Sometimes a product comes along that turns even the seasoned professional’s heads. One such product is the PLAYdifferently Model 1. Basically the brainchild of Techno overlord Richie Hawtin, this left thinking mixer has turned the heads of almost everyone that has come into contact with it (holding one even coaxed a smile out of our Dan). And it seems that the legendary Carl Cox has taken quite a liking to the Model 1, to a point where it’s a permanent part of his setup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwBrd9a1LdA

In this video. Carl walks us through how the Model 1 has shaped his setup, and the techniques he uses when playing. It’s a short but cool glimpse into seeing how a VIP DJ works — I certainly learned a few things watching it.