The Job of a DJ

The job of a DJ is to take individual tunes out of the collective whirlpool, data flow, and create an information chain-reaction-statement out of it. And when the artists hear their music reinterpreted in a mix, their tunes take on a life of their own. One tune can have magnificent bearing and influence upon the direction of a collective movement. Then other tunes come which mirror that one back, which creates the evolution. It’s more than any one artist. It’s greater than one. All we really can be is a clear vehicle, or channel, to allow something much greater and universal to flow through, without attaching too much personality or ego identification to it.

Ray Castle, An Evolving Ecology of Intuitive Circuits, 1997