Culture And Trends

DJ Paris Hilton

Laptops In the DJ Booth, Yes or No?

Earlier this week a big controversy burst out as Kenny Summit, DJ, Producer and owner of LA club Cure and the Cause explained his...
Spotify Dubset Deal

Stream DJ Mixes And Remixes On Spotify

A brand new partnership between Dubset and Spotify allowing streaming of DJ mixes and remixes through the Spotify service has been announced over the...
Beatport

Beatport Back To The Roots

I have been following the Beatport saga here on DjTechZone with a lot of attention. You can read here all about Beatport shutting down...

Features And Editorials

Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX MK2 rendition

Is There A Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX MK2 Coming In September?

You know the old saying... Where there is smoke, there is usually fire. Djtechtools posted a piece about the possibility of an XDJ-RX MK2 coming this September, all based on...
Top earning DJ's in 2017.

Top Earning DJ’s In 2017 Revealed, And Why It Doesn’t Say A Lot About DJing

Earlier this week the top 10 highest earning DJ's of 2017 list was unveiled by Forbes, and once again, Calvin Harris comes out on top. Before moving on, let's look...
Could this guy be landing a residence in Ibiza soon?

Is There A Future For DJ Controllers And Digital DJing?

15 years ago digital djing was the hot new thing in town. Together with the rise of mp3's that started around 2001 with the release of the very first...
Expensive DJ gear for beginners?

Do You Really Need Expensive DJ Gear To Be a Good DJ?

While browsing through my Facebook feed this morning I stumbled on a video that makes a case for starting photographers not to focus on getting expensive gear but rather...

Denon DJ Prime Series VS Pioneer DJ: A Status Update

If you are a DjTechZone reader you know I have been following the developments around Denon DJ's new Prime Series very closely. Now, almost mid-April, it's time to do...

How To Choose Your First DJ Controller

In this post, I explore the things to keep in mind when buying your first DJ controller. If you are rather looking for an overview of DJ controllers,  then...
Chris Liebing gear overview

Superstar DJs And Their DJ Gear: Chris Liebing Part 2

Last year I did a piece in our Superstar DJ's and their gear series featuring German techno DJ Chris Liebing. Last week, Native Instruments put out 3 videos featuring Chris...

Denon DJ Prime Series Update: The Battle For The DJ’s

Last week, two Very Important DJ's jumped ship and moved from Pioneer DJ to Denon DJ gear: Laidback Luke and Paul Oakenfold. Both are extremely respected DJ's in their own...
The late Ruth Flowers a.k.a. Mamy Rock

Am I Too Old To DJ?

I'm over 40 and I started to DJ when I was in my early 30's. Nothing wrong with it, and I never felt that this was too old, or that I was too old to DJ.
What will Pioneer DJ's next move be?

Denon DJ VS Pioneer DJ: the battle of the media player!

2017 started with a bang, and Denon DJ has unleashed their newest media player on the world: the SC5000 Prime. There is also a new mixer, a new turntable and...
DJ Craze performing live

Superstar DJs and Their DJ Gear: DJ Craze

Back in a time when computers were only starting to push through to the mainstream and using them for djing was not even a notion, THE DMC World DJ...
Superstar DJ's and their gear: Laidback Luke!

Superstar DJs and Their DJ Gear: Laidback Luke

Laidback Luke is one of the most interesting DJ's in today's crowded EDM scene. In fact, calling him an EDM DJ doesn't really do him justice since his range & style goes beyond that. Laidback Luke combines effortlessly different genres during his set, crafting a unique vibe.
Chris Liebing Live

Superstar DJs And Their DJ Gear: Chris Liebing

This week we turn to the German techno scene, featuring perfectly beat gridded techno beats, vast echoes & reverbs and lots of technology. Chris Liebing is one of the key...
Felix Da Housecat Live

Superstar DJs And Their DJ Gear: Felix Da Housecat

In our third entry in superstar DJs and their DJ gear, we turn to the legendary Felix Da Housecat, musician, producer and DJ spanning more than 3 decades of creativity. He is...
DJ Jazzy Jeff rocking it

Superstar DJs And Their DJ Gear: DJ Jazzy Jeff

Few DJs have attained such a legendary status as DJ Jazzy Jeff. From his early days as Jazz in the French Prince of Bel-Air with Will Smith, and releasing...

Superstar DJs And Their DJ Gear: Carl Cox

Understanding what gear top DJs use has been a longtime hobby of mine. In the minds of many DJ fans superstar DJs always use the same standard CDJ/DJM setup, but while this...
The Future of Djing

The Future Of DJing Might Look Like This

It's hard to predict the future. One good indicator of what will be lies in examining the past. This is because history has a tendency to repeat itself, probably...

