World famous Scottish DJ and Producer Calvin Harris is raging (and not in a good way) about a BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat article that states he approves of DJs that pre-record major portions of their live sets. A clip of the partial audio is available online and catches Harris saying, “In the club you want to hear a produced piece of music, you want to hear the bass, you want to hear it as good as it can sound.” What you don’t hear is the interview question that Harris is answering, which he argues does not ask if he approves of DJs “just pressing go” on their full sets.
Harris explained in multiple Twitter posts how different DJs that play records and DJs that pre-record sets really are. He also warned BBC NewsBeat to release the full interview or else he would sue for libel. View his full statements and more in an article published by the Guardian on November 22nd.
So, what do our readers think? Is pre-recording full sets totally cool? Are some records acceptable as long as an equal amount of live music is played? Where do we draw the line as music listeners?
There is a clear difference between music producers and DJs, but we here at DMNW still consider them both artists. What makes music great is originality and the ability to create and blend.
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