Following up on monday's popular "Why New DJs Should Start on Vinyl", we thought it'd be good to look at the importance of sampling records for producers and DJs. When digging for samples, it’s easy to fall into the trap of working with the same re-cycled digital libraries floating around the internet, yet there are thousands of records that have been long forgotten and can not be found digitally. Today Tiann discusses why producers and DJs should start sampling vinyl and tips for guiding their search.
“Live DJing” is usually used to describe DJs who mix and flip tracks between two or more records. There is no automation and the DJs are making cuts on the fly. KiNK, a Belgium DJ/Producer, feels that there is a hybrid system to be made between live production and DJing, which is why he created […]
The tech-blog world is blowing up with reports that social-media giant Twitter is in talks to acquire SoundCloud. We're not sure how founded the rumor actually is, but such an acquisition could have serious implications (positive and negative) for producers and DJs around the world. We take a closer look at how Twitter might affect day-to-day SoundCloud users in this article—come speculate with us.
We’re well into our own Black Friday madness in the DJTT store, but we’re not the only people out there offering great deals on DJ products. A number of manufacturers are offering their own major discounts on software, gear, and accessories, and we’ve put together a quick round of the best. See them all inside […]
Acclaimed UK producer and DJ, Hot Since 82, stopped through the DJTT office a few weeks ago for a quick chat about the evolution of DJ technology and the state of underground electronic music. Even though it was a bit chilly in the studio, Ean and Daley bundled up for what turned out to be […]
We had a chance to interview producer Max Cooper, who in 2012 was voted as one of the top Live Performers in Resident Advisor’s annual poll. When he showed up to DJTT HQ, he excitedly shared the details on a project he worked on dubbed the “4D Soundsystem” – a new immersive sound environment that […]
A lot of discussion has been circling DJ communities about the differences between DJs and music producers. Do producers make better DJs? Do DJs make better producers? Do you have to produce music to accelerate a DJ career? In this article I’ll explain the benefits of becoming a music producer and why producers seem to […]
After a week full of new product announcements from the DJ industry heavyweights, we decided everyone could use a break from companies trying to sell new shiny merchandise. We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite documentaries (new and old) that we think are important for producers and DJs alike to watch and enjoy – watch […]