The original set of DJ tech tools were the record, mixer, and turntable. After over 15 years of music sales moving to CDs and digital music files, reports from 2013 are showing that vinyl sales are actually rising - up 31%. Are DJs a driving force in this resurgence? In today's article, we reached out to DJ-centric record stores around the US to find out if vinyl is really making a comeback.
Digital DJs and producers should start making a list and checking it twice. 2014 is almost here, and with it quickly comes the NAMM convention and a whole slew of new software and hardware. We’ve put together a wish list of gear and features that we’d like to see next year – read our thoughts […]
So you’re passionate about music and you want to go to recording school. Recording school doesn’t teach you to play an instrument, how to be a DJ, or how make beats. Recording school compliments these forms of art, but usually the main purpose for going to recording school is to become an audio engineer – yes, […]
Last week, URB released a PSA with a group of famous DJs (including Kaskade, Z-Trip and more) speaking out about responsible drug education. The release comes after a number of deaths this summer including two people at Electric Zoo, which resulted in the third and final day being cancelled entirely. This brings up an important […]
Imagine this scenario: You walk into a club, swiping your phone at the door to check-in and update the promoters on your listening tastes. After a few drinks – an amazing new song comes on and the crowd rushes to the floor – sensors pick up the shift in energy and a similar track is […]
Last month, we engaged in a full on “make-over” of my social media presence. The question was: If I followed the advise of experts and upped my posting regularity – could we double my followers? Using scheduling tools, and the assistance of a few people in DJTT my mission was to drastically increase the number […]
Stories are a staple of the human experience – from Homer to Dr. Seuss, the greatest storytellers have inspired us, taught us, and even pushed us into action. DJs often want to become something more than just a request-based party-rocker, but as musicians and artists in their own right. Today we dig deeper into the […]
More than just a name, the title associated with your DJ or producer performances can set the tone, create ideas about your style or the experience of hearing you perform, and help fans remember you down the line. Today we’re taking another look at how names work and fail within our industry, as well as […]