We don’t need another Deadmau5, Skream, Joris Voorn, Carl Craig, Four Tet, DJ Sneak, Tiesto, Booka Shade, Jimpster, Flying Lotus, Luciano, James Murphy, Matthew Dear, Mr Scruff, Royksopp, Dubfire, Underworld, Sasha, David Guetta or Mike Monday.
(We certainly don’t need another Mike Monday.)
While long time readers will know that I wholeheartedly subscribe to the “talent imitates, genius steals” argument and have this up on my studio wall –
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” Jim Jarmusch
– the key here is “it’s where you take them to”.
We don’t need another someone else. What we need is you.