Posts Tagged ‘ DJ ’

Who’s Your Local Preacher?


The word “colorful” is a massive understatement when considering the collection you just scrolled through.  “Cyber Sound” is one of the newest art additions to ‘Local Preacher’s photography collection, and as aligned with the rest of his work, it is AMAZING.  As a DJ, it’s incredible to see the tools I use being so eloquently portrayed in such amazing photos.  Shouts to ‘Local Preacher’ and his amazing ability to use lighting to exemplify the intricacies of the gear myself, and everyone else who does what I do in his work.

Vertical Vinyl.


Introducing “o-ton”, a vertical, wireless turntable which lets you import and digitally enhance your vinyl records. It’s almost entirely translucent, so you can see all the inner workings and, of course, your vinyl’s unique cover art. The design features a digital stylus that automatically turns your device on if you insert a vinyl. With an integrated optical sensor, the stylus can identify and jump individual tracks. Simply plug it in, pair your device, insert a vinyl, select your speaker and dance.

Meet The Robot DJ.


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Watch collaborative robot deliver a storming live set with his mentor, award‑winning DJ Yoda, at the unveiling of the next generation Ford Fiesta.

Risk One Forever.


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We regret to inform that our friend Marques Lewis, better known as DJ RISK ONE from San Francisco, passed away today after a long battle with Cancer. We send our thoughts and prayers to him and his family at this time. Your spirit will live on. Rest In Peace. #RiskOneForever

The Chainsmokers: Making of “Roses”


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As a DJ and sound engineer, I know all too well how much work can go into one song and this song has been all over the radios for a while now and it’s interesting to see how the actual song was made.

Watch this video with the Chainsmokers as they explain how they recorded their top 10 hit “Roses”.

The Technics SL-1200 Turntable Returns


 

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In 2010, Panasonic made the odd decision to stop producing the Technics SL-1200MK2, a turntable that’s as much a part of pop culture as it is one of the most revered and reliable ever made. DJs, who depended on the 1200’s powerful direct drive motor and solid tone arm to manipulate the sound of records without skipping, had to rely on the second hand market or alternative brands if they needed a new scratch machine.

The legendary Technics SL-1200 turntable has been a mainstay of the DJ scene for decades now, but the tanklike direct-drive turntable has also long had a quiet reputation for sound quality as well. And for the 50th anniversary of the SL-1200, Technics is releasing two new “Grand Class” models aimed at audiophiles: the aluminum-cased SL-1200G and the magnesium limited anniversary edition SL-1200GAE, of which only 1,200 will be produced. (Get it?)

Apart from the case, the new models all have new “high-dampening tonearm” and a “three-layered turntable,” which are words that audiophiles who buy a limited edition magnesium record player are sure to be excited about. There’s also a new microprocessor controlled direct-drive system which eliminates something called “cogging,” a scrouge so terrible that Technics devotes a full paragraph to it in the press release. Here is that paragraph. Behold its majesty:

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Direct drive turntable systems have been beloved by HiFi enthusiasts since their birth in 1972. However, one problem that direct-drive systems have always faced was sound quality degradation caused by ‘cogging’, or tiny vibrations of the motor and rotational speed fluctuations. However, by combining the knowledge and expertise gained as the originator of direct-drive turntable systems with a newly developed coreless direct-drive motor without iron core, this ‘cogging’ can be eliminated. Any potential minute motor vibrations are suppressed even further by high-precision rotary positioning sensors guided by a microprocessor controlled system; a feature unique to the new Technics turntable.

Vinyl record sales have been booming lately, so it’s not at all surprising that Technics is capitalizing on the SL-1200′s mystique here — we’re actually expecting to see a few high-end turntables at CES 2016. No word on pricing, but expect these to be crazy expensive when the 1200GAE arrives in summer and the 1200G hits late in the year. (Also, 50 years’ worth of SL-1200s are also available on eBay and Craigslist in virtually every city in the world, if you’re that impatient.)

 

 

Serato DJ 1.8


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Serato DJ 1.8 is the latest major software update for Serato DJs. This update adds Key Detection and Key Display, an update to Pitch ‘n Time DJ allowing Key Shifting and Key Sync, plug and play support for the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 and user Hardware Remapping. All of this comes with a number of important performance and stability updates.

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Pioneer DJ HDJ-700 Official Introduction


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Pioneer DJ is releasing the HDJ-700s, stylish headphones that look good and sound superb. The robust, fully enclosed HDJ-700s are fine-tuned to reproduce rich, clear mid to low frequencies for monitoring dance music, and they have a simple, sleek design with color options to suit every style.

