Seems that DJs are going to have to grow thick skins if this new parody video is anything to go by. Whiplash becomes DJ WH1PLA$H and undergoes similar training torture as the drum based film. But how much parodying of your craft can you handle? Is being a DJ just a running joke now?
So there I was at Pioneer DJ UK, waiting to be interviewed for an upcoming video. And having been left alone with the new XDJ-RX all-in-one controller for an hour, the only logical thing to do was write a first look piece about my brief experience. I only had a USB key with a few tracks on it, but it was enough to get a solid first impression. And here it is.
A version of the original Pro X Fade promo video is circulating on Facebook right now, one that sadly has edited out any credits. So as a Throwback Thursday thing, we present the original version created by Chris Cairns, and also remind you of another classic DJ video of his creation.
By today’s standards, vintage mixers are featureless lumps of trash. But we’re still fascinated by them and want to know all about them. We successfully tracked down one used at the end of Hip Hop classic “Wild Style”, and now we’ve managed to fulfil a couple of DJWORX community member’s requests. Behold, the mixer used by Grandmaster Flash in the classic kitchen scene, and the one used in the Beat Street trailer.
Want to know how well the Pioneer XDJ-1000 scratches? I let off some post-taxes stress and threw this video together quickly before it had to go back.
The second big announcement from Rane was one that people had hoped for. The original 57SL mixer became a casualty of Serato DJ, so it’s great news that Rane has reworked it in line with newer advents in Serato technology. Ray recovers from his MP2015 experience to pour out some words about the TTM57mk2.
While the rest of the industry has climbed aboard the reinvention and repurposing train, Rane is not only sticking to what it knows best, but is also looking back to simpler times. The MP2015 is an entirely rotary mixer but also embraces all that is new. Ray takes a look at NAMM 2015.
NAMM 2015 starts next week. And the sneak peeks we’ve had tell us it’s going to be a biggie for gear geeks. We’ll be there in force bringing it all to you.
We consider ourselves most fortunate to be able to play with DJ gear as a career. So when the opportunity arose for Dan Morse to take one of the hottest pieces of gear home for an extended play, he jumped at the chance to test his Traktor skills on more than just turntables and add-ons. This is a short story about his weekend with the Traktor Kontrol S8.
We get it — sometimes a comment gets left that just brings out the red mist, and before you know it, you’ve called out someone with a string of full caps insults and added nothing to the discussion. We’re asking you to stop and think about what you’re typing in. This is the time of the quality DJWORX contributor.