Who would have thought, ten years ago, that vinyl would undergo a major resurgence in popularity? This old school music medium has continued to gain popularity, while other forms of purchased music have dropped off. According to a report of music sales in the United Kingdom last week, records are clocking paid downloads in terms of dollars spent.
Since the move to digital stores, the process of finding new tracks for DJ sets has remained relatively stagnant. A new app, Kado, intelligently cross-references hundreds of thousands of DJ sets to find high-quality related tracks that will mix well together. Keep reading to learn more about this new crate digging tool that's powered by real music curators, not metadata-only algorithms.
On Friday night, the local electronic nightlife community here in the Bay Area experienced a terrible tragedy: a massive fire at an underground venue in Oakland. The event was a showcase of DJs and live electronic musicians. We've heard from many local DJTT friends and community members who have been affected by the disaster. Inside, we discuss how event promoters and organizers can make their events safer.
The last year has been full of new advancements in machine learning, automated jobs, and artificial intelligence. In a new heavily-branded video making the rounds, a robot designed for vehicle manufacturing jobs "learns how to scratch" from DJ Yoda. It's makes for a unique ad - but turntablists shouldn't be afraid of this robot.
Organizing your music as a digital DJs is an underwhelming and often frustrating experience. Many DJs have years of history in iTunes, others have organized their tracks within Serato, Traktor, or Rekordbox. No one has really built a good alternative to iTunes for DJs - so that's team behind SpinTools hopes to do.
From the coming soon on Kickstarter department, meet the Mine modular controller. It's a MIDI controller with removable modules that lock into to a circuit board. Keep reading to learn about this boutique controller project!
We’ve started rounding up the best DJ Black Friday deals that have popped up in the DJTT email inbox. Do you have something you’re looking to get this year? Today through Monday are awesome days to try to get massive prices savings. Here’s what we’ve found so far – feel free to leave a comment […]
Serato has launched a brand new public beta of Serato DJ 1.9.5. This new beta will focus on a number bugfixes and stability improvements. The main feature? Support for Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 players and DJM-900NXS2 mixers. Read on for details and to join the beta.