You may remember that big crazy sh*tstorm a few months back with proclaimed super-duper DJs getting all angry that there were a lot of people out there de-legitimizing their craft by
having the audacity to maximize the capabilites of computers just "pushing play." At the time, it seemed to be a huge deal, and the proliferation of EDM into "the mainstream" did not seem to offer a definitive solution to this ever-growing trend.
Thankfully though, for all those "true artists" still all up on their (relatively justified) high horse, this video--put together by the guys at Native Instruments and DJ Shiftee--explains the radical difference rather succinctly:
Watch DJ Shiftee perform a standout scratch routine in a New York warehouse — with Traktor Kontrol Z2 and Maschine. On the Z2, Shiftee works it with Remix Decks, post-fader effects, and Traktor Pro’s new Macro FX and Flux Mode. He also shows how he uses Maschine to control the same Remix Decks and cue points set up on the Z2, making it the ultimate performance partner to the world’s first 2+2 control mixer.
In other news, I am slowly turning into our site's resident EDM cultural commentator. Who knew? Always Be Chaying, a friend of the site who spent the first two months of me working here blasting Adrian Lux on loop and singing the same three lines of "Teenage Crime" for hours on end, would be proud. (Dude don't sleep when the sun goes down.)
[H/T: That New Jam]