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"Why would i watch you spin records? Play a real instrument, stupid!"


I'm sick of hearing this shit! Everytime i invite a collegemate or a classmate to come to any of my gigs or live sets, i will get atleast a response from some metalhead/elitist rock fan/baby boomer/douchebag saying "Why would i watch you spin records? Play a real instrument, stupid!" or something similar.

Now, i want to deal with these people. Any tips? Should i do a Ronson routine where i would abandon the decks when i spin a rock track and play a guitar solo to fit in with the track? It really angers me that such people exist. And sometimes i'm forced to do a "rock only DJ set" eventhough attracting the rock crowd is as hard as trying to establish a Palestinian state.
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why do you want to deal with these people again?

my classic response would be bashing three chords together on a guitar, hardly qualifies as 'playing' an instrument.

if they cant step out of their rock god paradise, leave em there
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this one is worse than the others....
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just play a trumpet with your DJ set


or get some new friends
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DJ with your teeth and set your decks on fire

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I'd love to see someone light a deck on fire while playing...
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if they are muso's then there is some credibility in what they say - if they are not then fuck then in the ear...





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I agree with Rod, if they can play they are right.

Dj'ing is fun and is a nice little hobby that i love doing on a friday arvo while drinking beer but playing an instrument ownes it on many levels.
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Any tips?


yea ... learn to play a real instrument and harden the fuk up or quit DJing
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yea ... learn to play a real instrument and harden the fuk up or quit DJing

But i do play instruments. Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums. You name it.
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Well that makes you rant/whinge/moan even sillier then doesn't it.
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Well that makes you rant/whinge/moan even sillier then doesn't it.

Yeah, but sometimes when someone trashes you and says "play some real instruments" eventhough you DO play real instruments, don't you think it's the most irritating and irrational insult ever created?

The thing is, i've been experimenting with theremins and bongos while i'm DJing, and i want people to check it out and the fact that they won't and just throw insults at you is depressing.
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why would anyone want to do that to their vinyl?

None of my own personally... But I can think of a good few tracks that would go on the fire rotation.
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eventhough you DO play real instruments, don't you think it's the most irritating and irrational insult ever created?


not really.

It's a prime opportunity to shoot them a smug smile secure in the knowledge you amount to more than their myopic assumptions.

Fuck 'em i say ...

Be confident in what you're about and don't let the misconceptions of others be your business ... otherwise life is going to be hell for you.
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They don't wanna hear you play. Stop asking them.
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I'd love to see someone light a deck on fire while playing...

someone did it at the DMC finals one year, from memory they squirted zippo fluid over the turntable and lit it while it was playing

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Yeah, but sometimes when someone trashes you and says "play some real instruments" eventhough you DO play real instruments, don't you think it's the most irritating and irrational insult ever created?

your mum plays my instrument
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ugh. another thread about how hard it is for djs because people dont think we play 'real' instruments? cue a lengthy drawn-out expletive filled discussion, usually centred around 2 arrogant pricks from either side of the fence who after 2 pages actually realise that they are on the same side and that they're both shit at articulating their views. get's really fucking old.

i'm sick of weighing into this debate - sure it sucks they say those things to you 2/3, if they say that do you really want them checking out your set? I only invite friends of mine who are into what i do to come see my sets... actually come to think of it i always throw out fairly non-descript invites to alot of my mates along the lines of "so yeh if you ever feel like checking out what i do i'll put you on the door!" and i always get a friendly smile and a "oh sure yeh someday i will!". I have never had anyone throw it back in my face with a rant like what you have described... i think you need better friends mate
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oh he was playing cds, it makes sense now
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oh he was playing cds, it makes sense now






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I'd love to see someone light a deck on fire while playing...


I let my mates rack up of a spinnning record when i played. The trick is to stop the record , pour some on in a perfect circle , set start on your turntables to really slow, and then just breath in through your nose as the record spins the goodness





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attracting the rock crowd is as hard as trying to establish a Palestinian state.

