uziq wrote:DJ'ing takes practice, craft, deep musical knowledge, and the ability to read a crowd.
And producing a good mashup doesn't, OK.
do you know anything about music production? when’s the last time you opened ableton, reason or logic? go on.
you are also, once again, completely missing my point. i don’t think composing music or producing involves the same
skill sets as DJ’ing. i am not saying that DJ’ing requires consummately more
of the above skills. jesus fucking CHRIST learn how to read you moron.
why would someone sat in front of a computer need to know ‘how to read a crowd’? the responsive, adaptive, improvisational aspect of DJ’ing is totally irrelevant in production. likewise, DJ’s don’t spend hours tuning a kick drum or EQ’ing a snare, or humming melodies to themselves. they’re NOT THE SAME TYPE OF ACTIVITY!
the number of artists who are both great producers and DJs are very small. both take huge amounts of practice to get very good at - and they don’t necessarily lend themselves together that well
. a great DJ and a great selector can essentially be an anorak who has been in record stores all his/her life, acquiring a deep knowledge; they won’t be able to sit down in a studio and compose a fucking song. likewise, some of the most gifted composers or technical producers can’t DJ, perhaps don’t even particularly have a wide knowledge of music outside of their own, or perhaps just don’t perform live very well, don’t have the practice and comfort necessary to weave together music for 3-4 hours and know how to entertain a crowd.
the fact this distinction has to be made to you, to larssen, is really not good a good look for you. these are not secretive, hieratic processes. music producers and DJ’s have had their separate roles for a very long time. both figures are at least 50 years old at this point.
‘i thought they put records on’, i think you’re rather narrowly thinking of radio DJ’s. you know, who don’t mix continuously between tracks because they have to stop
to, er, present radio. a different skill set again. nobody in this thread has been talking about radio presenters you hopeless old goon.