DJs: Love them or loathe them?

I heart DJs. Always have. Always will. I'm one of those people who believe that what they do requires as much skill, dexterity and creativity as any musician I've ever known. And I'm not referring solely to prodigious turntablists like Vajra and Cysko Rokwell when I say that. I'm also talking about party-rocking DJs, who, although not nearly as dexterous on decks, put just as much thought and consideration into what they do.

In both cases, it's more than just pushing buttons. It takes sharp sensibilities to rock a crowd. Trust me: Speaking as someone whose killed (and killed!) his share of dancefloors, it's not as easy as it looks. Judging from the stream of vitriolic comments on our recent Peter Black post, though, plenty of people clearly feel otherwise. Thus, today's Hot Topic: DJs - love them or loathe them? Why? Feel free to weigh in below. In the meantime, speaking of DJs, here's this (courtesy of our pal Numero Tres).

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