• Sly

    David Guetta Hands Down

  • FreshNstuff

    I think that the judges should be well known Dj:s like Ean GOlden, Dj Qbert, and maybe a total geek in edm industry like deadmau5. But as a dj i think that this programme is only going to cost harm to our community…

  • DJ Xage

    i probably would enter as well and i would like to see skrillex dj headhunterz and dj tiesto as judges

  • Slenderman

    God, I hope Paris Hilton tries to enter this contest. Also paulie D or DJ Blend. That would be the epitimy of my laughter in all my days.

  • suresh

    so good i like its Dj system

  • Kid Beta

    Joel Zimmerman should be a judge.

  • Dj BLiZ

     Simon Cowell, youstupid moron idiot! The DMC is better then anything you come up with… BUT! if i had to pick 3 judges! it would be and (why):Dj Jazzy Jeff   (Hip-Hop, Scratching skills)
    A-track          (Scratching, versatility in music)
    Dj Vice           (knows how to rock a club)             

  • Dj BLiZ

     Simon Cowell, youstupid moron idiot! The DMC is better then anything you come up with… BUT! if i had to pick 3 judges! it would be and (why):Dj Jazzy Jeff   (Hip-Hop, Scratching skills)
    A-track          (Scratching, versatility in music)
    Dj Vice           (knows how to rock a club)             

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=547213408 Spencer Graham

    What happened to my show?!

  • FunkShaker

    Think this is a great idea. There are too many “so
    called” DJ’s getting gigs and who have absolutely no musical talent. If
    you have ever seen Carl Cox’s live show you will see not only is he one of the world’s
    best DJ but a true musician. This being said the big man “Mr Cox” should
    be a judge.

    But like any reality show. It is always based around making
    good TV and the story not so much the talent of the individual. As we are all
    aware it is easy to pretend to DJ and the true talent may not get a fair go.

    Lastly, a true DJ is first and foremost a music producer who
    makes their own songs. I would expect that the contestants would be given
    particular songs to cover and add their own spin in their chosen genre i.e.
    trance, techno etc…

  • chris

    When somebody really wants to make an impact on today’s dj world, they should find local dj’s and throw parties with them. None of the rock stars back in the days became famous through tv shows. And this won’t happen to dj’s either. I fear that this will be a show with a winner, who plays the newest charts of the same big-name artist, best. Just for making money and being famous. This could lack passion for the music you like.

  • Sonicwolf22

    Less than a quarter of the population even know what djing really is!

    People are just going to be voting for their favourite tracks

  • Bro. Edwin

    Hopefully this helps separate the curious from the serious.  Too many push button-no skill having-don’t know what life was life before Searato DJs these days

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  • Micahsean918

    I have been waiting for this for a long time. .This is a chance that ive been waiting for. Thank you. .. D.j. Micahsean

    Tulsa; Oklahoma

  • Koalan 232

    nooohhh!!!   why they doing this !!  only poser will attend this comp! good selection in meaning mainstream crap like pitbull, i dont think any dj is be able to put trance or progressive for this show…   

    this comp is ridiculous 

  • Darle Desmond

    Simon cowell better find best dj frome Canada and not just the us !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144316971 Paul August-Postal

    This is Lame. Simon, go lay down under a rock, your relatives are missin’ you.

  • Djkevinjames

    There should be no choice in making dj Qbert one of the judges along with jazzy jeff and mixmaster mike of the beastie boys…

  • Djuniverse10

    THE JUDGES NEED TO BE SUPERSTARS LIKE SKRILLEX

  • housegrrrl

    One of the reasons dance music is so interesting, in my opinoin, is for the simple fact its NOT mainstream. This is just going to RUIN everything. What is the world coming to? Make it stop!

  • http://www.facebook.com/skyguy50 Sam Bell

    pretty much, I actually seen him take candy from a baby…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Chasse/184700569 Jonathan Chasse

    This is ridiculous… not the show ( that has not even come out yet) but the fact that all the “DJs” in here would thinks this is a bad idea. It could be one of you that makes it on there. How about some excitement at what could be an amazing opportunity. The world is giving you a chance to showcase your abilities and your going to instantly jump to a negative conclusion about it. I see this same negative attitude all the time with DJs! Just the other day i got a chance to see an interview with a local DJ that was doing well, and when he was asked what advice he would give to young and aspiring DJs he simply replayed “Quit”. this is that same attitude. Don’t be scared of innovation embrace it just like when CD mixing first came out and then Digital DJing hit the maine stream the Guys who were still bring Crates of was were calling the new style of DJs fake and that you had to do it there way. in the end the best party rocker will make it to the top, because in the end good music is good music. The talented and hard working will rise to the top. so just keep at it working your craft and let the ego go. I promise its way more fun this way.

  • Jo8679466

    i would love to see daft punk david guetta and tiesto as judges

  • Palletz31

    A Skillz n Excision should definately by Judges. They both revelutionized their respective styles. 

  • card-1

    production…

  • FoonKa

    I just want to see the auditions, that’s the best part of any of those talent shows.  Read “DonmecZ” post, he says it well.  Being one that has seen the evolution of djing, with the transition of vinyl to cds to digital, there is to much to be judged on to have a good show unless you want to have 5 or 6 winners each season.  Simon should stick with the singers, were not talking about sounding decent with our voices here.

  • Jodyn79

    The show will no doubt be interesting but I wonder what qualifies Simon Cowell to be part of this ? Real djing comes from the heart and soul and is born out of a passion for music, depending on taste – Simon Crowell is not someone I have ever associated with seeing a truly inspiring dj and having a great night out as a result, or playing a set and just feeling the crowd pick up off whatever I happen to be playing, due to a uniform love of the genre, whether it be house, breaks or whatever……none of this spells Simon Cowell to me…..let’s just hope they have some people on the panel who understand things from the inside out, and understand what djing actually means to those who do it…..

  • Not a DJ

    I think the beauty of all this “real DJs play real music, death to pop and wannabes” elitism business would mean that a tv show that arguably is raping a profession’s image won’t mean jack shit to the respected people in the electronic music industry and even the wider DJ community who still recognise talent on their own accord. I mean, the comments in this article alone already show that these contestants are going to have to seriously prove themselves to be accepted in the DJ community.

    It’s just another piss weak reality show that will be mostly hated on, ignored, and eventually swiftly forgotten. With good reason. Sure it may bring up a horde of kids trying to be the next superstar DJ, but if we didn’t have any of them around then the music dies when we all do, or at least it’ll just get more stale.

    Is it impossible that a really talented bedroom DJ could get some recognition from a shitty tv show, then use that as a jumping off point to go on to do his own thing? I guess every other reality show is a prime example of how the competition format has no influence on whether the winner will succeed in a career, or gain respect. Who won American Idol again? Who even gives a shit? Are we going to see some 13 year old kid tearing it up in an audition, only to never get on the show, but instead get gigs and records in the works by the end of the year? I still hear plenty of resident DJs in clubs who play only charts, and have absolutely no ability to mix (granted i don’t live in a big city, but there is definately better local talent around than a glorified jukebox who likes to yell stupid shit into the mic). Aren’t those “DJs” killing the image more than some piss weak tv show people are going to forget about immediately after it’s over?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chromatouch Leon Trimble

    you are the fucktard i’ve always suspected you might be but always gave you the benefit of the doubt over

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508901296 Tim Peet

    Seriously? Are you having a laugh? I don’t have hours to write a response, but one thing. 

    Do you think Theo Parish ever needed or will ever need to win a tv show? Would Soul Clap need to interview well? Would you mark Floating Points down for not having the right stage presence? Does Diplo need a new look that better target the 28 – 32 female market. Did Martyn even need to do anything?Come on!Run a clubnight or make good music.Just a word of warning, even the Swedish House Mafia have to have a certain grain of coolness and credibility about them, admitibly not much.

    Fair do’s though, you’ve made my friday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.electro.dream Dreamr OKelly

    Too bad the show is being created by suck a douchebag :)

    I honestly don’t think this show will see the light of day.

  • KrisMorgan

    Cowell should just fuck off-simples.

  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy

    A lot of the posts seem to be *understandably* negative.  But I think rather than expend energy on bemoaning the current state of the Top 40 “DJ”, it would be better spent answering the question; “How can we, as a community, take full advantage of this opportunity?”I think that the best way to avoid overrated “DJ’s” becoming the face of the scene is to write the show and express your opinion of what you, as a DJ, expect from any DJ.  If you care about being a DJ, and care about talented, qualified DJ’s being the face of this wonderful, evolving scene, let them know.  Simon Cowell isn’t an idiot, he’s made a fortune off of supplying the public with a product it demands.  So if you, as the public, demand talent and skill than it will *ideally* manifest in the show and the scene as a whole.  I think it would be great for Ean and other DJ’s of his caliber to enter; that is exactly what would keep the push-a-button-to-beatmatch “DJ’s” at bay.  Guys like Ean and Qbert are the ones who inspire evolution of the craft; kids see a BB King and wanna play like him, and then you get a Hendrix, a Clapton, a Page, etc.  I think this has the potential to be the saving grace for DJing and EDM across the globe.  Will it be seized?  Will you put an effort into helping the most important aspect of your life?

  • snowcat

    If you want different takes on each song – it’s more producing than DJing IMO. Djing is playing songs, producing is making or remixing.

  • Chris_hollywood1

    DJ Jazzy Jeff should be a contestant! Re-Introduce him and his pro skills to the new generation. He’s solid every time!

  • Andre

    i think this will put the big names in the djing business out from the top and let other performers on the scene that can really entertain bcos to be honest how many of the big djs scratch beatmatch do live bootlegs; not too many and this show could promote talented djs that can entertain a whole crowd with more than just the music selection and light shows and also we should not forget that most of the famous djs nowadays are also producers so this will be a huge wake up call to all dj/producers out there that they have a chance at being recognized therefore more competition makes it more and more popular :D… besides i think if this show airs it will definitely make EDM mainstream, even grandmas will fall asleep with some dubstep in their headphones

  • Apoclypse_2001

    I imagine that it will be an all out war between Serato and NI as to who gets to be the “official” sponsor. I’m pretty sure NI would jump at a show like this. It seems to be right up there ally.

