Henry Johnstone, Sydney - Australia - on 1/8/12
DJ Sneak vs Steve Angello, Deadmau5' 'We All Hit Play' button-pushing rant, A-Trak's recent think piece...it certainly feels like the whole scene is getting riled up over what constitutes a real DJ in the wake of the 'EDM' explosion in the United States.
Well, now it's all finally come to a head with the arrival of a track that distills all those fueds occuring in electronic music culture at present into a single slice of sonic weaponry. It's called, aptly, 'Fake DJ', created by a Los Angeles producer by the name of Camoflaug3 and even comes with the stamp of approval from one figure who's made a point of being at the centre of this whole storm, DJ Sneak, who has remixed the track. You can listen to both versions below.
Here are the lyrics too, so you can sing along. Everybody now!
"In the beginning there was the DJ, the DJ built the groove, felt the groove, mixed the groove, two turntables and a mixer!
The DJ was your conductor, he was your guide, he was your guarantee that you were going to lose your mind.
But somethin’s happening to all that, all this hype, all these godamn laptop DJs, very mother fucka is callin' themselves a Deeeee Jaaaay.
Just cause you got yoself a laptop, don’t mean you’re a Deeeee Jay.
Get the fuuuuuuck out.
Lemme tell you, you’ve got to mix with your ears, you learns to mix with your ears. You’ve gotta watch the floor, you’ve gotta pick the right tracks, and you’ve got to build the groove.
Not with wave forms, not with sync buttons, not with the latest mash-ups or gimmicks, not with the latest programs. You’ve got to build the groove with two turntables and a mix. But what they don’t understand is that you pay your price, you earn your spot, you get your shit right.
You got to get it right.
We’ve gotta spread this truth of all these button pushin', fake ass, no mixin’ fake DJs.
It’s just gotta stop, we gotta STOP! THE FAKE DJs, We gotta STOP! THE FAKE DJs.
Take your pre recorded, button pushing, fake ass mixin bullshit, and get the fuuuuuuck out.
Fake ass DJs, everywhere I look I see a bunch of fake ass DJs.
Now this isn’t a dis to the innovators, you’ve just got to respect the architects, the originators, like:
Farley Jackmaster Funk"
So the question remains, is this Camoflaug3 really a pseudonym for another well known producer? Perhaps we should ask DJ Sneak.
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