Spotlight: The Movement
DJ KEZ not only hosts the Sunday night show, The Movement, on KBOO. He also spins at many local venues and has opened for acts like the Coup and De La Soul.
The Wilamette Week sat down with DJ KEZ recently for some Q & A:
What are your thoughts on vinyl vs CDS vs laptops?
I spin strictly vinyl. I don’t really have any interest in anything else. This is what I’ve been doing for comin’ up on 15 years, I’m good. I think Serato is a good tool for a DJ who travels, or for a rap group’s live performances if they don’t have their music pressed to vinyl. That being said, there’s too many “DJs” who use laptops who have not earned the right to that technology. The first thing any DJ should have is a record collection. He or she should have spent a lot of time and money investing in the best collection they can build. That’s respect for the music and the art of DJ’ing. As a DJ, shouldn’t you WANT a record collection? Isn’t that something you should desire? If you just downloaded your friend’s collection off of their computer, and now you’re a “DJ”, you basically have no respect for this, and don’t deserve the title of DJ. You probably got into this for the fad and to meet girls and look cool. You probably won’t be DJing in a couple years anyways, so why don’t you just move out of the way of the DJs who are serious about this and truly love it?
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