May 5, 2013

Pioneer DJ – DJ VICE Interview

DJs are a dime a dozen these days.  It really doesn’t take much to get up and running any more, and it used to take a hefty investment plus a large amount of time to even create a small mix set.  Think about it.  Think about how much a record costs at the record store – about 5 or 6 dollars for a single if you’re lucky.  If you only had twenty record that would have already cost you a hundred dollars.  Even with those twenty songs, you’ll be lucky if they blend well together.  So, basically it would take a lot of money to even have the resources to learn how to mix.  It is much simpler today in almost every aspect.

Older DJs have the advantage of working with disadvantages earlier in their career.  It was harder to build a good setup and therefore DJs spent time just listening to music, rather than buying music.  Once those training weights were taken off with the rise of downloadable music – it really expanded their knowledge and ability to mix.  This is why the thirty and forty year old DJs seem to have a better understanding of what it means to be a good DJ.