Saturday, 19 November 2011
2. Laptop DJs
I don't know if this is the case in all the other countries but here in Australia.
Especially in formals 'n' stuff, you got the DJs yeah?
But like honestly, are they even DJ-ing?
Come see it from my perspective, they rock up with their friggin Macbooks, NO MIXERS, NO TURNTABLES, NO NOTHING!
Only the laptop and wires to plug into the speakers. Heck, they don't even bring their own speakers!
I was at the formal once and I noticed the DJ had bad taste in music so when he went to get a drink,
I snuck on his laptop to check his songs and guess what I found?
One file being played: a @#$!ing 4-HOUR LONG MIXTAPE!
I was like what the hell are you doing you talentless nut...
There was no mixer so he couldn't crossfade* from song to song, and I didn't see no VirtualDJ** open...
Far out, you may as well have someone stick their iPod into a freakin dock and put it on shuffle!
And this wasn't just one time, I've witnessed this about seven times.
Like literally, it's as if they download the top 40 hits from the ARIAs and hit play, thinking they're the next David Guetta!
So the next time you're at a formal or a party and there's a 'DJ,' just check his movements every once in awhile.
He may look like he's doing something, tinkering around with his laptop, but I swear he's just watching Family Guy or browsing facebook.
Yup, and they get paid for that.
*Crossfading is a smooth and subtle transition from one song to another. Without crossfading, one would have to stop the song and play another song, which ruins the ambience.
**A software that allows one to mix songs