Friday Roundup: “DJ Culture Is A Sinking Ship”

Joey Santos
Read time: 2 mins
Last updated 4 August, 2017


Friday Roundup
Diplo, pictured right, doesn’t seem to think too highly of DJs despite being a DJ himself. Find out why in this week’s Friday Roundup.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got an interview with chart-topping producer Diplo where he speaks his mind and explains why he thinks his DJ contemporaries are a “corny” bunch. (Depends what type of DJs you’re talking about, if you ask us.) We’ve also got a piece where the authors suggest music genres that you’d want to be listening to while you work, and a chat with Richie Hawtin about his new mixer. All these and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news. The weekend has landed!

  1. Diplo Claims DJ Culture Is A “Sinking Ship” – The 37-year-old producer’s having a brilliant run in the club charts and radio, but why’s he so negative when it comes to DJing? Find out in this Billboard exclusive Read more
  2. This Is The Kind Of Music You Should Listen To At Work – You’d be surprised to know that certain music genres are better suited for particular styles of work. Find out which ones are a good match in this piece by The Guardian
  3. The Struggle Of Music Producers Trying To DJ – Is it essential that all producers learn to DJ, and all DJs learn to produce? Magnetic Magazine doesn’t think so Read more
  4. Throw An EDM Party In Your Living Room – Intimate venues aren’t just for acoustic performances anymore. Producer Ryan Holiday shares his experience in this post from DIY Musician Read more
  5. How To Get Over Your Fear Of Sharing Your First Track – Hitting the “upload” button for a tune you just finished can be a harrowing experience, especially for first-timers. The LANDR Blog has some tips Read more
  6. Richie Hawtin Answers Questions About His New Mixer – Thump got together with the Plastikman to discuss his new Model 1 mixer under the PLAYdifferently brand Read more
  7. Watch This Fretless Fader Turntablism Routine – Check out this killer DMC Online Finals entry by DJ Brace Watch it
  8. Billboard’s Third Annual Power List Of DJs & Executives – Here’s a rundown of dance music’s movers and shakers. It’s over at Billboard Read more

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