DJ & producer King Britt is in the Asheville area this week. Chris Stack of experimentalsynth caught up with Britt for an update on what he’s doing at the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF), during the week with The Bob Moog Foundation and at the Mountain Oasis Festival Electronic Music Summit with Pia Ercole.
DJ Mag has announced its take on the Top 100 DJs of 2013, and Dutch progressive & electro house DJ Robbert van de Corput, aka Hardwell has come out on top.
Hardwell is trailed by Top 100 regulars in the top 5:
- Armin Van Buuren
- David Guetta
About the ranking, Hardwell says “I have so many people I’d like to thank, but none more so than the fans. They have been incredible; their support at my shows and with my music has been out of this world. You really are the best fans in the world.?
Meanwhile, this is what deadmau5 had to say about the ranking:
See the full DJ list below and let us know what you think of it!
Native Instruments has just released updated versions of their DJ systems: the 4+1 channel Traktor Kontrol S4 and the 2+1-channel Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system. The S4 and S2 are now also Traktor DJ-compatible.
The Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 combine a DJ mixing interface, built-in 24-bit/96 kHz soundcard, and an “intuitive” interface engineered for control of Native Instruments’ Traktor software. Both all-in-one DJ systems now offer added control over the latest Traktor Pro 2 features. Furthermore, the S4 and S2 are both now plug-and-play with Traktor DJ, the company’s DJ app for iPad and iPhone.
Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 Features: Continue reading
Australian app developers iThirtySeven have announced an update to their iPro.DJSampler.
What’s new: Version 1.1 of the iPad app now includes a free effects pack (which includes Reverb, Flanger, Delay, Filters, among other effects), along with a “wicked Free EDM” sample pack and Audiobus support.
Reloop has introduced the Beatpad - a dedicated controller for Aoldoriddim’s DJAY for iOS.
The controller is compatible with all iPhone, iPod and iPad generations. It charges your device using the included 30-pin and 8-pin Lightning Adaptors and (via USB) can also be used as a high-quality MIDI controller for your Mac or PC DJ software of choice, for example DJAY for Mac or Traktor.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
Native Instruments today announced new versions of its 4-channel DJ system Traktor Kontrol S4 and its 2-channel counterpart, the Traktor Kontrol S2.
Kontrol S4 and S2 combine a DJ mixing interface, built-in 24 bit/96 kHz sound card, and an intuitive interface in a DJ system engineered for control of NI’s Traktor software.
Both the S4 and S2 boast an improved look with added control over the newest features of Traktor Pro 2. Additionally, the Kontrol S4 and S2 are both now “plug-and-play” with Traktor DJ for iPad and iPhone.
Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 features include: Continue reading
Forbes has released its ranking of the world’s highest paid DJs for 2013, with Calvin Harris (right) at the top, pulling in $46 million for the year.
At least Harris has some perspective on his success.
“The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” says Harris. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.” Continue reading
Native Instruments has released TRAKTOR DJ cable, a compact audio splitter designed for mobile DJ setups using an iPhone, iPad or a laptop.
Following the iOS app TRAKTOR DJ, the TRAKTOR DJ cable offers a simplified solution that splits audio from TRAKTOR’s virtual decks into two outputs. When used with TRAKTOR DJ or TRAKTOR PRO 2, this allows headphone track cueing for more fluid mixing.