Another week has gone by and while the most interesting DJ gear related news was the teaser from Denon DJ hinting at a new media player coming in 2017, the world was shaken up by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
But first, DJ related news!
USB-C coming to DJ Gear?
Since the launch of the new MacBook Pro, the discussion on whether it’s acceptable that Apple is ditching the old USB port for the newer and faster USB-C format is raging online. Djtechtools chimes in with their views, and with a few exclusive statements from gear manufacturers as to whether they will or won’t include USB-C ports in their future products. Check out the piece here.
Skratch Bastid takes on Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic
Video mixing is hot, as the articles below show. But not many DJs delivery more exciting videos than Skratch Bastid, this time reworking Bruno Mars’ 2K Magic. Already a catchy tune, Skratch Bastid juggles it up in a way that will make it impossible to stay still. Enjoy! And be sure the follow this guy he will brighten up your day, guaranteed!
I can’t do this weekly recap without touching upon the biggest story of the week. In an unprecedented move, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton and became the 45th president of the United States. As expected, the music world is in shock and many DJs turn to Twitter, Facebook to express their disgust. Much will be said and done about it before the dust settles down, but keep the following in mind:
It happened before.
Magnetic Magazine has a rather balanced piece up on the topic.
Creating videos of your mixes
I did a piece a few weeks ago on how to create a mix and upload it to YouTube. This week Digitaldjtips makes an interesting argument on the topic saying that a DJ can reach many more people with a video mix compared to just uploading audio. Djtechtools looks into the different platforms that can host DJ video mixes and list the caveats of each.