Things have moved on & the Never underestimate an old man who is also a Disc Jockey shirt. On the face of it a simple abbreviation & when used in reference to a disc jockey, thats exactly what it is. It is however now also used to refer to a musical performer, who may or may not include pre-recorded music, but they also create music as part of that performance. There are varying degrees as to the extent of musicianship – simply putting together two or more differing pieces of music for a reasonable period of time creates a new piece of music that is being composed & played live.
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This could be the bassline of Never underestimate an old man who is also a Disc Jockey shirt or an acapella laid over an instrumental. On the other end of the scale, those who are more producer use elements of music, both pre-recorded & played live, to create original music by use of samplers, keyboards & effects. Where they are using pre-records, these are often barely recognizable by comparison to the original & may only be a bass line or melody etc extracted from the original. It should also be noted that often a significant number of the pre-records are their own original pieces of work, composed & performed by them & only recorded to save time or because they have been released in its own right.
On this basis, I would suggest that whilst some of the old-style DJ’s could be called musicians based on their ability/imagination to create something new, the “modern dj” is far more likely to deserve the label, if only because they seldom jockey anything, but create live & would be considered musicians in their own right if they weren’t also called dj’s, which by inference somehow lessens their musicianship.