  • nirav

    Come to india..djniv@yahoo:disqus .com
     

  • http://twitter.com/SubSeeder SubSeeder

    This is a positive thing and will breathe new talent into the scene and put some money on the table. It is a way in for people and around promoters who wont put you on. The olds schoolers are terrified already saying things like “Ive been doing this years, you have to earn respect” Can you imagine their faces if they get beat by some 9 year old with a mixtrack out voted by 3 million grannies who know nothing LOL. Now thats entertainment….cant wait to enter myself, hope there is no 9 year old mixtrackers around on my audition day.

  • http://www.djslicetheofficial.com/ Arnolddjslice

    The truth hurts.

    1. The judges should be made up of a combination of successful active DJ’s/ Promoters/ Venue Owners Etc. He’ll need well known and  experienced individuals who have a strong interest in the growth of the art of Djing, not just some yes-man who’s job is to kiss his ass.

    2. I would like to see some real DJ’s on this show using all that they’ve learned through their years of experience to bring home a win for their hometown. I would like Simon and his judges to really pick the best artist and not settle for that sorry ass wanna-be who shed a few tears or had a certain “Look” just to get in. Having the drive to be an X Factor DJ isn’t all I want to see, the combination of that drive plus being a good DJ is what I want to see.

    3. A real, live performance from each DJ in front of a mixed crowd with a mixed genre of party music as 1 idea would work ( Note: I have a twist to this idea as well that would make it more interesting for the viewer). I believe a format of something structured but not corny would work because the DJ’s need to show how well they can play to a diverse crowd under intense situations but I don’t want to see the show limit to DJ in too many ways. Let’s see what these DJ’s really have.

    I have to be one of the judges Simon, email be bro’. http://www.djslicetheofficial.com

  • Serkan

    I hope it wouldnt be a whole scrathing mix show.

  • Nephew

    They do this already, it’s called the DMC World DJ Championships

  • supporter

    do it Ian

  • http://twitter.com/DJMattBlaze Matt Blaze

    In the confines of a television show I don’t think its going to work in a way that will really be able to showcase the talent. Like Master of the Mix, there will be clearance issues with music. If this ever really gets off the ground it will be interesting to see how they do it each week. Its 1 thing to pick a song and sing it, its another thing to have to DJ and work in different elements in a mix from blending to samples to scratching to effects. Part of the art of DJing is DJing on the fly, using effects and loops on the fly, if they are given a song each week to work with and see what they do with it, thats not DJing, thats remixing/producing and also not all DJs DJ the same music.  I also don’t think there is a big enough audience that will want to watch DJs on a stage. Master of the Mix was on BET on Saturday night at midnight, the worst time slot in television. Can you really see a major network airing this? Do you think the average viewer of American Idol or X-Factor is going to get excited about a DJ show? Simon Cowell can mask it anyway he wants about finding the next great talented DJ but in the end its about making money, and if the network doesn’t see the money making potential in the show, the show won’t happen.

  • http://twitter.com/DJMattBlaze Matt Blaze

    In the confines of a television show I don’t think its going to work in a way that will really be able to showcase the talent. Like Master of the Mix, there will be clearance issues with music. If this ever really gets off the ground it will be interesting to see how they do it each week. Its 1 thing to pick a song and sing it, its another thing to have to DJ and work in different elements in a mix from blending to samples to scratching to effects. Part of the art of DJing is DJing on the fly, using effects and loops on the fly, if they are given a song each week to work with and see what they do with it, thats not DJing, thats remixing/producing and also not all DJs DJ the same music.  I also don’t think there is a big enough audience that will want to watch DJs on a stage. Master of the Mix was on BET on Saturday night at midnight, the worst time slot in television. Can you really see a major network airing this? Do you think the average viewer of American Idol or X-Factor is going to get excited about a DJ show? Simon Cowell can mask it anyway he wants about finding the next great talented DJ but in the end its about making money, and if the network doesn’t see the money making potential in the show, the show won’t happen.

  • @ab_thomas

    It won’t actually be a contest for Djing. Being a show it’s going to be performance based so it’s most likely to concentrate on scratch dj’s and mainly controllerism. Not classic Djing. Scratching and controllerism are performance orientated so the show will be contextually correct.

  • Plaztik

    It’s a joke right? Right? Hey, why isn’t anyone laughing.

  • http://twitter.com/ab_thomas Abraham Thomas

    So the question is: Will Simon Cowell destroy the Dj or will the X Factor promotion of the
    skill and technique required to be a Dj, reveal it as credible pursuit we all know it to be?

    If respected members of the Dj community are involved in curating the content of the show, then yes it will be a positive step for Djing. The X Factor will have contestants perform expressive skills with dramatic results encouraging some viewers to invest their time in searching out additional Dj related content. Viewers become part of the Dj community investing their time and money in it. This can only be a good and satisfying result for the Djing.

  • CoolColumn .com

    He won’t be the first to televise. Smirnoff just wrapped up their 2nd season of “Master of the Mix!

  • JPPimenta

    maybe i need traktor s4 controller to help the party

  • JPPimenta

    cool i cand try i do have my pioneer cdj 850 and my behringer ddm4000 and traktor software 4 decks tank you for help and support from JPPimenta 

  • http://soundcloud.com/luchii Luciano

    Young rising DJ’s such as Madeon & DallasK could make this show worthwhile…

  • dominant

    hmmm if you have to actually do something I can think of one french DJ who probably won’t enter.

  • Bruno Schmidt

    This is fucking gay!!! it shouldnt go ahead

  • Geejunkmail

    I think people are looking at this the wrong way…  I feel its a good thing for many reasons.  

    Most people don’t know or care about what happens behind the decks.  This is a good way of making Dj’ing very main stream and credible, whilst giving focus to the actuall art.  And becoming commercially lifted for every DJ that does this for a living.  

    Anyone that make a living out of dj’ing can openly comment about the show and people will get it and connect. Opening doors of opportunity.

    It brings a new new light and respect to what is otherwise know as an introverted art among main stream.

    Yes, it will be soul destroying-ly cringe worthy. But the bigger picture allows dj’s to headline as viable artists and not some unresponsive single minded close door geek.

    Which = money!  More money!

    Just my opinion.

    Ta

  • Geejunkmail

    I think people are looking at this the wrong way…  I feel its a good thing for many reasons.  

    Most people don’t know or care about what happens behind the decks.  This is a good way of making Dj’ing very main stream and credible, whilst giving focus to the actuall art.  And becoming commercially lifted for every DJ that does this for a living.  

    Anyone that make a living out of dj’ing can openly comment about the show and people will get it and connect. Opening doors of opportunity.

    It brings a new new light and respect to what is otherwise know as an introverted art among main stream.

    Yes, it will be soul destroying-ly cringe worthy. But the bigger picture allows dj’s to headline as viable artists and not some unresponsive single minded close door geek.

    Which = money!  More money!

    Just my opinion.

    Ta

  • Shanawhobrey@live.com

    A great dj provides the soundtrack for a specific situation by absorbing the energy of the people, reading their moods and delivering an unforgettable experience catered for that crowd. It can’t be created synthetically or by a new generation. It’s a culture that has grown over 25 years. This will not work

  • Zimfella

    As much as I am skeptical about the show if you Ean entered it I would definately be behind you all the way and spend my hard earned money calling a premium rate number to vote for you. I believe you alone will raise the stakes of the game and make it worth it to watch.

  • Jammasterjayrun

    justin beibr antichrist

  • 3heads

    Hm, I think I disagree with every single statement in this article.

  • Play

    For regular ol’ x factor the only instrument you have is your voice but in our industry there are tons of variations when it comes to gear. It will be interesting to see how they handle that. One thing for sure is that companies get on board with this will be raking in the dough! 

    As for our industry, it’s already gone from the place where everyone does it for the love. You’ve got artists dj’ing, big box stores now selling controllers and the list goes on. My hope though is that if they do this right if,it may actually step up the level that djs have to be at, unlike now where people who cant beat match or select get gigs……

  • Dan

    U guys should check Wht deadmau5 wrote on his Facebook page about all this

  • Don’t destroy dj-ing !

    this is preposterous ! and I cannot believe you’re actually thinking about entering this competition *sigh* !!!! I’d rather call you new breed of digital djs – digital performers so when I tell someone I play a DVS system they understand that I still put my ear in for the work of beatmatching ! Part of the humanity of DJ-ing is slowly fading because of your techniques. 

    A true artist would NEVER, and i mean NEVEEEER support such a thing as a DJ Comp in a TV show. Either Jeremy Ellis teaches these bitches a lesson and everybody goes home, or they hold auditions for 4 years every evening listening to a proper minimum of 2 hours DJ set per contestant.

    You can probably call yourself a DJ when you’ve played at least a 6 hour set and still holding the crowd strong. DJs like Rhadoo, Cassy, Ricardo Villalobos, Ben Klock can do that, but they wouldn’t be caught dead near something like this, and they are the ultimate examples of what it means to weave music and blow minds in the process. <-| this should tell you something, no ?

    There is no way this can work and showcase what a DJ is capable of doing with just playing music. 
    READ THIS CAREFULLY : DJ-ING IS ABOUT SHARING MUSIC WITH PEOPLE AND LETTING IT DO THE TALKING FOR YOU!!! MUSIC (ESPECIALLY DANCE) HAS A STAPLE RULE : LESS IS MORE. LET YOUR SKILLS AS A DJ AND THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING, NOT TRIGGERING SAMPLES AND CUE POINTS! (mad rambling dude repeats himself because he can’t seem to stress the issue enough)

    A competition like this can distort the world’s view on hard working DJs around the world ! Please help end this foolish idea !

    • http://www.facebook.com/the.electro.dream Dreamr OKelly

      Highly disagree with most of this.

      Go play with your phonographs and leave us alone :)

  • Djprimetime

    this is a huge thing for us DJs / Entertainers… you would be nuts to not wanna be on this thing…WHERE DO I SIGN UP

  • http://twitter.com/ed_flynn_ Ed Flynn

    All the haters here are crackin me up. You sound like the tea party of the DJ scene all scared of change and shit. Guys, they all ready made a friggin DJ video game with a toy controller. There are Ipod 2 channel controllers. SHM sells out madison garden, DeadMau5 DJ’s the VMAs. A TV show aint gonna make that big of a difference at this point. Besides this show will come and go and the backlash will force you all back to fringe where your comfy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mpizzle Matthew Parkes

    As any Dj that reads this potentially cringes, the best thing for the viability of the show is for top shelf guns like Ean to go on and show just what a Dj can do. The show is about to happen, might as well make it as good as possible now.

