Pop music comes in all shapes and sizes, but when you’re mixing it in the club setting, all that really matters is the fact that each track adheres to a pretty traditional formula. Whether it’s a hip-hop tune, a slab of indie rock, or even Justin Bieber’s latest hit, each one typically falls into the intro/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/outro standard. Those elements are the building blocks for today’s lesson about mixing pop tracks, from DJ TechTools’ Ean Golden.
One of the biggest contributors to the popularity of modern digital DJing may have been the mashup culture that emerged in the second half of the last decade, with artists like The Hood Internet creating finely crafted jams out of preexisting tracks. We asked STV SLV from THI to come through the office to talk […]
From the DJTT interview vault, we’ve got an interview with the Russian-German producer behind last year’s album “Clarity”, Zedd. We used our time with him to talk about how he approaches song writing and production – watch the full thing inside! Related
Electronic music production has been shaped drastically by the hard work of the featured interviewees in today’s video. Back in January, Ean had a chance to interview Dave Smith and Roger Linn, two music technology masterminds who have created some of the most influential electronic instruments of the last thirty years. In this exclusive 15-minute […]
With the rise in live performers who are using finger drumming techniques in their shows, it’s become apparent that learning how to play beats on a MIDI controller is yet another way to rise to the top for DJs and producers. In this article Mad Zach will provide you with a free tutorial on how […]
We got a chance a couple of months back to chat with Orlando of UK-based TEED about his live performance setup, one of the most extensive we’ve seen for a single performer of his caliber. Click through and watch as he shows off all of his gear, shares production advice, and more. Related
Livid Instruments first teased us last week with a photo of part of their BASE controller, and today we got a complete overview of it in the basement of the NAMM convention hall. Click through to watch our video overview of the brand new unit! Related
Slovenian-born and Brooklyn-based producer Gramatik has been a musician since elementary school – but only in the past few years has he received global recognition for his production work on Pretty Lights Music label. In this interview, learn more about the tools he uses in the studio, onstage, and how he combines live instruments into […]