The Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago will display the new equipment this summer.
After months of teasing a transparent setup on Instagram and at Coachella, Virgil Abloh's designs for the Japanese giant's CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 models have been released. The Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago will display the new equipment in an exhibition dedicated to the Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director, called Virgil Abloh: Figures Of Speech, from June 10th through September 22nd.
Abloh explains his design choices: "I aimed to design a see-through 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."
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PIONEER DJ c/o VIRGIL ABLOH™️ Go beyond the music. Genre-bending artist and world-renowned fashion designer @virgilabloh has reimagined the design of our #CDJ2000NXS2 and #DJM900NXS2. His non-labeled “TRANSPARENT” renditions of our classic models are intended to inspire a “different sound while DJing. And perhaps a new way for music technology and human interaction to equal a different result.” From June 10th until September 22nd, the models will form a part of his debut museum exhibition entitled “Figures of Speech” at the @mcachicago. The exhibition is the first to look at Abloh’s work that transcends industries, connecting music, fashion and architecture. Explore more in our #linkinbio. #TRANSPARENTNXS2 #PioneerDJ #VirgilAbloh #MCAChicago
This appears to be only one part of Abloh's collaboration with Pioneer DJ. Benji B and Gilles Peterson have both posted about an opaque mixer by Abloh, though there are no further details on that model.