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Using several turntables, CD players or a hard drive source, a club disc jockey selects and plays music in a club setting. The setting can range anywhere from a neighborhood party or a small club to a disco, a rave, or even a stadium. The main focus of club DJs is on the music they play and how they remix tracks in and out of each other or also just to add a bit of energy to a track.They build their sets by choosing tracks to control the energy level of the crowd and use beatmixing (or "beatmatching") technique for seamless transition between tracks. For more information, see Notable Club DJs.
Hip hop disc jockeys
Notable hip hop disc jockeys
Grandmaster Flash (born 1958), one of the early pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and scratching. Created the Quick Mix Technique, which allowed a DJ to extend a break using two copies of the same record; essentially invented modern Turntablism.
Afrika Bambaataa (born 1957), was instrumental in the development of hip-hop from its birth in the South Bronx to its international success. He also created the first hip-hop track to feature synthesizers; "The godfather of hip-hop"
Terminator X (born 1966), DJ of the highly influential hip-hop group Public Enemy. Before rapper, Redman put out albums as an MC, he DJed for several New York City groups and solo artists and even was the official DJ for a New York night club under the name DJ Red Dott.
Mix Master Mike (born 1970), skilled DJ of hip-hop group Beastie Boys, three-time winner of the International DMC Turntablism Award. The X-Ecutioners, a turntablist band with several collaborations with groups and artists, including Linkin Park and Xzibit.
Reggae disc jockeys
In reggae terms (specifically dancehall), the deejay is traditionally a vocalist who would rap, toast, or chat to a "riddim". The term "selector" is reserved for the person who performs the traditional function of a DJ, though he does not always play the music. He often just selects the record and passes it to the mixer who plays it over the sound system.