We are witnessing many DJ sharing live streams of their sets from home or venues that are closed. But what is the actual gain?
One of the most loved DJ, Solomun, shared his opinion on why he is against the live streams.
”I decided against a live stream from isolation because I don’t believe that digital can replace analogue.
I am of course a friend of the digital possibilities, if they complement or amplify the real, analogue world. But if they are supposed to replace the analogue world, I realize that I can’t go along with that.
Perhaps I am too old-fashioned or too much of a romantic.”
”Back to bringing people together with music: As I said, maybe it was wrong, but I just couldn’t imagine playing music in a live stream without feeling the people, their reactions, their needs, their vibes – without the fusion.
Just to transport music from an empty room to other rooms where people are not allowed to melt. At a time when everyone is forced to be more or less alone at home.”
Read his full statement below.