May 29th, 2013
News & Opinion
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).
Check out this video in which 50-year-old DJ Leonard Remix Rroy lambasts the behaviour of laptop DJs who stare at the screen all the time as if they’re “on Facebook”. I actually find the video to make some fair points, but it’s predictably triggered another bout of laptop DJ- bashing across the internet.
January 13th, 2011
'Get away from me with that laptop, charlatan!'. Theo Parrish doesn't have too much time for the new digital breed of DJ. Pic: Matt Cohen
There’s an interesting interview with Theo Parrish on the Scion Audio Visual website, where he eloquently explains why he’s continued to play on vinyl instead of embracing laptop DJing.
He describes how, in his view, there’s no way any laptop DJ can compete with “a guy who’s been playing for years and knows his records,” arguing that such a a DJ would “burn you every time.” Kind of writes off digital DJing as a waste of time, doesn’t it?