November 11, 2013

2013 Pioneer DJ Art Mix Charity Auction

If you really think about what DJ equipment has evolved into, it has become nothing more than a collective bundle of technologies built into some fancy machines.  On their own, they have no soul and cannot do what a human can do.  Even the sync button, which can take the skill out of matching beats, has no authority over creativity – and there is likely to never be a DJ that can be ousted by a robot DJ.  DJing is both a science and an art, and both of those concepts have to live with each other in order to coexist.  So if I take a CDJ-1000 right out of its box, is it really anything special that needs to be cherished?

It is nothing but plastic, metal, and a fancy screen.  When an artist takes something like this and applies his own artwork to it, it them becomes …