Someone just recounted a conversation to me. A DJ was complaining that “there’s loads of talented DJs in Brighton, but they can’t get booked any more, because the bar owners have realised that they can pay a kid with a laptop £50 and get the same number of people in, so why pay a ‘name’ DJ £500?”
They say you’re not doing something right unless you’re upsetting people, and it seems that once again, DJs with laptops are doing just that (sigh). They’re even getting banned from DJ booths, it seems.
There’s an interesting interview with Theo Parrish on the Scion Audio Visual website, where he quite eloquently describes why he’s continued to play on vinyl instead of embracing laptop DJing. However, we don’t agree with his reasons. Here’s why.