> <<One of the things I try to do when I write
> techno/drum'n'bass is to look for such alternative ways to structure the
> Yes, I would be delighted to hear this, it sounds like you know a lot of
> things and have a lot of trix up yoru sleeve...
I have a few tracks up at http://www.mp3.com/digitalcutuplounge, just a taste of
the breakbeat CD I'm working on. I'm trying to integrate fragments of live
improvisation into a digital cut-and-paste context.
> It's odd, but I don't think of DJ'ing as being particularly an original art
> form, usually it's a lot of snatching things from here and there and
> combining them in new ways...
> ... it's gotten me curious to hear you defend "new" sounds...
It seems to me that the importance of DJing as an art form is a consequence of
the general acceleration of life and the accompanying massive increase in
CHOICE...there's so much music out there now, how can we make sense of it all?
A good DJ makes an artistic statement by his/her selections, asserting that what
he/she is playing is good new music -- the biggest challenge is to keep finding
new music that is good and also that fits together coherently, not to mention
sequencing the records in a good order such that there is some kind of narrative
flow to the course of a whole evening of music.
(NOTE: I'm a pro bassist who started DJing [spinning mp3s on a Mac PowerBook]
relatively recently because it seems more creative to me than playing live.)
I used to be a member of this list too, BTW, but that was quite awhile ago, in
1994 to be exact, wonder how many people are still on here from that time?
-- John von Seggern digital DJ -- producer -- bassist Digital Cutup Lounge Hong Kong
http://www.ourfounder.com/digitalcutuplounge http://www.mp3.com/digitalcutuplounge http://www.mp3.com/globevibrate
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