Designer Virgil Abloh collaborated with Pioneer DJ to create custom ‘skeleton’ DJ gear

Artist, fashion designer and DJ Virgil Abloh has collaborated with Pioneer DJ to create transparent and transparent CDJs, and a mixer to be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago at an exhibition called "SPEECH FIGURES". [19659002] Abloh first tested the team on his Instagram in April, and then played with him shortly after in Coachella. The CDJ-2000NXS2 and the DJM-900NXS2 are Pioneer DJ's signature equipment for professional DJs, and Abloh calls his version the "skeleton" models.

They do not have marks (outside the screens) and, literally, they look inside all the mechanisms, cables and housings that live under the hood. "My goal was to design a transparent and unlabeled interpretation of the classic models," Abloh said, "to inspire a different sound while I'm playing, and maybe a new way for music technology and human interaction to match a different result."

Although the color has been removed from the molded parts of the CDJ and the mixer, all the classic lighting schemes have remained the same. That means they are elegantly modern and formalistic when inactive, and they throw a vibrant rainbow that bleeds through the transparent case when it is turned on in the dark.


designer virgil abloh collaborated with pioneer dj to create custom skeleton dj gear

Image: Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ has made limited edition colors for his team in the past, as an all-white version of the CDJ-2000NXS2 and a fully gold version of the DDJS-SX2. However, all were available for the public to buy in small quantities, while the transparent version of Abloh was made specifically for him and can not be purchased. For now, the only way someone can see them in person is to attend the next exhibit at the Abloh Museum. Pioneer DJ has not mentioned whether it plans to sell transparent CDJs in the future.

If you want to see the "skeleton" of Abloh's Pioneer DJ up close, his program "FIGURAS DE DISCURSO" will run from June 10 to September 22. , 2019 at the Museum of Modern Art in Chicago

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