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DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL CROATIA ANNOUNCES BOAT PARTIES

Watch the sun set over the Istrian coastline and see festival headliners perform in more intimate dimensions. Croatia’s crucial Dimensions Festival has just announced its first wave of boat parties setting sail over the waters of the Adriatic Sea — think Bicep, Ben UFO, Daniel Avery and so much more.

Tickets go on sale Wed, June 10 at 8pm BST.

CHECK OUT PIONEER'S RM-05 & RM-07 STUDIO MONITORS

Pioneer DJ is shifting its focus to professional studios with their new RM Series active reference monitors. The RM-07 and RM-05 studio speakers feature a coaxial driver unit. The bass and the tweeter speaker sections are built together and not on top of each other as in conventional designs: ideal for near-field monitoring. The monitors are encased in a rigid die-cast aluminium cabinet and whilst looking rather cool, should ensure a very good-sounding speaker.

SAYTEK'S STUDIO ESSENTIALS

Korg Volca bass//keys
I LOVE the Korg Volca range, great little sequencers and wicked sounds. The bass and the keys have their own unique, gritty analogue sound. They are so much fun, tweakable with great results and really work in a live setting. Really impressive for their price.”

D2 TRAKTOR CONTROLLER FULL OVERVIEW

Given Serato's somewhat open approach to allowing third-party manufacturers to develop deeply integrated hardware controllers for Serato DJ, it is fair to say that they have stolen a lot of Native Instruments' thunder in recent years.

REVIEW: RANE MP2015 ROTARY MIXER

If there is any downside to writing the Tech Section of DJ Mag it certainly isn't getting to see all of the latest equipment from the various manufacturers many months before anyone else. But there is a price to pay for this quantity of digital gluttony and that is the fact that very little equipment truly excites our jaded eyes.

VIDEO: CHECK OUT THE AUDIOFUSE SOUNDCARD

Arturia has released what they claim is the future of audio cards in the all-new Audiofuse soundcard. The Audiofuse comes with a wealth of connection capabilities as well as high quality pro sound, all housed in a compact and portable casing. It's the perfect tool for the touring DJ/performer, or is equally at home in the studio.

£599

arturia.com

DIYNAMIC, LET'S GO OUTSIDE

DIYnamic Outdoor is set to dominate a brand-new and picturesque outdoor dance space this summer, following last year's sell-out run on the White Isle at Destino.

Every Tuesday from 16th June till 29th September, DIYnamic will throw its much-loved DIYnamic Outdoor knees-up at Beachouse in Playa d’en Bossa, for 16 parties full of sunshine, smiles and quality deep house grooves.

FREE DOWNLOAD: ART CRIME 'OBSESSION'

Art Crime’s debut cut 'Release' (off his well received 'Never Look Back' EP) was lauded for its authentic house rhythms and skipping drums. It was a raw, emotive and purposefully composed piece of dance music that received instant anthemic status.

A year on from his inaugural release, comes the ‘Obsession' EP on the mighty Phonica Records. With steamy pads, scuttling percussion and a laidback bass line, it’s a must-have, Sunday afternoon sunshine tune to set you up for summer.

BERLIN'S HYTE GEAR UP FOR AMNESIA IBIZA 2015

Following well-received rave-ups in New York, Amsterdam, Barcelona and slightly more obscurely, Chile, Berlin-based brand Hyte is up for an all-new, eight-week residency at Amnesia. An entrepreneurial dance brand with a finger in many a pie, Hyte also run a stellar imprint out of their hometown in Berlin, building a loyal and far-reaching fan-base over the last few years.

VIDEO: CHECK OUT HERCULES DJ CONSOLE AIR+

Hercules make rather decent budget controllers for up and coming DJs, and their DJ Control Air+ is the perfect tool for those DJs wishing to get a step up in the equipment stakes. The Control Air+ comes with two large jog-wheels and a two-channel mixer and novel air control, allowing manipulation of your audio via hand gestures.

£199

hercules.com

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