Talking to real people — DJs of BPM 2015

We all know what gear there was at BPM 2015, but what about the people? Who are they and what are their stories? Here’s a few of the DJs of BPM 2015.

BPM 2015: DJWORX and NI — How DJ gear is made [VIDEO]

Together with Native Instruments, Jared Helfer ran a panel to shed light on the process of how DJ gear is designed, marketed, and sold. Watch the video.

Break out the jelly and ice cream — we’re 12 today!

12 years ago today, skratchworx uttered its first words. Against the odds, we’re still here and ready to open our pressies. You did get us something right?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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.