Vinyl sales may be on the up, but even the most ardent fans of the medium want to be able to listen to their favourite 33s and 45s on their computers and portable music players. This being the case, we can certainly see a market for Ion's LP 2 Flash turntable.
Rotterdam’s WATT club, which just opened today, features a dance floor where the disco lights become more dynamic as patrons get their groove on. The floor even has a meter to show people how much energy they’re producing at any given moment.
Ever wanted to run your own underground pirate radio station? Wired has a How-to wiki that explains how anyone can start their own pirate radio station.
Fire tore through a hip nightclub at the storied corner of Hollywood and Vine in L.A. on Wednesday, covering the landmark-studded neighborhood with smoke and ash. No injuries were reported.
Grammy nominated electronic music pioneer and DJ, Tiësto will kick off his 2008 Summer "In Search of Sunrise Tour" on May 23rd. The tour is in support of his upcoming album "In Search of Sunrise 7 - Asia" out June 10th. This tour will see Tiësto return to his club roots, allowing his fans to see him up close and personal in a more intimate setting, following his record breaking “Elements Of Life” world tour last year.
Tiesto will make his only Canadian stop on June 30th at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
DJMag.com has an interview with DJ Pierre (aka Nathaniel Pierre Jones), a true acid house original, who is one of the architects of dance music as we know it.
Numark announces the DDS80 – the new rack-mountable standard for DJ performance using digital media. The DDS80 comes with two components that make it perfect for DJing weddings, clubs or other performances using CDs, USB hard drives, iPod, or nearly any digital media via USB.
With spring just around the corner, it’s time for another roundup of the equipment that’s captured our attention this season.
Ecler enjoyed a lot of success with its 2003 Nuo DJ mixers, known for ease of use and sound quality. Their replacements, the Nuo 2.0, Nuo 3.0 and Nuo 4.0 aim to follow in the footsteps of the originals while enhancing the overall package.
Now any music lover can digitize their vinyl records at the touch of a button with American Audio’s new TT Record. A belt-driven turntable, the TT Record converts old 33 and 45 RPM records into digital MP3 files and records them directly onto an SD card or USB memory stick.
MixMeister has announced MixMiester Scratch for the iPod Touch or iPhone.
Pete Tong, is behind the new 'International Music Summit' and it's being held in Ibiza, just before the opening weekend parties from 28th - 30th May 2008.
Rodec, who is still gloating over their Scratchbox mixer, has collaborated with Sherman on a new DJ mixer / Filterbank hybrid dubbed Restylus.
Numark wants to make tweaking knobs as sexy as traditional DJing. It’s introduced a dedicated controller for MixMeister - imaginatively named MixMeister Control.
ArKaos has announced GrandVJ, an entirely rebuilt and redesigned replacement of its ArKaos VJ app. GrandVJ is a live video performance tool that allows visual artists to trigger, mix and manipulate videoclips, animations or live cameras.
Nueromixer has released a free VJ AV software mixer, conveniently dubbed, AVmixer Lite. The software is simple, fast and is basically your standard audio video mixer with intuative controls, solid performance and enough features to rock a VJ set all night.
From the underground trance clubs of Buenos Aires, Heatbeat have risen to become one of the hottest new names in trance music. The duo of Agustin Servente (21 years old) and Matias Faint (23) has everyone from Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk and Ferry Corsten excited - every one of Judge Jules' radio shows in the last three months has featured a Heatbeat tune [except one].
British DJ superstars Sasha & John Digweed will launch a month-long club tour next month, more than five years after their acclaimed Delta Heavy North American run. The duo will tour United States, Canada and Mexico, taking on 21 cities in one month. The tour includes two Canadian dates, April 11th in Toronto @ Kool Haus and April 23rd in Vancouver @ Plush.
Dantax, a Denmark concern, has released the DJ Tech USB 20, a vinyl turntable with built-in USB connectivity. This vinyl turntable reportedly can work with timecoded records and MixVibes DJ software, just plug-in and rock.
Toronto-based DJ/production duo MSTRKRFT will be hitting North American clubs throughout March alongside LA Riots, Lazaro Casanova and Italy’s The Bloody Beetroots. Only two dates have been announced for Canada, March 20, 2008 in Toronto at The Guvernment, and March 23, 2008 in Montreal at Metropolis.
Bet you've never seen a record shop quite like this before.
At the Winter NAMM Show, Alesis introduced the iMultiMix 16 USB Mixer, which is a mobile recording mixer with iPod transport controls and a control wheel built right into the surface for complete control of the iPod while it is being docked in the mixer.
Drum n bass DJ Grooverider, dressed in white prison overalls admitted to possessing marijuana in his first appearance in Dubai court last week.
Legendary Detroit techno DJ and producer Robert Hood has mixed 'Fabric 39', the latest installment in acclaimed Fabric compilation series, which contains a whopping 32 tracks.