DJ plays another DJ’s 3-hour SoundCloud mix during paid gig
A DJ has shared on TikTok that he used another DJ’s three-hour SoundCloud mix rather than mixing live during a paid gig.
The Tik Toker (@flash.gea) has around 15,500 followers on the social media platform and goes by the name “Young DJ/Rave Father from the Bronx” in his bio.
His video features a large number of people dancing at a party with the text on screen, “POV they paid me to DJ, but they have no idea I’m just playing the 3 hour mix of another DJ out of soundcloud.”
“Wait…you expected me to mix live and risk messing up the set? » read the caption of the video. As of Monday, the video had around 1.3 million views and sparked debate among viewers.
@flash.gea Wait… did you expect me to mix live and risk ruining the set?? #fyp #fypシ #dj #nyc ♬ Liverpool Street in the rain – Shopping center
The video may have been a joke, based on an exchange of comments between a viewer and the DJ.
“This serrato is just a youtube video that you shoot to look like you’re lmao,” one viewer commented on the video.
The DJ responded to the comment with several laughing emoji, saying, “Brother, finally someone realizes I’m djing.”
Joke or not, however, some viewers didn’t see a problem with the DJ possibly using another DJ’s SoundCloud mix. Some made their own jokes about the situation.
“You better get this ad-free version lmao,” one viewer joked.
“”Sorry, no song requests! “” another viewer commented, mimicking the DJ.
A third viewer commented, “free money”.
Other DJs on TikTok expressed their disapproval of the tactic.
“It’s starting to hit some real DJs (algorithms) and we’re not happy,” one DJ and TikTok user wrote.
“True or not. Doing this is disrespectful to the very purpose of djing, it’s stealing someone else’s hard work and art and claiming it as your own,” another user said.
Some viewers wondered what the DJ was actually doing if he wasn’t mixing live during the concert.
“So you just stand there and pretend?” Where? because I can just imagine this LMAOOO,” one viewer said.
“Yeah for 3 whole hours,” @flash.gea wrote in response.
The Daily Dot reached out to user @flash.gea via a TikTok comment.
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*First published: May 23, 2022, 11:39 a.m. CDT
Cecilia Lenzen is a journalism student at the University of Texas at Arlington and a freelance reporter for the Daily Dot.