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A-TRAK: "IF YOU PLAY THE SAME THING EVERY NIGHT YOU'RE NOT A DJ" By Patrick Swift

31 March 2013
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A-TRAK: "IF YOU PLAY THE SAME THING EVERY NIGHT YOU'RE NOT A DJ"

A-Trak has responded to an article on Avicii in GQ Magazine via the medium of Twitter.

His tweeting spree began with: "So there's an @Avicii article in @GQMagazine where he says his sets are completely pre-planned & reading the crowd is a thing of the past..."

An inner monologue of sorts then ensued from the Canadian DJ and producer where he said: "He also complains about opening djs who play the same big songs from his set -- which are the same songs everyone else plays..."

"So if I understand correctly, DJs should be robots and each pre-planned robot should know their place...?"

The Fools Gold Records boss then made it clear he has nothing but respect for the Swedish super producer: "By the way I think @avicii makes great music. Sincerely. But if you play the same thing every night you're not a DJ."

"Dudes live in a bubble, they think what they hear in bottle service clubs and festivals is djing. That's just entertainment."

"Enjoy the entertainment, I play at those spots too. It wouldn't hurt to be a bit creative though."

A-Track then tweeted "By the way while we're on the topic ;)" and posted a video of one of his latest impressive scratch routines which you can watch below.

He then signed off with: "Welcome to the EDM circus show."

Avicii did respond saying the interview in GQ was taken out of context, but did not proceed to say much else. This did however spark a huge debate amongst DJs including Tommie Sunshine, Toddla T, Alex Metric, Laidback Luke, Eats Everything and many more.

What do you think? Read The Great EDM Debate for more on this.

TAGS: A-TRAK / AVICII / EDM / GQ MAGAZINE / LAIDBACK LUKE / THE GREAT EDM DEBATE

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