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


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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?

Kicking around ideas — the potential of Stems technology


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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.

VIDEO: Numark NV performance by DJ Faibo X


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Courtesy of DJ Superstore in Romania, DJ Faibo X busts out his turntablist skills to show that the Numark NV is worthy of more than just pad bashing.

DIY controller — wood, wire, and willpower


Fredly Wooden DJ DIY controller (7)

Why buy when you can make your own DIY controller? That’s what Haitian Fredly Rosilme did, from bits of wire and wood. And it works. What’s your excuse?

Native Instruments Stems: Some Clarification


Native Instruments Traktor stems clarification

Native Instruments Stems announcement left a few questions unanswered. So of course, we ask those questions of NI, and got back some clarification for you.

Serato Icon — DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Peter Piper routine + interview


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Watch DJ Jazzy Jeff do his legendary Peter Piper routine, and then chat with former Serato CEO Sam Gribben for Serato’s Icon series.

Kypski’s Wreck Fader video and DJ game


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Kypski along with D-Styles bring you “Wreck Fader”, a track that is the soundtrack to Kypski’s iOS and Android game of the same name. Watch the video.

POLL: DJs and the mobile platform


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Smartphones and tablets have changed our lives for ever. And it’s fair to say that they have impacted on DJs, producers, and performers too. But just how much? Vote in the short poll and tell us what you think in the comments. Hell no, maybe, or hell yes — share with us.

There’s vinyl, and then there’s hot stampers


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Believe it or not, there are levels of vinyl purism. Wired pays a visit to Tom Port, a “hot stamper” specialist who searches out first off the press vinyl.

FRIDAY FUN: Another day, another DJ parody — DJ WH1PLA$H


DJ wh1pla$h whiplash parody video

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?