The reliance on technology-based perfection is slowly eliminating the human element of DJing. Give me cue burn and off beats – do that mix in one take.
Is the clinging to the past holding the supposedly progressive art of DJing back? A guest DJ speaks their mind and points the finger of blame at vinyl.
Rediscovering my manual technical illustration roots has highlighted the battle between the old craft and new tech. And the parallels with DJing are clear.
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?
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.
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?
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.
DJs — look at your DJ gear. Think it’s old rubbish? Time for a trip down not-so-distant memory lane so you can appreciate that you’ve never had it so good.
Another turntable DJ purist meme has come along, and once again non-turntable owners are the target. I offer some alternative takes.
There is an emerging voice that wants tech companies to do more for turntablists. But do you really know what that “more” even is? If so, let us know.