Without discs, are we still disk jockeys?

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I cannot help but think that Pioneer’s new XDJ name is a possible play on words. Some feel that without disks or discs, we aren’t disk jockeys at all. In this context XDJ could mean ex DJ couldn’t it? Are you a DJ if you don’t use a circular medium? Of course you are, and read on to find out why. DJ is more than an acronym.

Readers — what did you think of NAMM 2014?

namm dj people

Before we draw a line under NAMM, we’re going to shut up and pass the floor over to you dear readers. So tell us what you thought of NAMM 2014.

Rap Stats and the relevance of the DJ in Hip Hop

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Rappers are forgetting about DJs, and Rap Stats gives us clear evidence via their rhymes.

Rap Stats and the demise of the DJ

Rap Stats technics midi

Need an indication of how DJs are regarded in Hip Hop? Rap Stats gives an indication through emcee’s lyrics.

SHOWCASE: Jon1st on the Rane Sixty Two

Jon1st Rane Sixty Two video

Turntablists can press buttons too. And as Jon1st shows, the Rane Sixty Two’s buttons still sound cool in a scratch DJ set.

Numark NS6: First ITCH controller to get free Serato DJ upgrade

Numark NS6 ITCH free Serato DJ upgrade

While Serato have been rolling out paid Serato DJ upgrades, the promised free ITCH upgrades are here. Numark’s NS6 gets the love first.

Serato DJ 1.1.2 — VCI-400 and WeGO friendly

Serato DJ 1.1.2 upgrade Vestax VCI-400 Pioneer DDJ WegO Numark NS6

As promised, more Serato DJ Intro controllers get the Full Serato DJ Love. Vestax’s VCI-400 and the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO are added to the list.

Serato DJ — Upgrades Round 1 and Opinion

serato dj 1.1 upgrade

As promised by Serato, the first round of upgrades are here – but just for Serato DJ Intro users.

Denon DJ MC2000 — now plays nice with Traktor and VDJ

Denon DJ MC2000 Traktor virtual DJ

The Denon DJ MC2000 now spreads its wings and plays nice with other software. Traktor and Virtual DJ get some love.

ITCH is scratched – say hello to SERATO DJ

serato DJ controller software ITCH replacement DJ Intro upgrade

ITCH scratched and replaced with Serato DJ. And DJ Intro users get the upgrade path they thought would never happen.