2019-11-25

Here are 10 points I think we should note by Jeff Mills DJのための十戒


世界的DJのJeff MillsがDJのための十戒を公開しています。


曰く「アクションは言葉よりもはるかに雄弁です」「音楽について語ろう」「音楽は完璧ではない」「曲を混ぜればDJというわけではない」など。

興味深かったので、振り返りができるように備忘録も兼ねて残しておこうと思います。



Here are 10 points I think we should note:

1. It’s just so easy and can be even fun to magnify happenings in this industry. I suggest an occasional reframe from the urge to trivialize artists and what they say or are doing. Instead, look at what they’ve done. Actions speak much louder than words.

2. Start talking about music. Not in terms of right or wrong, but rather, what was/is the artist trying to say. If you have difficulties understanding meaning, ask them.

3. The modern music “industry” is still relatively new. Not even 100 years old. Like with anything, if it isn’t taken care of, there is no reason to believe that it won’t vanish or change to the point of becoming something else. Take real care of what you love. 4. There is the “music industry” and then there is “artistry”. It’s not often that both can be mastered at the same time. For some, it can take a while to fully understand both sides. Without always passing judgement, just watch and listen.

5. Sometimes the public can be wrong. Unless everyone is automatically born with a deep knowledge of music, it’s possible for large groups of people to under and over estimate. It’s only in time that the real truth emerges. So just because you believe something doesn’t necessarily make it true or a fact. Be careful what you read. Strengthen and update your filter.

6. Music is not about being perfect. And if you think that your taste and perception is, then consider this: When you hear music, it’s only a percentage of what the producer is trying to say. That, they’re true and complete feelings are usually never completely extracted and translated down into accurate notes and chords. There is a lot of compromising going on in the process. Some musicians never get it right so how can it be assumed that what you’re hearing is perfect(?)

7. Though the music industry still struggles in certain areas, it’s important to remember that it will be the “music” that people will remember most. Not the festival, not the video, not review or critique. A musician’s contribution, measured as how important to the genre, will be the most important aspect we’ll recognize.

8. Mixing music together doesn’t make anyone that does it a DJ. Knowing how to handle people takes a special skill that involves atmospheric perception, time- management, good judgement and most importantly, the reality that you’ll never ever make everyone happy.

9. No matter what they say, there is no such thing as the best DJ or artist. It’s just created to get your money.

10. And lastly, anyone that has decided to be an artist or a musician has decided that they want to give the world and culture something. Yes, they might also want to be rich and famous, but there are other quicker ways to be that. Appreciating something for what it is, not always for what it should be can felt in more ways than you probably imagine » Have a wonderful holiday season. Safe travels

Yours truly,
Jeff Mills


共感できるものもあれば、ピンとこないものもあるけど、そもそも俯瞰で考えること自体が大切かなとかも思いました。


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