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Re: playing w/ dj's
>Also, I've got a question: I'm interested in collaborating with a DJ.
>Not one that just mixes tracks, but one that is much more about pulling
>samples from a lot of different sources and making something new. My
>job would be to supply guitar, synths and other wacky devices to the
>mix. Anyway, every DJ I talk to seems to be against playing with real
>musicians for some reason.
I should say that the kind of DJ you're looking for is VERY RARE. About
of original DJ's I've seen simply playback pre-recorded loops that are
already in perfect sync, and they might do some scratching over it. Most
these already have as many tracks/instrument sounds as they need.
DJ's that make their music more or less from scratch are a lot harder to
come by. You'd have about the same amount of luck if you were looking for
electronic accordian player. My advice would be to continue to keep your
eyes open, but to also teach yourself the DJ skills that you would like to
use in your project. If you're the DJ, you'll have a lot less trouble
finding a guitarist. They're everywhere!
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