The DJ X-Factor Show: What Took So Long?

Given that DJ culture and turntablism has been around for a couple of decades, I’m kind of surprised that it’s taken this long for someone to come up with a DJ talent competition aimed at mainstream audiences.

Simon Cowell, in concert with Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett, have come up with an international live reality TV show that will seek to find the next Tiesto or Oakenfold or Deadmau5.

Details are sketchy–we don’t even have a title yet–but this is one talent show that I’d probably watch.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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