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That's what a DJ is at the end of the day - someone who leads where the music goes. The only thing that's changed is that in America, people have woken up in the last few years and realized it.
Thank you to BBC6 Music and Something Else for the opportunity to broadcast my corner of electronic and alternative music across the airwaves for the last 6 years. #? RIP6MIX
There is no better test as to whether a man is really preaching the New Testament gospel of salvation than the fact that some people might misunderstand it and misinterpret it to mean that it really amounts to this–that because you are saved by grace alone it does not matter at all what you do, that you can go on sinning as much as you like because it will abound all the more to the glory of grace. That is a very good test of gospel preaching. If my preaching and presentation of the gospel of salvation does not expose it to that misunderstanding, then it is not the gospel.
The minute you think you're greater than the music, you're finished — © Frankie Knuckles
The minute you think you're greater than the music, you're finished
I'm a bit obsessive. I've just bought this Wi-Fi radio, which can pick up 7,500 stations from all over the world. I'm boring my wife to death with it. I've got a thing about technology, so I've got four sat-nav systems and loads of gadgets, including a 100% accurate watch. Any new development and I'm there buying it. My best trait is that I'm happy and optimistic.
If you’re not pissing someone off, you probably aren’t doing anything important.
I've been drunk maybe five times in my life. I don't like to lose control very much.
I wouldn't call myself a leader. I don't want to lead people, I want to tempt them, I want to create a new world for them, just for that very small moment, when they are losing themselves in my music. I want to inspire them
Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you.
No matter where I went, there was someone rejecting my ideology. What was interesting was these reactions made me want to do it even more because we had smoothed over that void, smoothed over what was missing. After all, our motto was, "A happy face, a thumping bass, for a loving race."
I'm hoping there's cohesion in these tracks. Some of them were made weeks ago, some were made in 2010, but they've all stood out as one big thing I want to give to everyone. The concept behind No Plans references a few of concerns: having no plans with school, no plans with jobs, and no plans for the future. I'm hoping these songs can help you forget about those concerns, at least for 30 minutes of your day.
Techno is everything you haven't imagined yet
I've never done anybody any harm in my entire life. No need to chase girls, I've thousands of them on Top Of The Pops, thousands on Radio One.
A good DJ is always looking at the crowd, seeing what they’re like, seeing whether it’s working; communicating with them. Smiling at them. And a bad DJ is always looking down at what they’re doing all the time and just doing their thing that they practiced in their bedroom
The main aim is to up my game at every possible turn without compromise. — © Nicky Romero
The main aim is to up my game at every possible turn without compromise.
If you're the biggest DJ in the world, you're in a position where you can play stuff that people don't know and blow people's minds. But if you just chose to play stuff they know just to get a reaction, that's just being lazy.
It's never your successful friends posting the inspirational quotes
When you do a remix, obviously you get a beautiful melody, you get the beautiful vocals - everything is already set up. You already have a base, which means all I gotta to do is create the music behind, 'cuz it's already beautiful.
The dance industry is flogging a dead house.
Oh how sweet to work for God all day, and then lie down at night beneath His smile.
Life has abundant treasures, when your settings are on right.
Your calamity was sent to bring you back to the Quran. But the greater calamity is that you missed the point.
Since fat crayons, I write and display chaos. My plan is damage.
My music is not really complicated. It's not really complicated and it's not - I wouldn't say simple - but it's not too, like, looking forward. So actually, like, the sound I have now, maybe it's a little bit better than the one I had, or whatever, but I don't feel uncomfortable yet with my music, you know?
Taking people on a journey is the fundamental element of underground dance music. I don't sell records.
All Prodigy music is raw, and that will never change, the production is raw, the sounds are dirty, you can't get away from that. Take it or leave it.
Quadratic reciprocity is the song of love in the land of prime numbers.
Music is a treasure and a love and a delight. It clears people's souls and lifts them high.
