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why do rock bands have DJ's?

Mr_Furious

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they don't seem to do anything but wait for their cue somehere during the guitar solo where they do some scratching for about 1 bar, and then that's it.

My friend told me that Linkin Park once used a total of 6 DJ's during a live performance. I told him that was completely absurd and he insisted that there was some sort of djing element within their songs. Well, I listened very carefully,......and I just don't see it.
 

seeker

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i don't listen to too many of these bands, but check out incubus. dj kilmore does a pretty good job of keeping his scratching relevant to the music. also, he seems to be a definite part of the band, instead of either buried too deeply in the mix, or grating around on top of the mix.

i'd recommend the album Make Yourself. very good. also, if you're at all into it, check them out live. fuckin' wicked.
 

Plato

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i remember listening to slipknots cd a few years back

on one track thew dj kinda scratched up and then cued some jungle beats and then the guitars came in and took over with godzilla riff style metal sounds

after that the dj did nothing but look purty in the studio i guess.

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why can't they have a dj? thats like asking why hip hop artists have dancers on stage....
it add's to thier live show and they can add samples/sounds here and there threwout the songs....
 
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Slipknot's dj is spinning at Gatecrasher Sound System this year, under the alias of DJ Starscream

From the Ministry of he spins drum and bass

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 

Mr_Furious

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Originally posted by memento
why can't they have a dj? thats like asking why hip hop artists have dancers on stage....
it add's to thier live show and they can add samples/sounds here and there threwout the songs....

dancers dance

DJ's play records

my initial point was that you don't need 6 DJ's onstage to present the appearance of one of them playing a 1 bar sample during the bridge in the middle of the song

why not have the live sound guy doing it? he's backstage pushing the faders all night anyway
 

-Rudebwoy_Chin-

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Originally posted by Mr_Furious

My friend told me that Linkin Park once used a total of 6 DJ's during a live performance. it.

That's the X-ecutioners aka X-Men. Total Eclipse, Mister Sinsiter, Roc Raida, Rob Swift. But they are not apart of the group. I think they did a collaboration tho, cuz i saw them in a video.
 

Stormshadow

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Originally posted by Mr_Furious
my initial point was that you don't need 6 DJ's onstage to present the appearance of one of them playing a 1 bar sample during the bridge in the middle of the song

Did you even see these 6 DJs "playing a 1 bar sample", or are you just assuming?
 

Mr_Furious

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I was reffering to a specific song, and I didn't mean 1 bar literally, I just made the assumption

I've listened to the song over and over again, and I just don't really see the need for a DJ, because the primary elements of the music come from the guitar, keyboard, bass, vocals and drums.

I have to admit, the *DJ* aspect does have add a little bit of intricacy to the music, but It's not crucial.
 
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Mr_Furious

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Originally posted by Stormshadow


Did you even see these 6 DJs "playing a 1 bar sample", or are you just assuming?

I didn't see any of it, but in the majority of their music, the dj doesn't do anything for more than just a couple seconds. I'm just not sure why they would even need 6 dj's at any one time.
 

Plato

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is the linkin park song in question "im about to break" or something like that?

i recall seeing more than one dj in the video for that

the song was pretty assy
didnt even notice the djs doing any sounds really

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Mr_Furious

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Originally posted by Plato
is the linkin park song in question "im about to break" or something like that?

i recall seeing more than one dj in the video for that

the song was pretty assy
didnt even notice the djs doing any sounds really

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no, it was actually *in the end*

but you've added leverage to my point....

I don't notice the dj's making any sounds either

maybe i'm just not hearing it.
 
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Mr_Furious

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Originally posted by Stormshadow
They we're using The X-ecutioners for a turntablist solo.

I was just reading some articles on the Linkin Park Alliance page, and they kept refering to one of the member playing with another *group* called the X-ecutioners. So I take it the X-ecutioners aren't a band but more of a DJ collaboration?
 

Plato

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they use a dj for "in the end" ?

i listen to that pretty often (when it comes on much and i am watching, thats often enough for a mainstream song for me) and never heard a dj

cant even recall a dj in the video

the video reminds me of the maxx and julie's outback, the pangea being rejuvenated by the rains(lava) the air whales, the fertility symbol for a fortress

etc


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alexd

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Since they aren't really DJing they might as well do something useful I say.

They don't have to juggle records, they could juggle other stuff like oranges or chainsaws, or even the basic juggling bat thingys.
 

Mr_Furious

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Originally posted by alexd

They don't have to juggle records, they could juggle other stuff like oranges or chainsaws, or even the basic juggling bat thingys.

*ahem* I believe they're called bowling pins? :p
 
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alexd

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bowling pins are too heavy, i think the things they use are lighter. The correct term is juggling bat:

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But they could juggle bowling pins too if they want. I am all for that 100%
 
Originally posted by alexd
Since they aren't really DJing they might as well do something useful I say.

They don't have to juggle records, they could juggle other stuff like oranges or chainsaws, or even the basic juggling bat thingys.

Chainsaws would be wicked! But imagine the mess if he missed the catch. DJ Decapitato on the decks, on the mixer, in the first four rows of the audience and pretty much everywhere else in the dj booth.

From the Ministry of no rewind. Selectah pushing up daisies.

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 

alexd

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juggling is so underrated. imagine how much more exciting paul okenfold would be if he juggled too?
 
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