The change in DJ Culture

Nice quote from Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim about the change in DJ culture:

I was thinking the other day about how DJ culture has changed – and one of the things is you don’t have the same sense of brotherhood. If you were sitting in the airport, you’d know another DJ because they had a record box. So you’d immediately try to work out from the stickers who they were – and then you’d get into a conversation with them.

We considered ourselves outlaws because no-one really respected us and we lived outside the normal working hours. Nowadays, everyone is a DJ.

I think he’s dead on, but does not mention the downside, the fear of checking in your recordbox, hoping it would not get lost and having to turn up at the club with empty hands.