We return to Dekmantel Festival for a live version of one of our favourite feature series.
This week the Exchange heads back to the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam for another talk from RA's conference programme at Dekmantel Festival. Following on from previous podcasts recorded at the conference with Clark and Legowelt, this edition turns to a live take on the Art Of DJing feature series, where we go deep on the minutiae of the craft.
RA's Ray Philp was joined by Elena Colombi and John Talabot, two distinctive but contrasting DJs who would go on to play crucial sets at the festival later that weekend. In the discussion, we hear of the joys of playing records at the wrong speed and making your own edits, before we get a sense for the DJs' respective approaches to finding music, playing back-to-back and dealing with requests.