“DJs are the New Rock Stars”

January 26, 2012 by Ric Hansen

…………..so says Simon Cowell. And he’s planning a DJ talent search reality show to find the worlds greatest DJ.
The new format will be co-produced by SYCO, Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, and Overbrook Entertainment, a U.S. entertainment company founded by Hollywood star Will Smith.
As much as I believe that what he say’s is true and I’ll be the first to champion that notion I am a little skeptic of how to package a DJ’s talent in in a concise cameo “mixing” scratching” performance. It seems to me the DJ’s talent is his ability over a night to orchestrate the peaks and valleys of the dance floor energy. How great a DJ is at engaging the crowd and keeping the dance floor full are skills that are hard to capture in a 5 minute talent show segment.
What do you think?



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