It’s a cliché, but those who love vinyl often talk about the warmth of sound. For those purists out there, all of the problems associated with vinyl simply fade away when I put on a record and hear that sound crackle to life. I’ll admit, vinyl isn’t for everyone: it requires a particular type of listener. As a medium, vinyl pushes people to sit down and have music at the forefront versus just another track for a mix, a night at the club or a podcast. When something great comes along, it tends to stick around for a while. Vinyl has stood the test of time.If you think about it, can you name more than 5 formats with this much longevity?
Before I go too far off tangent, let’s just get straight to the point. I believe that there is value in setting boundaries. SELECTION is ALWAYS FIRST as a DJ. When you can have anything on a laptop, what kind of boundaries are you setting for yourself? Nothing beats the joy of owning a record collection, and warm feeling of knowing that you have mixed every track together yourself using nothing but your own skill, talent, and ears.
But, that’s just one man’s opinion.