DJs — you’ve never had it so good

reel to reel DJ gear DJs

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.

Memebusting — even without turntables, you’re still a DJ


Another turntable DJ purist meme has come along, and once again non-turntable owners are the target. I offer some alternative takes.

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.

Without discs, are we still disk jockeys?

what jockey disk jockey DJ

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

Rap Stats technics midi

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.