As the long holiday weekend sets in for our American readers, we figured everyone could use a quick break from BBQs and fireworks to check out a few of the latest awesome documentaries and shorts from around the web since our last installment in this series. From brain-controlled production with DJ Fresh to in the studio with Steve Angello, these seven videos aren’t to be missed.
MY SON THE DJ: LAIDBACK LUKE
The balance of family and work for anyone can be difficult – but for world-traveling DJs/producers, it becomes even more difficult. It’s pretty awesome to see Laidback Luke talk to his parents about his life as a DJ in this VICE-produced short film.
DJ FRESH + MIND-BASED PRODUCTION
We’re not following too closely the developments in neuro-technology, but this video made us consider yet again what DJing and production will look like in 20 years. Watch as DJ Fresh and Mindtunes use Emotiv EPOC technology to create a complete track.
TONE PLAY: FOUR COLOR ZACH
DJ City released their fourth installment in the series on tone play techniques – and Four Color Zach doesn’t disappoint with his tone matching skills. Keep an eye on DJTT for an article on developing some great tone play sets in the coming months!
HOW TO MIX PSYTRANCE
This video takes Ean’s classic mix techniques tutorial video and applies it to the psytrance genre. We really like this style of tutorial – and if you’ve ever wondered how to best start mixing psytrance, this video is a great intro.
SIZE TV: STEVE ANGELLO IN THE STUDIO / ON TOUR
Following Swedish House Mafia around in their documentary was a bit abrasive for our taste, but this SizeTV segment following Steve Angello from his studio to on tour allows us to see a bit of a different side of Steve when he’s not rolling with his former-producer supergroup.
RECORD SHOPPING WITH CARL CRAIG
Digging for tracks is one of the central activities of a DJ – and seeing how a well-respected DJ like Carl Craig does it makes for a good watch.
DFA: TOO OLD TO BE NEW, TOO NEW TO BE CLASSIC
Follow the genesis and evolution of James Murphy’s DFA label over it’s 12 year history – some really good production tips in here. Amazing to see that only two people work full-time in the DFA headquarters!