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Re: playing w/ dj's

At 2:09 AM -0700 5/20/01, Stephen P. Goodman wrote:
>  I was saying that the collaborative
>dynamic is very, very different.  When was the last time more than two DJs
>got together in the same room to "play" together, anyway?

I see this all the time. The Invisibl Scratch Picklz have been doing group
collaborative performances since the eighties I think. I've seen them all
on stage together numerous times, putting on amazing shows just with
turntables. It was all improvisational, trading things back and forth,
different guys supporting the one who was soloing in different ways -
jamming together. Very much like watching a bebop jazz combo, in fact.
Qbert actually reminds me of Charlie Parker a lot, just different sounds in
a different context.

I guess you've never bothered to go out and actually see this stuff
yourself, or never opened your mind to it, because it's very difficult NOT
to think of these guys as musicians after seeing one of their shows or
listening to their records. Go out and see for yourself. personally I found
a lot of inspiration in turntablists lately that I haven't found from
players of my own instrument in years.


Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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