Are You A Button Pushing Fake DJ? EDM Culture Has Just Been Served…



Could this new piece of new electronic music be any more timely? Given deadmau5’s PR blunder “We All Hit Play,” the Sneak and Angello battle about “real” DJing, A-Trak chiming in on the DJ debate with this “Don’t Push My Buttons,” article, etc. it’s a bit surprising that it took someone as long as it did to come up with a song that captures what’s happening in EDM culture right now.

We got an anonymous email a few minutes ago simply titled, “Stop Fake DJs” with two Soundcloud links. Of course we had to click on them. And we’re glad we did.

“Fake DJ” is a sonic retort to all the talk going on right now about what it means to be a real DJ. There’s an original mix (more suited for the big room house dancefloors and a DJ Sneak version that takes cues from the house music sounds in Chicago and New York that we're happening back in the day… which also happens to be my personal favorite of the two.

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In the beginning there was the DJ
The DJ built the groove
Felt the groove
Mixed the groove
Two turntables and a mixer!

The DJ was your conductor
He was your guide
He was your Guarantee that you were going to lose your mind

But somethin’s happening to all that
All this hype
All these gawwwd Damn --- lap -------top DJs
Every mother fucka is callin themselves
A Deeeee Jaaaay

Just cause you got yoself a laaaaaap top
Don’t mean you’re a Deeeee Jay.

Get the fuuuuuuck out

Lemme tell you, you’ve got to mix with your ears
You learns to mix with your ears
You’ve gotta watch the floor
You’ve gotta pick the right tracks
And you’ve got to build the groove

Not with wave forms
Not with sync buttons
Not with the latest mash-ups or gimmicks
Not with the latest programs
You’ve got to build the groove
With two turntables and a mix
But what they don’t understand
Is that you pay your price
You earn your spot
You get your shit right.

You got to get it right

We’ve gotta spread this truth
Of all these button pushin
Fake ass
No mixin’ fake DJs

It’s just gotta stop
We gotta STOP!

We gotta STOP!

Take your pre recorded
Button pushing
Fake ass mixin

And get the fuuuuuuck out.

Fake ass DJs
Everywhere I look I see a bunch of fake ass DJs

Now this isn’t a dis to the innovators
You’ve just got to respect the architechs
The originators
Like Larry Levan
Frankie Knuckles
Juan Atkins
Derrick May
Kevin Saunderson
Eddie Fowlkes
Jeff Mills
Derrick Carter
DJ Sneak
Doc Martin
Louie Vega
Kenny Dope
Danny Tenaglia
Francois K
Tony Humphries
Carl Craig
Joe Claussell
Timothy Regisford
Danny Krivit
Farley Jackmaster Funk

Update! Here's a new deeper house music version of the tune that recently went up on this unknown person's Soundcloud page. Bummer that we haven't seen this as an EDM download yet.

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