You’ve heard the beats, now see the film — it’s 808 the Movie


Roland TR-808 the movie

“Boom like an 808″ sang Blaque. Bassnectar has an entire track made in its honour. Roland’s iconic TR-808 drum machine has permeated music since its inception. And now there’s a film that pays homage to this amazing box of beats suitably called “808”. Watch the trailer today.

INDUSTRY: Ecler declares bankruptcy


ecler bankrupt

UPDATE: Word has just reached me from a trusted source that this isn’t the very end of Ecler. We will have exclusive information when it’s available, but clearly there are moves to save the brand from extinction.

The rumour mill has churned ceaselessly in recent times about companies changing hands or going under. But one confirmed casualty is Spanish mixer manufacturer Ecler. After a number of years of dwindling sales, they’ve declared bankruptcy in the Spanish courts. RIP Ecler.

Cats, bags, and DJ gear — the problem of leaks


DJ Gear leak (2)

While leaks and unconfirmed rumours are exciting for journalists and fun for readers, the business implications for the victims can be quite serious. Long planned marketing campaigns can be blown, and commercial secrets prematurely fall into the hands of competitors, and businesses can be tarnished. In light of the unfortunate S8gate, we take a look at the reasons for secrecy and the consequences of leaks.

Serato DJ Intro 1.2.3 gives life to Gemini Slates


gemini slate serato DJ Intro 1.2.3

The Serato Club is small and exclusive these days. But Gemini has been brought into the fold, and the Gemini Slate and Slate 4 now work with Serato DJ Intro. It’s a free download with a paid upgrade path to the full glory that is Serato DJ.

Pioneer KUVO — connecting clubs to clubbers via the cloud


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Pioneer already dominate the clubs. And with each passing month, they fill another empty slot in their product lineup. But now they’re introducing KUVO, a cloud based system that via collected metadata will connect DJs with everyone else and present their playlists via a mobile interface, and at the same time ensure that the artists they play get paid.

Team discussion — the Traktor Kontrol S8


traktor kontrol s8

The Traktor Kontrol S8 moves from worst ever leak to official thing. And with the dots filled in with extensive PR, we at DJWORX can now offer a better take on what the boundary-pushing controller has to offer, and equally what it hints at too. Read on for five individual takes on this new lump of shiny nextlevelness.

The Traktor Kontrol S8 — full details


Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ Controller (6)

Finally. After the leak came the tease, and naturally following that is the full and complete word from NI HQ about their vision of the future of DJing. The Traktor Kontrol S8 kicks jogs and pitch to the kerb, and instead focussed on loops, samples, and Remix Decks in one huge controller, that ironically is full Traktor Scratch compatible.

UPDATE: Serato DJ 1.7.1 — Akai Pro AMX and bug fixes


serato dj 1.7.1

While we all wait for the Akai Pro AMX to arrive, Serato has been busy tinkering under the hood to bring support for it in Serato DJ 1.7.1 as well as despatching some bugs.

REVIEW: UDG Creator 2XL hard case


UDG Creator 2XL hard case review (4)

The latest range of top end controllers are huge, and moving them from place to place requires something more than just stuffing them into a back pack. So UDG has come out with the Creator 2XL hard case, designed specifically for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and Numark NS7 range. We stuffed one into the hard case and pottered around the worxlab for a while.

IDA World Battle Promo 2014 [VIDEO]


ida world finals 2014 DJ scratch battle turntablism

As a DJ technology site, DJWORX gets behind people and things that promote and advance the use of DJ gear, something that IDA World does better than any other DJ battle. Thus we are pleased to help promote the IDA World DJ Battle 2014. And as previous years, there’s a cool promo video with scratching and stuff.