Must-have upgrade for Serato DJ

Digital DJ Tips spotlight the latest features in Serato DJ – key detection and controller remapping, both of which are awesome additions to the Serato toolset. The full article can be found here at the Digital DJ Tips website.

News from BPM 2015

Due to it a) being just down the road at the NEC, b) a tenner to get in, courtesy of those lovely people at CD Pool and c) I’m off work at the moment and very, very bored, I took a trip down to the BPM 2015 show. After a day of wandering around looking…

Everyone loves a wedding!

Did you know that along with everything else* I do, I DJ for weddings, too? Weddings are great events to DJ. There’s a built-in guarantee of an audience that a) are going to be totally up for it, b) are going to want a huge range of music played and c) are going to really appreciate…

Is SoundCloud a sinking ship?

Got any mixes, mashups, re-edits or even own productions on SoundCloud? It really does appear that time is now rapidly running out to get off the platform. Source: Get Off SoundCloud While You Still Can – Digital DJ Tips (If you’ve any thoughts on this article, I’d love to hear them – please comment below)

DJ pricing change

Following feedback from clients and a detailed review of my costs, I’ve revised my pricing for my DJ services. Yes, the prices have gone up, but this more accurately reflects the time, effort, expertise, investment and experience that goes into my DJ work. Given the quality of the service that I provide, the attention to…

Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture as a largely negative phenomenon. Wikipedia – “Cultural Appropriation” I’ve seen the term “cultural appropriation” cropping up a lot lately in my social media timelines – it seems to be fashionable to…

BBC1 Proms – Faithless’ “Insomnia”

Saw this posted by a mate on Facebook – made all the hairs on the back of my neck stand up straight away. Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra – not a bad combination for a remix at all!

Stems-Ready Traktor 2.9 Released

Native Instruments has officially launched its Stems file format today and announced Traktor 2.9, which is the first DJ software that can play Stems. via Stems-Ready Traktor 2.9 Released, Discounts on S8, D2, & F1. There’s something about this that doesn’t sit quite right with me. So, there’s this new format, “Stems”, that provides 4…

Humans

So, the Channel 4 TV show “Humans” ended tonight. I’ve enjoyed following this series, all the more so because of the excellent soundtrack by Cristobal Tapia De Veer (who also created the soundtrack for the astonishing “Utopia”).

Two decades on: 12 albums that still blow you away

What were you doing 20 years ago? I was trying to make a living running a tiny analog 8-track studio in Birmingham and freaking out that I’d just become a dad for the first time. And listening to Chems, naturally. This round-up of classic albums from MixMag is guaranteed to make your nostalgia-buds tingle! via…

Earwig

This has been going round my head all damn day* * to be fair, there are worse tunes to get earwigged by 🙂

Are Pioneer set to change the game?

Pioneer has today teased a new version of its Rekordbox software that appears to be a fully featured DJ program, like Traktor, Serato, or Virtual DJ. If we’re right, this represents the company’s biggest assault yet on digital DJing, because it means we can expect a whole new set of DJ controllers from the company,…