This latest addition takes inspiration from Pioneer DJ’s top-flight headphones – the rotating ear cup enables easy one-ear monitoring, while the replaceable cable prolongs the life of the headphones. DJs’ comfort is ensured by soft, snug-fitting ear pads, and a sturdy, lightweight headband keeps the headphones securely in place.

Available in four designs – matt black, matt black with a gold or red stripe, and cool white – the HDJ-700s have a distinctive style of their own and are available from October 2015

 

Get Out Of Jail Free.


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International tours, EDC appearances, Festival sets, Vegas gigs, and never ending music studio hours can do a good job of keeping two friends apart. But for the first time in over a year, DJ Storm and DJ Jeff Phantom have teamed up again for another multi-genre mish-mash of mashups. ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ sticks closer to the the electronic music side of the fence, and where it does feature hip hop, it does so with remixes.  However, the ebb and flow of the 65 minute long mix features a range from House, to Twerk, to Trap that is sure to keep any listener entertained.  Check out a demo below, and click the photo above to download.

DJ Juicy M


Marta Martus (born May 24, 1991), better known as Juicy M or DJ Juicy M, is a Ukrainian electro and progressive house DJ and producer from Kiev. She is best known for her videos on YouTube mixing with four CDJ players without using headphones. Juicy M placed among the Top 100 DJs on the Planet by The DJ List poll and on the Top Deejays global DJ database.

She began her DJ career in 2007 as a resident DJ in fashionable nightclubs like Orangerea Supper Club, Patipa, and Matrix in Ukraine. The following year, she was the headlining act of the Fashion TV tour. Having participated in the DMC World Eliminations in Ukraine and World Technical DJ Championship in Dubai, she was named “Best Female DJ of the Year” at the 2010 ProDJ Awards in Ukraine.In 2011–2012, she had her first international gigs in Europe and Asia as a hip hop and R&B DJ. She opened for Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, Afrojack, Jay Sean, Skrillex, and others.

Juicy M has also modeled for well-known magazines like FHM and XXL.Juicy M had always dreamed about huge festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival,so in 2013 she started playing and producing EDM.

She gained huge popularity after posting her first mixing video with four CDJs on her YouTube page which gained over 7 million views,and after releasing her first bootleg remix of Major Lazer’s “Watch Out for This (Bumaye)”, supported by numerous DJs like Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Bob Sinclar and others in April 2013.In June 2013, she started a weekly podcast called “JuicyLand”, which is broadcast in 11 countries. In September 2013, Juicy M hit Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. In 2014, she founded her own label, JUMMP Records and released her first single titled “Samurai” together with German producer Ton! Dyson on June 12, which peaked at number 32 on the Beatport chart.

Ruby Rose


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If this is what I can look forward to for my tour here in Australia then I am all in (And yes, I just touched down safely in Sydney today). Ruby Rose is the hottest new cast-member of the show ‘Orange is the new Black” and she is, you guessed it, from Australia.

Ruby Rose Langenheim, better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, actress, television presenter, MTV VJ and recording artist. She is the face of Maybelline New York in Australia.

The beautiful gender-bending actress reportedly came out as lesbian when she was 12 but has recently gone viral due to her stunning looks on ‘Orange Is The New Black’ so fellas don’t leave your lady round her!

“Woke up trending on Twitter and I haven’t seen the show yet got me feeling realllllll vulnerable right now!” she tweeted. “Hope you’re all loving the show.”

 

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Aryane Steinkopf – Brazilian Bombshell.


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Aryane was a member of the “Panicats” model crew on Panico na TV, and her list of credits include a cover appearance on Playboy Brazil last year. She is also a Brazilian DJ with extremely round….uhm…turntables.

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Apps that will make travelling so much easier


With my Australia tour about to kick off in the middle of June, I know what a pain in the bottom planning a trip can be. These apps however are great tools to help manage your travel plans and activities. I’ll for sure download some of them! Check them out below!

1. Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers is a must-have for anyone planning a road trip in the United States. You enter where you want to go, make selections depending on what you want to see (natural wonders! weird stuff!), and the app will create a customized map for you.

2. Hotel Tonight

Get last-minute discounts on top-rated hotels using Hotel Tonight. You can only book a week in advance, so it’s not the best option for a long-planned family vacation…but for a fun, spur-of-the-moment getaway? Perfect.

3. Hopper

You’ll get your lowest airfares ever thanks to Hopper’s finely tuned price-prediction feature. First it figures out the best time for you fly, then it figures out the best time for you to buy tickets for that flight.