  • Brent Silby

    I don’t see
    how the format of the show can do justice to the craft of DJ-ing. It
    takes *at least* an hour for a DJ to properly do what he does, i.e. take
    an audience on a journey and keep a dance floor moving. This show will
    cheapen DJ-ing and give people a totally false impression of what it
    takes to be a good DJ.Let’s just hope this show doesn’t do for DJ-ing what his other shows have done for pop music.

  • erikt6

    several things i don’t like about this.  the process of auditioning for a vocal or instrument is severely different than a dj.  you wouldn’t have a singer sing for 2 hours to see what they could do.  
    so would Vikter Duplaix do well on this show?  he was runner up on Master Of The Mix season 1, and he is fly as hell.
    would it be sponsored by Pepsi?  Since that is what represents club culture…. soda pop.
    I would assume that Simon and co. would read the negative reactions on just about every DJ blog/site and rethink this concept.
     

  • Baptiste

    I think what would really help djing is if it bought a giant black dildo, put some nice lube on it, stick it in is XX, tape it with its Iphone and post it on facebook.

  • Mmmsurveys

    Sorry Simon but.. your an idiot.

  • we can solve mysteries

    ” The only problem- we haven’t seen many DJs on the national stage with real rockstar talent. This show may just change that.”

    Bullocks!!! What a wank and a half!

    where the F*#K has this guy been for the last century!

    DJs are rockstars!! if not better!!

    *Tiesto *Deadmau5 *Nero * Boysnoize * Designer Drugs* DJ Falcon * A-trak *Daft PUNK!! etc etc

    HELLO!

    and the annual dance festivals are the proof that djs rule the world!!

    This show wont change SH*T!!! will make things worst!!

    • synthet1c

      “cough”producers”cough” there is only one dj i can think of that has rockstar status, thats andy c, but he’s a humble guy, this is promotion for no talent arrogant hacks to be douchebags, the ability to be a “rockstar” is only acceptable in producers… Name one dj that doesn’t produce or isn’t a turntablist that has that status…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551275233 Matt Djloverboi Nelson

    Where Can I go to enter?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Hernandez/1412210322 Carlos Hernandez

    This show is not gonna work for the same reason the commercialization of Rave Culture did not work. The reason is DIY mentality!
    Dj culture is base on DIY mentality. There is not such standardization of a dj performance. How can you judge a performance from a dj with a style like Q-Bert against a dj with a style like Tiesto, or someone like DeadMau5 ( which doesn’t even consider himself a dj ), or someone from a controllerist side like Moldover.
    Can the performance be judged without a specific crow that support, appreciates or understands what is being done on stage!
    A dj is only as goo as the crowd he is playing for!
    I doubt a crowd of hardcore Hip Hop Turntablists will appreciate anything Richie Hawtin might do on his performances. I also doubt the hardcore EDM minimalist will care that much for a Q-Bert or Dj Craze routine. Even is either crowd get together and learn to appreciate either performance, how can you tell which performance is better.
    Not long ago people thought that scratching a record was total nonsense, or CD players were nonsense, or controllers were ridiculous, or using Ableton to dj with was ludicrous!
    DIY mentality says that you will do it the way you want to, whenever you want to, however you want to, for whoever is there to listen, enjoy, follow you and imitate you. 
    Dj culture is extremely segmented. Crowds and styles are all over the place.
    Showcasing a Dj style or performance is great… trying to judge a dj performance based only on his or her style against another style is completely irrelevant to people who understand dj culture.
    Djs have a great respect from each other regardless of style/performance, but crowds are a different beast. 
    A judge will have to take into account a crowd reaction regardless of his/her dj background. At that point this contest will be more like Gladiator “- Win the Crowd and you win the contest.-”
    This show will be decided by the type of crowd that shows up ( no pun intended ), not by the type of dj that enters the contest. And based on previous shows ran by Mr Simon, the crowd will be a mainstream, lowest common denominator type of crowd, that don’t like to be challenge to understand skills, innovation or creativity.
    The variables are to great to be overlooked. 
    I will bet that Party rockers will have the edged here, while true innovators will be ignore!
    Mass appeal is the key here! If you are a Mass-appealing Dj, well, good luck on the contest, you might be the next Dj star!

  • I Am A DJ 2

    I think the judges should be Tommy Lee, Will.I.Am, Paris Hilton & Snoop Dogg! lol

  • Dandyrandy88

    first off, what does simon cowell know about djing, and second, this sounds really dumb hahaha i love watching people mix, but fuck it that sounds gay

  • Dvillote

    This is just like Bboying.   Bboying got popular, mainstream, music videos, “how-to” videos, cereal commercials.   ANYONE could go and learn how to bboy and rock a dance, jam, party whatever!  

    AND THAT IS AN AWESOME THING!  We wouldn’t have kids taking the scene to new heights, making new moves, new choreography basically pushing the limits and breaking barriers!   

    Sure it got so mainstream that it was oversaturated, but true heads kept on dancing, and they’re still dancing to this day because of love, not because of who liked it.   

    I doubt anyone here was there when Kool Herc or Grandmaster Flash played their first jam so it kills me to see, hear and read people talking about it like only a few can be blessed by this.  

    DJ’ing in some form, or media will always be there, because at the end of the day, anyone can buy turntables, cdj’s, controllers, download programs, steal music, but not everyone will have love and passion for their craft and keep doing it because they want to.  

    The worst thing that can happen is people stop DJing and playing music simply because the cool kids got in on it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072165796 Christiaan Swanepoel

    And maybe for format, like the current X Factor, with different groups coached by different judges, like turntablists, controllerists, groups. Maybe the whole thing could be a massive party, with a different genre and theme each night, and each contestant gets a certain amount of time and the contestants could be judged on things like danceability and creativity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072165796 Christiaan Swanepoel

    I think DJ Shiftee would be an awesome judge for this. He is an awesome advocate of modern technology as well as a brilliant old school turntablist. And he’s hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072165796 Christiaan Swanepoel

    I think DJ Shiftee would be an awesome judge for this. He is an awesome advocate of modern technology as well as a brilliant old school turntablist. And he’s hilarious.

  • MP

    What a shame. Jeezus! Now being a DJ will be just a laugh

  • Miguelsaldana

    Thinking this may be more scratch dj oriented?  I don’t see how participants could be allotted enough time to make meaningful song transitions/selections.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072165796 Christiaan Swanepoel

      Controllerists could do stuff like Ean does in his videos for Native Instruments.

  • Batman

    garbage….. this article was the exact opposite of what I expected. Sad. Garbage.

  • djmixali

    because he has all the credentials to judge a good dj…

  • Rafi V

    F A I L  F A I L  F A I L  F A I L  F A I L  F A I L  F A I L

  • DJAK47

    …This is despicable. Just like in all of the other Simon Cowell shows, unfairness will abound. We already have the DMC championship. Television should just leave us alone. please!

  • http://twitter.com/DJFaintLA Faint L.A.

    Look, inherently, DJing has a mass appeal, subsequently, drawing millions of people to the artform, be it as a fan or someone that aspires to be an active participant. Will a show of this magnitude draw a new crop of DJs? Of course it will. But is that not the point? Are we not in the business of pushing the art forward? If you are afraid of competition and are unwilling to compete with a new crop of DJs, then you should hangup your needles right now. Because if, for a split second, you believe technology can, somehow, replace the talent of knowing or feeling the music, being able to read the crowd and manipulate sound in order to build a personalized experience, you are naive and have failed to grasp the history of this thing of ours. I look forward to this show and I would hope Mr. Golden would join. In fact, I hope every credible, quasi-popular DJ would join this competition. Show the aspirators what years of hard work and attention to DJ can do. These competitors would be shaping the next generation of this artform.  

  • chris spherex

    brb, gotta go make bass womps on software i pirated from the interet…

  • Cam-I-Am

    as cheesy as this really sounds, it might have some good to it.  I seriously doubt it….seriously….but we’ll see. But if its half as epic as the kid in the X Factor pic on this post doing the Excision X (i know hes really doing it for X-Factor) but he looks so pumped.  lol

  • Phaint

    Dj bl3nd should be one of the judges. That would be 3pic!

  • http://cheap-mini-laptops.com/ Cheap Mini Laptops

    In just the same way as the rash of dance programs over the last 6 years or so have taken those original artforms such as bboying and watered them down  to god awful ‘streetdance’ for the masses to the point where every kid wants to be a streetdancer which is actually far, far away from the true artform I can’t help wondering what the outcome of this program will be? Kids becoming DJs due to an autoplay app on their iPhones or laptops and thinking they are keeping it real by pressing a ‘transformer scratch’ button?

  • http://cheap-mini-laptops.com/ Cheap Mini Laptops

    In just the same way as the rash of dance programs over the last 6 years or so have taken those original artforms such as bboying and watered them down  to god awful ‘streetdance’ for the masses to the point where every kid wants to be a streetdancer which is actually far, far away from the true artform I can’t help wondering what the outcome of this program will be? Kids becoming DJs due to an autoplay app on their iPhones or laptops and thinking they are keeping it real by pressing a ‘transformer scratch’ button?

  • Jestersdead

    I’m glad most of us feel that this is just the most ridiculous thing ever. And yes, SIMON once again strikes with his commercially “peeethetic” pop fist.

  • http://www.bestdjsoftware.net/ DJ Software

    The one thing Simon Cowell does well is benefit Simon Cowell. I can’t see this touching the real culture of DJing, just passing off a nauseous glitzy version of playing   songs for people who have no flava.

  • Lukas

    You wanna represent Ean? Enter the DMC or start DMC for controllerists.  Be honest and admit it is the cheap TV fame which makes you “seriously considering entering to represent  all the djs in this
    community that care about the craft more than big names or giant crowds”.   This is about really giant crowd mate!!!

  • DJ Freesoul

    It will be fun to watch this show and see what the talents here will come up with, and on what criteria the judges and the public will judge the talents.

    BUT I’d love to see some other judges that Simon Cowell. And Will Smith for that sake. Or perhaps those two and a judge with passion and technical DJ know how. All respect to Will Smith, love Fresh Prince, love some of his hits, but anyway you look at it, he is no DJ, more of a MC.

  • Santos

    In Brazil we already have a show like this, we call Big Brother Brasil… and all candidate are winner. :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/4P1ay Tomii Forsythe

    I say  we start a petition for Ean to be on the show!!

