Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Oct 28, 2011.
bit of an irrelevant observation though.
Yeah. Clubs now seem to be set up like rock venues - DJ raised up front and centre, everyone looking forward and crushed in towards the front. Don't get it tbh - DJ on the ground is better IMO.
OK mate. Have a good day.
It's not that it's irrelevant really - it's actually bad form. It's actively damaging. You've been on urban for more than a decade so I doubt it needs explaining why.
For one thing, it allows pricks like B&P to dismiss them because they have vaginas...
it's really not nonsense. Do some reading
Not sure what you do Mod, but I guess - like Kraviz - your reputation is built, not on the peachiness of your complexion or the pertness of your arse, but on the hard work you've put in to gain the skills and experience to do your job well.
Do you think you'd feel more or less valued if the first thing people said when talking about you, professionally, is how handsome you are and how much they fancy you?
(please disregard this is you're actually a model.)
starting with reading back over this very thread:
You are excusing me of being sexist for referring to a female DJ as 'lovely'. I will sometimes comment on David Bowie's beauty when watching old videos of him. Is that sexist too? Whats the harm in paying someone a compliment on their appearance in a forum such as this? I think she's a fantastic DJ and a beautiful woman. So what? If I'd had been so crass to say 'what a lovely arse she's has' or something equally as derogatory you may have a point.
What's the difference, other than a degree of crassness? Both reduce a talented DJ & producer to a sexual object.
And is David Bowie's beauty the first thing you would remark on when recommending him in a thread where people were asking for suggestions of 1970s glam rock singers? Doubt it. And even if it were, men don't have a long history of repression and dismissal based on their beauty (or otherwise) so it's not really the same thing.
I always prefer DJing at the same level as the crowd - or if I'm on some kind of stage, it's one which people can dance on.
Gay and bisexual men have a comparable history of repression.
OK, I see nina kraviz as a 'wonderful female DJ' primarily whom I happen to find attractive. Guilty. I actually know one of the other female DJ's a listed personally and also find her attractive but didn't mention that so maybe I shouldn't have with Nina. I take your point.
Some bloke FILMED me last week. What a fucking dull video that's going to make. Weird.
Anyway, I played with three female DJs at the Green Gathering this week and they were all ace. One has connections with urban - she's Jeanie Tee from Bashy Beats.
I bet you look lovely in that film though.
I turned up for a gig a few weeks ago and they informed me I was being filmed and streamed on FB. Felt a bit weird/uncomfortable tbh
I looked like an uncomfortable twat wishing he'd fuck off out of my face.
Let us know when your next gig is!
And Liza N'eliaz (RIP)
Incredibly underrated producers, like musique concrete with a beat.
You must have a pretty restricted view of what DJing is then - oddly suggestive of a positional purism on your part?
You should be dancing...
The clip is proof that there is rarely anything more fucking dull than watching a DJ press a few buttons and shift a few sliders about while staring at a computer screen. Almost everyone behind her is busy on their phones too which underlines just how visually unappealing the whole exercise is.
You won't learn much unless you are stood next to him/her on the stage.
If I disagree with you I have no doubt you'll ban me. People on their 'phones may well reflect on what she is actually playing - or just trying to appear to be *super cool*.
The day that started to become the norm (about 10 years ago) was when I lost interest. Watching a talented DJ on a pair of 1210s is something to behold. They are basically playing an instrument as far as i'm concerned. Add another 1210 and a drum machine and wow. Over to you Mr Mills....
Don't be a prick. Again.
ignore beats & pieces. Listen to Sister Nancy instead.
Separate names with a comma.