One common criticism of dance DJ’s, whether it’s true or not, is that they don’t do anything in a live setting. They just hit play on a laptop, pretend to fiddle some knobs, and bob their heads. If you’re a dance music cynic, we have you covered, thanks to this live music demonstration from artist Graham Dunning. Utilizing an old record player and some odd musical equipment, Dunning has crafted a complicated Rube Goldberg machine that busts out sick dance beats while you wait. This DJ might just hit play and step back, but we think you’ll agree, he’s doing plenty of work.
Dunning’s project was part of Rhythm and Drone, an artist residency project. You can read more about it here.