VIDEO: Pioneer DJ History Part 3 — with added DJWORX

Pioneer DJ 20 year video

In the last of Pioneer DJ’s 20 year history videos, VIP DJs share their experiences of the digital age, as does some old duffer from DJWORX too.

Bluetooth crossfader Mixfader hits Kickstarter

DJIT mixfader bluetooth crossfader

DJIT’s bluetooth fader in a box Mixfader has reached Kickstarter, and with your help aims to deliver a wire-free scratch experience.

VIDEO: Chris Karns, Skratch Bastid, JFB, and Pfel

global scratch battle Chris Karns

Four giants of scratch come together to create a single video where they all contribute to a session featuring Mark Ronson’s “Feel Right” track.

DJ movies… so hot right now

DJ movies

There’s plenty of DJ movies out there, some are great some… aren’t. Now there’s a couple more to add to the list, namely “We Are Your Friends” and “Eden”.

Memory Lane Monday — The Replicator

whirlwind replicator wu tang RZA DVS

Off the back of Thud Rumble’s attempts to ditch the laptop, I was reminded of the Replicator, and came across a video from 1995 showing it in action.

Thud Rumble wants to put a tiny PC in your mixer

thud rumble Maker Faire Intel Edison

Thud Rumble has always been disruptive, and this time they’re challenging convention and wanting to put an Intel Edison processor in all your gear.

Atomix Power Room video #3 — DJ Eyecon

VirtualDJ Atomix Power room DJ eyecon scratch

Atomix are at it again, and has another VirtualDJ Power Room video ready. This time DJ Eyecon chats and performs a short set with his Rane Sixty-Two.

Gibson buys Deckadance for its Stanton brand

Deckadance sold to Gibson

More industry moves — this time acquisition-happy Gibson has snapped up Deckadance from Image-Line, giving them software to support their hardware.

Plans for UK music syllabus to include DJing?

UK GSCE AQA DJ music exam

My experience of music at school was dire. Thankfully the powers that be want to bring it up to date, and have proposed adding DJing into the syllabus.

MINI REVIEW: BeatGauge — BPM detector for iTunes

beatgauge BPM

iTunes has a pretty much unused BPM column — unused that is until now. BeatGauge for Mac can scan your library and fill that gap. I tried it. It does it.