I c wht u dd thr.
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your mum plays my instrument


i lol'd

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Thank god for threads like this. Makes mine look like they have some meaning to them.

Summary of what you should do:

Stop asking them
Get new friends
Don't argue with retards

simple I think.
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tbh, iv done many things alot more boring for my friends, so no offence, but they just don;t like u that much. maybe u should wear gators
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In re to the first post.
If i ever encounter people like that i usually try to educate them - maybe push them towards some youtube vids of some awesome turntablists (Shadow, Koala, Chemist, etc) in order to show them that being a DJ can be an artform.
Most of the time people like that are ignorant to the whole DJing culture and base their opinions on the few DJs they've come into contact with either at a 21st or through a shitty pub they frequent. Once their eyes are open, most of the time, even if they're not into the music, they can appreciate that there is some skill behind DJing
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eventhough attracting the rock crowd is as hard as trying to establish a Palestinian state.

tell that to z-trip.

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The music that I push in my opinion is probably a bit too mature for someone who listens to "Trance" but hey, we all have to start somewhere?

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eventhough attracting the rock crowd is as hard as trying to establish a Palestinian state..

I've talked to a lot of hardstyle fans who are also into heavy metal...

Explaining to me that it has similarities, kinda cool i thought...
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I've talked to a lot of hardstyle fans who are also into heavy metal...

Explaining to me that it has similarities, kinda cool i thought...


I could never see the similarities, if anything I can see a link between rock/metal and the tougher side of breakbeat.
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^^ i agree with macc4 on that one (rock & roll baby by axiom is a awesome example),

plus i don't think anything wants to be associated with hardstyle, it just brings it down a peg (or 5)
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^^ i agree with macc4 on that one (rock & roll baby by axiom is a awesome example),

plus i don't think anything wants to be associated with hardstyle, it just brings it down a peg (or 5)


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because Dj's are sexy?

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"A bizarre lifestyle advice article urging unemployed people and those stuck in a rut to take up DJing as a career appeared on various self help portals this week, suggesting joining the profession will quickly provide you with an income in the thousands as well as unlimited opportunities for all sorts of sexual romps.

All DJs are sexy, the posting on newssociety.parentingtipsline.com explained, It doesnt matter if you are a boy who loves girls, a girl who likes boys, a boy who enjoys boys or a girl who prefers girls. DJing is probably one of the most sexy professions, the posting revealed.

Clearly the authors of the article in question have never seen Peewee Ferris or Judge Jules behind the decks

But according to ITMs roaming correspondent Skrufff, it would seem as though this opinion of DJs as unrelenting sex machines is a widespread one with Urban Dictionary confirming the trend with an illuminating definition of a DJ groupie.

Just being a DJ, and not even a good one, can garner you a DJ Ho, the constantly entertaining web portal advises, DJs will often use DJ hoes to carry their heavy record bags.

Indeed, the original article listed some other reasons to take up the decks, including a big financial windfall, swags of free junk, and constant VIP treatment from clubbers and potential DJ Hos everywhere.

UK superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold is reported to earn as much as $7.5 million dollars a year and there are plenty of DJs who charge as much as $50,000 for one gig. Not bad for playing other peoples music, the article explained, genuinely believing there to be no huge difference between top tier DJs and amateur MP3 DJs. Oy.

Yet the main emphasis definitely seems to rest on the DJs inescapable sexual aura, with the writer stressing that once you pick up your first set of decks you will never be short of a bed companion.

The emergence of this article has got us thinking about how valid such sexualized DJ worship is amongst our local spinners. Have any DJs out there seen their sexual stock skyrocket since taking up the wheels of steel? Or have you been on the receiving end (err, poor choice of words) of this scenario and made it your mission to snag a plucky DJ after they dropped some truly epic bangers? Leave us a comment in the text box below and let us know!"

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^^ wow...i have seriously never heard more crap in my life!



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