Jackmaster: "The art of DJing is a very recognised art form at the moment"

Jackmaster is buzzing about the amount non-producing DJs around at the moment.

Strictly a DJ himself, the , along with Peggy Gou, spoke to recently and shared the sentiment when asked what excited him most about electronic music right now.

He responded: “The most exciting thing for me is how many great DJs are being recommended to me that I’ve never heard. DJs who don’t produce music either. It seems like the is a very recognized art form at the moment. I love that.”

Relating to that, he highlighted that “some gigs require more preparation than others” and that the crowd need a mixture what they want and what they, according to him, need.

“What they want, usually on most today’s dancefloors, is to hear some kind familiarity, some crescendos, a steady beat. Nowadays the crowd seems to like harder music but what they need is to be educated and for their minds to be opened, maybe exploded!”

Ninja Tune artist Gou, , said she wished to produce “timeless music” and that some house music fans don’t appreciate the importance disco.

Playing back-to-back is also that requires etiquette.

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