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feeling good about themselves – and the best way to do that is to have a good time and a giggle. Benny: It’s fundamental. A major part of our UK ethos is not to take ourselves too seriously, have fun with the show and fun with music. Are attention spans getting ever shorter in an age of total media saturation, and how do you stay on the right side of the saturation / wicked piece of art line Dr Specs: In an age where everything is totally accessible at the click of a button, the iPod generation, YouTube culture, it means that we have to keep up with trends – especially with an AV show. 50% of the show is behind you so it makes total sense for us to have a show that’s current and up to date. It’s massively important to keep it fresh.

Is anything fair game Dr Specs: It’s fair game if it applies to what we’re doing. We don’t like to cause controversy for the sake of it – it’s about being entertaining not offensive.”

What possibilities does video scratching open up Benny: Video scratching brings hip-hop elements back into the performance, and for us brings back the whole culture of scratching and juggling and the performance aspect of DJing. To us that side of it doesn’t seem to be a part of the next generation of DJs. With things like Beat Sync Buttons in software programs, I’ve seen a lot of new DJs who are stretched to be able to beat-match if you took away their toys. Dr Specs: Being able to see visual scratching in the show, and accentuate a scratch, brings it all back to life – it brings people back into the performance and watching it as a show.

What other tricks of technology are in the bag Benny: The advancement in technology has moved everything to software, which means a more manageable and easier show for us kit-wise. It’s better for us as we’re more mobile and can take the show to more places, especially abroad.

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LSD Magazine - Issue 9 - Chasing Dragons  

Issue 9 of LSD Magazine is out now. Bursting at the digital seams with sizzling art, searching interviews, slamming music, a dash of politi...

LSD Magazine - Issue 9 - Chasing Dragons  

Issue 9 of LSD Magazine is out now. Bursting at the digital seams with sizzling art, searching interviews, slamming music, a dash of politi...

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