Technics have launched their new range of DJ headphones, EAH-DJ1200.
A successor model to the RP-DJ1200 - which has sold more than 500,000 units since launching in 1996 - the new model is said to "better meets the needs of today's DJ users, resulting in DJ headphones with more advanced functions, design and sound quality." Aside from normal listening, they also provide precise monitoring of the beat even in large-volume sound environments such as clubs.
The DMC World DJ Championship finals will return to London in September.
Presented by RANE and in association with Technics, the historic competition - which sees finalists from across the globe battle for the coveted title - will take place at Islington Assembly Hall on Saturday 28th September. It follows on from last year's 33rd outing for the competition, which saw France's DJ Skillz (pictured) come out on top.
We're still deep in the midst of a resurgence in vinyl culture. Vinyl sales continue to rise year on year, up 12% in 2018, and vinyl-only sets in hotspots such as Ibiza remain a serious draw. Even Tomorrowland has featured vinyl-only stages in recent years, led by long-time record lover Sven Väth. In more underground circles, vinyl is central to popular “selector” festivals, and the culture that has sprung up around them, giving the medium and those who play it an aura of cool topped by little else in dance music.
“I’ve always thought that rich kids are the death of culture. Even when they do good things with their money, even if the motivation behind them is altruistic, wealth makes the playing field uneven. It increases fees and costs across the board, and pushes out independents”— JOSH DOHERTY
At the end of last year, Point Blank were joined by Ableton certified trainer and producer Marcello Ruggiu, for an exclusive masterclass in partnership with Ableton’s yearly Education Tour. The exclusive-to-students London event was hosted by Ableton's Danny White and followed PB’s previous showcase with Afrodeutsche.
Imagine the scenario — you walk into the booth with nothing more than a pair of headphones, login with your username and password to the always-connected CDJ and your whole music library, playlists, cue points and every track ever released on Beatport is at your fingertips, immediately recalled from the cloud and ready to play within seconds. No USB sticks, no SD cards, just a username and password and an unlimited supply of records.
Trance, as we know, is usually intended to be enjoyed fast, loud and with a fair amount of zeal.
Sometimes though, it’s more fun to manipulate the tracks you’ve got to create something totally different using just the slightest of changes.
Jackmaster has delved into his DJing philosophy in a new interview with Billboard. The high-flying Scottish player is joined by friend and fellow risen-star Peggy Gou, who also offers her thoughts on what it takes to move dancefloors, and keep things interesting.
Mixvibes releases Remixvideo for Mac, an intuitive sampler to enhance a DJ/artists set with video playback.
Remixvideo runs VST/AU and Ableton Link and is the ideal add-on for live performers wishing to integrate video into their existing set-up.
Once again the ability to really add extra dynamics to your sets is being made a possibility by not only having integrated external hardware but the ability to add a visual element without having to have a wealth of dedicated A/V equipment.
Vinyl obsessives listen up! Record Planet's Mega Record Fair takes over Jaarbeurs Convention Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands this weekend.
With 500 sellers and around 35,000 collectors, the event is the largest record fair in the world.
It's the place to be for wax fanatics and crate-digging DJs — if you ever had a chance of finding that ultra rare cut you've sweated over in dusty shops for years, this is probably it!
Full details here.