It’s the end of the week, so time to do a roundup of what has been news in the DJ world.

Diplo on Why DJ Culture is a ‘Sinking Ship’

diplo-djingDiplo seems to be everywhere, from Major Lazer to his collaboration with Skrillex and Justin Bieber, he seems to blur the lines between edgy/underground and mainstream with ease. Billboard caught up with him on the state of DJ Culture, his producing work with Beyonce and other greats and of course, how he brought some credibility to (former) teen idol Justin Bieber.

Paul van Dyk Discusses Miraculous Recovery

Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk

As you probably know, Paul van Dyk made a 6 meter fall a while ago at State of Trance in Utrecht, and fortunately, despite serious brain and spine dammage, he is on the recovering hand and getting ready to make and perform music again. Billboard had a catch up with him, read the full article here.

The Stuggle Of Music Producers Trying To DJ

Armin, DJ and Producer
Armin, DJ and Producer

We all know about, or have even experienced it: not all brilliant producers are good DJs. While the learing curve for becoming a DJ can be steep depending on how good you want to get, both technically as  in terms of musical choice, can be pretty steep, learing how to produce music can be far more difficult and challenging.  Magnetic Mag explores the difference between both worlds in this excellent piece.

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