4. Travel Math

If your brain is frazzled at the mere idea of organizing a trip, let Travel Math do all the calculations for you: it’ll measure distances, travel times, budgets—whatever you need to know.

5. Ship Mate

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Cruise crazy? This is the #1 app when it comes to vacations taken on a ship. You can take a look at deck plans, read reviews of the different ports you’ll be stopping at, chat with other people who will be on your ship, and more.

6. CityMaps2Go

If you’re traveling outside your country and have to depend on Wi-Fi for internet, it’s smart to download all the maps you’ll need in advance at CityMaps2Go: they’re stored offline, so you’ll avoid roaming charges.

7. Pack Point

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Pack Point helps you decide what to pack depending on where you’re going, what the weather will be like, and what sort of activities you’ll be participating in.

8. Tripit

Tripit merges your flight, restaurant, hotel, and car rental confirmation emails into one “master itinerary” to keep you organized

9. Roomer

Your daughter is throwing up everywhere and suddenly going on vacation is no longer an option: What do you do about your hotel room? Get rid of it using Roomer. You list your room and wait to hear from someone who wants to take over your reservation — no more losing money on cancellation fees!

10. Jet Lag Rooster

Jet Lag Rooster will tell you how to shift your sleeping schedule in the days before a trip so you won’t be exhausted once you reach your destination.

11. Dude Where’s My Car?

The last thing you want to do when you get back from a trip is wander around the airport parking garage for 30 minutes, exasperatedly searching for your vehicle: Dude Where’s My Car keeps track of *exactly* where you parked and will guide you back to that spot. Plus, it also helps you find parking.

12. Loungebuddy

Did you know that you can use a ton of airport lounges even if you aren’t a first class passenger? Sometimes it’s worth paying a fee if it means getting to wait for your flight in a comfortable spot—Loungebuddy will let you know what your options are at the airport you’re flying out of.

13. My TSA

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Can you bring _____ through airport security? Open up My TSA and you’ll know in an instant. You can also use the app to look up how long the security wait times are at your airport so you’ll be sure to arrive early enough to make your flight.

14. Track My Tour

This app allows your loved ones to “join” you on a trip from the comfort of their homes: they “follow a breadcrumb trail of your tour by visiting the link you sent them,” while you document the most exciting spots you visit as you go—it’s the easiest way to keep people in the loop.

15. Unlike

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Put together your dream trip itinerary using the guides at Unlike, an app that “connects tastemakers and trendsetters around the globe with unique, essential and inspiring places.”

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16. iTranslate

Providing you with “90+ languages in your pocket,” iTranslate is one of the best translator apps available. If you’re heading to the Netherlands and you can’t speak Dutch, this is a necessity.

17. City Papers

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Find out what’s happening in the city or town you’re visiting using the collection of local newspapers available on the City Papers App: you’ll be able to discover concerts, craft sales, and other events that may not even be listed online.

18. Untappd

When you’re in a new place (for work or on vacation), open up this app and it will give you a list of popular nearby bars *plus* what sorts of beer are on tap there. You want to to find someplace that serves a state-specific microbrew? This is how to hunt a glass of that down.

19. TV Food Maps

If you’re more interested in food tourism than beer tourism, take a gander at TV Food Maps: it’s a guide to restaurants that are featured on popular TV series like Chopped and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

20. Happy Cow

Depending on what part of the country (or world) you’re in, it can be difficult to find vegan or vegetarian friendly restaurants: When you want some help with your search, browse through the listings on Happy Cow—you’ll find dining establishments with meat-free options all over the world. Lucky me, I can find bacon pretty much everywhere!!

21. LogMeIn

It’s a horrible moment when you realize that you need a file stored on your home computer when you’re 700 (or even just 30) miles away from it: LogMeIn allows you to access (and control) your home computer from anywhere.

22. Vayable

Vayable is a way to discover “unique experiences offered by locals” on your next trip. All of the available options sound so much cooler than traditional city tours: A midnight street food crawl! A guide to the most photogenic places in Paris! DIY seafood with a sea forager!

You’ll Never Guess Where Just Blaze’s Newest DJ Set Was Played.


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The answer… A sushi restaurant.  Sounds fishy to you? Well, thanks to a revolutionary Sushi-go-round in Japan, and an experimental sounds system that can detect colored sushi plates and play a specific sound, you CAN technically make music with sushi. Still wonder how? Watch Just Blaze give some Japanese locals a fish-fueled DJ set with the revolutionary system.

The Traktor Kontrol S8.


