EMC debates 'button pushing' with Laidback Luke, Nina Las Vegas, Goodwill and Sam La More
Recently, the inaugural Electronic Music Conference was held in Sydney, Australia. There were many interesting panels on a wide variety of subjects. Nina Las Vegas moderated probably the most discussed topic of 2012 - 'Beyond Button-Pushing: What Makes A DJ?' The talk orchestrated by Nina involved experienced DJs Laidback Luke, Goodwill and Sam La More.
The discussion took off after deadmau5's Tumblr post 'We All Hit Play'. He got instant feedback on his outspoken, but terribly written rant. Bassnectar, Mr. C, Guy Called Gerald, A-Trak, Laidback Luke and Jono Grant of Above & Beyond are some of the more known DJs to give their thoughts on the subject.
This is a really constructive critique of the tendencies which are harmful of the craft of DJing. All the keywords from this years discussions are there - 'fakeing DJ sets', 'pushing play' and 'playing the same pre-recorded set night in, night out'.
So if you want to know what these veteran DJs think about young guys like Avicii, Axwell, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, deadmau5 and many more, watch the full debate below!
- 23.05.2017 SPOTIFY GLOBAL HEAD: STREAMING SERVICES ARENT PAYING ARTISTS ENOUGH
- 16.05.2017 Andrew Weatherall remixes Yello's 'Frautonium'
- 16.05.2017 MARCEL DETTMANN PREPARE SELECTORS COMPILATION FOR DEKMANTEL
- 09.05.2017 BESTIVAL AND 25 UK MUSIC FESTIVAL WEBSITES AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT
- 02.05.2017 VIN DIESEL WANTS TO BECOME AN EDM STAR
- 25.04.2017 MARTIN GARRIX AND TROYE SIVAN PERFORM NEW TRACK 'THERE FOR YOU' AT COACHELLA WEEKEND 2
- 25.04.2017 SKRILLEX AND KENDRICK LAMAR WILL COLLABORATE ON TRACK FOR UPCOMING JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE
- 18.04.2017 MARTIN GARRIX BRINGS OUT brand-new tune during his Coachella set
- 18.04.2017 DAVID GUETTA SIGNS WITH SCOOTER BRAUNS MANAGEMENT
- 11.04.2017 CLOUDBOUNCE LAUNCH THE WORLDS MOST ADVANCED ONLINE MASTERING SERVICE
- 11.04.2017 DJ gets eight years for selling ecstasy and cocaine
- 04.04.2017 RECORDING DESK FROM ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS SELLS FOR $1.8 MILLION
- 04.04.2017 Historic milestone for Danish DJs
- 28.03.2017 DISCOGS REVEALS LIST OF TOP 25 BEST-SELLING TECHNO RECORDS
- 28.03.2017 THE CHAINSMOKERS DROP NEW TRACK 'THE ONE'
- 28.03.2017 Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in Capitol Records Vs Vimeo Copyright Dispute
- 21.03.2017 Daft Punk's revelead the sources for many of the pair's most famous releases.
- 21.03.2017 Calvin Harris has shared new video
- 16.03.2017 UNLIMITED FINES FOR ONLINE TICKET TOUTS USING BOTS
- 09.03.2017 Watch Bill Murray's Happy Street video
Back to news