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What is a Durban DJ? In one respect, the answer to the question is obvious - almost trivial: “A Durban DJ is someone who plays music”. But this answer does not do justice to what a DJ really is. Sure, a DJ plays music, but there is much more to the art of Durban DJing that is not covered in the sentence “A Durban DJ is someone who plays music”.

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There is a distinction between different types of DJ. First, you have the so-called radio DJ. Traditionally this referred to the host of a radio show. In the past these show hosts were responsible for setting up music on turntables or carts (like tapes) and pressing “GO” at the right time. But this type of radio DJ’ing is a thing of the past. The role of a radio show host is more that of announcing songs and promos. The music is generally automated, and run from a computer. The playlist is generated by an algorithm that takes into account the target audience, who’s paying for commercials, and a bunch of other factors. In most cases the show host has little input in the music.

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Having stated this, radio Durban DJs still exist. But they are not radio announcers. Many stations offer mixed shows, which are run by DJs who select and mix records club style. These DJs are essentially “Club DJs” who are playing mixed sets on radio.

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Club style Durban DJs are what I want to talk about here. I say “club style” because they may be Durban DJ’ing for radio or for the Internet, but the style of Durban DJ’ing is in the tradition of the club DJ. Now, what is a club DJ? What do they do?

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