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.
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.
Remember when record stores were staffed, owned, and run by people who were first-and-foremost passionate about the music? What if later this month, the electronic music world went back to its roots, and a confederation of DJs, labels, and producers teamed up to buy back Beatport from the ashes of Robert Sillerman's SFX and run it as a community resource? Read on and imagine how this could happen - and what might change in Beatport's future.
As things get increasingly shaky for SFX Entertainment, many are wondering how a company with a popular digital music store like Beatport could have gotten so off track. Today, an industry insider points out ten mistakes that Beatport made – as well as a few things they did very well.
DJs around the world often fight about genres, software choices, and the right way to mix a song, but there are a few things that all DJs love no matter where they're from and what kind of music they play. DJ Techtools rounds up 10 no-fail things that we can all love this Valentine's Day weekend, alongside a special sale in the store.
As we head into the final month of 2015, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at a few of the best innovations on DJ gear in the last few years - and why they should become ubiquitous. From built-in USB hubs to highly-playable cue buttons, we hope to see a more widespread adoption of these features on DJ equipment in 2016 and beyond.
Almost every DJ has heard the passionate arguments for why opening acts should show restraint and only exist to serve the headliner's set. But what if they're wrong? What if opening DJs should play to the crowd and not to the headliner's personal preference? Read some great alternate viewpoints from experienced DJs in today's article from guest contributor Steven Maude.
In an era of DJing when everything has gotten simpler, simply staying occupied and interested has become an issue for many DJs. Unfortunately, this has lead to excessive effects, over-mixing, and jostling the dancefloor quickly into a new track. Ean shares his thoughts on digital DJ ADD and how to solve this all-too-common issue.