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The TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 introduces a new era in DJing. Create in the moment. Connect with your crowd. And perform with unrivaled, cutting-edge power. Driven by touch-sensitive controls, high-res displays put TRAKTOR PRO software within sight, keeping you focused on the music – not on your laptop. Innovative touch-and-see workflow makes browsing, editing, effects and Remix Decks instantly accessible, cheek the method below.

Where Is DJ Mustard From?


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JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows Los Angeles DJ and producer, DJ Mustard, detailing the success of Rack City and having to hustle by staying up all night to develop his production to continue releasing more hits. He discusses how his uncle inspired him to be a DJ, and taught him through doing house and yard work that you have to work for what you want.

Take A Look At 20 Years Of The Tech That Makes You Dance.


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Pioneer recently released a small tribute to the gear, tech, and people who have shaped the diretion music has taken over the last 2 decades.  Check the method below.

SNL makes fun of EDM DJ’s


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The EDM community has spread this video faster than an Avicii single, but we here at the blog still needed to write about it, even though most music enthusiasts have seen it.  As a DJ myself, I know personally there are quite a few times when you let a song play for a bit, and have nothing to do with your hands.  “EDM Event” DJ’s have managed to find a way around this by fist-pumping (a despicable practice) or doing other things to appear as if they’re doing something dramatic in the booth.  SNL has taken certain new fads in the DJ industry to new nights in their new spoof, poking fun at Avicii, how much money EDM DJ’s pull in, and the crowd reaction to… not really that much going on.  Check out this hilarious viral video below.

DJ Storm Exclusive: Jeff Phantom’s ‘La La La’ Bootleg.


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The man, the legend DJ Jeff Phantom has been hard at work in the Hawaii club scene, but also creating new music.  His newest creation, a bootleg of ‘La La La’ is one for the book, and another in the long resume of the Phantom legacy.  For the next week, the track is only available here. take a listen to the track below.

The Past and Future of Baltimore Club Music.


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Thump has just released a new video featuring DJ Technics where the Baltimore club don sits down with DJ Ayres to talk about the golden days of B’more.  It’s future, it’s past, and it’s effect on modern culture.  As a DJ who grew up listening to DMV area music (D.C., Maryland, Virginia), this is an interesting look into the music that some were never introduced to, and others will never forget.

Mr. Switch Testing Pioneer’s Latest Gear Live.


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Watch 3X World DMC Champion Mr Switch using the new Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Edition mixer with built-in approved soundcard, plus two CDJ-2000NXS in HID control mode and the new DDJ-SP1 Serato DJ sub controller being put through its paces.

Eminem ft. Rihanna – Monster (Official Video).


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A seemingly unconventional combination, Rihanna, and Eminem have blanketed the world with their music once before, and on Em’s latest album ‘The Marshal Mathers LP 2’, they have another monster hit on their hands.  ‘The Monster’ has deemed itself the most successful single off Em’s newest recording breaking album, and as of 7:40 EST time, the official video has been dropped.  Click the pic to see the video.

Hoerboard Stereo T Dj Workstation


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Just when people thought the design team at Hoerboard couldn’t top their Spin Age DJ Workstation, the brand introduces a serious contender in the Stereo T DJ Workstation. The latest member of the Hoerboard DJ workstation family utilizes an exclusive multiplex material for construction, paired with a fully stain resistant laminated surface that is available in your choice of either black or white. As with all the Hoerboard models, the Stereo T features a minimal design that keeps all of those pesky wires and cables tucked away nicely. When broken down, the Stereo T can easily fit into your average size car.

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RMX-1000 Pearl White Performance


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Pioneer is giving DJs and producers another level of choice and versatility, with the release of its groundbreaking RMX-1000 remix station in a striking new color: cool pearl white. The original RMX-1000 is already a must-have in the booth: a three-in-one system comprising editing software, innovative performance hardware, and a controller for the VST and AU plug-ins. And now the RMX-1000 range offers even more flexibility, with the addition of Pro Tools RTAS to the choice of compatible plug-ins. Check out the performance by Jordan Suckley on the RMX-1000 Pearl White.

Dual View System (DVS)


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Emulator Dual View System (DVS) is the most revolutionary experience for on-stage performers in the last 30 years. Emulator DVS is the first REAL and USABLE Multi-Touch MIDI Control System that allows the crowd to see exactly what the artist is doing on a huge transparent touch screen. Whether you are a VJ, Lighting Programmer, Controlling Lasers or the DJ, you can use the Emulator DVS to control your software all while the audience watches in awe.