  • herro

    oh herro prease /,

  • Bemused

    Khloe Kardashian
    Steve Aoki
    Paul Oakenfold
    Jamie Jones

  • ItsJustTV

    I really, really don’t understand people’s sentiments on this.
    So you like dj’ing? And now someone wants to make a TV show? and… what?The idea that the thing you’re interested in is so sacred that other people can’t be interested in it too, or that enterprising people can’t commercialise and market it is ludicrous.Sure, this might see an influx of people who aren’t very good, and who will brand themselves “DJ’s” afterwards, but so what? It sure won’t affect my enjoyment. I’ve heard the argument that this will cause people to lose their gigs and residencies to the sudden influx of kids with laptops and controllers. I’d say that’d be a massive failing on your part.I’m sure as hell not going to watch this, the same way I’m unlikely to listen to the music which would probably get played on this show. I’m also not going to jump up and down when somebody takes an interest of mine, markets some aspects of it to a wider audience, and makes a shit load of money off it. I doubt there would be too many people here who wouldn’t like to be afforded that same opportunity in any other situation.

    • Dillinger23

      its a fair point. to be honest the ever since the invention of the CDJ the moniker ´DJ’ has become pretty watered down, but i think what really made the whole thing quite ridiculous was illegal file-sharing. Once upon a time being a DJ required many levels of commitment. Financial. Not only did you have to buy the decks and mixer, but you had to invest relatively huge sums in vinyl. Time, not only developing your beatmatching/other skills, but hours and hours spent in record shops. None of this is the case any more. the gear is cheap and you can download it all for free (should you choose to do so), from the comfort of your own bedroom via torrents or soulseek or whatever. This is what has cheapened the moniker ‘DJ’, as absolutely EVERYONE is at it these days. AND THAT’S FINE!!  :O), no problem there, but its still not the same as say ‘I’m a bass player’ or whatever.  Technology has made DJing both cheap and easy, and that has watered it down.

      • ItsJustTV

        I don’t get how that affects peoples enjoyment though.

  • Redrolla

    New title please! Okay that’s it I am no longer a “dj” since reading this. I don’t even own a “disc” and I’m not a frikken “jockey.” Thanks for setting this straight Cowell although are a shitbag. I’ve been in denial way too long. 

  • Vader1

    beurk

  • jon

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    • synthet1c

      I flagged you to the mods, this is unnecessaraly long…

      • jon

        I flagged myself to the moderator fella,  it was horizontal but outputted one after the other vertically.

        I think its effective in getting the point across mind.

  • IIamadj2

    This is so wrong… But I wonder why took so long!!… I see more negatives than positives…
    The judges should be Tommy Lee, WillIAm, Paris Hilton and Snoop Doggy… Lol
    Ean please save yourself from this scam…

  • quay

    WOW DJ’s are a whiney lot.
    Didn’t hear jazz singers moaning and crying about X-factor did we?

    Sure the music will be bland, and the public will pick their favorite personality. But if you don’t watch it, why do you care? It will open people’s eyes to the idea that being a DJ can be more than pressing play.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stig.fostervold Stig Fostervold

      Actually, I heard a lot of musicians, jazz-singers included, complain about both X-Factor and Somewhere Idol :P

      The complaint seems to usually be about how some people decide to cash in on a culture they don’t actually care about. As far as I see it, I understand that complaint. Imitating art with no soul just bothers me.

      BUT, I can’t see this doing any more harm in the long-term than what DJ Hero did to DJs as Guitar Hero did to guitarists. In half a decade or so, I doubt people will remember it. Unless it gets dragged on for a very long time, in which case I doubt people will not see it for the money-making machine that it is. Either way, we’re all good at the end.

  • Woody Aki

    The reason why I am a DJ is because I don’t wanna be a f**king Rock star…
    What is it with you Americans? You discover a bunch of European records, mash them  up with your own (funking them up in the process to great effect), kickstart a culture, hand it over to us, we give it back to you, you dilute it in turn, then you tell us that this is how it should be done whilst encouraging the few Europeans that spoil it for us to keep on churning the crap we dismissed.

    Incredible!

    • Dillinger23

      Woody you do know that Simon Cowell is a brit don’t you?? And we exported his shit TV format over there not the other way around, yes? I’m a brit and am thoroughly ashamed of Simon and all his ouv’re. BTW, Big Brother was ALSO a british TV format that we exported across the globe like some kind of ZOMBIE PANDEMIC! And for that I also apologise unreservedly on behalf of Britain to every race, creed, and culture touched by that sickness.

      • DonmecZ

        hhahaha… wicked! on behalf of canada and mexico… apology accepted mate! lol :p

        • DonmecZ

          I never blamed brittain for this fiasco though… I blame greed, stupid people, and a lack of imagination on bahalf of TV producers the world over… besides U.K. has exported more gold than shit IMHO. The shit exporter award definately goes to the U.S. hands down… not even americans would dare argue this. Lots of gold…. but even more shit… it’s unmessurable.

          (ps: Sorry for Trolling. I’m off to bed now as it is almost 3:00am my time. Peace! :)

          • Dillinger23

            Maybe…  but then the US has exported Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Oz to name but a few. They have produced the worst for sure, but they have also produced the best!!

      • Woody Aki

        ‘…then you tell us that this is how it should be done WHIST ENCOURAGING THE FEW EUROPEANS THAT SPOIL IT FOR US to keep on churning the crap we dismissed.’

        - put in caps, for you to re-read!

      • Woody Aki

        Oh, and Big Brother is Dutch…

  • Dillinger23

    Not to be a hater, but I’m flabberghasted (its  a word) you would even cover this ‘non-story’. Simon Cowell is King anti-Midas, everything he touches turns to shit. He is completely irrelevant to authentic music with heart and soul, and is nothing more than the Prince of Karaoke on both sides of the atlantic (if only he would simply stay in the middle of on some kind of prison island. I cannot believe you have even taken this program seriously enough to posit the questions you have (who should be the judges, etc), the notion of the ‘DJ’ has become cheapened enough as it is in the digital age (see Portlandia’s ‘Come to my DJ Night’, and this show will pretty much kill the DJ.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Based on the amount of comments and FB likes – this story appears to be very relevant to our audience, which is why it’s covered. Personally, I dont watch TV, so I have no  opinion of SImon Cowell. I am amazed however at how strongly people dis-like him and his work.  It’s still un-clear why, will some one please explain what about Simon is so terrible? 

  • Djjepe

    will be a mosaic of interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning..  so sad. 

  • http://twitter.com/Wizards_of_Zen Wizards of Zen

    issue #1. Will Smith is not a DJ. DJ JAZZY JEFF is.

  • Dj_addict

    technics DMC. there can be no better showcase of dj talent than that. just put that on national tv. simon cowell needs to stop destroying music.

  • Mike Kim

    fuck simon. if you see him please spit in his food and punch him in the balls for me

  • Genjutsushi

    DJing just jumped the shark. Thats it. ‘Cool over’

  • http://twitter.com/DJJeroenKrieger Jeroen Krieger

    Stop this nonsens!!!!! Please someone shoot the bastard in the nek!!
    There are enough talent shows for dj’s, we don’t need a TV show with that idiot to determine what a dj shoot be or not!!!

    Where is the button to DISLIKE this article!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651530188 Joseph Chang

    hmm…. I wonder if there will be limitations to the software a DJ is permitted to use.

  • Brian Foster

    This will suck and fail.  I don’t want to hear people scratching annoying top 40 pop songs every episode of the show.

  • PanPan

    This just a money move just like anything else that is on TV, this show will not be for true music and dj lover.  It just cashing in on something that is now “cool”.  This will just create cut and paste dj not true innovators.

    This show will just show who is the next “likeable” DJ.

  • Hunter Vaughan
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  • Stephenphilibin

    Ean, you’ve taught me everything I know, and I’m the best DJ I my town now….but seriously, thi site makes it til easy for people to say “oh, that doesn’t look too hard” and take jobs and experience away from people who can do more than just sync and play. After endless hours mastering, and tweaking songs and mixes, it kills me to see that just anyone can be a “rock star.” I used to think that everything would be better if house music and dj’ing was more popular in the U.S. but as far as I’m concerned, uninformed Americans are what put David Guetta at #1, and they’re going to start effing up the exclusiveness that makes Dj’ing and producing so awesome, just like how the “Dj Mag Top 100″ is now “Best dressed, Hair.” Make this exclusive again, Dj’ing shouldnt be a side job for college kids, it needs to be a passion for music exclusively for people who enjoy and understand it. It’s about time sites like this reform, and stop letting in people who’s favorite dj’s are Steve Porter from sports center, and Pauly D…that’s not who we are, and when I dj at a prom, I don’t want people expecting a graphic T, and me to put my headphones on backwards -_-

  • DJGusOKeeffe

    Judges – DJ Craze, Ean and Me ;)

  • Djteeoh

    Pathetic. As djs, we are humbled. This will only perpetuate all those push button, wannabe djs. It will spawn another generation of talentless djs that will pollute the ART we love. Too make it worse, how are they going to base it? Serato or traktor or vinyl? midi controllers? Is this to see who can make remixes better? Scratch better? How long with the sets be? Because that “Master of the Mix” gives like 10 mins or whatever. We all know getting in your groove and feeling out the crowd takes longer. You can have a hot hiphop set but if you play it at techno club or at 10pm….you won’t get any love. They should save the time and just put DMC on worldwide TV!!!

  • D Witt

    Isn’t that what DMC is for?

  • Rodrigo Hernandez

    Super star dj’s dont do 2 things of what you have listed: tiesto, Sasha, deadmau5, guetta, hawtin. Only great music selection.

    1.- Controllerism and turnabilism is great to watch, boring to dance to.
    2.- In order to apreciate a good dj set it has to span for hours, in a club. TV doesnt allow for this.

    Tiesto, Guetta and Cia at a festival or gig play long long dj sets with long long songs that are not suited for a dj show on TV. You can only apreciate why they are big in that context, for hours.

    So this TV show will just show a face of djing, one that is utterly boring for party life.

    Turnabilist and controllerist are cool and all, but real superstar dj’s come from the EDM scene.

    Do you think the large public would apreciate Villalobos, Magda, Carl Craig, Hawtin, Dubfire?

    • Johnphamiliar

      Very true, its the LONG sets (with good choices of tracks, either produced by them or others) which make a good edm dj great!! im sick and tired of posers pressing play on mainstream songs and call them self a dj, plus if its gonna be on tv, each talent will get what, 4-5 mins to “dj”?! this will NOT work for EDM!!!!!!!! 

