This week, a story made the rounds on the internet about a nightclub owner in Los Angeles who decided to publicly announce a new rule for the venue, "No more laptops in the DJ booth." We've heard from many DJs who have encountered similar rules. In this article, we break down why this luddite attitude is incorrect, and how digital DJs can avoid perpetuating anti-laptop sentiments.
As laptops grew to be commonplace in the DJ booth over the last decade, many DJs have become screen-locked throughout their performance. As a famous Tumblr blog has chronicled, staring at a computer screen often creates a disconnect between performer and audience, making phrases like “Is the DJ checking their email right now?” commonplace on the […]