Synchronize Again gives the up and coming DJ community the opportunity to lean how to thrive in the art and entertainment world from the officials and the professionals of the industry.
Fall 2011 was the first time Fingersnaps DJ & Art Collective produced such an event that brought members of the community in one environment to share ideas, learn from each other, and to be inspired to get out there and take on the world.
Synchronize was an idea I was carrying with me for many years as I learned the one thing that my students and music enthusiasts in the community needed most, information.
After the closing of most DJ records shops do to downloading and file sharing, the common place for all DJ’s went away after many family owned small business could not compete with the digital age. The record shop was not only a center place for buying the greatest music that any DJ would ever want but it was now unavailable for a center place were DJ’s would meet.
I did not realize the hole that was placed in the community until after 2 years when I found that I did not interact with as many DJ’s as I have in the past. The void that I noticed was the lack of common places outside of the club were DJ’s would meet to purchase new music, network, exchange ideas, share dish on club owners and promoters, connect with friends and establish new ones.
The ease of downloading music replaced the common ground of meeting. I really enjoy and appreciate the fact that I could find almost any recorded song by logging into a music search engine, however I morn and feel the lost of the music society that was associated with the records shops.
The last UPS delivery of a box of 12’ dance single and the final closing of another sole proprietors shop was a blow to many of us that appreciated vinyl records, CD’s and the social interaction, There was a time were I would travel to cities and towns around the world and I was able to find instant community by seeking out a DJ record shop.
Based on my own life experiences life does come after death and Fingersnaps DJ & Art Collective and Synchronize is the new life that stands on the memory of all the great music shops and music enthusitist I have meet over the past 30 years.
I hope to Synchronize with you.
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