The love of the manual craft, and the joy of tech


sync button technical drawing

Rediscovering my manual technical illustration roots has highlighted the battle between the old craft and new tech. And the parallels with DJing are clear.

Could the next Pioneer DJ PLX-1100 turntable look like this?


PLX-1100 turntable prototype mockup

DJ Daylate has sent us his ideas for the perfect Pioneer DJ and rekordbox turntable. The PLX-1100 mockup has lots of cool ideas. But what do you think?

Interview: DJ Paul Dakeyne talks podcasts


Paul Dakeyne 80s electro pop podcasts (4)

Legendary DJ Paul Dakeyne aka Tinman is now pushing his music out through the medium of podcasts. We spoke with him about how and why he does it.

ANALYSIS: What Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S9 actually means


Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer (2)

You read the news, saw the pictures, and watched the video. Now let’s analyse the features of the DJM-S9, and what this means for Pioneer DJ and Serato.

Do you care what your DJ gear looks like?


worst DJ desktop picture wallpaper

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


20,000 tracks music mp3

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.

DJ or producer? Or should it be performer?


producer DJ performer

We know that some people who are called DJs really aren’t DJs. So why do we continue to give them this name? Dan ponders on calling them performers instead.

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Win Vestax Battle DVDs from the Worxstash


Vestax Extravaganza DVDs scratch turtablism (1)

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

If DJing is a career, should we sit exams?


dj exams degree

A local DJ based social enterprise has reached out for help with a survey about DJ exams. But what do you think about getting formal DJ qualifications?

Something for the weekend: Kenny Dope 7″ vinyl set


kenny dope vinyl Pioneer

We’re wrapping up the week with a set that defines DJing — great music, put together with great skill. Kenny Dope nails a 7″ vinyl set on Pioneer PLXs.