Afrojack slams Paris Hilton's DJing: “It was pre-recorded”

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Dutch big-roomer Afrojack might be assisting Paris Hilton’s production career, but as far as her foray into DJing goes, he’s face-palming with the rest of us. After the self-proclaimed queen of house music took the stage at the POP Music Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with bedazzled USB stick, miniature flag and not a whole lot of mixing, Afrojack was quizzed about it on radio. Refreshingly, he didn’t take the media-managed line, and admitted (somewhat weirdly) that he had no idea she had designs on DJing until he got a Google Alert after the show in Brazil.

“I’m not an asshole. I don’t want to put anyone down,” he said. “I think everyone should do what makes them happy, for all the right reasons. And I think it’s really important that if you seriously want to go in front of a crowd and DJ, you actually take the time to practise becoming a DJ. It’s hard work, you know – as a lot of people say, it’s not just pressing play. You have to know how the laptop programs or CDJs work, you have to know what the equaliser is, what the effects are. You can’t just pitch your flanger up and down and wave a flag.”

“I wasn’t supposed to say that, I’m sorry, but it’s true. Also, it’s pre-recorded. I wasn’t supposed to say any of this, my management’s fucking going to kill me. I saw it and was like, ‘Errgh.’ The reason why I’m saying these things is I’m pissed off ‘cause no one told me before, not even her.”

In conclusion, though, Afrojack reckons we should all have a chuckle and move on. “I see a lot of people going crazy, like, ‘This is the end of electronic dance music!’ No, it’s not. It happens, everyone goes, ‘Ha ha’, face-palm, then we continue doing what we’re doing.” You can listen to the radio spot below.

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kevvy069

kevvy069 said on the 30th Jun, 2012

this is the end of electronic dance music

Wouldz

Wouldz said on the 30th Jun, 2012

"It%u2019s hard work, you know %u2013 as a lot of people say, it%u2019s not just pressing play. You have to know how the laptop programs or CDJs work, you have to know what the equaliser is, what the effects are."

That's a pretty simplistic view on DJ'ing in my opinion. Good DJ'ing has less to do with beat-matching and more to do with track-selection and creating a fluid atmosphere to your set and the more that people get wrapped up in making the argument all about the actual mechanics of DJ'ing and not about the soul of DJ'ing the worse off the industry will be.

katiecunningham

katiecunningham said on the 30th Jun, 2012

So they DID break up then?

Conor-

Conor- said on the 30th Jun, 2012

1 Respektah to Jack.

special ed

special ed said on the 30th Jun, 2012

:-0 PRE-RECORDED????!!!!!


Nooooooooooo!!!

silverspoon

silverspoon said on the 30th Jun, 2012

I am Jack's total lack of surprise.

edmundpw

edmundpw said on the 30th Jun, 2012

For a pre-recorded set, the mixing is fucking atrocious.

SoulGroove

SoulGroove said on the 30th Jun, 2012

Like it's some kind of surprise that we're stupid not to know that already. And first of all since when is she a dj? So, tomorrow she will become a Lawyer, than a Doctor, Architect ....

angy

angy said on the 30th Jun, 2012

Hilarious! This shit is gold.

sounds_echoed

sounds_echoed said on the 1st Jul, 2012

So there is a market for a 1 channel mixer then?

latin_deluxe

latin_deluxe said on the 1st Jul, 2012

yeeeeh right Afrojack...we know you love her...

sifu02

sifu02 said on the 1st Jul, 2012

My respect for Afrojack just went from -1 to 0. Progress

David Guetta

David Guetta said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

The problem with this relationship is communication…..











Too much communication.

Dero13

Dero13 said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Who cares. Paris is hotttttttt!

BeatScientist

BeatScientist said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

It's creepy that he has a Google alert set up for Paris Hilton.

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 3rd Jul, 2012

He's picking on the wrong things in that article

rubbishtalk

rubbishtalk said on the 3rd Jul, 2012

The funny thing is it's probably exactly the same set Afrojack plays each week anyway...

Wendos

Wendos said on the 4th Jul, 2012

Give it up for Paris ..."crickets"

TheNextBestThing

TheNextBestThing said on the 4th Jul, 2012

EDM pop culture is slowly morphing into The Bold and the Beautiful, as the contemptuous stares garner more and more attention, EDM is the background music accompanying it.

GWissemann

GWissemann said on the 5th Jul, 2012

Classic! We all saw this coming!

longdayzjourney

longdayzjourney said on the 7th Jul, 2012

I applaud Afrojack his straight talk. I hate cowards.