Tech showcases at the Brighton Music Conference 2015

Brighton Music Conference Paul Hartnoll

Playing host to a who’s who of electronic music making is the Brighton Music Conference, featuring amongst others Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll.

Grooveshark shuts, apologises, and dodges massive fine


The music industry sharks have circled, and never-especially-legal purveyor of online music Grooveshark has been shut down. VDJ users need to read this too.

DJ disasters — when has it all gone Pete Tong for you?

dj disasters

I’m sure we’ve all had to face some bomb sites for DJ booths in our time, but what has been your biggest DJ disaster, and how did you deal with it?

Traktor Pro 2.8 — the walls come tumbling down

traktor 2.8.0 Rane MP2015 Pioneer

The Kontrol D2 is out, and so is Traktor Pro 2.8. Out too is NI’s closed door policy, which brings Rane certification and Pioneer CDJ and XDJ support.

Press To Jump — our Dan’s new gaming site

Press to Jump magazine computer gaming Dan Morse

While DJing is our passion, we also do other things. Take our own Dan Morse for example — he’s started Press To Jump, a site about gaming culture.

Kicking around ideas — the potential of Stems technology


The NI-led Stems audio format looks to shake things up. But I got to thinking about the real untapped potential, so in a future-looking moment, I scribbled down my ideas.

djay Pro 1.1 with Pioneer, Spotify, video, and the Apple Watch


Algoriddim’s djay Pro seriously raises the bar with the 1.1 release. Pioneer player compatibility and video built in. And there’s an Apple Watch app too.

VIDEO: Atomix Power Room #2 with DJ Lazyboy

dj lazyboy virtual dj atomix DVS

Atomix has put out the next video in its Power Room DVS showcase series, this time with an a cool performance from DJ Lazyboy on a Rane Sixty-Two.

REVIEW: Reloop RMX22i and RMX33i mixers

Reloop RMX22i RMX33i mixer review (1)

While many crave innovation, there is also a need in the market to satisfy. And Reloop’s just announced RMX22i and RMX33i mixer fulfil a core need as well as bringing the odd extra to the table. Mark got them before they were even announced and spent the weekend with them.

Thursday — live Kontrol D2 and Stems events in the UK

NI Traktor Kontrol D2 previews stems

This Thursday, NI UK is attempting an ambitious multi-retailer live preview of the new Traktor Kontrol D2 with a live broadcast from NI HQ about Stems.