While dance music certainly has taken on a whole new life these last few years with the explosion of EDM and its attendant festival culture, DJing as we know it (the style of mixing two beat-oriented records together for a seamless dancing experience) goes back at least to the '70s, in the age of disco—though, one could easily argue that it reaches back farther still. The point is, over the past few decades DJing has firmly established itself as both a creative cultural force and a viable career path—not some fly-by-night whim to be scoffed at. In that spirit, we decided to take a look at the life cycle of a professional DJ, from year zero to well past year 20, to get a look at what can change throughout the decades and how to keep that career sustainable.
As the long holiday weekend sets in for our American readers, we figured everyone could use a quick break from BBQs and fireworks to check out a few of the latest awesome documentaries and shorts from around the web since our last installment in this series. From brain-controlled production with DJ Fresh to in the […]
As teased earlier this week, the new Pioneer CDJ-200 Nexus units have dropped with a brand new feature set, including the expected wireless Rekordbox functionality, tempo and beat synchronization, color-based key indicators, advanced slip modes for loops, reverse, and scratching, as well as a slew of other improvements. Read on for more details and the […]
In a world of computers and controllers, Pioneer has stayed fast by their postion that dedicated hardware still has a major place in the DJ landscape. The RMX-1000 is no different, providing controllerism-style effects and remixing in a single dedicated FX unit that relies on excellent beat detection to keep it in time with any […]