3 decades deep – happy birthday DMC
For a guitarist, the ultimate measure of skill comes down to what they can perform during a solo on an acoustic guitar. This takes away all of the extra gadgets and effects and other props while stripping them down to bare form. It is in the state when they can actually show off their knowledge of the instrument and compare it to others. DJ’s also have the same type of standard where they can show off their talent, and it’s more than just mixing. After all, with all of the computers and gadgets that can be used for mixing these days – how can be possible know what is left up to the DJ?
The DMC contest, which is known as the Disco Mix Club, is far more than a mixing competition. Actually, it started out as a mixing competition, but slowly evolved into a turntablists’ competition where the ability to mix, scratch, and juggle became their new weapon. February marks the thirty year anniversary since it all began; which mixers were only able to fade instead of cut, and when DJs actually danced next to their turntables during performances. It’s funny to see how culture has changed the hobby (for good or for better), but we can be sure it will be here to stay.