Archive for July, 2011
It is normal for a DJ’s “sound” to evolve with time. About four years ago, when I coined my stage name of DJ Yorican, I did so in great part because my “sound” of preference was old-school new-york, from the 60s and 70s, which was then nicknamed Nuyorican (for NY-Puertorican).
In the intervening years, however, my sound has evolved to towards a groovier mood, less hard-hitting. And somewhat more modern.
Little by little, I have been shying away from the older sounds, in great part because the recordings are not available in great quality, either because the original recordings were in low quality studios but also often because I played music so rare it was never released on CD, and only available on vinyl or vinyl-rip.
All too often, I received (or was told second-hand) criticisms that it sounded like I played low-quality mp3s downloaded from the web. That was never the case. The problem was with the original recordings, that are flattened, or contain scratches or hissing inherent to vinyl conversions.
So little by little, I played less of these rare songs.
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