Do you care what your DJ gear looks like?

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DJs are just human beings, and despite our protestations, we do care about how our gear looks out of the box. But are you prepared to do something about it?

#TBT: What 20,000 tracks looks like

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Do you feel that you can never have enough music? Let’s #TBT an article I wrote a good few years back to remind you what 20,000 tracks really looks like.

VIDEO: DJ Rasp, djay Pro, and Pioneer DJ in The Worxlab

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DJ Rasp applies his considerable skills to taming Pioneer DJ gear with algoriddim’s djay Pro and the sounds of A. Skillz’s “Drop the Funk” in The Worxlab.

Is this record from 1981 the first use of the term “EDM”?

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While the term “EDM” is a relatively recent acronym, it would appear that the first appearance is well over three decades ago. I dug out the vinyl to check.

REVIEW: Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 Controller

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Entry level DJing doesn’t have to mean gimmicky rubbish. Numark’s Mixtrack Pro 3 is the ideal first controller. Mark played and turned thoughts into words.

Akai Pro Updates: MPD218, MPD226, and MPD232


Akai Pro has given their MPDs a bit of a spring clean. The new MPD218, MPD226, and MPD232 have coloured pads, new layouts and new features.

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Win Vestax Battle DVDs from the Worxstash

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I’ve uncovered some gems while cleaning up. These Vestax Extravaganza DVDs hark back to a time before even skratchworx, and can be yours.

UK people — see me, famous people, and cool gear at DV247

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Leading UK retailer DV247 is hosting an event showing next level production and DJ gear. And as well as famous worthy people, I’ll be there with stickers, chatting about why old is cool again.

UPDATE: Serato DJ 1.7.6 is Denon DS1 ready

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Serato has rolled out a timely small update. Serato DJ 1.7.6 opens the door to Denon DJ’s long awaited DS1 audio interface.

DJ Woody’s polyphonic scratching

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DJ Woody likes to make turntables do more than they should. And in this video, he pulls off polyphonic scratching with just one deck. Scratch voodoo?