"Arguably the original multi-sampler, each key on the Mellotron had recordings of real instruments on a piece of magnetic tape under each note of the 3-octave keyboard and each key had its own pinch roller and playhead. When a key was pressed, the pinch roller enaged with a master capstan wheel and dragged the key's tape over a playhead."
(Steve Howell, Hollow Sun)
Hariri & Hariri (The Digital House, project, 1988)
A DJ is somebody who exemplifies "authoring by selection," they are an example of how anti-montage aesthetics of continuity cuts across culture and is not limited to the creation of computer still and moving images and spaces. DJ?s art is measured by their ability to seamlessly go from one track to another. A great DJ is thus a compositor and anti-montage artist par excellence. They are able to create a perfect temporal transition from very different musical layers; in real time, in front of the dancing crowd.
Prodigy Present - The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One, track 5, 3:11 Sex Pistols: New York, with Fat Boy Slim - Punk to Funk, with Medicine - I'm Sick. Archetype raw punk music transforms into highly-produced dance music. The ease to which disparate samples are mixed together in this track appears undermines the requirement for closure - this process could repeat itself endlessly infinitum.