By and large, the DJ gear that someone chooses doesn't effect how "good" or "real" of a DJ they are. But for DJs that play hundreds of shows in a year, the gear makes a big difference to consistently and comfortably being able to perform. Today we've put together a collection of the gear inside of some of the world's favorite DJs and live producers - read on.
In the history of dance music, there have been some pretty killer cover tunes—LCD Soundsystem’s take on Carl Craig’s “Throw” immediately comes to mind—but few performers can make an existing track quite his own like Dutch multi-instrumentalist Binkbeats (aka Frank Wienk). What he does in the studio is nothing short of amazing as he reconstructs jams by Caribou, J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and plenty of others in an on-the-fly, one-man-band style.
Stories are a staple of the human experience – from Homer to Dr. Seuss, the greatest storytellers have inspired us, taught us, and even pushed us into action. DJs often want to become something more than just a request-based party-rocker, but as musicians and artists in their own right. Today we dig deeper into the […]
We featured SubPac’s Kickstarter announcement a few weeks back when it went live. With just four days left and already having beat their funding goal by nearly $10k, it looks like this backrest bass booster will be making a ton of home studios more neighbor-friendly. We had a chance to experience one of the prototype units here […]
By popular request, we're back with another article that shares some of the latest, most essential DJ and producer video content from around the web.
We’re always fascinated by new concepts for onstage DJ and live performance booths, and after taking an office field trip last week to see Flying Lotus in Oakland, we were excited to see this new video crop up from Red Bull Music Academy. The mini-documentary talks about the genesis and concept behind the visuals that […]
After a week full of new product announcements from the DJ industry heavyweights, we decided everyone could use a break from companies trying to sell new shiny merchandise. We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite documentaries (new and old) that we think are important for producers and DJs alike to watch and enjoy – watch […]