Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

What is a DJ?

DJ Culture: Introducing the DJs. Featuring M. Singe, DJ C, and DJ Flack. Produced and Edited by Andres Lombana and Anna van Someren. 2008

Comments (2)

I’ve been a DJ for a long time…done a lot of different things but have always loved to mix…but the only thing that really pays much now is doing weddings…

It’s true with the image aka the Nickname…it’s like you are a whole different being when you are dj’n! Now of course, I don’t use my DJ Name (DJ MeCanX) when I’m doing weddings…but I do use it when I do party type events.

People just tend to respond better than just a regular name…LOL But my pet peeve is when people call me DJ Joel…It just doesn’t flow very well and honestly sounds so lame…

I love it too when people can search for my DJ name and it comes up all over the place :0) I think it’s just a good sense of accomplishment…even if I’m not the biggest DJ on the planet.

But all in all…I love being a DJ!!!

Posted over 4 years by mecanx

Excellent video. I’m a dj who specializes in minimal, tech house and oldschool house. (I’m also a rails developer.) I’ve been dj’ing for the last 25 years; I started in Chicago when the whole house thing started taking off – grew up listening to the masters at WBMX on the radio. I then moved to L.A. where I started spinning at underground clubs (’88, ’89 and ’90). These were always held in empty warehouses in downtown L.A. (industrial areas). Lots of fun.

The artistry in dj’ing – in my opinion – is all about taste and selection. People pay you for your taste and your music selection. When two seemingly disparate tracks blend, magic happens. Dj’ing is truly a unique and modern art form. Thanks for the video!

Posted over 4 years by djwombat

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

DJ Culture

DJ Culture

Category: Education | Updated almost 3 years ago

Created
September 17, 2008 18:01
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
13518 times

More from DJ Culture

DJ Spooky website

DJ Spooky website

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:00:33 | 1644 views

Ghost Breaker 1

Ghost Breaker 1

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:25 | 1484 views

Changing Styles

Changing Styles

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:10:54 | 1517 views

DJ Culture: Networking

DJ Culture: Networking

Added 6 years ago | 00:06:14 | 15042 views

Networks

Networks

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:04:52 | 1468 views

DJ Culture: Sampling and Ethics

DJ Culture: Sampling and Ethics

Added over 6 years ago | 00:04:54 | 28191 views