A venue in Los Angeles called Cure And The Cause has just issued a new rule stating that there are to be “no more laptops in the DJ booth.”
Kenny Summit who owns the venue stating “Unless you're using it to control VINYL to do a turntablist type of set, a'la Jazzy Jeff type shit, or if you're doing a LIVE thing where you're actually programming shit on the fly. Keep your controller in your crib, dont come to work with training wheels.” Kenny went on to say that “LEARN THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE already. Pioneer isn't going anywhere any time soon, they ARE the industry standard, so brush up on how to use the CDJs already, get Rekordbox (its FREE) and buy a good USB stick for $40 that will store THOUSANDS of hours of music on it. We opened this place to showcase talent. So, show us your talent.”
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When people asked if Richie Hawtin would be allowed to use his controller, Kenny responded by saying “people who actually USE the technology to enhance their DJ set are more than welcome to use whatever the hell they want. Our issue is with people coming in, setting up all kinds of shit just to simply mix from one track to the next.”
What do you think of this club's new rules? Should other clubs follow in its direction?