Algoriddim recently published their latest Mac OSX version of djay software, which is one of the first desktop applications to integrate Spotify into the DJ environment on the desktop. The company has been working more behind the scenes and now is announcing a new development with Pioneer. The djay 2 and djay free app for Android now supports advanced performance features including low latency, multi-channel audio output and full support for Pioneer's DDJ-WeGO3. Read more below how Algoriddim is giving Android users the chance to start DJing with their device.
Today we bring you the third entry in our Artist Gear Setup series featuring techno duo WHYT NOYZ. Formed in late 2010 WHYT NOYZ consists of David Sidley and Duncan Murray. Their unique sound has led to track releases on Richie Hawtin's Minus label and an E.P. for Dubfires SCI+TEC label. The duo mainly uses Native Instruments gear controlling Traktor, Ableton, and Maschine for live performance and they also stress the important of protecting your ears in club environments! Keep reading for more details.
Things have been a little quiet in Berlin but today the silence is broken. Ableton has just announced a public beta for Live 9.2, the next major update to Live 9 since November 2013. There are some exciting new features that Live and more specifically Push users have been waiting for: use all 64 pads for drum racks, improved aftertouch implementation, and using the touch strip for modulation. Keep reading for more details and a Push performance from Mad Zach.
The Amen Break is a six second drum beat in the Winstons' song "Amen, Brother" performed by the late Gregory Cylvester "G. C." Coleman. Little did the members realize that this drum beat would be one of the most sampled loops - if not the most sampled drum beat - in history. However, the Winstons never have had much to show for their beat being sampled and never received any royalties. That is why DJ Martyn Webster, is trying to do right and pay respects to the surviving member of the Winstons for their legendary drum beat.
Native Instruments has just released a new performance video with Mark De Clive-Lowe (Dubspot instructor) showcasing the speed of the Komplete x Maschine workflow with the Komplete Kontrol S61 keyboard and their flagship Maschine hardware, Maschine Studio. The video links to a new section on their site specifically for Komplete x Maschine meaning we'll likely see more videos focusing on the power of this tight integration. Native Instruments has also released a performance breakdown with Mark De Clive-Lowe, who shares his creative process for this inspiring routine.
Red Bull Thre3style has grown to a global competition that challenges DJs to showcase their best technical and party rocking abilities in a 15 minute set. DJ TechTools got a chance to speak with the 2012 World Champion, Four Color Zack, who shares his creative process for crafting a set and important tips for tone play in a set. As a past world champion and now as a judge for Red Bull Thre3style, Zack knows how to stand out and more importantly ways to go unnoticed. Keep reading and take notes!
Spotted over on Dubfire's Facebook account was a shout out to a brand new concept for a vacation retreat for aspiring producers, called helloLIVE. The concept is fairly simple and impressive: book a session with helloLIVE and you get an all-inclusive (flights excluded) week of Ableton fundamental training, surfing lessons, and island living on Fuerteventura, a Spanish island off the coast of Morocco. Watch the introduction video below and then read our exclusive interview with one of the founders, Ableton Certified Trainer Cristiano Nicolini.
Tucked away on the western shores of India lies one of electronic music’s most storied towns. Anjuna Beach, located in the state of Goa, has developed a name for itself in the rave scene for their legendary full moon parties, but its musical history goes much further back. Today Akhil Kalepu gives a history lesson on Anjuna Beach and its influence on shaping the sound of Goa trance and the Goa scene.