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Split Decision: Are DJs musicians?

See also: - Global Dance Festival Survival Guide - Split Decision: Is vinyl obsolete? Split Decision: The Legend of Zelda Symphony

With upwards of 20,000 kids descending on Red Rocks this weekend for Global Dance Fest 2012 -- a music festival made up mostly of DJ's -- it seemed like a good time to put our resident electronic music writer, Britt Chester, in the Split Decision ring with our resident music history writer, Josiah M Hesse, and let them duke it out over the question: Are DJs really musicians? Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts on the issue.

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