Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh
The “TRANSPARENT” CDJ-2000NXS2 multi player and “TRANSPARENT” DJM-900NXS2 digital mixer, London - UK. 2019 - Credits : Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ unveils ” Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh ” collaboration

Alexandre Trochut

Transparent versions of the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 to be exhibited at the “Figures of Speech” Exhibition, Chicago Museum of Modern Art, June 2019.

” Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh “

From June 10th to September 22th 2019, the fashion designer & DJ Virgil Abloh will exhibit the NXS2 “skeleton” models at his first museum exhibition entitled “FIGURES OF SPEECH“.

“TRANSPARENT” DJM-900NXS2 digital mixer, London – UK. 2019 – Credits : Pioneer DJ

The “TRANSPARENT” CDJ-2000NXS2 & “TRANSPARENT” DJM-900NXS2 will be on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Abloh’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. (Chicago Museum of Modern Art). The exhibition is the first to look at Abloh’s work that transcends industries, connecting music, fashion and architecture.

“ As a means to give a new look and feel to the industry standard of the CDJ and DJM I aimed to design a see-thru and non-labeled rendition of the classic models to inspire a different sound while DJing. And perhaps a new way for music technology and human interaction to equal a different result. ”

– Virgil Abloh

As the founder of Off-White™ and newly appointed Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Abloh’s desire to bridge the gap between music, fashion and the creative arts supports Pioneer DJ’s drive to explore the deep connection music can make and the harmony it inspires.

Having gained prominence as Kanye West’s Creative Director, Abloh’s career and Off-White™’s main purpose is representing street culture and allowing it to transcend into an art movement, using any, and every, ironic medium necessary to do so.

Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh logo, London – UK. 2019 – Credits : Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ’s involvement in the “FIGURES OF SPEECH” exhibition allows us to re-evaluate the current design treatment of our flagship DJ equipment and strip down to its skeleton. The “TRANSPARENT” CDJ-2000NXS2 multi player and “TRANSPARENT” DJM-900NXS2 digital mixer were created specifically for Virgil Abloh in solidarity with this movement, which we refer to as the “Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh™” project.

“ Virgil Abloh’s creations can’t be defined by genre. He boldly connects various art forms, demonstrating unlimited creative possibilities to audiences around the world, and this embodies DJing.

Supported by DJs who straddle the boundaries of music and creating new stories, this year, the CDJ series will celebrate its 25th anniversary. We hope that our collaboration with Virgil Abloh will trigger a new story for our customers and our company, and lead to the further development of DJ culture. ”

– Akio Moriwaki, Pioneer Dj President And CEO

Under the slogan, “BEYOND THE MUSIC,” Pioneer DJ promise to contribute to the creation of richer musical experiences and the development of culture.