Couldn’t have said it better.
So Pitbull opened the Billboard Music Awards last night with Jlo. Kind of a weird performance because it was basically an ad for the World Cup. Anyway I tweeted out that Mr. Worldwide can pretty much make anything work and I was STUNNED by how much people started hating on him. Saying I have garbage taste in music and shit. Are you fucking kidding me? How can anybody hate Pitbull? The guy has a billion awesome songs. I just don’t get how anybody can hate him? Bottomline is if you hate Pitbull you hate fun. I mean look at this motherfucking list of songs. Mr. Worldwide for a reason.
Of course, if you’re a regular visitor of Remix Report, you know the deal and how I stuck up for “Timber” saying it was a must play for an open format crowd (At least when it was at it’s peak.) And I kinda feel like people may have looked at me a little differently after I said that. Like I had a convo with our own Mo Rada shortly after that where he was asking me if I played any House music, and I kinda got the feeling he thought I only played Kesha, Miley, Will Smith, and Village People at my gigs. As a DJ, I think it can sound a bit corny to talk about your image and how you try to portray yourself. But here it goes anyway! I think I’m cool when I DJ. I try to play cool music. I try to slip in stuff that I like that the crowd may not be up on. I play some hard Electro, Trap, Twerk, etc. But, I understand the crowd wants to have fun and sing along to the songs they know and like. No one (besides myself) wants to hear Jeru, Channel Live, and Heltah Skeltah at an open format spot. I don’t go around bumping Kesha, Pitbull, and Nelly in my car, but you know what?? I respect their music, because it’s party music that people like at the club. While I am cool (99th percentile), I can recognize what the crowd wants and I give it to them. Some people think they should challenge themselves as a DJ by not pleasing the crowd and seeing if they can still do a good job. I view it a whole other way. I try to find cool ways to play pop records without coming off as a cheesy/overly-commercial DJ. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
I guess the one question this blog leaves us is….Why does Digital Dave hate fun???