Our own Chris Brackley (aka Mojaxx) has a Kontrol S8 right now for an upcoming review of the flagship Traktor controller. Over the last few months we've seen loads of people ask all kinds of questions about how reasonable it is to use the S8 in a real mix, how the jogwheel-free layout really works, etc - and Chris has set out to demo exactly that in this new mix.
Continuing our digital DJ routine series, we’re highlighting a mix from a reader who put together an extended 38-minute mix with loads of controllerism elements on a Maschine and two Kontrol F1s heavily sprinkled throughout – as well as a collaborative overdub audio/video track from a drummer. DJ Izn wrote to us: A few months […]
Every now and then a DJ mix comes along that simply blows us away – the song selection, mixing, and overall production impresses on all levels. Instead of just passing the mix along to our friends, we decided to do a quick interview with the artists behind these mixes and ask them about their creative […]
At the end of the day, DJing is truly about collecting and curating new music. With today’s remarkably connected Internet there are dozens of great tools that will help you find great tracks that will really work. Here are some of my favorites. Related
Today we follow up last month’s successful article on dancing with a more in-depth look at mixing various types of rhythmic styles together. In the video above, I go into detail on recognizing swing differences and then five techniques to smoothly and effectively switch between different rhythmic styles in both house and hip-hop. The mapping used in the video is our Midi-Fighter deckalized […]
“Fare un cinema” Is an old Italian saying that literally translates to “make a movie”. Think of all your favorite movies. Why do you love them? Aside from all the big budgets and beautiful people, chances are you loved a movie simply because it was- a good story. In this article, we’re going to cover creative […]
Recently I played a gig in Southern California where a really nice fan came up and gave me a collection of his favorite sounds and samples for beat juggling. The sounds were great, but the only problem was that they were all single hits. With most dj software (except Ableton) you really need a collection […]
Djing is not just picking the next song, but planning how your songs will flow for the entire night. There are 2 critical time-lines we will look at in this article that you should keep in mind when planning the flow of a night: the drink line and the tempo line. Understanding and playing with […]