Dalski wrote:You can have all the stardom of a live act but without having to put all the hard work in, it's just playing 'someone elses' music.
Did see the sarcastic end-line
OP remember that whatever way you choose to play music, it's still some sort of dj'ing. Whether it's 12" vinyl, CD's iPods or Ableton, it's all about pleasing a crowd who doesn't care how you do it, but do care how well you do it!
Preparation is your way of making sure you get booked again, and all though I was a teenager when the CD was introduced, I have progressed through all the different formats and ended up here in Live.
Can't be bothered to break my back haulin three crates of 12" on public transportation, when I have the luxury and much more complex musical "freedom" Today, with my MBP and APC40 stashed in a comfortable backpack.
Today I use proportionally X10 hours more then the actual time I'm playing, leaving almost no track un-edited and having so much fun in applying my own touch to things. Back on the early CD's and 12" you could do nothing but mix-in-key and BPM match, break stop and backspin as your effects possibilities. Those have changed beyond belief, and is what makes it even funnier Today working with music.
You can still suck as a DJ no matter what option you choose to use, as the experience of using the gear it is what makes a difference.