DJs Making Mistakes on Purpose to Prove They're Real

#Music

Fri, Sep 12th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

In fear of being labelled a "sync button DJ" by fans and critics, DJs these days "can’t afford to mix without mistakes." The last paragraph in the article is killer.

“I learned how to mix on vinyl years ago so naturally I’m pretty tight when it comes to matching beats,” continued the resident DJ. “I swapped to digital format a couple of years ago because it’s convenient, now I spend more time practicing making mistakes than I do practicing actual mixing.”

“I like to drop in on the second or third beat, leave it play for a couple of bars and then quickly correct myself,” explained Mr. Briscoe. “It’s subtle yet affective, I call it The Perplexer. People who don’t know what they’re listening to won’t even notice it while other DJs will be thinking ‘that’s a great mistake, who is this DJ Whopper lad anyway?’ d’ya know what I mean?”

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