A lot of the tracks I produce are designed to also be performed live or recreated using my controller rig. So instead of pressing play and letting the tracks flow, I create controllerism routines out of them. The best example of this is my Live Dubstep Controllerism video, where I chopped the separate instruments and vocals of my track “Waking Up” into tiny bits and then practiced reassembling them into a song, with no quantization or other time adjustments.
My resident artist sometimes asks me why I don’t use loops that I could just trigger and make my life easier. Or just play the full tracks altogether, since most of the audience won’t be able to tell whether or not I create completely new productions on the spot. I mean, that’s what deadmau5 used to insinuate that he did before his infamous “we all press play.” post, by bashing all DJs as a rule and other such comments.