The ‘Fake DJ’ anthem gets a DJ Sneak remix, of course
Wed 1st Aug, 2012 Newsin
If you were starting to feel like the whole ‘fake DJ’ debate was starting to wear thin, U.S. outlet Magnetic Magazine reports that it’s not going away just yet. The magazine was sent an apparently anonymous email titled ‘Stop Fake DJs’, which included two Soundcloud links for a new track titled, you guessed it, Fake DJ, by a producer who goes by the name of Camoflaug3. The first is the big-room-geared original, while the second is a remix allegedly by none other than house music’s self-appointed gatekeeper DJ Sneak (he’s yet to advertise it).
The track features a voice intoning about how selectors used to command two turntables and a mixer, but now anyone with a laptop can call themselves a DJ. “Not with wave forms, not with sync buttons, not with the latest mash-ups or gimmicks, not with the latest programs – you’ve got to build the groove,” the voice tells us. It’s not particularly poetic, but it certainly sounds like a whole barrage of DJ Sneak tweets rolled into a lyrics sheet. Later, there’s a rattling off of the “innovators and architects”, including Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Derrick Carter, Danny Tengalia and DJ Sneak. It’s anyone’s guess who Camoflaug3 is. So, a future floor-filler, or eight awkward minutes of sour grapes?