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!