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Camm
Feeding the Cats.
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So far as I can tell, he hits play, then ponces about for 5 minutes.
for a fatty you're a serious intellectual lightweight.
Toilet Sex
one love, one pig
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takes a lot of effort to be that much of a twat
HudsonFalcon
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Uzique
dasein.
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i walked past him at the boiler room (arguably the crucible for all dj's) and nobody was giving him any recognition. he's massive in american teen-boy circles but nobody in the dj'ing world takes him seriously. what he 'does' isn't dj'ing and he doesn't intend it to be... the 'art of dj'ing', so to speak, isn't his interest at all. nor the audiences'. people don't go to skrillex shows to appreciate a 'good' dj or his craft... they go to be hit with chainsaw mid-range bass. it's more like a nu-metal gig than a real 'dance' event, and is far from a dj 'performance'.

with that said there's a lot to be said (in a separate argument) about technology and dj'ing. not every dj has to have 2x turntables and a mixer nowadays - technology is changing the game. you get purists and progressivists on both sides. though this is irrelevant cause skrillex is contributing nothing of worth to either view.
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Uzique
dasein.
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also: lol.

your most played artist of all time on last.fm is skrillex. by quite a margin.

Last edited by Uzique (2011-12-24 09:16:51)

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Microwave
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+515|4128|Loughborough Uni / Leeds, UK
Because he's more of dubstep (or whatever you want to call it) producer, he can't really do much to his tracks on the spot, so effectively he just rocks up and presses play on a load of his songs. Nothing particularly wrong with that. He isn't a DJ and I don't think he proclaims to be one.
Uzique
dasein.
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lol clearly you've never seen someone like pearson sound dj. dubstep is a dance music sub-culture. producers are expected to be able to dj. every single producer in the uk scene dj's amazingly well. that's how dance music cultures exist - everyone mixes, few have the talent/inclination to produce, and often times people manage the pressing/releases of their own vinyl. dj'ing is a totally different skillset to producing, agreed, but they're not that exclusive. if you've grown up and are interested in the music, you'll probably be able to mix it. literally every single good producer (with few exceptions) in the 'dubstep' scene mixes. you're talking out of your ass, basically...

if you want to excuse skrillex's shittery, the best explanation would probably be that he's from a metal/emo background... not dance music at all. his idea of 'live performance' involves making a crowd mosh and playing really big drops. the whole idea of carefully crafting a dance experience (as most dj's try to do) with peaks and troughs and some coherent ideas is probably alien to him. skrillex (and his audience) are only interested in just queuing up a bunch of 'OMFG THIS DROP!' tracks and just hitting play.

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Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
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Uzique wrote:

also: lol.

your most played artist of all time on last.fm is skrillex. by quite a margin.
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Uzique
dasein.
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anyway, awful music and a shit 'live show' where he basically just stands around smoking like a badass cool-hip guy and giving high-fives to fratboys that think he is god. just a load of bullshit. this guy will be backshelf b-list material by the end of 2012, i can call it now.
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Uzique
dasein.
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Microwave wrote:

Because he's more of dubstep (or whatever you want to call it) producer, he can't really do much to his tracks on the spot, so effectively he just rocks up and presses play on a load of his songs. Nothing particularly wrong with that. He isn't a DJ and I don't think he proclaims to be one.
one of the years best underground producers, also one of the top reputed live dj's, also a member of a small artist-run label that has dominated the uk bass scene for years, too. this is how it's done right (and look at the results). you really can't make excuses about dj/producer divide in dance music. it's not as if people are asking some introspective electronica geek to dj his stuff live. dance producers make music that is meant to be mixed in live sets. you'd think they'd be pretty good at it themselves (how else will you get an ear for it?)

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Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
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Have you ever been to a swamp boat party uzique
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Uzique
dasein.
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i haven't been to outlook festival, no, it's in croatia. i've been to a few swamp81 nights though at various venues, incl. their annual big one. i've also seen loads of the individual swamp81 acts individually. they're all good and are total models for how it's done. but by no means the only label doing that - every good label is. i'm just using outlook videos cause i remember them showcasing as much of the dj as the audience.

my favourite label, with some of the most talented heads in the whole scene



above live show is so good that even dolphins are digging it (second half)

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Uzique
dasein.
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fuck you skrillex
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Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
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skrillex killed my father and raped my mother
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Camm
Feeding the Cats.
+754|2441|Dundee, Scotland.

Uzique wrote:

also: lol.

your most played artist of all time on last.fm is skrillex. by quite a margin.
yeha that's cause it was in my library on my phone, I would just hit play at the start of the day and my phone scrobbled it.

and then I realised it was bad. and stopped listening to it.

Last edited by Camm (2011-12-24 11:15:35)

for a fatty you're a serious intellectual lightweight.
mtb0minime
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Not to brag or anything but it took literally less than 5 seconds for me to realize it was bad
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Dubstep is mainstream now so artists that can only produce beats with no mixing ability (like Skrillex) can get away with it.
Uzique
dasein.
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i think this whole thing is gonna blow over in 2 years, max, and everyone will feel real stupid for listening to that shit
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pirana6
Go Cougs!
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same thing, different huge artist:




Not that I'm excusing it or calling it good music but everybody here likes to single out skrillex and ignore the fact that a lot of people pull the same shit he does.
Uzique
dasein.
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i'd say deadmau5 and skrillex are the two top examples of guys that are 'famous live performers' (lol) but don't actually do any real performance. deadmau5 has said on record before that he hates dj'ing. he basically gets paid to turn up and play one of his albums whilst wearing a fucking gimmick suit. yeah, nice one.
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    Skillex must be amazing live. Watching him smoke and drink bourbon. Turn some knobs occasionally and press play on his laptop.

  undeadembrace 3 days ago 84

84 people don't know what trolling is.
Mutantbear
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maybe they were liking it because it was trolling
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13/f/taiwan
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how can you be so sure?
Mutantbear
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because im not retarded bro
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hmmmm

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