DJ gear — has innovation stalled because it’s all been done?

The lack of innovation is bemoaned with every new announcement. But do you really need more? Is more even possible when playing tracks back to back?

Stop… and take the time to LISTEN to some music

We DJs play music to others. But sometimes, you really need to switch off and listen to some yourself. But do you? If not, you really should.

Trade shows — do we DJs even care anymore?

Another year, and another dull Musikmesse. And after the fourth in a row preceded by a quiet NAMM, we have to ask — are DJ trade shows are past their prime?

DJ Juicy M — pushing buttons, mainly yours

Juicy M puts out another video, and with it another torrent of nonsense from commenters. Here are my comments, and the haters won’t like them one bit.

Digging its own grave: Soundcloud Go

Soundcloud has been struggling to get out of a rut. Their latest plan is Soundcloud Go, a premium listener service to compete with the Streaming big guns.

Playing with 7 inches of pure pleasure

Turntablism is demanding, intense, and at a level very expensive. So why are so many DJs looking past Technics to get busy with crappy 7″ portable decks?

SHOWDOWN: Stems on laptop vs controller screens

Now that Traktor has Stems support in the software, is it better to have controller screens or just use your monitor? We pitch them head to head.

OPINION: Serato Pyro is not the end of DJing

There’s always something new allegedly killing DJing. This week, it’s Serato’s Pyro app. But can an automixing app kill the DJ scene? No. That’s crazy talk.

DJWORX: 2015 analysis and 2016 predictions

Time for the obligatory dig into the archives to remind you what happened in 2015, and some predictions about how they’ll impact on 2016. Long form ahoy.

The imperfection of perfection and why I miss cue burn

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.