|Originally posted by idoru |
Except that I've been in a few situations wherein a jukebox played something I loved and I was unable to identify it, so...
Yeah, but someone in the bar will have picked that tune out. The essential distinction is that a jukebox only plays what people tell it to play, and so a metaphorical jukebox DJ is someone who can only play what the crowd want to hear, what they already know. When people use "human jukebox" in a derogatory sense they generally mean someone who plays hits one after the other. This is what most big name DJs do these days, that's the world Deadmau5 inhabits and that's why he (and people in the Deadmau5 thread) can't really comprehend what a good DJ does. The majority of these people live in the pop sphere of electronic music where everything is spoon-fed and things still essentially operate like pop music.
> Summer Mix For Marta [House]
> This Is Not Berghain [Acid/Techno]
> BMC DJ Competition [Drum & Bass]
> Human Revolution [Theme Challenge Mix]
> Somnamdublism [Dub Techno]
>>Absorb. [Fortnightly Radio Show]<<