Lots of talk and general conversation recently revolving around the death of beatmatching and the skilled DJ. Saw a load of stuff on Cyantifics FB from him saying that CDJ's effectively killed beatmatching. I always considered beat matching the be all and end all of mixing...if its locked you can do so much more with the mix as your letting go of the pitch completely.
I've always been an vinyl head. I have dabbled on CD's and know that it is a heck of alot easier to get a mix tighter on them than Vinyl. In fact, because I ride the pitch 99% of the time most of the mixes on CD's sounded rock solid. Take Friction for example. Seen stacks of vinyl mixes from him, always pretty solid, may be prone to a skippy needle...nowadays its all as solid as a CD you'd buy in a shop.
My question to the forum is...
What do you consider a skilled DJ? Is it the medium they use that makes a DJ more skillful? Or is it now really down to selection that separates the average to the very best?