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CHECK OUT THE AKAI MIDIMIX

Akai Professional has released the all-new MIDImix, a high-performance MIDI mixer. Featuring an array of nine faders, 24 knobs, and eight buttons in a simple layout, the Akai Professional MIDImix provides DJs and producers with DAW control in a compact, ultra-portable design. The MIDImix is the perfect tool for incorporating into your travelling production set-up.

MAGDA & NYMA HAVE CREATED THE VERSUS CONTROLLER

The MIDI controller market has no shortage of choices on offer at the moment. For every software title and style of DJing there seems to be a range of controllers at various prices available for DJs and producers to take home. Any newcomers into this market had better have something special up their sleeves to have any hope of surviving in this competitive territory.

ABLETON HAVE RELEASED A BOOK FOR MAKING MUSIC

There's a heap of DiY information online these days. One of the clear benefits of our brave new digital world is the glut of YouTube videos offering truly useful information. Want to learn how to affix a door handle? Do some plumbing? God forbid, fit a boiler? Step-by-step details are there, for those confident enough.

VIDEO: CHECK OUT RELOOP'S BEATPAD 2

The BeatPad 2 is the follow-up to Reloop’s rather nifty BeatPad controller for iOS and Android devices. This new controller still partners up nicely with Algoriddim’s DJAY 2 software — however, it now features eight touch-sensitive pads, colour-coded cue points, slicer function and dedicated filters on each channel to ensure that DJs have even more performance controls at their finger-tips.

FL STUDIO 12 GETS AN UPDATE

The big news from Image-Line the makers of FL Studio (or Fruity Loops as some of the older readers still call it) is that a brand-new version is dropping — and there are more than a few upgrades in there that will be sure to excite existing users and quite possibly attract more than a few converts.

10 TRACKS THAT INFLUENCED YOUSEF

01. RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN 'Ain't Nobody'

A record I first heard as part of the soundtrack to Breakdance: The Movie (Breakin'). I was a young breaker and was mesmerised by the film. It became an important song in my childhood, and still is right up until today.

A NEW FILM INSPIRED BY FRENCH TOUCH, DAFT PUNK & CASSIUS OPENS NEXT MONTH

A brand new film about France's electronic music scene in the 1990s, EDEN, will hit theatres on 24th July.

A semi-biographical drama that documents France's french touch music movement, EDEN follows the story an aspiring DJ from Paris over his 20 year career.

AVOTRE & GRUUV TEAM UP WITH UNDONE NEXT FRIDAY

Avotre and Gruuv are teaming up with promoter Undone next Friday 19th June, for a night of full throttle house and techno at London's Bankside Vaults.

SETH TROXLER ANNOUNCES SMOKEY TAILS ROOFTOP BBQ AT ACID FUTURE

INTRODUCING LIVE DO DAFT PUNK’S ‘DISCOVERY'

London-based cover band, Introducing Live, laugh in the face of the impossible — the group perform the albums that others won’t, they play the unplayable. What’s even more impressive is they do this without the help of any laptops, sequencers, or robots. 

The group’s first project was DJ Shadow’s legendary album ‘Endtroducing’, a sample-based album that required the group to reverse engineer all of Shadow’s samples to properly recreate the album for a live setting.

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