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Smart Approve >> The evolution of DJs and Creativity.


DJs started using techniques like beat-matching and scratching to create new sounds and transitions between tracks. Early pioneers in this era include DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, who played significant roles in the development of hip-hop music and culture.


1970s - Birth of Hip-Hop and Club DJing: The 1970s saw the emergence of hip-hop in the Bronx, New York. DJs like Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, and DJ Kool Herc became instrumental in the development of hip-hop music and culture. Club DJs also gained prominence during this era, with the rise of disco and dance music.


1980s - Technological Advancements: The 1980s marked significant advancements in DJ technology. The introduction of the Technics SL-1200 turntable and the development of the first DJ mixer allowed DJs greater control over their mixes. This era also witnessed the integration of drum machines and synthesisers into DJ setups.


1990s - Rise of Electronic Dance Music (EDM): The 1990s saw the rise of electronic dance music (EDM), and DJs became central figures in the dance music scene. The rave culture and the popularity of genres like house, techno, and trance propelled DJs to the forefront of the music industry.


2000s - Digital Revolution: The 2000s brought about a digital revolution in DJing. Vinyl records were gradually replaced by digital formats, and DJs began using software like Serato and Traktor. The introduction of MIDI controllers, CDJs, and digital mixing consoles further transformed DJ setups.


2010s - DJing Goes Mainstream: The 2010s witnessed the mainstream acceptance of DJ culture, with DJs headlining major festivals and gaining celebrity status. Electronic dance music (EDM) became a global phenomenon, and DJs like Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Mark Knight achieved widespread popularity.


Present Day - Diverse DJ Culture: Today, DJing encompasses a wide range of styles and genres. DJs continue to play a crucial role in shaping music trends, and technological advancements allow for creative and innovative performances. DJ culture has expanded to include not only clubs and festivals but also online platforms and social media.


Throughout its history, DJing has evolved from a radio-centric activity to a dynamic and influential art form that spans various music genres and cultural movements. The role of the DJ continues to evolve, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of music and technology. Music Evolution brings brilliant people and ideas together embrace the change….Smart Approve.

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