On my drive to my gig I was in deep thought about the difference between a dj and turntablist. They are very different and distinct.
A turntablist I someone who practices a set and uses that same practiced set at a job. Z-trip and Dj AM are turntablists. You will most likely hear the same sat everyone they spin (with slight variations). A dj is different.
A DJ is typically spontaneous. A great DJ will normally readable crowd from song to song. Selecting the next proper song after reactions from the crowd. There is an air of uncertainty when Spinning in this fashion. It can make deejaying more fun.
Keep in mind when hiring a DJ, ask them u they are turntablists. If they answer yes, they’re most likely not a practical DJ.