Back in the 1990s and the early 2000’s they used to be known as Deejays. Now they are being referred to as Veejays. Is there really any difference between the two?
DJ Crème: In a deeper perspective, there only difference between the two is that a vj plays purely videos. Lemmie explain, veejaying is simply deejaying but using videos instead. All you need is the necessary equipment to make it work and you are good. Trust me, there’s really no biggie in playing videos. Its still deejaying, but with an added feature, Videos!
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Ghafla!: There is a new crop of Deejays coming up that has been weaned off dj mixing software such as Atomix Virtual DJ, Acid and not the traditional turn table. Would you call these guys deejays? Do you use this software in your gigs?
DJ Crème: My God!everyone nowadays is a dj!haha! But on the real, I think it doesn’t matter what you use. As long as you entertaining, then its all good. All professional deejays the world over use a software called Serato Scratch Live. It makes deejaying so convenient in the sense that you use your turntables to manipulate the music on you laptop. I’d personally never dj with a laptop and some software only without using turntables. Its always good to stay true to the art. You respected more if you apply modern technology but still staying true to the true art of deejaying which is using turntables or cdj players e.g Pioneer CDJs!