  • Simon

    My name is Simon Cowell
    Killing music one TV show at a time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Lamb/100000057300546 Aaron Lamb

    Honestly I see a few problems fundamentally wrong about this.

    A: Where does the line finally cross from DJ to Electronic Musician.  These are completely different animals even if it is within the same genre of music.

    B: By my definition a DJ is a performer that plays a selection of preproduced music to a target audience.  I don’t care if Radio, Mobile, Club or even a elderly social event.  This is the most basic fact that relates all DJ’s regardless of genre likes or what end of the business they make work in. 

    C: How can you effectively judge a DJ in what I speculate what will be a small performance window for TV?  Isn’t a DJ judged by the sum total of his set and how he delivers it? The only genres I can think of that I like to get in and out of real fast while mixing is DnB, Freestyle, Old hip hop, and the occasional electro house.  If you start rushing a DJ to perform with in a small time constraint then we are only to be listening to 32 to 64 bars of every track likely and then I think the music has lost its meaning.

    Just for giggles I would throw Belfunk and walk off stage.  This just scares me, I haven’t seen too much good come out of anything touched by TV producers.  We damn near ran them off a few years ago in the BBQ Competitions, then they did it at a private location and got a buch of idiots for judges, rushed the whole thing to where they weren’t even making BBQ.  Kinda was cool but overall just tarnished over.

  • Iain

    I cant imagine it will get much support from the community, seeing as Simon Cowel and Xfaxtor are associated with mainstream music and most DJs strive to find new and interesting styles of music. it won’t get much support from the general public unless it has that poppy element. so i can imagine all that will happen is we will get a couple more david guetas per year.

  • Aaron

    no. Just.. no. 

  • http://www.directsound.com/ Youtube DJ’s

    DJ Mikey Mike from Direct Sound would be a great Judge!!! http://www.directsound.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandergowers Alexander Gowers

    no just no, this is not a show. Are we supposed to believe the public want to watch scratching and controllerism? I think this story is a hoax, there is more to it than a show to find great DJs. DJing for radio maybe but nothing in the realm of a club. It takes years to become a name and you need to make tracks as well to really get big. Simon Cowell couldn’t be naive enough to believe he can find a ‘david guett-a-like’ to sell shit for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Nordberg/1169749589 Trevor Nordberg

    I don’t want to DJ anymore

  • Spyder91730

    This is really cool can’t wait to see the new talent it brings to the surface

  • xoduzz

    everyone wants to be a dj :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=697124383 Dave Chait

    fuck it, sign me up…I’ll play the game and then make my bloody valentine sounding records for the rest of my life…

  • TJP

    I will watch it if you enter Ean!  Do it!!

  • DJ elixeR

    i think itd be cool if every week they had to use a new format or controller like vinyl one week cdj’s the next s4 after that vci-400′s x1′s launchpads, mpc’ss and apc’s etc. also different genres or record labels

  • Ephortless

    This will just perpetuate the poser craze…people that don’t understand it will be so called “judgeing” an evolving art. We are really gaining momentum now becoming more respected than just accepted, things like this will just make us look dumb. I love how we are taking main stages but our underground roots keep us interesting, mysterious and sought after.

  • Djlytsout

    Uuuuhhhhh…People there is already a DJ show out there its Called Master of the Mix and its 2 seasons strong

  • Defektedtoy

    Innovators should be judges. Someone like Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, shit, maybe even Z-trip. There needs to be people up there judging that know technical skills like turntablisim, timing and music knowledge, and hyping a crowd. And perhaps Daft Punk for that “star power” hahaThe judges should also be relevant and up to date. Flava flav is the worlds most popular hype man, but I doubt he knows a lot about DJing. I have a feeling they will have terrible judges that are there just to draw a crowd. People like Megan Fox, or some other irrelevant hollywood star.
     
    I bet the judges will be an actor, a producer, someone from a record label, and a woman.
     
    Will Smith, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Neesey Nash. <- not my votes, but pretty likely.
     
     
    As far as the DJ's I would like to see enter, everyone and anyone. Good, bad, whatever. I want to see the little guy make it big without the help of "knowing someone in the business" for once.
     
    Format? American Idol, only for DJ's. They should have to perform their own set, remix a song, produce a song, and interact with the audience is some fashion. Perhaps have impromptu "parties" at secret locations around the country to show their ability to quickly set up, and perform under pressure. That would also allow for the fans to simulate the "rave/underground" experience without actually being in any danger.
     
    Maybe test their willpower by distracting them with people bumping the decks, dumping drinks on their gear, terrible sound guys, and poor lighting haha!

  • Jonhenne

    ;alskdhg;lsadkhg You have no idea how much I hate Simon Cowell now. I had a lot of respect for the guy before but this just pisses me the fuck off. :X

  • Defektedtoy

    Innovators should be judges. Someone like Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, shit, maybe even Z-trip. There needs to be people up there judging that know technical skills like turntablisim, timing and music knowledge, and hyping a crowd. And perhaps Daft Punk for that “star power” hahaThe judges should also be relevant and up to date. Flava flav is the worlds most popular hype man, but I doubt he knows a lot about DJing. I have a feeling they will have terrible judges that are there just to draw a crowd. People like Megan Fox, or some other irrelevant hollywood star.

    I bet the judges will be an actor, a producer, someone from a record label, and a woman.

    Will Smith, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Neesey Nash. <- not my votes, but pretty likely.

    As far as the DJ's I would like to see enter, everyone and anyone. Good, bad, whatever. I want to see the little guy make it big without the help of "knowing someone in the business" for once.

    Format? American Idol, only for DJ's. They should have to perform their own set, remix a song, produce a song, and interact with the audience is some fashion. Perhaps have impromptu "parties" at secret locations around the country to show their ability to quickly set up, and perform under pressure. That would also allow for the fans to simulate the "rave/underground" experience without actually being in any danger.

    Maybe test their willpower by distracting them with people bumping the decks, dumping drinks on their gear, terrible sound guys, and poor lighting haha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1211468921 Ingo Vogelmann

    What a shame. Nuff said.

  • Progression

    Anyone who is being negative about this clearly has a closed mind. Nobody even knows the format of the show, who the judges will be or what the goal of the show is. Without knowing those things how can you even make bold statements?

    At the end of the day we are getting what we wanted. All the old head vinyl junkies always complained that music on the radio was BS and that we were the ones playing REAL MUSIC… well guess what.. we’re getting our time in the spotlight and all you can do is hate.. 

     It honestly sickens me.. 

    • synthet1c

      says the 16 year old with delusions of grandeur, dance music has never been about being popular, it’s the exact opposite… being individual, at least thats the criteria for good timeless dance music, the popular (groupy) dance stuff is gone in an instant due to oversaturation.

      If you want to “make it” sell your decks (sorry controller) and get a DAW

      now get off my grass you young rapscallion, warble warble!

  • http://twitter.com/lastthroesblog Last Throes Blog

    This makes me want to vomit. We are going to see talentless trolls enter this contest, jump around and make themselves, not their skills, the center of their performances. I guess real DJs will have to weather another tsunami of me-toos entering the fray, much like the early 2000′s when everyone wanted a pair of decks and a trucker cap.

    I really appreciate the new technology that DJs are able to use nowadays. But it also makes the barriers to entry much lower. It’s moments like this that make me want to sell all of my equipment and buy a banjo.

  • ellie

    Hey Simon theres a thing called ‘DMC World DJ Championship’ which any good DJ worth their salt would enter, they would not enter this! This is ridiculous.

    • Progression

      The Dmc’s are clearly a scratch/ battle comp. There is more than one type of DJ.. ^^ Close minded statements are stupid…

    • 4×4 Rules

      How many of the DJs in the DJ Mag Top 100 or Resident Advisor Top 100 have entered DMC or are controllerists and/or play hip hop/dubstep?

  • Joecutz1

    I hope its not like Master of the Mix..

  • Pedroferreirapulido

    wow… a new David Guetta will be born!! i’m so happy!!!
    (SARCASM!!!)

  • Pedroferreirapulido

    wow… a new David Guetta will be born!! i’m so happy!!!
    (SARCASM!!!)

  • slyfox

    Ean please enter for the show and really show the new “mainstream EDM” groupies what being a DJ and true music lover is all about.  Its only gonna hurt the entire community world wide if they get away with putting up a bunch of fakers and nonsense for more useless entertainment shows.  This is a rare opportunity for the whole EDM community to stand up for ourselves and not be exploited by people more concerned with ratings and revenue.  At the very least please ask anyone else you know who would also be up to the challenge to enter and represent us.  

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      Thanks man- thats what I am thinking. We need to make sure people know there is more to djing than just taking shots and jumping on stage. There is a wonderful art here that people really work hard at. 

      • somedudeinNC

        please do it…. and you have to announce on the blog before you are going on. :)

      • somedudefromNC

        please do it…. and you have to announce on the blog before you are going on. :)

  • Pedroferreirapulido

    wow… a new David Guetta will be born!! i’m so happy!!!
    (SARCASM!!!)

  • Matias Padilla

    Like I already commented on people’s status regarding this: kill it with fire

  • Dark_angel2206

    No FORMAT!! That thing is not good for anything… who needs another X-Factor? i dont recall learning a thing from it… its going to be just another program where millions attempt the Hall of Fame , then one “lucky” Guy/gull wins the show, gets 2 months of fame and then vanishes from the earth’s surface…

    We should get 100.000 (or more) individuals to sign a piece of paper sayin we dont want that show to happen…

    IT WILL ONLY BRING HAMR TO DJ CULTURE!!! WRITE MY SENTENCE DOWN!!

  • http://twitter.com/WooDzMuzik Anthony Woodruffe

    I haven’t got a clue what you’re on about. please step away from the keyboard and count to ten.

  • http://twitter.com/WooDzMuzik Anthony Woodruffe

    Thinking about this initially gave a knee jerk reaction.
    But still I want to break this down into 3 sections.

    THE GOOD.
    The hope; is this his will expose to the public that being a DJ isn’t just playing a load of tracks and everyone jumps up and starts dancing. That preparation, programming, psychology, musical knowledge, skill, talent and character all play a major role in connecting with your crowd and everyone experiencing that magical moment.
    Where hopefully some hardline elitists will realise that DJing doesn’t stop at vinyl and to some others that vinyl is as alive today as it was 40 years ago. That we will see some extremely talented artists that are going to scare to living sh!t out of virtually all of the A-list DJs working today. That the winner will be someone who can handle 2 or 4 decks just as easy as mashing a launchpad or both whilst blowing a trombone.

