Everyone has a deep opinion about DJs and their 'craft' — hell, Diplo himself even came out recently about how "corny" the culture is. But for one club manager outside of LA, the whole laptop craze is getting too much for him to handle. So he banned them outright. 

Cure and the Cause is a nightclub that hosts "house music events four nights per week," says Kenny Summit, owner and manager of the club to Magnetic Magazine. "So we get A LOT of DJs coming through the club every week.  We have the occasional big headliner (unexpected for such a small venue), and we also get a lot of locals and young DJs who get hired by promoters to warm up the room. The problem lies with the opening DJs (mostly), many of them show up with a laptop and controller, and that’s all they’ve ever used. That’s a problem. They don’t know what to connect with our Pioneer system; they have no clue what they’re plugging in or what plugs they’re taking out."

He wants the message to be clear: Learn your shit and grow a bit of talent before you come to his club and try to turn up the dancefloor with just a laptop, nothing else.

The ban doesn't include those people who use computers to compliment their sets, however, as some "Jazzy Jeff type shit" is still welcome. As a self proclaimed "old" dude, Summit is well aware that many musicians use the digital format to sequence or mix, but he remembers a time when DJs wouldn't even leave their house without putting together a solid set through the tools of the trade. And he just doesn't see that from some of these young bucks.

Can't fault the man for that …