Aren’t we trying to keep the audience away from their cellphones and social media so they can enjoy the show?!

    • John McCullough

      I thought so too for the longest time.. but as DJs aren’t we helping people have a good time? If getting them involved with technology increases that doesn’t that help us in the end?

  • Wormtongue

    Bring gogo dancers. That is all.

  • sebastian

  • jemmy button

    I once hooked up a MakeyMakey (check it out!) to a Traktor Sampler Deck. The audience had to close the circuit between two tinfoil-coated giant hands attached to the speakers. Every time they closed it (by holding hands), an airhorn, laser sound or a swell would sound. They loved it…I even had to turn it off every now & then because it got too anoying… Here’s the full description: http://www.makeymakey.com/forums/index.php?topic=1295.0
    Don’t know if you could call it DJ-crowd-interaction though – I didn’t really do anything but preparing it… ;-)

  • Nayami

    –> Nayami, from Barcelona
    This is my metamorphosis, my performance.
    People ask “Who is that girl with that face and what’s she doing??”


  • Danno

    Think I’m with Forever Now on this one…surely the beauty of the DJ-dancefloor relationship is that the DJ has to “feel” the vibe of the dancefloor and react to it in their own way. But it’s interesting for sure. Worth exploring just to see what results you would get.

  • Dazen

    What about throwing cakes at the crowd? I´ve heard it´s very common.

  • Martin

    in this four videos shows how to connect with the crowd

  • Martin

  • Martin

    Please, I ask you look at these videos. They are my old, but is the best time of electronic music in Argentina.

  • mxby7e

    I’ve written a Quartz Composer patch that searches Twitter for anything tagged with a specific hashtag, and then it goes into my video feed. I can adapt this for any of the events I run or VJ, so that we can always have crowd integration, and all I have to do is change a variable that is the hashtag in Resolume and relaunch the clip.

  • Palace One

    I ask some days before the gig on the Facebook-Event for any Songs that the crowd wants to hear and then I pick a small amount of them (depends on how long my set is)

  • jasonmd2020

    Maybe someone here knows: Can Traktor send out MIDI messages besides commands for LEDs? I have another older laptop that I hack Linux on with Pure Data for some real time grafix tomfoolery. I’d love to have vids triggered along with Traktor cuepoints at the same time. Easiest way to do that would just be MIDI…

    • Giorgos Kanoupakis

      Mostly Robot (an electronic band set up by Native Instruments) does that live.

      Logicaly you can set a Traktor Midi Device from Traktors Controlers Manager e.g. a usb to midi cable or a virtual midi port a.k.a. MidiOX to send midi out to your second computer and process it there.

  • JC

    Kuvo is still one of the dumbest money sucking creations Pioneer has come up with. I find it amazing that people that work with tech all day (You forum users here) are some how impressed with these simplistic and utterly idiotic ideas of “socializing” and “interaction”

  • Forevernow

    FFS.. Phones should be left in your pocket, listen to the music, the good artists fill there songs with messages to reconnect you with your soul.. Wakeywakeyeveryone.

  • Robert Wulfman

    Get creative, find special ways to interact with the audience on core tracks and just have fun with it

  • http://www.antifmradio.com/ antifm

    i might be currently wrong on this one but the last time i checked ( Radr.DJ ) only worked if you were using a MAC. It does NOT work on Windows. There is even a Traktor Plugin which also does not work on Windows

    • JC

      When was the last time you checked? Because its always worked on windows for me…

      its a server.. you have traktor connect to the server and the small app does the work.,

      There is no “plug in”. You’re doing it wrong mate.

  • jkuss

    You can still play ‘Shout’ in every set, I do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1GnGYBC-YA :)

    • Chaser720

      Haha. I use this track too. I like playing the first verse of the original then dropping into this.

      Wierd though… all their pages were removed. This use to be a free download.

  • BiGMAc

    So this is my Idea To add a lot of these elements all into one show. I need an app dev. Who knows Rails? Big Ideas in 2014 You don’t even know working out of England. writing it all up on my dry erase mirror now :P Please HMU Find me @ http://www.DJMAC.co

  • Mike Graham

    Live screencasting from Ableton, Traktor, Serato ect. Would be a cool way for crowd/performer interaction in my opinion. Watching how your favorite artists perform in the software would be very intersting and entertaining in my opinion.

    • JC

      Yeah imagine all the Albeton DJs we would watch, Clicking their next track.

      How would all you wanna be “performers” get by then, theyd see you were actually doing jack shit just like DeadMau5

      • Mike Graham

        Some people are creative with the tools they use. Not everyone is a just press play perfomer. The guys who are wouldn’t have the coconuts to use it anyhow

        • http://www.antifmradio.com/ antifm

          ive got a lovely bunch of coconuts (dee dee lee dee)

          I think this would only be a good thing to watch if it were a controllerist or something showing off a specific set but to watch a dj do an entire gig this way is just a bore.
          How many times i have come across websites wanting to do BETTER broadcasting by also doing video….. its great the first 2 songs, then the watchers turn off the video and just listen.
          Music is HEARD, not watched

  • OrderedChaos

    Dash Berlin typically goes similar to Above & Beyond, but with an iPad with a scrolling marquee, certainly effective for smaller venues like the Marquee Dayclub

    • Dan White

      Marquee at the Marquee!
      Looked up photos, this is a great example – I’ll add it to the article.

  • http://www.antifmradio.com/ antifm

    one tool I use all the time is this one http://www.antifmradio.com/radio/community/lt
    it’s a tool called alive tweet via tweetbeam. http://www.tweetbeam.com people at my gigs send a tweet with a specific hashtag to @antifmradio and it shows up here. before the gig I setup a laptop to one or many flat screen tv’s in the club or lounge the have this page from my site loaded onto them. it works Really well to take requests and reduces the amounts of people coming to the booth to asks for the latest Britney Spears song.

    • John McCullough

      really like that idea.. could you explain more about how that works?

  • jacoblysgaard

    Where is the cowbell on this list?

  • chris

    tell the Songs of the set?
    that need to be lucky if they survive the gig,
    and afterwards on Facebook to get the recording with titles.

    btw: Smartphones Lightning is bit of wasted energy.

    • chris

      sorry folks. but i play in an other dimension

      • chris

        we play mostly against each other, and kill us with brilliant vibes.

    • Chaser720

      I think its pretty cool personally. Especially if a large crowd is all using it.

      If festival sized crowd was using it then you would actually be able to see the sound waves. Each phone would respond as it received the sound. That would be sweet.

      • chris

        with a good music system,
        and UV-light,
        you would have a very different picture

  • Sam

    Fatboy Slim used to write messages on the white label/dubplate sleeves and hold them up to a camera to be displayed

  • süperschlomo

    I toss a big bag of cocaine and a bag of pills into the audience… the show always gets so intense afterwards :-D

    • killmedj

      Expensive but effective.

  • marquee mark

    Haha didn’t know Above and Beyond did that, so simple and brilliant! good tips