My dj related turn ons-
napping in the early evening as the city moderately buzzes with hundreds or tracks of all kinds......dozing off.....awaking just after sunset to a freshly loaded party bus coming down a backstreet to make a pickup and playing "eye of the tiger". one of the BEST alarms i have ever woken up to.
post dawn "quiet hours" dj's playing floaty random songs...watching flags, wind ribbons and banners slowly sway in the still morning cool while this song played one morning:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyDVFXQ3vJE
smaller large sound camps playing quieter yet rhythmically intense jams that are, from most angles, totally over powered by the huge sound camp right beside them....this happened out on 2 and e a few years back with, i believe, nexxus and their double bus, kind of hiding around the corner from the raised "cool" stage with all the gawkers...and at nexxus the volume was about half as loud and the intensity was triple with a smaller group of people who knew they were where it was at...(eventually i discovered that it was our over famous friend bassnectar
of whom i am not sick of and have always loved(to each his own) and he again proved himself to be pretty wise to the notions of volume does not = intensity)
anyone who thinks dj-ing is simply "pressing a button", "spinning records" or "talentless". those who say that only show their ignorance.
i am a professional musician. between live sets i chose music to keep the crowd entertained. i don't "mix" anything. i just choose what i think is the right song. i am better at it than the rest of the guys in my band....just picking songs....add mixing and effecting and add your own studio recorded tracks and samples...triggering different pre recorded hits and segments while watching the crowd react....there is so obviously an art to it that all you naysayers basically have written "dipshit" on your forehead....i wish you would have written it backwards so you could understand when you looked in the mirror...(boy, i'm clever)
All you really NEED to be a good drummer or bass player is a SEAMLESS groove.....If people have taste that calls for different kind of music it does not make a seamless player talentless....the same goes for DJ-s....miss a beat and fuck up the flow and you'd better have humor to save your ass and keep people around...yes, there are several other factors and opinions and these were solely mine on this hot summer day with the sound of sprinklers outside when i am ramping up to come home and listen and feel again....(anybody ever hear someone play a simple sprinkler track?) that'd be faux refreshing on a hot day....