So I was in a club the other night, and I asked the technician about the equalizer on his sound board.
"These three knobs here. Low, mid, and high tones."
That's it? I would assume, a board with so many knobs, sliders and buttons surely has a prominent 10-level equalizer.
"Why? There's no need. The music has already been remastered when recorded." The idea that he should tweak the sound further seemed preposterous to him, and my question echoed dumb and amateur.
Let me tell you, guy, that the process of remastering includes "equalization" of frequency levels only for the benefit of perceived improved sound, subject to the acoustic properties of the anticipated playback medium and environment.
In other words, you can completely screw the otherwise wonderfully melodic DnB track by playing it, as you say, 'already remastered' in a setting of thrice as many sub+woofers as there are mid-to-high-tone speakers, while at the same time generously taking away forever the miracle of high-pitch (or any) hearing from everyone unfortunately present.
Dear vainglorious DJs: Please remain attentive to the implied needs of your audience during your marvelous performance. And please tune your foldback monitors to 1.4-times the level of volume you have gushing on genpop. That should assure you go deaf first, or no-one does, which is fine.