Wednesday, November 07, 2012

DJ Graphs

DJs: they like to "take you on a journey," or so the DJ cliche goes. But what kind of journey?

It's a good question and one I suspect many DJs would struggle to articulately spell out to you. Perhaps then a picture would tell the story better.

I forget when I first thought about it, but for a while its been in the back of my head that you could plot the different types of DJ sets as graphs, with x = time and y = intensity.

So I finally got round to having a go on the tube the other day and got a little carried away. See what you think... did I miss any?



  • Haha people keep asking what graph our Rinse sets are. Download them here and work it out for yourselves! 

12 comments:

maurice said...

hahaaa dj wobble and dj abstract r totally my favourites! nice painting :)

Dr P said...

You forgot DJ Rewind

R said...

ahah, nice one Martin

okkkkkkkkkk said...

DJ Manhattan Skyline?
DJ ExtendedVersion?
DJ DrumTool?
DJ DJ'sDJ?





Clint Anderson said...

dj 5-0 looks alot like dj laptop crash :)

Tamás N said...

haha. dj rewind would make a great graph indeed.
gotta say, nice list!

timeblind said...

one of the most classic and basic dj styles from house and techno is the wave. you keep doing successive waves. eg. from solid to more abstract and then back again. sweet to hard and then back. from familiar to challenging. waves, over and over again till the crowd dissolves in ecstasy. spanking followed by sweet talk. its basic female sexual response.

Brent Morris said...

When I was doing the Colours out of Space mix series this is exactly how i would start each mix.

I'd make a graph of what feelings I wanted to convey, figure out how long that "feeling" would go far and then work out how to connect the feelings to one another.

EPOCH said...

I WANT THESE ON MY WALL

Anonymous said...

My friend found a missing one that needs illustration.

DJ "i am going to blow your fucking system"

Anonymous said...


i miss the sethtroxleronketamine graph...

naakunta laab said...

sick head hahaha