Today\’s popular DJs are very easy targets for scrutiny and ridicule. From the use of ghost producers to undeserved payrolls, the concept of what it means to be an artist/performer is fully under the magnifying glass. Those true to the craft like Deadmau5 and Dr Kucho have recently become self-appointed policemen of the electronic music community, calling out people like Steve Aoki and Paris Hilton who have cheated the system in one way or another.
The main message they try to spread is simple: be passionate, work for your rewards, and respect the community enough to be an honest contributor. Seems like a no-brainer to anyone truly in love with music, but it has become a huge problem within the community as more and more \”DJs\” seem to slip through the cracks and become world-wide sensations just by hitting play.
Enter DJ Craze. Using the tag #REALDJING, Craze has just released a short video of what it really means to spin. Beginning with a sample of a Tosh.O rant on the illegitimacy of DJing, he gets behind the decks and plays a wild live cut of DJ Snake\’s \”New Slaves\” remix.
If Pauly D is your favorite DJ, hopefully this video will wake you up.