We'll admit it: learning how to pronounce new DJ names can be hard. In the constant attempt to be cool and stand out, DJs incorporate numbers with letter, mix random words together or simply abandon words altogether, mostly just leading to confusion. Plus, most DJs come from across the world, taking from languages us simple Americans simply do not speak. What's worse? DJs love to stay mysterious and behind-the-
scenesboards so it's rare to even hear them say their name out loud. It's the music that speaks, not the person.
No worries, though. We've got the scoop. Here are some of the hardest to pronounce and most often consfused DJ names pronounced for you. So the next time you and your friends gather round to fight about pronounciations, you'll be the winner.
Bandmembers say it's technically pronounced "chk chk chk" after the subtitles for the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy.The clicking sounds of the Bushmens' Khoisan language were represented as "!" But, the bandmembers themselves also say the name works by saying and monosyllabic sound three times in a row like, "Pow Pow Pow," "Bam Bam Bam" or "Uh Uh Uh." Go crazy.
Don't let that double 'I' confuse you. It's "Ah-vee-chee."
In case you're getting all caught up with the wrong emphasis on the wrong syllable.
I'll assume you know how to say David. And it's "get-ah," like when you're chasing after a girl and someone says, "Go run and getta!"
He's from the UK, so that's "E Zed" to you.
Ko-zay like Ricky Rozay.
That 'V' is actually a 'U.' It's Dubbs.
Replace the 'Y' for an 'I' and we have: Pridz
That's "Gee" with a hard G.
This name is a mix of "Einstein" (one of his idols) with the German word, "Gesamtkunstwerk," which means "the paroxysm of art between image, sound and video." Let's take this one slow: Geh-Saf-El-Steen.
Not henny, rather "Honey."
Law-ron (but take it easy on the 'N,' it's very soft sounding) garn-YAY. Don't you love French?
The name, as fantastically weird as their music, is pronounced "En-Goo-Zoo En-Goo-Zoo."
This one sounds much better with an actual French person saying it.
This Norweigan trance and progressive producer goes by "Ehr-Yan Neel-sen." Fun fact: that pesty O-with-the-slash is always pronouned "ehr," like the vowel in "bird."
Another Norweigan: Ter-YEAH!
it's pronounced "TOH-key MON-stah" :)
— TŌKiMØNTANA (@TOKiMONSTA) May 16, 2010
And there you have it.
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