5,000 DJs see Expo's Finest Hour

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The DJ Expo attracted more than 5,000 DJs to Atlantic City last week, the biggest show ever, with more exhibitors showing more wares, with more parties celebrating the DJ “calling,” and more of, well, just about everything.

“Had a great time as always,” said DJ Jeff Oden. “I’ve been attending for about 10 years, and I like to attend seminars like DJ Jazzy Jeff’s, just to hear about how he started and where new technology has taken him. I also like to hear new ideas and strategies to gain clients and grow my business, like Jerry Bazata’s seminar.

“This was my 11th year and I think the show just keeps getting better and better,” said DJ John Horne. “There were some vendors I wish were there that haven’t been there for awhile like Digi-Games and DJ Skirts, but I still left with a car full of equipment—although that’s nothing new.”

“I’ve been to the last 10 or so, and it slammin as much as ever,” said DJ Jerry Ianelli. “Disappointed in some of the manufacturers that decided not to show, or had a weak booth. But kudos, as always, to Pioneer and Denon.”

Additionally, DJ Times gave special recognition to the Ultimate DJ Expo Attendee and the Ultimate Expo Exhibitor—attendees & exhibitors who have supported every single show.

Ultimate Expo Attendees: Sid Vanderpool (DJ Zone Network, Twin Falls, Idaho) and John Hohman (Metromix, Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Ultimate Expo Exhibitors: Alan Cabasso (Gemini/GCI) & Neil Altneu (formerly of Pioneer, now with Denon)

Peter Crook of Crook Caraoke in Mays Landing, NJ, won the Ultimate DJ Giveaway, which included:

Rane SL3 interface for Serato Scratch Live

Denon DN-S3700 turntable media player & controller

Beamz Professional laser beam musical instrument & studio software

Three months of 6 Promo Only subscriptions (winner’s choice)

American DJ ADJ Fusion FX bar mobile system

Crown XLS 602 power amplifier

JBL Pro JRX 100 portable 15-inch 2-way speaker system

Pioneer DJ MEP-7000 multi-entertainment player

Pioneer DJ DJM-700 digital DJ mixer

Pioneer DJ HDJ-2000 headphones

BREAKING: 2011 DJ Expo scheduled for August 8-11, at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, baby…