by Dan Gibson
It's hard to even know what anyone means when they say they're a DJ these days...Rolling Stone ran a traffic-baiting list of the "25 DJs that rule the world" and Daft Punk were at number 25. This is somewhat strange as Daft Punk, while great, aren't really DJs in any sense of the word that I understand, they're a dance act who wear helmets with no turntables or records in sight. None of this really matters...after all, terms — especially musical ones — find new definitions all the time, but if you can figure out what it is DJ BL3ND, who is coming to the Rock (to "Fuckin RAGE," if Twitter can be believed) on Friday, does, you're a step ahead of me.
Still, if you would like a taste of the sort of chaotic electronic noise that's popular with the kids these days, a significant amount of Mr. BL3ND's music is on Soundcloud, including the RAGE MIX (sigh) and it's extensive tribute to "Molly" (double sigh):
DJ BL3ND is scheduled to perform on Friday, Nov. 30, with Phoenix remixers 2ToneDisco (who are not, in fact, a combination of Madness and Tavares) at the Rock. The show is all ages, although if you want TO FUCKIN RAGE DOWN S0M3 ALCOHOL BRO, you'll need to be 21.