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Virtual DJ 8 now supports the Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000MK2 and the XDJ-RX!

Virtual DJ 8 Now Supports Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000MK2 And XDJ-RX

Price: depends on your license choice. USD 299 for the Pro license. Manufacturer: Atomix More Info: Virtual DJ homepage Virtual DJ 8 has been...
Pioneer DJ Inteface 2 Rekordbox DVS

Pioneer DJ Releases Interface 2: Rekordbox DVS In A Box!

Price: USD 299 Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ More Info: Interface 2 product page Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS have reached a certain maturity now, so it's time...
Tiësto changes his rider to Denon DJ Prime Series

Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Media Player And X1800 Mixer Are Here!

Yesterday the Prime Series from Denon DJ became available worldwide, and to celebrate this, they also announced that Tiësto, famous superstar DJ you at...

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...

DJ Trade Show Reviews

Musikmesse 2017 in pictures

Musikmesse 2017: A Few Pictures To Ease The Pain

By now you heard that the DJ part of Musikmesse 2017 (DJCon) was a very disappointing event. Weird format, almost no gear, not to speak of anything newsworthy. The...
Denon DJ Prime Series @ DJCon

Musikmesse 2017: A 2-Minute Tour Of DJCon

Musikmesse 2017 is a big no-show for DJ gear manufacturers. Still we tried to make the best of it and have a short compilation video with what on display.
Reloop Mixon 4 Namm 2017

NAMM 2017: Reloop Mixon 4 DJ Controller Video Overview

I have been trying to get a review unit for a while (after some good networking at Namm one should be coming out my way pretty soon) so I...
Gemini MDJ range

Namm 2017: Gemini New Media Players MDJ-500, MDJ-600 And MDJ-900

Unfortunately, these came in only on Sunday at Namm 2017 so we couldn't check them out. That being said, it's pretty big news as Gemini brings out an new...

Namm 2017: Final Wrap Up And Thoughts

So Namm 2017 is over, and while some might argue that there was not much to see this year, I would certainly say that "not much" is still an...
Allen & Heat Xone:PX5

NAMM 2017: Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 Video Introduction

Yes yes, I know this is old news, but I just couldn't miss the chance of checking out the relatively new Xone:PX5 mixer out. So in this video, Jamie introduces...

Namm 2017: Mixars Quattro Video Introduction

As far as Serato DJ DVS mixers go, the Mixars Quattro is one serious piece of equipment. I did an article on it before Namm, but now I have...
Mixars Uno

NAMM 2017: Mixars Uno Video Introduction

Besides the other cool new goodies such as Mixars' first DJ controller (Mixars Primo) and the fantastic looking new mixer Quattro, Mixars has also unveiled the Mixars Uno, a 2 channel...
Reloop RMX-90 DVS

NAMM 2017: Reloop RMX-90 DVS Video Introduction

As promised, I dropped by the Reloop stand at NAMM 2017 last Saturday, as always small but very, very busy and met up with Craig for a rundown on...
Denon DJ V12 Prime

Namm 2017: Denon DJ VL12 Prime Turntable Video Introduction

The Denon DJ VL12 Prime might look strangely familiar, and that is because it was essentially presented in an earlier incarnation at Namm 2016. Now it is part of the...
Gemini MAS-1

NAMM 2017: Gemini MAS-1 Performance Controller Introduction Video

As reported earlier, Gemini has launched their first Ableton Live controller, and it is a bit different than the rest. Craig, product manager at Gemini, explains what the approach was...
Mixars Primo

Namm 2017: Mixars Primo Prototype Video Introduction

Mixars have been really busy of late and today I had a chance to check out the Mixars Primo. I already reported on the controller but seeing it for real...
Gemini SDJ-4000 Namm 2017

NAMM 2017: Gemini SDJ-4000 Standalone DJ Controller Video Intro

I stopped by the Gemini both today and after an excellent chat with Craig he took me through the key features of the upcoming SDJ-4000. Now when the first pics...
Denon DJ Prime Series

Namm 2017: Denon DJ SC5000 Prime Media Player, X1800 Prime Mixer Video!

The big story of NAMM 2017 is, of course, the launch of the Prime Series: the Denon DJ SC5000 Prime media player, the X1800 Prime mixer and the V12...
Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2

Namm 2017: Quick Look At the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2

Pioneer DJ shows that they continue to support the Serato DJ community by releasing the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2, the successor of the slightly legendary Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ1. Not much has...
Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1

NAMM 2017: Pioneer DJ Launches Toraiz AS-1

First day of NAMM 2017, and DJ/Producers already have some new Pioneer DJ gear to obsess over: the Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1. As you know, I'm not very familiar...
Gemini MAS-1

Namm 2017: Gemini MAS-1 Performance Controller

With the MAS-1 Gemini enters new terrain, challenging existing midi controllers such as the Ableton Push and the Novation Launchpad. Unlike the above controllers, the MAS-1 isn't a clip based...
Mixars Quattro

Namm 2017: Mixars Presents the Mixars Quattro Serato DJ Mixer

Not content with only showing off the Mixars Primo, the first DJ controller from Mixars, they also presented the Mixars Quattro, a 4 channel fully featured Serato DJ mixer. The eyecatcher...
Mixars Primo

NAMM 2017: Mixars Primo 2 Channel Serato DJ Controller

Mixars, the Italian DJ gear manufacturer and the new kid on the block have launched their first DJ controller, the Mixars Primo. First of all, I love the name, because...
Reloop RMX-90 DVS

Namm 2017: Reloop RMX-90 DVS Mixer For Serato DJ

Reloop is presenting a new Serato DJ DVS mixer at Namm this year, the RMX-90 DVS. We are talking a 4 channel mixer ready to use with Serato DJ DVS....