Mixing music for a room is a dialogue - but what if you want to go beyond track choice and start interacting with the crowd on another level? Ask them questions, solicit requests, tell them more about the playing track, and more with the tools and techniques that we share in today's article.
For interesting and compelling performing DJs, the DJ Mag top 100 list is best avoided. The Resident Advisor top 100 list always seems to ring a bit more true, with a passionate global community voting on a top list of “the best” of 2013. It’s a hard poll to rig, with only registered users on […]
Ean played Richie Hawtin‘s ENTER. party at Ibiza’s Space club last week – and it seems like they had a bit of time on their hands to develop a concept for a brand new controller (although it might not make it past Milton Bradley’s legal department). Check out their design in this video from Hawtin’s […]
We’ve all been there — standing at your DJ setup ready to record a mix, but for some reason the inspiration just won’t come. For times like these, it can be beneficial to take a break and have a listen to how other people have done it before you. And while you’re certainly welcome to […]
Have you ever heard ringing in your ears after a gig? If the answer is yes, then you suffered from temporary hearing loss. Chances are that your ears will recover, but over time this abuse adds up and eventually leads to serious problems – the worst of which could include severe hearing loss and the end of […]
A few hours after Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 sat down for a conversation on the state of electronic music production and performance at SXSW 2013, they joined forces onstage to perform a collaborative “versus” set. The set involved both of them onstage mixing with their own setups concurrently. Pretty awesome that these two got together […]
In Austin, the South By Southwest Interactive and Music festivals have a day of overlap, so it’s no surprise to see an event that incorporates elements of each. Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 spent an hour together to chat about where music and technology meet and their thoughts on the future of innovative music technology. Read […]
As with most pre-NAMM leaks, details are slim at this point – but Native Instruments this morning teased us on their Facebook page with a image whose caption specifically announces that NI will soon be launching an iPad application. Here’s the image – and read below for a bit of speculation! The Facebook caption reads: […]