DMC DJ Championships will now allow DJ's to sling digital vinyl in worlds biggest DJ competition.
By DJ 1
DMC DJ Championship has just announced that they will allow the use of digital vinyl in their world famous DJ competition. No longer will the use of vinyl be mandatory. The last bastion where vinyl held sway has fallen. Sounds dramatic, well, it is. Sort of.
This is a major change for the now 26-year-old event, but it’s also a practical one; vinyl is harder to come by. Wait; let me keep this simple, no one uses vinyl any more, well, except snobby vinyl enthusiasts, or DJ’s practicing for DJ competitions.
If you want to read a more thought out and precise argument as to why this is a great move by the DMC, all you have to do is check out this piece written by DJ Shiftee, a DMC champion himself, and featured @ dubspot blog the official blog of the world renowned DJ school, Dubspot.
Another interesting point however, is how much of this decision was influenced by the events new sponsors, Serato and Rane? Obviously, it is the right decision, but I wonder if the DMC needed a little push. I mean after 26 years, there is a tradition to uphold. Or did the DMC find themselves at the right place at the right time, the well deserved recipient at the intersection where practicality and a big pay day collide? I’m sure it’s the latter.
The DMC is an institution and it has many years ahead of it still. Partnering up with Serato and Rane is smart, but it also ensures they will get even more exposure and launches the event straight into the future. And lest you think DJ's digital get up is limited to only Serato, think again. All brands of digital control software and accompanying gear is allowed. So you can bring your Traktor, Torque and more.
Big shout out to www.digitaldjtips.com.