Weekly Recap

Technics SL-1200GR

Weekly Recap: Mojaxx Reviews Technics SL-1200GR, CDJ-1000MK3 Gets NSX Like Screen

Mojaxx reviews the Technics SL-1200GR When the DJ world found out Panasonic was dusting off the Technics brand name and planning to release a whole new line of SL turntables,...
Laidback Luke At Ultra 2017

Weekly Recap: Denon DJ SC5000 @ Ultra, Seth Troxler DJ Luggage, A Raspberry PI Based DVS

Laidback Luke Using The Denon DJ SC5000 At ULTRA Last week the world got to see the Denon DJ Prime Series in a big festival setting for the first time:...
Laidback Luke Denon DJ Master Class

Weekly Recap: Laidback Luke On Fire, Stream Mixes Online, Soundcloud Update

Laidback Luke Performing One Denon DJ Prime Series Laidback Luke is not wasting any time, and this week he posted two videos around his move to Denon DJ. The first...
Z-JAY Tablet

Weekly Recap: Z-JAY Tablet Foldable 3 Sceen DJ Surface, Best Traktor Pro Controller

Z-JAY Tablet 3 Screen Dedicated DJ Touch Surface The Z-JAY tablet is a 3 screen, foldable touch surface. It consists of 3 screens, one for each deck and the central...
Serato DJ 1.9.6 Public Beta

Weekly Recap: Serato DJ 1.9.6 Public Beta, MixBox2 DJ Set Recorder,

Serato DJ 1.9.6 Public Beta Serato has released a public beta of Serato DJ, version 1.9.6. This version focuses mainly on DVS improvements, so if you are not a Serato...
Mixvibes video remix app

Weekly Recap: Mixvibes To Launch Video Remix App, Are Cassettes The New Vinyl?

Time for our weekly recap, after the craziness that was NAMM 2017. My apologies for not posting a weekly recap last week, but as you might imagine, keeping things...
Akai Pro MPCX

Weekly Recap: CDJ-2000NXS2 Firmware Update, New Akai Pro MPCs Launched, Cross DJ Supports RX And RZ

In case you have been hiding under a rock for the last week, you are aware Denon DJ launched a frontal attack on Pioneer DJ with the brand new...
Soundcloud running out of money

Weekly Recap: The End Of Soundcloud, New SL-1200 Not For DJs

The bad news surrounding Soundcloud doesn't stop. In the last few days a loss of USD 52 million was reported, which could bring the service on the brink of...
Pioneer DJ DDJ-RZX

Weekly Recap: Top 10 DJ And Production Gear 2016, Kado’s Most Popular Tunes

2016 is almost over, and top 10 lists are starting to pop up everywhere. Magnetic Magazine  looks at the best DJ and Production gear of the year. A few...
Serato DJ 1.9.5

Weekly Recap: Serato DJ Is Now Plug And Play With NXS2, SoundCloud Update

Serato DJ 1.9.5 brings support for NSX2 system! In what has been a slow news month so far, (with NAMM around the corner it's not surprising DJ gear manufactures are...
Rekordbox version 4.2.5

Weekly Recap: Rekordbox 4.2.5, SFX becomes LifeStlye, More Serato Tips & Tricks

Rekordbox version 4.2.5 Rekordbox DJ has been upgraded to version 4.2.5. A quick rundown of the new features: DDJ-SP1 can be used with another controller supporting rekordbox dj Pitch bend...
Specialwaves Mine

Weekly Recap: Serato Video Tricks, Specialwaves Mine, DJ-808 Clinics

Specialwaves Mine modular DJ Controller builder If you are a Lego fan and like customised DJ controllers, the Specialwaves Mine will certainly interest you. The Specialwaves Mine is a modular system...
Serato DJ 1.9.5 Public Beta

Weekly Recap: Serato DJ 1.9.5 Public Beta, Black Friday Deals, Mixon 4 Review

Serato DJ 1.9.5 Public Beta Serato is quickly moving through its releases, and today the 1.9.5 Public Beta has been made available. Apart from several bug fixes and issues, this...
deadmau5 teaches music production

Weekly Recap: deadmau5 Masterclass, Xone:XP5 Review

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...
USB-C on DJ Gear

Weekly Recap: USB-C for DJ Gear, Video Mixing, Prez Trump

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,...

Weekly Recap: DJ Player Pro 9 launched, Roli Blocks

Another week, and a lot of stuff we couldn't cover. So here are the stories that stood out the most. DJ Player Pro 9 The Dj Player Pro 9 IOS app...
Technics SL-1200G

Weekly Recap: Technics SL-1200G For Sale, DJ Halloween Costume

The Technics SL-1200G is finally for sale.. Time to empty those pockets and get one (or a pair) of the new Technics SL-1200G. For now it's only available in Germany,...
Mag Lev levitating turntable

Weekly Recap: Richie Hawtin How I Play, Levitating Turntable

Introducing The Levitating Turntable The Mag Lev levitating turntable is exactly that: A turntable that levitates the platter using magnets, creating a crazy futuristic effect that will surely impress all...