Press Play-School for Young EDM DJ Opens In New York
Hipster babies in Brooklyn are being offered 8 week classes on how to DJ using MIDI controllers after a canny music teacher noticed increasing numbers of infants playing professional DJ standard sets on their parents’ laptops.
“It’s going to be easier for me to teach a 3-month-old how to DJ than it is to teach an adult how to DJ,” she suggested, “because they have especially plastic minds at that age,” she pointed out (http://abcn.ws/16aKgL9 )
Chatting to the New York Post she was equally optimistic the babies’ ability to learn the key prerequisites for Vegas-style EDM DJ success.
“The difference between listening to Mozart and listening to electronic music is that you can’t pick up a cello when you’re 3 months old but you can push play,” she said (New York Post: http://bit.ly/18YvoQX )
Details of the new school emerged just weeks after respected US blog Beezo published a couple of lengthy essays asking ‘Is The Art Of Being A DJ Dead?’in which semi-retired jock Enrie suggested today’s key requirements for success have significantly changed.
“You need to know photoshop, marketing, and promoting or be a really good music producer. Notice how I didn’t mention skill?” said Enrie, “Skills are no longer priority to get the gigs. Perfect example . . . Paris Hilton.”
While Enrie went to assure his readers he wasn’t hating on Paris, 90s boyband star Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys was considerably less charitable, as he kicked off promo for his new autobiography by blaming his cocaine, alcohol and ecstasy addictions on Ibiza’s newest superstar DJ.
“Paris was the worst person in the world for me to hook up with,” he wrote in the book of his relationship with her in 2003/ 2004, “[She] fed my worst impulses as far as partying.” (InTouchWeekly: http://bit.ly/19h8m9h )