Wang, Oliver. “Microwave DJs: A Revisit of Farrugia and Swiss’s “Tracking the DJs” (JPMS, 17.1)” Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol. 31 No. 1, March 2019; (pp. 53-60).
Journal response essay.
Background: Farrugia and Swiss’s original 2005 article examined how emerging digital DJing technologies were changing the concept of “work” within DJ communities. My essay partly drew upon my own unpublished research on digital DJing practices to discuss how concepts of DJing changed in the intervening 15 years between our respective essays to redefine what constituted legitimate forms of DJ “work.”