Shortly after Krewella finished their performance at Ultra Music Festival, the internet went crazy as many people began to notice there were no cords plugged in to the back of their CDJs.
Deadmau5 of course, who tends to be one of the most vocal artists, sent out a tweet to Krewella accusing them of faking their DJ set. So to defend themselves, the sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf replied with a screenshot showing two USBs in the back of the mixer. Since the accusation, the internet has been in uproar debating whether CDJs can operate without any cords plugged in.
YouTube user Christian Jackson has stepped up to show exactly how Krewella could have been mixing live without using the cables Deadmau5 was referring to.
“All you need to make this set-up work is a computer running Traktor, a USB cable for each of the CDJs and a USB cable for the mixer. Basically how it works is the CDJs are acting pretty much as expensive controllers for the expensive Traktor Scratch software.”