Underground dance music - in the nicest way possible - it's amateur.
My musical style changes with every song that I make. I jokingly referred to it one time as 'emo thug', and I think that kind of stands because it's got equal parts of the aggressive confidence of the Dre beats I grew up listening to, and the emotion of like... emo music!
Sometimes I get more of a mainstream crowd that just is not moving to what I'm playing. I have to have crossover secret weapons.
A very important thing about DJing that’s missed nowadays is the trendsetting and the taste-making.
No one ever comes back from Vietnam. Not really.
Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select-doctor, lawyer, merchant-chief, and yes, even beggar man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors.
Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name. It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.
A lot of the time I tend to overlook the music because I'm listening to how it's produced.
I enjoy creating all types of music and I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionably popular, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity. I love and listen to all styles of music and try to blend the influences together into my songs. Including elements of funk, soul, dub, disco, ‘80s sounds and rock
Keep it weird. They'll get it later.
Without a strategy, an organization is like a ship without a rudder, going around in circles. It's like a tramp; it has no place to go. — © Joel Ross
Without a strategy, an organization is like a ship without a rudder, going around in circles. It's like a tramp; it has no place to go.
It was dreadful, I had pain. It was like someone was trying to put pressure up there.
She looks like a fairy tale, but yet feels so natural (natural, natural, natural) This one's a beast, but way to wonderful to be compared to an animal
Sooner or later we all must die. Warriors choose to do so on their feet, standing between their enemies and those they hold dear. With a weapon in their hands. Cowards choose to do so on their bellies. Unarmed.
I'm one of the few DJs who uses turntables. I'm the only DJ that's scratching.
Will Young. He's a great white soul singer. But he was slightly disappointing when I met him - not that friendly. Perhaps he was having a bad day. I love Take That, they're terrific. Gary Barlow is so talented. I've always hated punk rock and I'm not mad about rapping, but then it's not really for my age group.
I honestly produce for myself, not for other people and everyone who supports me I'm really, really, really am thankful for the fact they are supporting me. However, in dance music, you need to switch it up sometimes.
Can a nasty, horrible person still produce good quality, uplifting and inspirational work?
Ministry of Sound was actually the first club I ever played in the UK, it must have been around 1993. Being invited to play was a big thing and visited many times since - The Gallery always has a great crowd, great sound system and just a great night.
Marketing of art is, and to my mind has always been, trendy. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean there is any real long-term value. As an artist I do what I like. As a collector I collect what I like.
Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.
Travelling with work. I went to Iceland with GMTV last year and I went to Lapland twice with Classic Gold. I also went to America with Keith Chegwin, which must have been a nightmare for the crew, as we're both hyperactive.
My view of university training is to unsettle the minds of young men, to widen their horizons, to inflame their intellects. It is not a hardening, or settling process. Education is not to teach men facts, theories, or laws; it is not to reform them, or amuse them, or to make them expert technicians in any field; it is to teach them to think, to think straight if possible; but to think always for themselves.
I love disco and we sample it a lot for Duck Sauce. For me, that sound is kind of a new manifestation. — © A-Trak
I love disco and we sample it a lot for Duck Sauce. For me, that sound is kind of a new manifestation.
I think English people were a lot better at breakdancing than they were at making records.
I think the production thing was a stroke of luck really. But for me, I had to do it, as it was always part of the plan. But my biggest claim to fame was to recognize those who were at the time unrecognised. Soul II Soul was like a festival to all these artists who wanted to be a part of it. We travel to all these different destinations and everyone gets off where they need to.
I think I just want to make and be part of great records, because of what it brings to other people, what it gives back, is so incredible.
When i play in Las Vegas I play for money, when I play in Miami I play for holidays but when I play in #India I play for Love
The music is everything to me.
I take out little moments of silence before or after they sing, because I just love those weird pauses.
I don't need to play Beatport Top 10 to get the crowd going
For me going out to party never meant drinking or taking drugs.
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