    THE BAD
    Is that the producers are way out of their depth and have no idea what controllerism is and the judges are left confused as to what the DJ has just done. Imagine Madeon performing his ‘Pop Culture’ routine only for Simon to say “Well you’re just hitting a load of buttons, a monkey can do that.” Maybe people won’tt be able to bring their own equipment, they will have to use what is given to them instead, which would likely cut out any new innovative talent.

    THE UGLY
    I can think of a few DJ’s I like to see on this show because they deserve getting good money for pushing the envelope and evolving the term DJ. The problem is that they are so good, they have regular work and commitments so they won’t be able to enter. What we will be left with is a load of mediocre wannabe’s who will enter for the same reason why Cowell is making the show; to be on TV and and make some money. The contestants be spoon fed a load of SONY tracks to spin week just so Usher can hit the number 1 spot the following week.

    In making sure this doesn’t happen I would plead with anybody who genuinely has something to offer the DJ world to enter this competition and show the producers that being a DJ goes way beyond some tw@ singing into a microphone.

    • satchel

      If there is someone who dj’s while playing a trombone I am voting for that guy

      • Kevknight85

        See: Big Gigantic.

  • synthet1c

    now you have completely sold out djtt it sounds like you will be a judge Ian… Yes this will make you a lot of money selling midifighters, but at the expense of oversaturating the scene, your going to have teeny boppers everywhere, you won’t be able to pick up at a rave because all the girls will be 14, and all the 14 year olds will be exposed to drugs too early halting their mental development. and wait till the kids start dying from ghb the only drug they can afford on their pocket money.

    This is a terrible idea to pitch to kids on tv!

    DJ’s aren’t rockstars, Producers are the rockstars, dj’s who pretend to be are douchebags!

    • ItsJustTV

      Are you sure you aren’t one of these 14 year old girls with stunted mental development? …. You just drew a correlation between a blog post about a tv show and killing children with harmful drugs.

      • synthet1c

        that’s what hapened in burn city… Dance music became popular, kids died, the scene in melbourne died as a result and we havn’t had a legal all night rave since 2006. But the reason I pointed out the correlation between youngsters and dying is because there is a correlation between youngsters who think they are immortal and dying or getting messed up from drugs

        • ItsJustTV

          Your suggesting that we deal with an education and harm reduction issue with censorship. Not sure I agree on that.

          • synthet1c

            yes I absolutly beleive in censorship of party drugs for kids, weed is fine with education, but ice, meth, pills, speed, coke all should be left in a volt until a kid can think for themselves, otherwise they will fuck themselves up without understanding the consiquences,

            We all know that the “drugs are bad” line is a lie, they are great in moderation, but it easily gets out of hand if your not careful, and the line about kids dying from ghb is close to home, my mates little bro blew out on it, why cause he was at a rave and some douchebag sold it to him… he was lucky, but it does happen.

            but hey this is going to be shown and promoted in america so american people and tax dollar will deal with the problem

    • Sss18734

      lol u mad bro????

      • synthet1c

        I prefer the term mentally dis-stable LOL

    • Dan

      This.

      Peopple tend to forget that DJ’s are just mixing. When peopple find out I produce music, the inmediately tend to call me a “DJ”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthieu-Mamba-Guilloux/100001272134485 Matthieu Mamba Guilloux

    If it’s a short format (like a few minutes), it should favor controllerism… But sadly, I feel like it’s gonna be more of a Guetta-like press play “performance”. 

  • earfill7.1

    This is a great opportunity for a DJ to set the bar. 
    DJ’s r all different in what tools they use. But…
    One thing is certain… We make the scene ROCK or NOT!
    Im excited to c wat exactly the criteria will be for mixing when it comes down to groups, picks or finals. Will there be producing involved or strictly music mixing? Im curious becuase there can be so much involved to very little involved. Producer/DJ or DJ? Who’s gonna win?WINNER= Producer/DJ ivote Ean Golden for a Judge… Word! 

  • joshuajclark

    Pretty sure I’d love to see this if people like Ean comprised the competition. It would be one of the most interesting shows in a long time.
    So Ean, I definitely think you should enter. It would be amazing.

  • Kidsolo90

    Dmc is the only show for me that’s real dj talant not Simon cowells take

  • http://WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/LEWISLACE L E W I S-L A C E

    BET. Has a show called Master of the Mix that is the exact same concept. I really enjoyed watching it on Saturdays and feel this show could gain a lot of attention. The format is still a little difficult for me to picture considering on the other show DJ’s traveled club to club during competition but for the X factor they most likely will be occupying one center stage.

  • armyofme4340

    Wow. Are you kidding me.

    This is great. I search the internet for good routines and inspiration good or bad. Imagine having an hour of week of pure inspiration (good or bad).

    How can many of you say it’s ruined when you haven’t even given it a chance.

    I rather watch something than nothing.

    We’ll see how it pans out. But even if 50% of it is not “good” at least you get 50% of stuff that can inspire you to be better or try out new techniques.

    Big ups to Ean for thinking about entering. Show them how it’s done.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Philibin/100001272522275 Stephen Philibin

      It’s not about whether the show is any good, it’s that when you say “i’m a dj” people will immediately associate you with all the trash, and rubbish on this show

  • The Beat Worx

    I don’t understand how this will work considering the fact that musical styles and tastes are so subjective… (For example, turntablists vs. controllerists… or DJs who sample and scratch to create tracks vs. DJs who use synths to create tracks from scratch?) Does the general public even care?

    • earfill7.1

      The thing the public will care about is.. does it sound good? idont think they will care. Soon after they understand they’ll listen for it and care.

  • Ian Barbosa

    So, decks factor is coming lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651530188 Joseph Chang

      I see what you did there ;D

  • armyofme4340

    Wow. Are you kidding me.

    This is great. I search the internet for good routines and inspiration good or bad. Imagine having an hour of week of pure inspiration (good or bad).

    How can many of you say it’s ruined when you haven’t even given it a chance.

    I rather watch something than nothing.

    We’ll see how it pans out. But even if 50% of it is not “good” at least you get 50% of stuff that can inspire you to be better or try out new techniques.

    Big ups to Ean for thinking about entering. Show them how it’s done.

  • Monsieurlam

    Err,

    I feel like Ean wrote this post so that everyone would cheer him and yell “Go for it, represent us, win and become the real, mainstream popstar that you’ve always wanted to be”.

    Too bad everyone hates X Factor, Simon Cowell and shit. Still, Ean would win hands down… Except if a back from Irak hot brunette mashes Drake and Britney Spears.

  • Konstantin

    I guess it work out! Controllerism and Hip Hop Deejaying would work pretty well and in my opinion its a good thing for young deejays to show the world what they can! And if many people are seeing it more and more kids are getting interested in deejaying! I like the idea!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563433681 Lewis Nesbitt

    Who should the judges be?
    People like Jaguar Skills or Ean (Just using them as examples) DJs who can mix ANY genre and do it with variety. I love EDM and all the house and electro DJs but in all honesty i have far more respect for some who can mix like Dubstep with like reggae or classical or somehting crazy than a guy who can do a 7 hour long Trance set. As long as its not David Guetta or Tiesto, I dont mind though.What  DJs do you really want to see enter this thing?
    All types of DJs! From Every Genre! and not just single DJs, two Djs at once or more! I dont want some douchebag hiphop dj on everytime, I want DJs from every single genre and they neeeeeed to be good, And i mean real good, to win. I mean working like 3 seperate synths while mixing on the decks and scratching too.. They need to cover everything

    What kind of format would really work?I think it would have to be a kind of show us your skills section, if your good enough to impress us then your into the contest.Then it should be a case of making DJs go out of their comfort zone and have to work with music their not familar with or with less equipment.. Just stripping things down is a task many modern djs wont be able to handle!Or even giving them minimal eqiupment, not even decks! Just like two midis and having to work there ass of with that/

    Overall I hate the idea of it because itll just shift the whole scene into the limelight and force pressure on us to become more suited to the public. Like how everyone wanted to become a rockstar and then it turned from cool rock to now shitty bands that just suit everyone. I dont know, I just like the idea of being a DJ as something that wont ever make people feel the need to be really competitve about unless they want too. I like DJing and not have to worry if everyone can judge how good i am unless they knw how to dj. If this xfactor thing is made everyone will become a critic.

  • Forever The Win

    I wanna see a wacky DMC legend as a judge on there. Craze and Shiftee come to mind. They would certainly have the right blend of ability to recognize talent and lack of seriousness about the whole thing to actually make it an interesting show.

  • JGonzo

    Please stop with all the hipsterism. Most of us wouldn’t have work if it weren’t for the fact that people have taken a renewed interest in DJs and controllerism in the past year or two. Trust me, this is a GREAT thing for DJing. At worst, they’ll trot out some weak DJs, which will just make us sound better. 

    As for Ean joining up, I say do it and represent, son!!!!

  • Wim

    The problem is, we wont see the real DJ’s at work. The only dj’s we’ll be seeing, are the ones wo can perform lots of tricks and mashups, because that’s the only thing a TV-crowd can watch for more than 2 minutes. (as long as u keep comming up with new tricks…) A DJ trying to set a mood on a gig or a club night, carefully selecting his tunes, beatmatchin and dropping the right song on the right moment is 99 times out of 100 booring to watch.

  • DJ Color TV

    I speculated what the show could really be about, check it out: http://nycelectro.com/2012/01/25/simon-cowells-new-show-to-find-the-worlds-greatest-dj/

    Hopefully the show will be good. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=538041969 Jean Marc Lavoie

    I only see hip-hop and top 40 dj’s having a place in this competition, but I could be wrong

  • Djdraco1

    Great, that’s what we need in this industry after DJ Hero worked it’s wonders. I only see this propelling more microwave DJ’s to start undercutting the rest of us.

  • DonmecZ

    People still watch Television?

  • Thomasdean93

    I’ll be there :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Reynolds/748309866 Grant Reynolds

    Glenn Morrison said he got asked to judge.. but he hasn’t decided yet. 

  • BOI

    Carl Cox should judge this

  • Not Impressed

    This is garbage, just like the rest of Simon Cowells Xfactor rubbish

  • DonmecZ

    How about a show based on the “Reality” of being a dj? For instance: the come up… the girlfriend dumping your ass cus all you do is play with your gear and not her. The countless nights trying to get put on. The failed networking. The “spin tonight and maybe if the door shows strength, you’ll get payed”

    How about NO more of this: “let’s put these strangers in a house and have them compete everyweek against eachother and see who stays and who goes!” And in between let’s tape their fights and inter-relationship struggles cus that’s what people want to see… other people being fake to eachother till they can’t put up the front anymore and then getting voted out…

    That format is so out…. It’s an insult to our intelligence and one of the many reasons why I no longer watch TV… Bla!!!

