Monday, December 02, 2013

Know Your Enemy

"Fucking raging with this Newsbeat guy. I remember the interview and his stupid fucking question 'Is it OK for DJs to play records?' … Then he'll change his question in the edit to 'Is it OK to PRE-RECORD a DJ set' and use my answer to a DIFFERENT QUESTION?!"

Calvin Harris takes to Twitter to express his disgruntlement with a Newbeat interview which implies he said it's acceptable for DJs to pre-record their sets. Despite being threatened with legal action, the BBC are standing by their reporter.

Whether or not Harris' original comments have been twisted or taken out of context, Bill Brewster's article about the increasing disconnect between DJs and audiences is of interest - though, as a commenter has pointed out, this is not really a new phenomenon, and can be traced back to the advent of the so-called "superstar DJ" back in the late 1990s.

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