Afrojack talks pre-recorded DJ sets: ‘I’ve never seen anyone do it’
Never one to shy away from weighing in on a controversy or two, Dutch producer Afrojack has opened up about the latest ‘fake’ DJ set controversy to sweep the dance music scene in a new radio interview.
Last month, a ‘What DJs do these days’ video of Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki and Sander van Doorn performing at a Mixmash pool party in Miami went viral, with many fans questioning what exactly goes on behind the decks.
Sitting down for a chat with New York radio station 92.3 NOW, the ‘Ten Feet Tall’ producer revealed that he’s “never seen anyone play a pre-recorded set,” before adding that most of the accusations are coming from “12-year-old kids who don’t know shit about DJing.”
"Everyone has an edit of an edit of an edit — like a five-minute long edit with three tracks in there. And then you have big shows with laser lights and all this stuff that’s synced,” he said. “They play [that edit] from a laptop, but it’s only that part. After that they go back to DJing."
The producer – real name Nick van de Wall – went on to state his thoughts on the way the internet has influenced the dance music scene, revealing that it doesn't affect the way he creates music.
"On the internet you can be whatever you want to be and people believe what they read automatically. I’m not going to let my life, or my love and passion for this music be dependent on what people are writing on blogs or Facebook comments."
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