Deadmau5 music production masterclass

Deadmau5 might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he does has some serious skills as a performer and producer. Now you can learn straight from in in a winter course organised by Masterclass.com. From the site:

Before he was deadmau5, all Joel wanted for Christmas were old toasters to take apart. Now, in his MasterClass, watch him take his music apart. Joel teaches you how he approaches melodies, mixing and mastering to make unique sounds you can’t find in a cookie cutter sample pack. You’ll get not only his lessons, you’ll learn how to create your own music without spending money on million dollar gear.

The price is a cool USD 90, not bad considering the teacher. Enroll here.

Allen & Heath Xone:XP5 review

Allen & Heath Xone:XP5
Allen & Heath Xone:XP5

Digitaldjtips.com has posted a full review of the Allen & Heath Xone:XP5, the most recent entry from Allen & Heath and a direct competitor to the mid range series (think DJM-850) from Pioneer DJ. It doesn’t appear to disappoint, so if you are considering this as your next mixer, be sure to check out their review. Find it here.

David Mancuso, NY Loft founder passes away at 72

David Mancuso dies at 72
David Mancuso dies at 72

David Mancuso, the legendary NY DJ and founder of NY club The Loft, passed away last week and everyone took to twitter and other social media to express en masse what Mancuso meant to them. He leaves an enormous legacy behind and his message of inclusion will hopefully continue to resonate with generation to come. Thump has a piece from his close friend and artistic collaborator Colleen Murphy, check it out here.

Turn a suitcase into a DJ case

Suitcase becomes DJ case
Suitcase becomes DJ case

And finally, the folks at Djtechtools.com have come up with a way of turning your old suitcase into a practical DJ case. DJ case, and certainly flight cases are expensive, so being able to re-use an old suitcase for this purpose is an excellent way to save some money. Note that a certain amount of know how is needed. Check the full how to here.