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Is technology helping or hurting DJs?

Richie Hawtin, Ellen Allien and Steffi are amongst those looking for an answer... 

Is technology helping or hurting DJs? A new documentary by Telekom Electronic Beats looks to answer this question. 

Taking the form of a round table discussion, heavyweights such as Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Ellen Allien, Steffi and Rebekah share their thoughts on a subject that has long been hotly debated. 

As technology continues to progress its impact on music, and particularly electronic production and performance, cannot be understated. From robots playing techno, to media players with built in VJ and lighting controls, the scene is constantly evolving as functionality improves and new gadgetry is introduced. 

Needless to say, though, not every development is welcomed— you only need to think about the ongoing autosync DJ argument for a prime example of the controversy some advancements have caused. Take a look at the video below, see what you think and for more check out Telekom Electronic Beats' YouTube Channel