House Icon MK in Native Instruments Video: ‘Future of DJing = No Vinyl’

Native Instruments today kicked off “The Future of DJing,” a new video series featuring international artists and showcasing how new technologies found on Traktor products inspire creativity.

Throughout the summer, The Future of DJing series will profile the artist, and explore how technological innovation plays a role in their performance. With The Future of DJing video series, Native Instruments says they aim to kick-start discussions with artists, labels, and the media about the future of DJing.
Continue reading

Algoriddim DJay 2 + Spotify Put 20 Million Songs In Your DJ Crate

Algoriddim has partnered with Spotify to put 20 million songs in your DJ crate.

The latest version of DJay 2 adds Spotify integration, a new audio FX section, UI improvements and more. The combination of a near infinite music library, support for hardware controllers, Audiobus support and integrated effects make Djay a compelling alternative to traditional DJ systems.

Check out the details and let us know what you think! Continue reading

New Documentary Looks At The Reality Of Techno DJing

Kvadrat is a feature-length documentary that looks at the reality of techno DJing, through the example of Russian DJ Andrey Pushkarev.

Filmed as a hybrid between a road-movie and a music video, the film not only illustrates the festive atmosphere of techno night clubs, but also reveals the lesser known side of this profession: weeks of track selection, lengthy travel, difficult schedule. Continue reading

Open Mic: Do DJ’s Have A Responsibility To Play ‘Commercial’ Music?

nick-warrenDJ and producer Nick Warren had his set cut short over the weekend……because it wasn’t commercial enough.

Here’s what he had to say about it:

Apologies to everyone on the full dance floor last night in Seoul.

Someone who had booked a table had complained to the club that I was not playing commercial music, so the club told me to stop after an hour.

Words can not explain how i feel about that, to be honest.

For reference – here’s a Nick Warren mix, celebrating 15 years of his Hope Recordings label: Continue reading

inMusic Acquires Denon & Marantz Brands

immusic-logoToday, inMusic announced that it has acquired three new brands:

  • Denon Professional
  • Marantz Professional, and
  • Denon DJ.

The three join the existing inMusic brands, which include Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, Numark, M-Audio, AIR Music Technology, and Mixmeister. Continue reading