“No more laptops in the DJ booth. Unless you’re using it to control VINYL to do a turntablist type of set, a’la Jazzy Jeff type shit, or if you’re doing a LIVE thing where you’re actually programming shit on the fly. Keep your controller in your crib, dont come to work with training wheels. LEARN THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE already. Pioneer isn’t going anywhere any time soon, they ARE the industry standard, so brush up on how to use the CDJs already, get Rekordbox (its FREE) and buy a good USB stick for $40 that will store THOUSANDS of hours of music on it. We opened this place to showcase talent. So, show us your talent.”
Hold your fire, Digital DJs.
The new rule enacted by Glendale’s Cure and a Cause Nightclub that seems to have spread across the internet like wildfire concerns the lack of technical knowledge from most new DJs, as opposed to people who use the technology to enhance their live sets.
When programming a club night, this and many other clubs like it have a lot to worry about from sales to production to making sure the vibes of the night are right for everyone- and club owner Kenny Summit wants to preserve said vibes by keeping things consistent from act to act:
“Now I know young DJs have to cut their teeth, and that’s why we give the promoters the opportunity to bring in their own DJs to open… but its gotten to the point where it’s like an epidemic with these DJs who haven’t bothered to go the full distance and LEARN how to set their shit up without interrupting the flow of the night. Midnight is not the ideal time to turn the mixer off, pull it out and start guessing which port to plug your Traktor into.”
Again, there is no disrespect coming from club owners with this decision; this is simply a way to enforce professional behavior from young DJs who should want to learn the industry standard for the gigs they want to book.