Tao Te DJ Chapter 9

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 9

Better to stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

 

Translation –
As a DJ you should not overload the mix with special effects and tricks. Use them sparingly or else they will start to ruin the flow of the set.

Get a big ego from controlling the dance floor and festivals, you will loose that which brought you such joy as when you first played out.

When your run is over, you will know.

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 8

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 8

The highest good is like water. Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In daily life, be competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season. No fight: No blame.

 

Translation –
The music is the element that can flow in places that people cannot explain. Feelings and reaction; joy and sadness; memories and loves – these cannot be explained.

Meditation is the groove of the music and “when it hits you feel no pain.”

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 7

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 7

Heaven and Earth last forever. Why do heaven and Earth last forever? They are unborn, So ever living. The sage stays behind, thus he is ahead. He is detached, thus at one with all. Through selfless action, he attains fulfillment.

 

Translation –
The DJ is not a participant on the dance floor. The selfless action is playing music for the crowd. Only then will the DJ feel complete.

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 6

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 6

The valley spirit never dies; It is the woman, primal mother. Her gateway is the root of heaven and Earth. It is like a veil barely seen. Use it; it will never fail.

 

Translation –
Music cannot be seen, but only heard. There is a spirit in all life that music can permeate.

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 5

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Tao Te DJ Chapter 5

Heaven and Earth are impartial; They see the ten thousand things as straw dogs. The wise are impartial; They see the people as straw dogs. The space between heaven and Earth is like a bellows. The shape changes but not the form; The more it moves, the more it yields. More words count less. Hold fast to the center.

 

Translation –
The role of the DJ is to create a journey of music. The more the variation of the music, the more people are drawn in to the sound. A wise DJ understands the need for an ebb and flow of the created musical landscape to provide the crowd a solidified mix. More extraneous flourishes like the over use of filters or effects detract from the original center of the mix.

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