"When I was in the room earlier I had failed to notice it was being helmed by Gorilla vs. Bear, of Gorilla vs. Bear fame. Next to him was Ryan Schreiber, founder of Pitchfork. In chat was “the REAL DIPLO,” who turned out to be the real Diplo. Through the magical celebrities-are-people-too power of Twitter, Diplo had followed Ryan into the room, and now GvB was attempting to get him on the decks.
This isn’t as easy as it sounds. See, the owner of a room can boot people from the decks to free up one of the five slots, but whoever clicks on that free spot first gets it. Either having the real Diplo in their midst had caused a wannabe DJ frenzy, or the real Diplo isn’t very fast on the draw. GvB probably kicked twenty different people from the room before Diplo managed to play anything.
I don’t really know anything about Diplo, except that he worked with M.I.A. and that there’s some sort of beef now. I certainly didn’t recognize the Major Lazer track he played — he kept on saying he couldn’t play the third verse, so I assumed it was unreleased. It was pretty fun, but I was more caught up with the idea that some nice celebrity man was playing music that he’d clearly uploaded from his computer onto a bizarre new service where you choose an avatar and pretend to be at a live concert while you’re actually talking in a circa 1990s chat room.
Nobody else seemed to be so enamored — Diplo was winning plenty of followers and some of my fellow Zynga-alikes were bobbing their virtual heads, but the haters were much more vocal: “Diplo? More like DipNO!” After GvB and Ryan played some tracks, Diplo hit us with another new one: “Untitled.” By this point the room had basically gone insane. Many of the people GvB had booted to get Diplo on the decks were griping about it, others were spamming the chat with requests to play, promising great selections from their musical catalogs. Others had given up on begging, and were instead spamming links to a new room they’d created. But everybody else seemed to be trashing Diplo, Major Lazer, and “Untitled.” After finishing his playthrough, Diplo left because of all the “h8.”"
Post by nodepression on Jun 30, 2011 23:34:58 GMT -5
Alright, so I'm going to start an inforoo single dj night for next week. Thinking of Tuesday at Midnight, I'll start it off, but then every week will have a different dj for an hour. Anyone interested?
If you guys signed in through your facebook you probably want to change your e-mail notifications. I just checked for the first time in a couple days and have like 50 e-mails about who's a fan of you and who's DJing in what room now. It's pretty obnoxious.