    ;p

    • http://twitter.com/Ru_Chez ruben sanchez

      dont forget, showing up an hour before the party/club opens, leaving well after everyone else.

      • DonmecZ

        yeah man!…setting up, tearing down. Trying to avoid the asshole who can’t understand why it’s not a good idea to high five you with the same hand that he is holding a beer while you are in mid set… unloading you gear from your car while watching your back cus you live downtown in any major city in northamerica and crack-heads be scoppin’ for cats unloading bags and cases… etc etc!

        Then having to go to work in the morning after 30 mins of shut eye… but loving every goddamn second of it!

    • Thatdjfreshness

      They’ve made a show called “Master of the Mix” for the competing DJ’s to live in a house together. Compete in challenges with the hardware nd also trivia about the DJ.

    • Darle Desmond

      yeah! The idah of having a reality show on DJ,s  is not bad, who,s the fastest , who,s can liven things up in a short piord time .ect ! who win the $ 10,000. prize & braging rights .     LET GET IT ON !

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty disappointing. It’s going to be a bunch of dubstep fanboys and unoriginal clones. This shows aren’t competitions either, they are reality shows. The producers and judges have a set of criteria they need to fill. With American Idol, etc., they need a pop singer, country singer, blues singer, rock singer, etc. They don’t choose the best because they need to make the show interesting and different. The more talented DJs won’t be showing up.

    As for judges, Diplo NEEDS to be a part of this show. No explanation needed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LiveLifeHD Luke Austin Smith

    I love this, I believe it will bring the DJ to the forefront of America’s living rooms. I think this will get cancelled very quickly unless the show is very ingenious about the formatting of the show. Yes it will be cool, but does america want to watch DJs perform on TV?

  • Anonymous

    Like someone already said .
    Its either going to be a cheesy popularity contest .
    or
    Its going to have actually DJs who try and will get canceled mid-season because not enough viewers and no one plays Top40 .

  • Timgkelly

    @ kevin and reup – The dj phenomena has already been exploited. This show isn’t going to ruin anything that hasn’t already been ruined. Dance music has been broken for a long time, this tv show just a confirmation.

  • David Armstrong86

    I can just see it now no1 dj in the world david guetta as a judge even though hes complete shit and fake

    • Chfezza

      Having seen David Guetta drop a 5 hour set in a small 1000 capacity club, I can tell you he is not fake. He plays some great real house music. The stuff he produces and plays at festivals ok it’s cheesy, but the man knows how to dj well and has been doing it over 20 years.

      I don’t blame him for enabling a wider audience to experience the wonders of dance music. For every 10 pop dance fans there will be 1 who falls in love with real dance music

  • http://www.facebook.com/nthnbaker Nathan Baker

    I’m a DJ, but I have to ask…. who the hell is gonna watch that?  Its like tuning in to watch a piano playing competition.  What we do is skill but from a ratings stand point I don’t think I’d even tune in to see a guy spinning vinyl to then be judged by the amazing artist Pauly D?  WTF?

  • A-Med

    I’ll hate this show if they choose David Guetta as a judge.

  • Krooklyninaa

    Ean please enter! If nothing else you would be able to educate viewers, and Simon Cowell.

    The judges I would like to see are:
    -Giles Peterson
    -Pete Tong
    -Someone from a software/hardware developer or something like Dubspot
    It might be cool to get the booking agent of a club like Fabric, or a really famous DJ. I would not want to see some club owner or radio hack who only cares about top 40.

    I’d want to see a diverse range of DJ’s. It would be great to have some controllerists and producer types, but I think there should also be some master scratch DJ’s etc. too. I think the broader the range of talent, the more interesting the competition. That way everyone is doing something different, but still putting on a great show.

    As far as format, I’d like to see remix competitions, give everyone the same tune to remix and see how creative they can all be. It would be especially cool if they got tracks to use that were not conducive to dance music. The Twelves do this a lot, and I think it not only makes for great dance tunes, but also an interesting challenge. I’d like to see them remix a Claude Debussy tune, for example, something with complex timing and structure. I think it would also be awesome if they got famous DJ’s to give different challenges. For example, you could have DJ Shadow come on as a guest judge/performer and have everyone do a tune that is made entirely of samples (a la Entroducing…), or have Pretty Lights come on and have everyone do a tune that incorporates an old soul song.

    Also, I really hope that this doesn’t become too male dominated, I’d really like to see a good number of female contestants.

    In the end I guarantee that the show will end up being the exact opposite of what I’d like it to be. One can still hope.

  • daveq

    ” I genuinely believe that this will be a great opportunity to showcase real talent in our field”

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!

  • Mylestec

    Be right back… running to the corner to vomit my lunch

  • Eargasm

    Having judges from different backgrounds is essential. Must be considerate of Dance/ electronic, hip-hop/ rap, etc. Also having judges from both controllerism and turntablism backgrounds. A judge can’t be too wrapped up in their own style so they can fairly judge the contestants. If Pauley D is a judge it just further sheds a less than desirable light on the dj community. We don’t need people thinking all dj’s are douchbag tools with fake tans, spiked hair, sunglasses, and graphic t’S.

    • earfill7.1

      wow if some guy thought of Pauley D this early in the game im almost certain the show has had the idea tossed at them…. 
      Im really hopeing he isnt a judge. 

  • Anonymous

    I want to see Jeremy Ellis get on this show and shatter everyone’s paradigm.

  • Ryan

    I think your going to see a black and white divide on this issue. Personally i’d love to see guys like Ean get into the limelight, because guys like Ean are actually innovating in the field and they don’t have to hide behind some fake persona to make up for their lack of skill. However the thing I hate most about any reality tv show is there ALWAYS has to be some cheeseball for entertainment value that hurts the perception of DJ’s.

  • KHX

    Bah. Don’t expect anything else than commercial tricky DJs with no interesting playlists.

  • Bryanh2292

    I don’t its ruining anything as kevin stated but bringing a light on to something not many people can witness correctly the art of djing is not seen whenever u see a dj u can’t really see what he does or how he does I personally think it will make for a good show
    And like syated people will have to get creative to win over the crowd I personally think it will help the movement

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503645869 Donavon Lucas

    It’s funny but people think Turntabilism will be represented with this, which it won’t, so don’t wrinkle your little underground panties. Crowds may enjoy a bit of it here and there but most get over it after one short routine. 

    I think the show will be just fine but will be a short run gimmick and if you are afraid of it ruining things then you haven’t being truly involved in this scene. In the classic sense it is already ruined and who cares, it’s entertainment and it constantly evolves. This just means the real guys will have to step it up to do better than whatever this TV show churns out.

    Competition makes for better products!

    • jprime

        I’ll bet someone will step up and represent turntablism.  Though if you actually meant to say that the entire show won’t revolve around turntablism – I would agree with you.
        I would hope that every style of DJing is represented at some point. 

  • jprime

    I’d love to have a go at this :D

  • mPyre

    I ALMOST want to give up DJing after seeing this so i dont get grouped in with this trash.

    Sigh…i hate this capitalist CRAP that is ruining our wonderful music.  First it was retards like Taio Cruz, Rhianna, Britney Spears invading our realm of music and producing this garbage…now this…sigh…FML

    • Lucidstrings

      Britney spears – breathe on me (Holden mix) was pretty stellar

      • Sonic_culture

        Agreed! The Thompson track was stellar too.

      • Uchiel

        Look who’s remixing the track bro, its James Holden…..
        Not some lame ass producer/DJ passing for a “rockstar” we’ve got right now…harharharhar

    • DonmecZ

      We need a new name for this art form… cus they will take “dj” and package it, advertize the fuck out of it… and sell it at a discount till the market is saturated with it…. frankly I was wondering what took the geniouses over at the tv realm this long to try to capitalize on this culture… but yeah man… in order for us to stay relevant we will need a new moniker and a new way of doing thangz…. just my 2 cents. (it happened in the MC world twice already)

      Pz

      • Monkiman818

         CELEBRATOR

  • Ugueto96

    I think this is good. Some will think it will suck, sure it might for the people watching who might get bored, but for us? this is really good, DJs get publicity, and some unknown DJs get to show their talent. Although the judging might suck, If I had choices as judges. Ean Golden my man of course, Deadmau5 a man of talent, and Skrillex. They might not be the most famous, but to me they are the most talented. Although knowing how skrillex and deadmau5 are, they would say: F*ck off.

    • http://www.facebook.com/djttown DjTroy Townsend

      Your out of your mind, you obviously have never been to a Skrillex show. He is a great producer but he sucks at spinning. You want good judges l? lets start with Skribble, Magic mike, Craze and Qbert

      • Misterfaust

        Skillex doesn’t spin anything

      • Misterfaust

        Skillex doesn’t spin anything

    • http://www.facebook.com/HerbStrike Gavin Moore

       CHANCE TO SHOW OF SKILLS!……ON TV!…….THATS WHAT YOU TUBE IS FOR!
      the most exposser people will get is 3 – 5 minutes on TV…….You get 10 minutes on youtube!

    • Anonymous

      Youre a fucking moron, really deadmau5 and skrillex as judges? FUCK DUBSTEP!!! Get some real DJs to be judges like Jaun Atkins or Craze.

  • dudeguy

    go for it ean! Enjoy the silence + a midi fighter would just have them lose it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1163881651 Lindon Evans

    i’m not sure. I quite like the concept of the show but you know the moment it goes live there’s gonna be hundreds of people most of which have no musical talent or interest in the djing itself who take it up purely for the “look” or to brag to their friends. I’m 15 years old and watching how “dubstep” (or what they thought was dubstep most of which was electro) spread through my school i think it will create a new generation of dj’s who do it for the look and attention rather than the music.

  • Jesseandrade789

    Do it Ean!!!!

  • Jesseandrade789

    Do it Ean!!!!

  • Chrisindigital

    Mainstream british public voting for actual skill rather than their favourite tune? Doubtful

  • Chrisindigital

    Mainstream british public voting for actual skill rather than their favourite tune? Doubtful

  • http://www.facebook.com/stig.fostervold Stig Fostervold

    I am something of a negative person, I try not to be, but I’m very skeptical towards a lot of stuff. So to everybody who is moaning about Cowell now trying to ruin/make money of the current DJ-hype: I understand you. I had the exact same thoughts. I do not trust Cowell.

