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Show Of Hands January 3rd, 2013 12:00am

Are DJs who remix and resample other artist's music musicians themselves?

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ServingGod
01/12/13 6:57 pm

I would call him an artist or musical artist but not a musician because he's not using an instrument to create an original sound.

pruettsingleton Roll Damn Tide
01/11/13 9:39 pm

I swear people who use this app are fucktards! It takes creativity to sample multiple songs and make them into your own! J Dilla, Pete Rock, ect. Wake up ignorant masses!

jrobyn Washington
01/11/13 12:38 am

Scratch DJs are a dying breed of artists. That is a skill that takes lifelong practice. Different fades, mixes, Etc. they create a masterpiece LIVE in front of tour eyes. So yes, absolutely.

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dooles07 Massachusetts
01/08/13 4:59 pm

David guetta... No...

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RandFan Headed to IPhone rehab
01/08/13 7:36 am

What "talent" is required to scramble someone else's work into gibberish?

Instagram doesn't make you a photographer. Auto tune doesn't make you a singer. Mixing isn't creating.

RandFan Headed to IPhone rehab
01/08/13 7:33 am

It makes them posers. A mash up or remix is something any idiot with the right app can do. Art is creation.

Alaskanteen Clear, Alaska
01/08/13 1:38 am

Woo my state is awesome!

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Phindar
01/07/13 4:21 pm

It makes them composers.

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Happy Hong Kong
01/06/13 7:19 pm

Artists, yes. Musicians ... it depends.

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kicktothejunk
01/06/13 9:20 am

How about losing the moniker of DJ. I can't keep up with all of the names. Primarily cos they all start with DJ. If everyone's name started with Bob, I'd never remember anyone's name. Although, Bob is a pretty cool name. Hey, I'll be DJ Bob. Falling the trest of this with commas cos I like that,,,,,

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penelope USA
01/06/13 12:58 am

If I take a bunch of someone else's photos and glue them to a wall, artistically, that doesn't make me a photographer, so no.

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Willow2015 Gallifrey
01/05/13 6:28 pm

Artists yes, musicians no.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/05/13 1:35 pm

The Beatles, to quote Tom Morello, are over-rated.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/05/13 1:34 pm

I prefer the term borrowed. ;)

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/05/13 1:33 pm

I would use the term 'artist' over 'musician'. It still takes creative skills, but not necessarily musical abilities.

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timmyriz03 New Jersey
01/05/13 1:04 pm

Naaa, def not musicians because they can't play an instrument to save there lives .. Lmaooo

timmyriz03 New Jersey
01/05/13 1:01 pm

Shut the fuck up with ur dumbass comment. Idit

jess1cas Tallahassee, FL
01/05/13 8:55 am

I was torn... I don't think they're necessarily musicians because they're not playing an instrument or singing, but artists, yes. They can turn music into something almost entirely different.

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RJ1969 SoCal
01/05/13 1:40 am

I'm a big fan of the DJ scene. I will say that there are a lot people that write and perform some great sht that only gets noticed because of these DJs. The music scene is broken. There is so much talent out there but they are suppressed by the people in power, in that industry. Sad.

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dancemom
01/04/13 11:19 pm

Artists maybe but if they can't play an instrument also then not a musician.

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kangcjk
01/04/13 11:01 pm

All art is stolen from somewhere

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potatoes
01/04/13 9:10 pm

It depends. In some cases it can really be a form of music (or at least sound). Often it isn't. However, when done skillfully sampling and even remixing (which do take talent to do well) can be musical.

hippiedude fields of green
01/04/13 8:23 pm

If they ONLY do, not at all, but I have friends who do but are actually really good at just about any style of guitar.

dustbunny
01/04/13 7:45 pm

Exactly. Armin, Tiesto...

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tdaddy diversity
01/04/13 7:43 pm

I think those who voted NO just aren't familiar with all that talented 21st century DJs (like David Guetta) do.

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sydwel
01/04/13 6:17 pm

Some djs are very talented... Remixing music to make it better than the original. Many DJs are musically gifted and well known: David Guetta, Tiesto, etc.

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bruhman
01/04/13 5:34 pm

What does a dj do other than sync a very generic drum beat over someone else's creation?

bruhman
01/04/13 5:15 pm

Not to mention I've never heard anything complex come from any music a dj remixes. It's all "bass, snare, bass, snare, bass, snare..."

bruhman
01/04/13 5:13 pm

Sorry friend, but no real musicians considers a dj a musician.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
01/04/13 5:04 pm

Hitting buttons to match up with a moving dot is not the same as complex rhythms and tones. As a musician, I recognize them as musicians that have worked tirelessly as I have on my compositions and arrangements.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
01/04/13 4:59 pm

I don't consider dubstep producers just your regular dj. however, both are generally musicians.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
01/04/13 4:58 pm

little talent???? ok.....sure

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Christie2016
01/04/13 4:27 pm

No what they do takes little talent. The Beatles have talent, probably the greatest band ever.

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DrReid Ever present.
01/04/13 4:04 pm

Exactly, in many ways they are even more talented.

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bruhman
01/04/13 3:58 pm

I agree. But you do have to play a musical instrument to be considered a musician. Last I checked a CD player isn't a musical instrument.

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bruhman
01/04/13 3:55 pm

Would you call someone who plays Rock Band or Guitar Hero a musician? Hell no.

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bruhman
01/04/13 3:52 pm

Stringed instruments ARE instruments played by real musicians. The "spinny thingies" are nothing more than a CD player. To call a dj a musician is a insult to real musicians. That's like calling someone who plays Guitar Hero a musician.

eliseml14
01/04/13 3:12 pm

Its the computer who does all the work.

kdaub13
01/04/13 3:07 pm

You don't have to make original music to be a musician. Go look up what the definition of a musician is before you vote.

pappaledu
01/04/13 2:57 pm

Sure. Guitar is to Computer as chords are to recorded songs.

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MarciS Formerly mjs83
01/04/13 2:41 pm

Creative? Yes. Musicians? No.

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Br@ndon Your Soul
01/04/13 1:07 pm

There's djs in Alaska?

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lmurder MDK
01/04/13 12:46 pm

Hahaha not at all. I like how DJ's think they're important for playing music. You're no cool. And you're not an artist. Try another way to get laid.

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packattack
01/04/13 12:16 pm

Very talented but not musicians

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Lulzy New Jersey
01/04/13 11:48 am

Everything is a remix. Some are easier to spot.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/04/13 11:41 am

coming from a musician, I'd have to say no. this doesn't mean that some djs don't put out cool stuff. but some of it is also bs.

rastamonsta
01/04/13 10:55 am

Is a person who borrows material from George Carlin a comedian?

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gnott15 22401
01/04/13 10:37 am

Artists not musicians

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dustbunny
01/04/13 10:29 am

There are some DJs like Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Robert Miles, Vangelis....among others who I would consider great musicians. Not sure how much of their music they make or produce but the end result is amazing. Great to dance to or listen to and get lost in your thoughts.

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