Official flight case for Traktor Kontrol S8 available now

Traktor Kontrol S8 flight case (12)

The Traktor Kontrol S8 is big and expensive. So cramming it into a soft bag isn’t ideal. But NI has you covered courtesy of their dedicated S8 flight case.

Give the Amen Break the recognition it deserves

the winstons - amen brother

Someone is hoping to give the creators of the seminal Amen Break some recognition via a GoFundMe donation campaign. Will you contribute?

Serato DJ Intro goes to 1.2.4 — now KAOSS DJ friendly

Serato DJ Intro 1.2.4 Korg Kaoss DJ

An incremental update is out for Serato’s entry level DJ Intro software. Version 1.2.4. gets compatibility with Korg’s new KAOSS DJ controller.

FIRST LOOK: 60 minutes with the Pioneer XDJ-RX

Pioneer XDJ-RX rekordbox controller review (24)

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.

Beatport finally announces streaming service

beatport website

The digital age rampages onwards like an unstoppable juggernaught, laying waste to much in its path. So for businesses in this industry, you either adapt or die. Thus Beatport, an originator in the digital music industry has announced a music streaming service — think Spotify for dance music.

GEAR PORN: Rane MP2015 as far as the eye can see

rane mp2015 mixers Factory

We have seen and lusted over the new and MP2015. But brace yourselves for a massive dose of DJ gear porn — a factory full of almost ready rotary mixers.

New controller hard cases from UDG

udg hard case push DDJ-SP1 RMX-500

We may batter our DJ gear, but it still needs to be cared for. Thus UDG has made some small hard cases for a range of smaller controllers.

Raiden Fader — another fader in a box

Raiden Fader box Frisk (2)

Everybody seems to love the simplicity of a fader in a box. And here’s another — the Raiden Fader is in its beta phase, but you can still buy one today.

A new definition of cutting tracks — Amen break in wood

amen break laser cut wood (2)

Starting as pure analogue and getting abused in the digital realm, the Amen break has now made it back to analogue via this wooden laser cut version.

Can’t scratch? Use the Scratch Machine

Scratch Machine plugin UVI (2)

Making dance music and want to add some scratches? Buy turntables, learn the craft, and record your own like we had to before laptops. Or alternatively get Scratch Machine — essentially a scratch DJ distilled into a plugin.