The VJ and the mix

There is a huge difference between the VJ and the DJ. Where a DJ has a number of factors which limit on the one hand but help to channel content within a mix – key, bpm, genre, and so on. The VJ is less limited – but this can be as much of a curse as a help. Can we say in any real way that there is a correlation, a direct link between particular visual content and the music it is accompanying? There are only a few links. There are certain historical and cultural links between the two. Certain musical genres ahve close links with other social elements of experience – hip hop and grafitti, urban genres with hoodies, particular world music genres with views of the originating areas, the associated dances and other such, psychedelic patterns and colours with a whole variety of music from acid techno to some forms of rock. For the VJ creating, acquiring and then mixing such to add an accompaniment is quite a journey. I would say it is often more creative an activity than that of the DJ. So be nice to them, they work hard!

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