I stumbled upon this article over at DJWorx.com. I don't think I actually agree with the author's definition of a deejay, but it certainly did make me think about how you actually define a "DJ." Defining what a deejay is (at least, the hip hop version of a deejay) is not as easy as you might think. Here is my definition of a deejay.
A DJ selects music AND does at least ONE of the below things:
- Manually blend/mix/beat match songsHow'd I do? You can read the original article HERE. The comments are also worth reading FYI.
- Scratch or manipulate music live while recording or performing in front of an audience
- Provides live augmentation by adding effects/drops/remixes/instrumentation to a song's original composition.