The DJ became less and less visible for the audience in the past decade. Stages at popular electronic dance music events such as Tomorrowland and Ultra grew to an impressive scale in order to surprise and engage a crowd of more than 50.000 people. At the same time the developments of the DJ booth made that the artist is stuck in place behind a table, and in contrary to a guitarist the audience cannot spectate how the DJ is performing. This project is an initiation to reengage the audience in the DJ performance by communicating the actions of the DJ through video and light effects.
In order to facilitate the communication, a software application functions as bridge between the DJ and the crew at the venue. The application reads out the DJ actions and translates those into triggers for the VJ and lighting designer. The application was well received by the crews of Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell and I am currently working on a beta version ready for road testing.