Technics Tracks — like Beatport but for audiophiles


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Technics is back, but definitely in the high end digital realm. So while many pray for the return of the analogue 1200 turntable, Technics has decided that delivering high quality digital music is a smart move. So teaming up with 7Digital, Technics Tracks is their new FLAC download service.

The DJ phenomenon of Paris Hilton, and why it doesn’t matter


Paris Hilton DJ © BRYAN VAN DER BEEK

It’s all too easy to misplace anger, and Paris Hilton has certainly received a huge amount from the every moment she announced she was going to be a DJ. But if she couldn’t draw a crowd, then she wouldn’t be booked. But she’s Paris Hilton, operating in her own microcosm of DJing, to a crowd that loves it, so who really is to blame, and does it really matter at all?

Without discs, are we still disk jockeys?


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I cannot help but think that Pioneer’s new XDJ name is a possible play on words. Some feel that without disks or discs, we aren’t disk jockeys at all. In this context XDJ could mean ex DJ couldn’t it? Are you a DJ if you don’t use a circular medium? Of course you are, and read on to find out why. DJ is more than an acronym.

A CDJ with no CD? That’s the Pioneer XDJ-1000


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Change is good, but this change is likely to be one that some will struggle with. The Pioneer XDJ-1000 is the CD-less incarnation of the CDJ line. Being an entirely digital workflow, CDs are out the window and have been replaced with Rekordbox. It’s not like you didn’t know it was coming, but are you ready to let go of CDs just yet?

FREE DOWNLOAD: Return of the DJ volume 1-7


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Need some seminal scratch music? Dave Paul from Bomb Hip Hop just posted all seven Return of the DJ albums as a free download.

JFB nails the Reloop Neon controller [VIDEO]


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The Reloop Neon controller packs a lot into a single small Serato DJ driven controller. And in this video, JFB beats a pair of them into submission.

NI rolls out bug fixing Traktor 2.7.1


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Traktor update time — this one is about squishing a few bugs introduced in v2.7, and issuing an updated controller manager.

VirtualDJ 8 DVS — scratching at the top table?


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You might like to think that Serato and Traktor have the DVS game sewn up between them. But Atomix isn’t having any of that, and is pitching VirtualDJ 8 as a solid DVS alternative. The twist is that you can use pretty much any DVS capable hardware and timecode vinyl, and Atomix would love for you to try it out.

The Kontrol S8 UK and Ireland Roadshow starts today


NI Kontrol S8 Tour

Need to know even more about the Kontrol S8 that isn’t already online? NI UK is touring the country’s retailers to give you the lowdown, starting today.

Algoriddim Android winners — yes plural


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The winners (yes plural) of the recent Algoriddim Android giveaway have been announced. Check in to see if your name is listed.