something they`ve already danced to before but with stupid effects added to it that a child could do.
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Male 1,249
IAB has no clue what a hipster actually is dont you
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Female 313
Hey look guys it`s someone else adding horrible content.
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Male 15,510
Someone just doesnt gets what "Hipster" means
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Male 187
Lives off the coat tails of other people`s accomplishments? Really? Do Architects live off the coat tails of the people who create the bricks? Do poets and novelists live off the coat tails of the people who first invented language? DJs take a selection of songs and weave them into an experience, the very best can create a story that is easily as beautiful and evocative as anything I have ever experienced.

If you have only ever experienced wedding DJs who play S club 7 and the village people I can understand your scepticism but please understand that is like judging books by reading Twilight (or films by watching Twilight).
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Male 1,754
Hipster because he has no arms? I`d just call him a hard worker.
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Male 6,737
What if he falls off? :o
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Male 5,811
At least this guy is doing something unique while he lives off the coattails of other people`s accomplishments...
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Female 353
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