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Puffy aka Sean Combs aka P. Diddy thinks DJ’s Need To Step Up Their Game!

As I was catching up on today’s news over at Bossip.com, I came across a post regarding Puffy’s take on the state of DJ’s and Hip-Hop. As some one that has a love/hate opinion about Puffy and someone that works with DJ’s I was eager to read his opinions.

He tells MTV.com, “People have figured out the formula when they make records for radio, and DJs ain’t DJs no more. DJs don’t break records no more. DJs don’t play album cuts. DJs play what is going to move the crowd. DJs, they don’t expose you to the newness. That was the DJs’ thing. Hip-hop is in a recession also.”

I can not say that I agree or disagree with Puffy’s thoughts; however, I do agree that DJ’s need to step up their game and not be afraid to explore other genres of music. Interestingly enough, last year I had the opportunity to attend Puffy’s private after-after party at his Star Island home in Miami. The DJ for the night was Felix Da Housecat. Although he is not my favorite house DJ, it was definitely refreshing to hear something other than Hip-Hop at the Hip-Hop Moguls house party. Contrary to what most people think, Puffy is a huge house head and he loves all types of music. His “Main Event” last year at Winter Music Conference featured Steve Angello, Claude Vonstroke, and the Martinez Brothers who are dance music’s newest prodigies.

For complete details on what Puffy had to say about DJ’s killing Hip-Hop, please click here.

Source: Bossip.com (one of my favorite blogs)



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Winter Music Conference and SXSW 2009

Ok folks… every year the scramble is on to book hotel and airfare for Winter Music Conference and SXSW. With SXSW 2009 dates already being established as March 13-22nd, it is safe to assume that WMC is the following week, which is March 23-28th.

Now that you have somewhat of an idea of when WMC will be, good luck with finding a reasonable priced hotel.

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DJ AM and legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff – VIDEO

I took this photo during a party at Winter Music Conference 08.

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DJ AM and Travis Barker involved in Plane Crash

Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

The DJ scene has been buzzing all day and there are many unconfirmed reports. I have heard that Travis is burned from the waste down and that AM is burned from the waste up. I also heard that these two survived by jumping out the plane. Regardless of what the story is my prayers go out to them and there families.

As someone heavily involved in the DJ world, I am sick right now! I am a self-proclaimed DJ AM groupie and I absolutely love this guy. I have constantly said the stars lined up for him and that it would never happen for another DJ like it did for DJ AM.

DJ AM will always be in my top three DJ’s of all-time DJs. For more information on DJ AM visit his site at www.DJAM.com. For more information about the plane crash please click here for the Associated Press story or click here for CNN’s report.

To view DJ AM and Travis Barker performing together click here.
To view DJ AM and legendary Jazzy Jeff performing together live at Winter Music Conference ’08 click here.

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