The News about the new rule, that was accepted at an LA club called Cure And The Сause to ban laptops in the DJ booth has got controversial reactions.
The grand masters of DJ’ing – Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler are the famous representatives of the two fronts.
Hawtin said: “Most ridiculous rule ever!Stifling creativity by limiting an artists own personal approach is a step backwards.” And Troxler took the opposite side, saying that ” “I have to say I like it rich too many kids out there who actually don’t know how to beat match. The hard part is beat matching. Even a lot of guys in our class.If the sync is on your an entertainer, not a dj.”
As for Kenny Summit who owns the club, his explanation seems simple: it’s the technical inconvenience that led him to make the rule: “It’s 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.”
Well, probably all the three quotes can be put together to form a proper one-piece advice: If you want to be a DJ, learn how to use the hardware, properly setup both turntables and CDjs, remember what are Live and Phono and earn your right to play with a laptop – by experience and being technical savvy.