A DJ is a person who plays music from a prerecorded source for the purpose of entertaining an audience. Sometimes, a dj is referred to as an mc and vice versa. An mc is a master of ceremonies, meaning a host for a more formal party. Their responsibilities are to direct activities and provide general information to the audience. Many radio DJs are MCs. Deadmau5 is a DJ and he would not harm you for saying so. But he differs from the usual would of DJs in that he mixes loops of sound and beats into a musical arrangement which when he performs live is not a complete original recording. Therefore, he is a performing artist and also a dj. See also, skrillex, avicii and knife party for more examples in this category of performing artist. Often the term dj refers to a wedding entertainer because one of their roles is as a dj as well as a master of ceremonies, and this is why the confusion between the term mc and dj. Hope that helps clarify.
· 6 years ago