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…

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Classic Track 1

I’d like to present a classic track today from an artist coming to Sydney next year. Future Music Festival Safari is coming to Sydney in March 2014 and one of the headliners is a favourite of mine, Canada’s deadmau5. Deadmau5 released “Random Album Title” in 2008. It was his first “major label” album and third…

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Digital vs Analogue DJ’ing?

Pros and cons of Digital DJ’ing Welcome again to The Beat Corner. Last week I mentioned what “Digital DJ’ing” was, essentially using a computer software package with digital files and maybe some form of tactile controller to DJ with. Today I’d like to get into the nitty gritty of why someone would choose Digital DJ’ing…

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Digital DJ’ing?

            I’m a “Digital DJ”….so what does that mean exactly? Let’s start from what “Dj’ing” means in general… Traditionally, Dj’ing from the late 60’s to the late 90’s remained essentially unchanged. Dj’s spun on 2 (or more) vinyl records and a central mixer. The mixers from the mid 80’s onwards…

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Welcome to the Beat Corner

Hello and welcome, thank you for coming and don’t forget to collect your complimentary drink.   I am Michael Brunac aka DJ BRUAEL aka the webmaster of The Beat Corner. I am a displaced Canadian living in Sydney Australia who decided to take the plunge into DJ’ing last year. I’m new to the Sydney scene…