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DJ Software Comparison Round 2: Virtual DJ

  Last week, I started my 4-part series on DJ software packages with Traktor. This week, I’d like to shine a spotlight on perhaps the most underrated workhorse of the digital dj world: Virtual DJ. Virtual DJ began as AtomixMP3, a program designed by Atomix Productions in 2000 as one of the first MP3 DJ…

CLASSIC CORNER TRACK 3

Classic Corner Track 3

Today’s classic corner track goes waaaaaaaay back, all the way back to 1995. It was the 90’s, everything was pumped up to the max, a decade of excess and that includes the music. This was the decade in which I really cut my teeth in music so you might hear a few classic corner tracks…

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DJ Software Comparison Round 1: Traktor

For us digital dj’s out there our laptops or tablets are the workhorses of our setup. They hold our music (digital audio files), and allow us to manipulate it to our hearts delight via DJ software. WIthout them, we’d be literally “dead-on-arrival” at a party, event or club night. Since DJ Software is such a…

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Remembering Nelson Mandela through music…

As the world knows by now, Nelson Mandela passed away this past Thursday the 5th of December (Friday the 6th here in Eastern Australian time). We lost a great man and a great leader that day. I have been enjoying some of the coverage that has been coming through Johannesburg , South Africa where citizens…

CLASSIC TRACK 2

Classic Corner Track 2

Today’s classic corner track is very timely. A lot of people have been talking about the latest Kanye West single “Bound 2” and DAT VIDEO with a topless Kim Kardashian (google it, I don’t need to give them any more press haha). Even MORE people are talking about its parody video made by Seth Rogen…

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Tales of DJ’ing: Taking Requests

    It happens at every party, every event and every venue where someone is DJ’ing. People make a request! Requesting is a necessary evil; you have to placate your audience but at the same time you can’t allow random punters to take control ¬†of the evening. I’d like to share my experiences of the…