Carl Cox talks about the Traktor Kontrol S8


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When so many younger people adopt strong anti-stances against new tech, how come the old guard can embrace new gear? Watch the latest #futureofdjing video from NI, and see how Carl Cox loves using new stuff to compliment his skills.

NEW: Redesigned Cross DJ for iOS v2.0


Mixvibes Cross DJ 2 for iOS

The people at Mixvibes just don’t stop. After being the first big player to market with a proper Android DJ app, Cross DJ for iOS has got a big overhaul.

REVIEW: Crane Stand Elite DJ Laptop Stand


Crane Stand Elite DJ laptop review (10)

It’s nice when there are aspirational products that people can actually afford. A pair of gold Technics is out of the question for most, but a laptop stand is definitely in the realm of saving up for. And the Crane Stand Elite is definitely an aspirational laptop stand. Once a Kickstarter project and now a reality, and it comes in a leatherette case too. Nice.

Nifty little app: Traktor DJ Charts


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If you have Traktor Pro 2, this little Java applet is pretty neat: it pulls your history and plays info to create monthly charts.

Black Friday bargains for DJs: the round-up


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Ready for the bargain bear pit? Black Friday is here, and so are the bargains. Thankfully you don’t need to riot in shops — these are online.

Mixvibes Cross DJ for Android supports more controllers


Cross DJ Pro for Android+Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2

Mixvibes aren’t slowing the pace with Cross DJ, and now have two extra controllers mapped on Android, the Pioneer DDJ-SB and the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2.

Future Prophecy: fusing comics and DJing


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Last week it was gaming and DJing via GTA5. And this week it’s comics and DJing coming together. Future Prophecy is a project that takes DJs into the realm of comic book heroes, showing that DJs can be superstars and superheroes too. An ambitious Kickstarter campaign is running to get the project the cash injection it needs.

Soundcloud licenses Warner Music Group catalogue


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Up to now, Soundcloud has been a battleground, with them simply pulling down content without notice, and alienating long standing users. But in a new move, they’ve worked out a licensing deal with Warner Music Group, that hopefully will mean that more content will remain intact.

FRIDAY FUN: 2manybuttons


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DJing is serious business — very serious indeed. So we must be able to have a laugh sometimes, and that’s exactly what the 2manybuttons video does. Being presented with more buttons than tracks, these DJs somehow make it through a set without a clue what they’re doing.

The music of GTA V: a DJ and gamer’s dream gift?


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Some collect vinyl, and others immerse themselves in gaming. Therefore statistically there has to be an area where there’s a crossover, and this limited edition vinyl and CD collection of the GTA5 soundtrack will be getting requested in the weeks coming up to Christmas.