When you’re first learning to ride a bike, you rely on those safety training wheels to ensure that you won’t topple over and break something on your body. Similarly to when you’re learning to code, you rely on a good laptop to help you create programs effectively.
This is similar to the way young DJs use their laptops in the DJ Booth. They rely on this technology to guide them through their sets without actually transitioning over to fully using the real DJ equipment.
Glendale’s Cure and a Cause Nightclub have come up with a solution to this growing problem: DJs are not allowed to bring a laptop into the DJ booth with them during their set.
The club said, “Keep your controller in your crib, don’t come to work with training wheels. LEARN THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE already”. Owner Kenny Summit doesn’t want to be disrespectful, but wants to keep a certain vibe and feeling to his nightclub with authentic DJs who know the ins and outs of the technology.
It seems that with the easy access to a laptop, DJs don’t bother to go the extra mile to learn how to actually use DJ equipment, which is vital in learning to be an all-around great DJ.