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Rikkitic: ... I don't understand what contemporary DJs actually do. Can someone explain this? ... 

 

This is a comparison that I like.

 

To quote Faithless: "For tonight, God is a DJ". 'Youngsters' go clubbing on the weekend, just like worshippers go to church weekly. The DJ can move the masses emotionally and get 10-100 000 jumping up/down as one similarly to the olden days preacher whipping a whole congregation into a state of frenzy. Add to that the pill popping, snorting, smoking, injecting stimulants. Explains a lot about why people are so emotional about the person getting them there.

 

Just like the preacher from days of yore, if you can read the crowd you can carry them on a wave higher & higher to a point of climax, with the best of them being able to bring the crowd down again and repeat the cycle.





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For the media to just call Avicii a DJ is misleading. According to Wikipedia, he is a a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He does far more than just play music like a traditional DJ would.


 
 
 
 


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  #2000493 21-Apr-2018 23:52
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DJ's save lives.




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The modern definition of a DJ is shifting towards a producer who makes their own music (and DJs when performing live), rather than the traditional role of just playing pre recorded music live or on the radio.


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quickymart:

 

I'm of the "radio" variety. Casey Kasem was a true legend, very talented. Rick Dees is someone else I would aspire to be too (apparently a real nice bloke in real life as well). Even Iain Stables I would call talented, although I admit he is not to everyone's taste.

 

 

Bill Lee, Mr. "Broadway Bill Lee" is one of the greatest. At least in the eyes of most radiojocks I know.

 

Check out his Instagram for some really impressive skills. 


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Rikkitic:

 

An item in the news about a DJ who died. As an old person, I don't understand what contemporary DJs actually do. Can someone explain this? What makes them special or even famous? In my time a DJ was just someone who worked in a radio station playing records.Surely that doesn't get people excited in a stadium? Anyone can play recorded music. What makes it special? This is a serious question.

 

 

 

 

there are famous all kinds of people

 

- people who read (the news)

 

- people who talk (nek minit)

 

- people who cook (jamie oliver)

 

- people who do science (neil degrasse tyson)

 

- people who preach (carl lentz, justib bieber's pastor or joel osteen who appeared on oprah)

 

- people who take photos of themselves (kim kardashian)

 

in general people who talk rubbish or have shown off a talent can get famous





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Potentially anyone can be famous these days thanks to social media and the likes of youtube. Talent or skill counts for very little.


 
 
 
 


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billgates: Wear sunglasses in the dark

 

 

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

 

Jake: Hit it.

 

 

 


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  #2000526 22-Apr-2018 09:15
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DJ in this context refers to the creation and performance of electronic music. Famous because tens of thousands of people.


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frankv:

 

billgates: Wear sunglasses in the dark

 

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

 

Jake: Hit it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The band Elwood! The band!






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DarthKermit:

 

Potentially anyone can be famous these days thanks to social media and the likes of youtube. Talent or skill counts for very little.

 

 

Surely the ability to make oneself famous is in itself a talent and/or skill?


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DarthKermit:

 

Potentially anyone can be famous these days thanks to social media and the likes of youtube. Talent or skill counts for very little.

 

 

 

 

In this scenario I would say it's the complete opposite - it's the actual music composer (the "DJ") that gets the credit, fame, and fortune for his own creations - not writing for someone else who then gets the credit for the song.

 

 

 

Sure it's mostly EDM and done on a computer but there is still a lot of skill required to put it altogether.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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     >I suppose it's comparable to someone like Santana who rarely sings but gets other people to. <

 

Noooo <s>, Carlos Santana could play an instrument, and bloody well at that, compose as well as orchestrating the music of his band.

 

DJ's are more like 'boy bands' that merely perform choreographed dancing and possibly can sing someone else's songs tongue-out


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     >I suppose it's comparable to someone like Santana who rarely sings but gets other people to. <


Noooo <s>, Carlos Santana could play an instrument, and bloody well at that, compose as well as orchestrating the music of his band.


DJ's are more like 'boy bands' that merely perform choreographed dancing and possibly can sing someone else's songs tongue-out



Take a look at deadmau5. Just one electronic artist with just as much talent as Santana.

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