They should have dominated the market for club audio stuff, but the build quality just wasn't there. A lot of it used to break to easily in a club or tent environment etc.
I remember them giving us a demo model of their cdjs in about 2001 / 2002, long before the Pioneers where king and the technology was really out there, and it had a good pitch / tempo adjustment but you could lock the key, so it stayed in key as you sped it up, or the other way round of keeping the tempo locked and allowing you to change the key up and down. Sort of like a built in Melodyne or Auto Tune. No idea if modern cdjs have this in, but it was new back then. Another example of them not capitalising on what they had.
he lives ‘off the grid’, hiding behind a secret identity due to his beliefs regarding the intrusiveness of the modern state and digital society
When his book sells a bundle, do they get a big truck and pay him in turnips? Or at that point does he get interested in a bank account, like most people have, you know, a standard digital bank account? Is this a tax dodge?
Seen a fair few djs clear the floor at Cream. So many used to show up and just bang fuck out of it from the word go.
But worse than that is being bored to death by the likes of Hawtin or Hernan. Neither seem to have any interest in interesting music, or putting together a set that has any sort of dynamic or tension to it.
If you know the story about these two guys I doubt there is any benefit in the movie. I came in as a lay person and found it really interesting as I always thought Tony Hawk was the main guy (so I was marketed) in Skate boarding.
There are plenty of very talented skaters out there, but Hawk is a freak of nature, he just doesn't fall off. I've seen him at demos and comps and, although he's probably skating within himself at those events, he's unbelievably consistent. The ability range within pro skaters is pretty wide, went to a Plan B demo years ago and they where virtually booed off, very good on film but crap in person. But then a few weeks later I saw Gonz and Cardiel on a different tour and they where fuckin brilliant. I'd guess if those two where winning comps, they where very good, as you have to have that consistency to put together winning runs.