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.
Christmas is coming, and while many might be getting their first DJ gear, you should probably get “In The Groove” book by Dirk Duske to teach you to DJ too.
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.
Another turntable DJ purist meme has come along, and once again non-turntable owners are the target. I offer some alternative takes.
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.
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.
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.
Rappers are forgetting about DJs, and Rap Stats gives us clear evidence via their rhymes.
Need an indication of how DJs are regarded in Hip Hop? Rap Stats gives an indication through emcee’s lyrics.
Turntablists can press buttons too. And as Jon1st shows, the Rane Sixty Two’s buttons still sound cool in a scratch DJ set.