Thanks to a notification from DJTechtools, we have been informed of an unprecedented move by WIP promotions to BAN traktor from future events! This is the first time a large promotions company has been heard of taking this bold stance and as such, they may have even back pedaled on their decision already!
Traktor tips did not get chance to see the original post from WIP prior to its deletion but in a quote from DJTechTools WIP were seen to say,
“The real issue is with “artists” who swear they can play any format be it CD, vinyl, usb and or Traktor but whose Traktor sets are nothing but stale, bland and outright insulting to a paying crowd and promoter.
Banning Traktor DJ’s will definitely have some support from many DJ’s but this move is nothing short of discrimination and a ban such as this would see numerous DJ’s such as Steve Lawler, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and other big names being banned from this event.
This rather unusual announcement is sure to drive a rift between differing styles of DJ’s.
Maybe due the removal of this announcement, which occurred on WIP’s Facebook page, we may see a re-publication with a different strategy that may not cause such upheaval amongst a very large Traktor community.
What do you think about this stunt from WIP?