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New Collaboration with Virgil Abloh: “Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh™”

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From June 10 to September 22, 2019, the genre redefining fashion
designer Virgil Abloh will exhibit the NXS2 “skeleton” models at his
first museum exhibition entitled “FIGURES OF SPEECH.” The “TRANSPARENT”
CDJ-2000NXS2 and “TRANSPARENT” DJM-900NXS2 will be on show at the Museum
of Contemporary Art in Abloh’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. The
exhibition is the first to look at Abloh’s work that transcends
industries, connecting music, fashion and architecture.

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’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.

Quote from Virgil Abloh

“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.”

Quote from Akio Moriwaki, President and CEO, Pioneer DJ

“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

“Under the slogan, ‘BEYOND THE MUSIC,’ we will contribute to the
creation of richer musical experiences and the development of culture.”

  • Pioneer DJ c/o Virgil Abloh™ project landing
  • Virgil Abloh’s “Figures of Speech”

Virgil Abloh’s first individual museum exhibition is a celebration of
his creative achievements to date. The semi-live presentation revisits
rare aesthetics, texture and color that Abloh has curated throughout his
career to date.

Period: June 10-September 22, 2019
Venue: Museum of Contemporary
Art Chicago
Address: 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-280-2660
Opening time: 10:00 to 17:00 (Tuesday, Friday :
10:00 to 21:00)
Holiday: Monday
Price: General $15/Teachers,
Students, and over 65 $8

About Virgil Abloh

Born in Rockford, Illinois U.S.A. in 1980 – Virgil Abloh is an artist,
architect, and fashion designer. After earning a degree in Civil
Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a
Master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
It was here at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was
introduced to a curriculum, originally established by Mies van der Rohe.
A curriculum which was formed from the notions of Bauhaus, that enabled
Virgil Abloh to learn how to converge the fields of arts, craft, and
design. Those notions merged with contemporary culture make up his
inter-disciplinary practice today.
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* Disclaimer: specifications and price are subject to change.
OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH™ is a registered trademark of Off-White LLC.
The names of companies, product names, and technology names mentioned
herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation
responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South
America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in
the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The
company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation
products that inspire and shape the global dance music community and has
recently launched a new range of musical instruments for production and
live performances. Its portfolio includes brands such as TORAIZ, Pioneer
Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, as well as social platforms
KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company is led by President and
CEO Akio Moriwaki and Executive Vice President Yoshinori Kataoka.

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