Friday, November 18, 2005

The net features DJ@WORK..

Gone were the days, the only way a guy could listen to music was either through the AM/FM or picking up an 8 track from the music store.. Let's take a look at the advancement of music through technology..

Vinyl --> 8 Track --> Cassette --> CD's --> MP3's --> Online Radio

Is my sequence correct? Did i leave anything out? Geez, i don't know.. but that's not the point. The highlight here is look at the way technology has evolved music. From Plastic Vinyl's and 8 Track, Cassettes, CD's to electronic copies of audio. MP3's.. the very paradigm shift for music lovers accross the globe that turned into a nightmare for every major record label in existence. Music gained a new medium for distribution, but in the most negative way possible. Content controlled music? Parrental Advisory? Bah!! Take a look at this scenario:

Conventional Music Lover --> Drives to record store --> Picks up EMINEM's latest CD --> Goes home and listens with disgust as 99% of the CD is ripped off or cencored (Come on, we're talking about Mr. Controversial here!). --> Total effort spent: 1hr 30mins (drive to the store and back).

New Age Music Lover --> Logs on --> Starts up Limewire --> Search for the latest EMINEM songs and every other album produced by him and about 10 other different artiste --> DOWNLOAD for free --> Burns to CD with ol' reliable Nero --> listens to the CD on his MP3 enabled Car audio on the way to work, while patting himself on the back for a job well done. --> Total effort spent: 1hr 30mins (Sitting in front of his PC).

It has become the consumers world and there's nothing the labels can do about it. So is the pardigm shift bad? Hell NO! In my opinion anyways...... Indie Bands on every continent have literally gained a target audience never before possible. Budding artiste and music enthusiast can share their insights, views, and most of all love for music through the internet hype.. all thanks to technology.

Take a look at this site:

A group of DJ's showcase their talented work on the net. And when i say talented, i mean they are FANTASTIC. And once again, all thanks to technology, you can listen to their tracks while you're busting your ass at work.. Cool huh? Check it out.

Trivia No 1 : DJ Droo plays funky house. IT ROCKS.
Trivia No 2 : DJ Droo was Juice Magazine's DJ Quest 1st runner up. 1000++ (Something like that i think) SMS voters listening to his performance live can't be wrong.

And the list goes on... So check the site out and see for yourself. Better yet, get on their mailing list. Djatwork frequently host events around town. Bet you'll be kicking yourself in the gonads if you miss any of it!

At the rate their going, in a couple of years i'll probably be downloading their tracks along celeb DJ's like Smokin' Jo, Digweed, and Timo Maas over limewire.. By then Droo, you better not be pulling the "copyright" crap on me like what Metallica did to Napster!

** DJ@-Techrawks **


Blogger cancelthisacct said...

Yoohh man!! I online radio bandwidth intensive? Will it eat up my dsl bandwidth?

7:16 PM  
Blogger TechTalks said...

Yo bro..

The one hosted on pretty good. i doubt it will hog up all your bandwidth.. But if you want to know what the utilization is like, you'll probably need a tool like Etherpeek, from WildPackets. Search it up on google =)


1:46 PM  
Blogger simonsta said...

thanks for your kind words and support ... we're doing our best to create a platform for local DJs. make sure you sign up for our newsletter so that we can meet you at our next event (simon frm DJ@Work)

2:32 AM  
Blogger TechTalks said...

Hi Simon,

You got my vote buddy! I've already signed up during dj@work gig at cyberjaya..

Keep up the good work and all the best bro!

10:37 AM  

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