The Stanton Warriors are English DJ and production duo Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley. Many DJTT readers are familiar with this pair, who specialise in party-friendly, bass music bangers. They’re long-time DJs as well – DJing and producing for over 20 years. We had a chance to talk with Dominic for a bit to hear […]
What happens when a budget-minded brand makes a return to their roots? That’s exactly what has happened with this new Numark Scratch mixer, announced today. The Scratch seems designed to check all of the expected turntablist workflows that come with fancier mixers (like the DJM-S9 or Rane Seventy Two) at a much lower price point […]
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Founder of respected label Underground Quality, Jus-Ed's approach to music is authentic, dedicated, and serious. He holds residencies at Tresor (Berlin) and Djoon (Paris). In today's interview, Jus-Ed explains his commitment to DJing, what he thinks it takes to become a good DJ, and shares his passion for music overall.
Today at WWDC 2019 (Apple’s annual developer conference) we heard the first official news about a much-talked about development to music management: the end of iTunes. We wrote about this in April, and it’s true: in the upcoming macOS Catalina release, iTunes is no more. The OS will instead come with three apps that replace […]
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Traktor DJ 2 – a brand new beginner-focused version of Traktor launches today. It’s set to be the platform on which many future versions of Traktor will be built on top of – so even if you’re not interested in the software from the current feature set, it’s worth learning more about. In case you […]
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Ableton Live 10.1 gets a full release today, with a substantial number of new features that producers can get excited about. The update is free, having gone through several months of public beta testing after being announced back in February Live 10.1’s New Features The new 10.1 update released today has a number of new […]
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Every once in a while there are DJ technology products that give us flashbacks here at DJTT. Modular MIDI controllers are one of those topics – many people have come to the conclusion that a build-it-yourself MIDI controller that can be re-assembled on the fly is a great idea. But it’s rare to see these […]
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Wondering when streaming music libraries will show up in standalone DJ hardware? Denon DJ announced their standalone Prime Series DJ hardware (SC5000, SC5000M, and Prime 4) will all have streaming services added to them in Summer 2019.
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What happens when modern pop art meets DJ technology? Virgil Abloh’s transparent CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 are headed to Chicago Museum of Modern art.
Denon DJ is finally starting to ship the Prime 4 all-in-one standalone player this week (check it out in the just-refreshed DJTT store here). Alongside this product release comes a very large update to the Engine Prime preparation software, as well as firmware updates for the SC5000/M media players. Here’s a quick overview of each […]
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Beatport LINK will start streaming music from the massive Beatport library directly into Pioneer DJ's new WeDJ 2.0 app today - for $15/month.
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Pioneer DJ announces their brand new DDJ-200, designed to be their newest entry level beginner DJ controller.
Digging well into their product vaults, Native Instruments has just announced that they’re releasing a new Komplete Audio 6 MK2 soundcard. This is a refresh of the original Komplete Audio 6 that they put out way back at the start of the decade in 2011. New generation NI design, with more I/O This Audio 6 […]
Initial reports are coming out that Pioneer DJ is going to be sold off to to new buyers later this year. According to an article published on the Nikkei Asian Review, both Pioneer Corporation and KKR (an investment firm that owns the majority share of Pioneer DJ) are already in talks to sell off Pioneer […]
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Ohio-born, now Berlin resident, DJ, and producer Dan Curtin has had a career in electronic music since the early 90s. He’s released 70 single and 9 albums, from house to techno, on acclaimed labels such as Mobilee Records and Metamorphic (Dan’s own imprint). In this interview, Dan shares insights on his music-making, and tell us […]
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More and more electronic producers are closing their laptops and opening charge accounts to pay for modular synthesizers, samplers, and the like. With hardware production and performance on the rise, Pioneer DJ has stepped forward with the new TORAIZ SQUID multitrack sequencer for composing with and syncing to all manner of analog and MIDI hardware, […]
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Previously, I’ve covered the importance of having great contracts for mobile gigs some key language and provisions in your contract to legally keep you and your client in check. If you didn’t read that yet, you can catch up here. In part 2, I’m diving into the next set of important literature you need to […]
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At the center of most live electronic instrument setups is a sequencer. But unlike instruments, there’s a pretty limited range of options when it comes to versatile sequencers that allow quick and intuitive performance and creation. That’s exactly the area that Pioneer DJ seems to want to fill with their new release, the TORAIZ SQUID. […]
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Check out the first glimpses of Teenage Engineering-designed DJ gear used at Coachella by fashion designer and DJ Virgil Abloh.
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Watch a DJ scratch with Phase using a fan, a scooter wheel, a microwave, and more.
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After a number of false-start “leaks” around the web on Monday, the official announcement of Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-800 has gone live. The DDJ-800 is the latest in a series of Rekordbox DJ controllers that all are total refreshes of the line from the DDJ-S/R families (see our reviews of the DDJ-400 and DDJ-1000). DDJ-800 Controller: […]
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iTunes may soon be splitting into individual apps - what do DJs need to know?
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chatted with the Berlin techno auteur to discover more about her favorite tools as a DJ and producer, as well as her upcoming album and new label, UFO Inc.
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At weddings and other events, some really basic uplighting can make an event feel incredibly more immersive. In today's article, veteran mobile DJ Jon Strader shares his advice on uplighting at mobile gigs.
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Do you aspire to DJ in unique places? As the weather starts getting nicer in the spring, I’ve heard from many DJs who want to start throwing their own outdoor parties. Hilltops, rooftops, parks, forests – they’re all begging for you to set up a basic DJ setup and mix tracks with a few friends. […]
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The new owners of the three very popular DJ softwares will discontinue all DJ software, and aims to replace all DJ sets with curated, automixed Spotify playlists by early 2020.
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Pioneer DJ has licensed access to Pro DJ Link network information, allowing visual effects software and hardware to sync with high-end Pioneer DJ players
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The best parts of Serato Sample and Serato DJ have merged into one formidable production tool. Have you ever felt like your DJ skillset just doesn’t translate over to production? Do you wish that making edits and tracks was a little bit more like mixing music? Serato Studio is Serato’s new production application, and with […]
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If you’re a DJ that plays open format gigs and looking to freshen up your library, where do you go in 2019? In the past, it might have made sense to find out what the Billboard top-charting tracks for a country are, but what if you could go even more local? Thanks to a tool […]
Mixvibes is announcing a brand new iteration of their DJ software, Cross DJ 4. It's available for preorder today, and has a few new features. Watch the video below and then keep reading for a feature overview.
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