Ultimate DJ is an upcoming American TV show that has been ridiculed to the max by the industry, Even Fat Boy Slim, saying;
“Simon Cowell was talking about doing a show and everyone in the business, he kind of started approaching us, and we were like, ‘F–k off. No – that’s a terrible idea!’”
Fat Boy Slim
Simon Cowell now aims to bring his American Idol & X Factor tv show ideas to electronic dance music. Yahoo! has even partnered up with Ultimate DJ to offer online streaming for the show, Cowell seems to have outrageous plans for the new DJ TV show; and Yahoo! makes it worse by claiming it will be the “World Cup of EDM.” Really?
A co-producers and head of Ultra Music, Patrick Moxey, furthered Cowell’s intentions at the recent IMS conference.
“In his own way, [Cowell] is an incredibly creative man. When it comes to the show, he wants it to be respectful of the space and he wants us to have the most edgy and the best artists. It’s the same way you would approach trying to have great singers, we’re going to have great electronic artists involved in the show.”
Comparing DJ performance to live singing is hardly the same thing.
How the competing DJ and producers are judged is the biggest test that the Ultimate DJs will face.
Until then we will wait and see for next spring the grand reveal of the Ultimate DJ, Until then enjoy our industry’s absence of competitive DJ music shows – it won’t last long.