A concert performed by an electronic musician at a venue normally entertained by a DJ with turntables. Usually refers to a live mix-down of drum-machines, synthesizers, and sequencers or computer direct to the venue PA without use of CDs or records, with the performer adjusting looped sequences in real-time instead of beat-matching records to entertain the crowd. Possibly a 90s term, as longer sample times such as MP3s, and DJ tools such as turntable synchronized computer systems obscure the distinction.
The crowd was uncertain what to expect from the live PA but were won over when it turned out to be danceable.
by RealnameElsewhere March 05, 2009