This week we had the International DJ Day, the idea came from World DJ Fund and Nord off Robbins Music Therapy, this last one is a British organisation that has an amazing purpose dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people with music.
To also celebrate this important profession in the Music Industry I will use a quote by the huge maestro Igor Stravinsky when he was questioned about ruining the classics when he was composing his own ballet. He replied "You respect, but I love".
Many DJs suffer rude criticism about the legitimacy of their songs because it's common the use of samples, obvious references to other songs and artists. We always have the arguments about originality even when it's permitted by Music Industry licenses and copyrights. We all know that the process of licenses will improve to make the relationship between the artist and artist collaborator easier and fairer on the profits distribution, especially when blockchain's technology already working for Music.
But today I believe we need to discuss the importance of the DJ in art and the love that these professionals have for music. I'm not a DJ, I'm a singer and songwriter but working with Pop Electronic, Dubstep, and House Music in the last five years, I've been working and meeting DJ's from around world, besides studying every aspect I could about Electronic Music impact on art and people.
Art itself, in my opinion, is when you express an idea + feeling through a song, a picture, a photo, a movie or a sculpture. Or as a kid simply described to the artist Vitor Hugo Zayas "Art is when you draw the heart of something." So naturally, an artist is someone sensitive enough to be impacted by something and courageous enough to express it to the world. The way something impacted you shouldn't prevent you from making art, after all, what is wrong with art inspiring another artist to create art?! It's feeding the purpose.
So my friends DJ's, I wish every day that you may be inspired and creative so people can be touched by your songs, your performances, your festivals, your radios shows and social media groups. I'm really glad of working with DJ's all this time, I'm glad to be part of the electronic music industry and I'm so proud of you guys.
Electronic Music is a family based on inspiration, love, and music, so thank you DJ's because as Tomorrowland say, you are the fairytale keepers!
Congrats on your day.
@2018 DJ MAG ASEAN
The Kraken Music