A DJ disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
Most common types of DJs include radio DJ, club DJ who performs at a nightclub or music festival and turntablist who uses record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records.
Originally, the disc in disc jockey referred to gramophone records, but now DJ is used as an all-encompassing term to describe someone who mixes recorded music from any source, including cassettes, CDs or digital audio files on a CDJ or laptop.
The title DJ is commonly used by DJs in front of their real names or adopted pseudonyms or stage names.
British DJ and producer Alan Fitzpatrick is known for his hard but commanding style of big-room techno. Since the late 2000s, Fitzpatrick has been releasing tracks on labels like Drumcode, Bedrock, and Cocoon which combine steady, booming beats with melodic tones informed by the energy of early rave music. Highly popular with clubbers around the world, he has played lengthy, energetic DJ sets at countless clubs and festivals, with regular appearances at Ibiza and major venues like Fabric and Tresor.