Op-Ed: The Anonymous DJ Gimmick Needs To End

The concept of the anonymous or semi-anonymous producer has been around for a long time. Artists would wear masks or helmets to obscure their physical features and live life in relative obscurity. This became paramount in the age of paparazzi and Hollywood celebrity obsession. It got supercharged with the internet and social media. Whether it is deadmau5 (less so now), Daft Punk or the Bloody Beetroots, DJs have used this method both as a way to build a brand and also to help live a more normal life away from music since the general public may not know what they…