This year, a classic US festival focused on the creative side of electronic music will once again fill the streets of Detroit with a wide variety of musical flavors. Many of these artists are selected because they play their music in very original and creative ways, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight a few of them and the equipment they use on stage.
Pioneer DJ have finally released the Rolls Royce of a DJ setup they had teased earlier in the year to a curious crowd at NAMM 2016. While most eyes were fixed on the five large screens attached to the top, few were asking the questions about the use of the other new features included in and around each device. Guest contributor Dan D-Squared shares some insight on what Pioneer DJ was thinking behind this over-the-top design of a product line.
Similar to the news we heard earlier in the year that Apple Music would start streaming mixes and bootlegs, today at IMS Ibiza Spotify has announced that they will be integrating Dubset's MixBANK into their library, allowing user-generated DJ mixes to legally be streamed on the service.
Earlier this year at NAMM 2016, we saw the first public prototype of Pioneer DJ's new festival-ready professional DJ system - what they're calling the TOUR1 line. Today, Pioneer is officially making it clear that these aren't just prototypes: meet the CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1, set to hit the market in August. Keep reading for details.
For performing and producing musical artists, being interesting and unique compared to others feels like an important consideration. In today's editorial, Fame House's Hisham Dahud challenges every DJ, producer, and musician to stand out from the crowd by building a unique artist identity and presenting it to the world - not by comparing yourself and competing with other creators.
In a dramatic twist to the Beatport auction process, the sale has been temporarily called off and the company is shutting down almost every project they run that isn't the music store. Keep reading for details:
In today’s video, we talk to Grimecraft, one of the first DJs to enter the alternate sphere of DJing virtual reality. The DJ system he uses, “TheWave”, was first covered in a previous article here on DJ TechTools. In this piece, we look at what it’s actually like to DJ in VR with TheWave, using the HTC Vive, and pose the question: “Will we all become virtual reality DJs?”
Dedicated fans have carefully been watching for every chance to see the new Richie Hawtin / Andy Rigby-Jones mixer collaboration, but finally the 100% analog PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer has been publicly announced. Watch DJ Techtools' world-exclusive explanation and demo video with Richie himself after the jump, as well as a Boiler Room live stream today.