there's too much scope in this discussion really. John Peel is almost certainly the most influential dj of all time, but he wasn't really innovative or artistic or pioneering.future_jack wrote: Hmm ok then - let's limit what I mean by influence and innovative to artistic and pioneer merit only.
It would be nice if some more could join in to get the ball rolling. I think this could be an interesting conversation.
Villalobos was seriously influential too, but I think that it's his productions that have done more to change things.
Too much scope imo. cos the discussion reaches into so many different areas. do you mean which dj affected more peoples lives. which dj pushed forward the style of music, and therefore I guess pushed forward musical boundaries. lots of djs were pioneering just becuase they were in contact with musicians in one place and an audience in a different place, like I guess people who brought dub to England.