    That being said, more exposure to the DJ-culture isn’t really a bad thing in itself. I know I wouldn’t mind being able to play my sets (though I’m not a DJ, I am a controllerist and play my own tracks), without having to explain too much afterwards to some people that I’m actually doing something and that “no, I don’t need a guitar”. If this show opens up some people to DJing, and I’m assuming, controllerism, then that’s a good thing.

    I see this going two ways.
    1.
    The winner/winners/popular contestants are generally crap. They get to play some big spots around the country, maybe drop an album or something, get signed to something big, and then be forgotten. Who won X-Factor two years ago? (I don’t watch it, but I’m assuming that those who saw more than 5 seconds during a commercial don’t know/remember who won either).
    2.
    The contestants actually turn out to be pretty awesome, and it’s DJ/Controllerist/Gearhead-heaven, but the ratings turn out pretty low and the show doesn’t get dragged out for too long. Or if it does, see scenario 1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/HerbStrike Gavin Moore

      If this kinda thing is going out prime time it will blow up and showcase massive talent around the country but it’s Cowell being involved! he literally turns everything into a freakshow/heartwarming rise to the stage of someone who’s mum just died  or some other sentimental horse shit, i am the King of the skeptics
      i foresee ultimately failure for all involved DON’T do it Ean

      • Chrisindigital

        Ooo a heartwarming story, i had a kidney transplant last year from my mum, maybe id have a chance

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Billings/208800020 Jake Billings

      The last person i remember winning X-factor was the one who ripped off Avicii:

      http://www.jadorehousemusic.com/2011/07/news-avicii-legal-battle-w-leona-lewis-for-penguin/

    • Nefo123

      The only people who will be “opened up” as you say, will be numpties who can’t think, act or breathe without being told how to do it. Simon Cowell is an evil scumbag. Exploitation equals money in his book. My advice to Ean would be to not take the bait. Let the numpties rein supreme. We are better than this!!

    • Nefo123

      The only people who will be ‘opened up’ as you say, will be numpties who can’t think, act or breathe without being told how to do it. Simon Cowell is an evil scumbag. Exploitation equals money in his book. My advice to Ean would be to not take the bait. Let the no-marks rein supreme!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stig.fostervold Stig Fostervold

    I am something of a negative person, I try not to be, but I’m very skeptical towards a lot of stuff. So to everybody who is moaning about Cowell now trying to ruin/make money of the current DJ-hype: I understand you. I had the exact same thoughts. I do not trust Cowell.

    That being said, more exposure to the DJ-culture isn’t really a bad thing in itself. I know I wouldn’t mind being able to play my sets (though I’m not a DJ, I am a controllerist and play my own tracks), without having to explain too much afterwards to some people that I’m actually doing something and that “no, I don’t need a guitar”. If this show opens up some people to DJing, and I’m assuming, controllerism, then that’s a good thing.

    I see this going two ways.
    1.
    The winner/winners/popular contestants are generally crap. They get to play some big spots around the country, maybe drop an album or something, get signed to something big, and then be forgotten. Who won X-Factor two years ago? (I don’t watch it, but I’m assuming that those who saw more than 5 seconds during a commercial don’t know/remember who won either).
    2.
    The contestants actually turn out to be pretty awesome, and it’s DJ/Controllerist/Gearhead-heaven, but the ratings turn out pretty low and the show doesn’t get dragged out for too long. Or if it does, see scenario 1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HerbStrike Gavin Moore

    NOOOOOOO!!! they are just gonna ruin it!,
    the terrible production values and highly questionable morals of the production company’s, that produce show’s like this for cowell, have only one thing in mind……Money!
    Be all and end all!
    Now i don’t dispute that they won’t find talent out there….(along with all the crazy people they exploit for cheap laugh’s) but once they do they will bleed the cash cow dry till the winner either dissolves into obscurity or ends up in rehab.
    Let’s keep it simple a glorious rise to fame is not so glorious with Simon Cowell humping your wallet for all eternity .

  • http://www.facebook.com/HerbStrike Gavin Moore

    NOOOOOOO!!! they are just gonna ruin it!,
    the terrible production values and highly questionable morals of the production company’s, that produce show’s like this for cowell, have only one thing in mind……Money!
    Be all and end all!
    Now i don’t dispute that they won’t find talent out there….(along with all the crazy people they exploit for cheap laugh’s) but once they do they will bleed the cash cow dry till the winner either dissolves into obscurity or ends up in rehab.
    Let’s keep it simple a glorious rise to fame is not so glorious with Simon Cowell humping your wallet for all eternity .

  • http://twitter.com/ionnconnor Juan Montcourt

    - Judges should be: a DjSuperstar, maybe an owner of a good club, a playboy bunny, and somebody of Dubspot School.

    - I would like to see: Controllerism, powerful basslines, live performances, audio-video sets.

    - 4 Me, the format that works best is anyone doing a Dj fly on stage.

         ….. and if they accept worldwide djs may be great!

     Cheers!!

      @ionnconnor:twitter 

  • http://twitter.com/ionnconnor Juan Montcourt

    - Judges should be: a DjSuperstar, maybe an owner of a good club, a playboy bunny, and somebody of Dubspot School.

    - I would like to see: Controllerism, powerful basslines, live performances, audio-video sets.

    - 4 Me, the format that works best is anyone doing a Dj fly on stage.

         ….. and if they accept worldwide djs may be great!

     Cheers!!

      @ionnconnor:twitter 

  • Jamie Gib

    I want to punch this article in the face.

  • Jamie Gib

    I want to punch this article in the face.

    • Drew Pluta

      In the GUNT!

    • John

      My first reaction to this as well

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      OUCH! hopefully just the article and not the writer :) 

      • Owen

        Ean don’t worry your golden mate, Bet you never heard that pun before. I am glad you cover articles like this. DJTT covers everything pretty well in my opinion but Simon Cowell is just as evil as Walmart, Tesco, Microsoft and Mcdonalds… I can’t see anything good come from this. Just more rich people making allot more money of stupid people.

      • http://twitter.com/Ru_Chez ruben sanchez

        not you Ean, just the thought of Simon and what ever scheme he has up
        his sleeve. But i really think you should do it.  i think this is the
        time for everyone whos been in the game for decades to get the
        recognition they deserve.

  • Jack

    Christ on a bike, where’s SOPA when you actually need them.

  • Jack

    Christ on a bike, where’s SOPA when you actually need them.

  • Luisreyesdj

    http://www.dmcdjchamps.com/ This a real Dj comp, not a stupid tv show. Somebody tell Cowell.

    • Code:E

      no that a turntablism comp. Not a DJ comp. The definition of the DJ is so much more now. I really hope if this show goes though they take 1 of 2 directions. 1 take a sub set of DJing (like turntablism and focus on that) or 2 allow any kind of dj using any formate he choose to too preform the music (ableton, serato, traktor, vinyl, MPC’s and keyboards).

    • Code:E

      no that a turntablism comp. Not a DJ comp. The definition of the DJ is so much more now. I really hope if this show goes though they take 1 of 2 directions. 1 take a sub set of DJing (like turntablism and focus on that) or 2 allow any kind of dj using any formate he choose to too preform the music (ableton, serato, traktor, vinyl, MPC’s and keyboards).

      • robalyn

        no.  it started out as a dj competition with mixing and blending.  it evolved into a more creative process with the turntabling (beat juggling and scratching).  What Simon wants to do is capitalize on the idea of a dj show for his own monetary gain.  Why create something when it’s already been done and has been around for over 20 years?  And honestly,  deejaying is really nothing special if all you do is play other peoples music for personal gain, which is what a d.j. does.  a human jukebox.  a turntablist or scratch d.j. at least has the coordination and skill to remix and manipulate beats on a record, vinyl of course, with just two turntables and a mixing board.  no fancy effects of any sort.  just your creativity, coordination, and musical skill.  btw, turntablism is not a subset of djing…lack of creativity and pop conformity is…and unfortunately a lot of people are into that subset of deejaying.

    • Strato-G

      the only hope i see of this show being good is if they do a DMC style show and scoring on technicality not dancing behind the tables !

  • tenbucc2

    if the loser’s blood is spilt… i’ll watch it

  • http://www.facebook.com/stig.fostervold Stig Fostervold

    Since Will Smith was mentioned, I honestly have to say that I want DJ Jazzy Jeff as one of the judges. I am still, since getting their Greatest Hits-record as a kid back in ’98, loving DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince – I Wanna Rock Right Now. I very often use that as an example of what turntablism can be and why it should be taken seriously.

    I know there are probably more “current” DJs out there, and maybe it’s just the nerdy kid in me who loved watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air after school, but I think Jazzy Jeff is damn awesome.

    • DonmecZ

      And very aerodynamic…. oooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! smack. camera shakes… laghter track.

      LOL

      ps: He was soooo awesome though! seriously! :)

    • Djteeoh

      no boss, you are right. Im 27 and i STILL watch Fresh Prince. I was watchin videos of The Magnificent just yesterday.

    • http://twitter.com/DJBlakMajik Blak Majik

      DJ Jazzy Jeff is still VERY relevant

  • Flowiserecords

    Judges: j rocc of the beat junkies to name one DJ, Dj’s entering: known and unknown international dj’s young and old, Format?: vote on a format from the comments, let the people of the world decide

  • Alvaro Asand5

    I actually saw the invite online for the tryouts a couple weeks back. the name of the show hadn’t been announced, now I know.

    How do you keep thousands of people involved in the technicality of an instrument they probably don’t know?..
    There’s probably going to be dancers involved.

    Hopefully we see lots of creativity on the stage!

  • Reup

    Exploiting the dj phenomena isn’t helping us. Just producing clones with no flavor.

  • Youhow2

    Sounds amazing. I’ll tune in for every show.

  • Vanpad

    “Personally, I am seriously considering entering, not with winning in mind- but to demonstrate how powerfully expressive controllerism can really be.”

    Is controllerism actually DJing? I personally think its an art all of its own, separate to DJing.

    • Jimibarrz

      i believe controllerism is DJing. it’s a new way of DJing. It’s a different way of doing it, like turntablism. any way, this will be a dope show. can’t wait to see the talent that’s not seen everyday!

  • kevin

    does simon cowell have to try to ruin everything in the world