Throwback Thursday — July five and ten years ago

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We all take today’s DJ technology for granted. So let’s do a Throwback Thursday to see what was happening this month five and ten years ago.

REVIEW: Reloop Tape audio recorder

Reloop Tape audio recorder review (12)

The original DJ recording medium is the form factor for the Reloop Tape. No chewable media or tabs to knock out and tape over though. Here’s our review.

The Vestax VCI-100 DJ controller: A Retrospective

Vestax VCI-100 History

There have been a handful of game changers in DJing, and Vestax’s VCI-100 was one of them. Recognising this, they’ve put together a retrospective piece.

Cassettes cool again, but do you have a player?

Cassette comeback

Cassettes are pretty awful, but like most things retro, seemingly cool. Or at least so says the BBC, who have found a small but noticeable rise in sales.

Simple pleasures — my retro Jazzy Jeff Gemini mixer

Gemini PMX-2200 Jazzy Jeff Mixer

While tons of buttons can be nice, sometimes all I need is a crossfader. And when it’s inside a vintage Gemini Jazzy Jeff mixer, I’m in heaven.

FLASHBACK: DJ gear back in 1998

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In the DJ dark ages before iPads, laptops, MIDI controllers and CDJ-1000s, things were simpler. Take a look through this 1998 brochure to see how simple.

Reloop Tape — in shops now with cool retro tape packaging

reloop tape audio recorder in stores now

The somewhat endearing Reloop Tape is in shops today apparently. And we just love the retro packaging. We have one — review to follow.

Pyle retro turntable – it's just a deck in a box

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Who says modern technology can’t have vintage styling? Pyle that’s who. Behold the Pyle retro turntable. Something for the weekend sir?

Pyle retro turntable – it’s just a deck in a box

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Who says modern technology can’t have vintage styling? Pyle that’s who. Behold the Pyle retro turntable. Something for the weekend sir?