Steve Jobs Wants to Destroy You

That bottom-feeder across town who will play for free food? His job will get easier this Saturday. That’s when the Apple iPad goes on sale, and presumably sells out, and the Mixr app might find its way into your “competitor’s” … Continue reading

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Deadmau5 Extends Brand on Gossip Girls. Can you?

Gossipmau5 (in back of limo) Deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, appeared on Gossip Girls last night. We weren’t watching it, but our little sister was and we happened to be walking by and we looked at the TV, and there was … Continue reading

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At the Alamo, Lady Gaga is No-No

Err, Houston—DJ Olyn Taylor has a problem.  He loves Lady Gaga as much as anyone, especially the new video for “Telephone,” but arty skin-flick music videos stand as much chance of acceptance in Texas grade-school events as, say, Death Row … Continue reading

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WMC’s IDMA Awards, The Fuzz and a Weak Bladder

The IDMA Awards were held last night, or was that two nights ago? Where are we? Who is that drinking our water bottle in our room? Whose room is this? Why are you putting cuffs on me? Ha ha. Wait, … Continue reading

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DJ Times@WMC Exhibit Hall: Say wha?

Let’s face it: People don’t travel to Miami Beach for Winter Music Conference’s exhibit floor. For most, it’s all about the parties and the sun, the DJs and the parties, the free stuff and the parties. (And maybe buying an … Continue reading

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WMC w/ DJ Oracle: Dance Like Travolta, Sleep Like Edison

We came to absorb the wisdom of DJ Oracle, and we were sure we were not worthy. We found him stretched out on a poolside lounge chair at the W Hotel, a bearded older man dressed in a suit jacket … Continue reading

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DJ Quits Day Job, Heads to WMC

Jay Gutierrez from El Paso threw his hands up last night in frustration and told his boss, “I quit!”  He then went home, packed, dropped his Labrador Sparky off with a neighbor and drove to the airport, waited on line … Continue reading

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Health Care for DJ Biz Owners: Historic or Hellish?

Ushering in what’s expected to alter the way you buy health insurance, President Obama announced the passage of health care reform last night by claiming, “As a country, we can still do great things.” When the dust settles, the legislation … Continue reading

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Cassette Deck Scratch DJ: WTF?

Raise your hand if you remember cassette decks. We don’t, but we understand they existed before Serato, during the television era, in the days of wireless Marconi and the horse car. DJ Ruthless Ramsey remembers the cassette deck. In fact, … Continue reading

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If You’re Thinking of Spinning in: OZ

Australia is a big place, where’s the best opportunity for DJs looking to get their Oz on? The East Coast is more DJ-centric, specifically Melbourne, according to Andre Cato, a DJ industry educator and owner of 12am. OK, I’ll bite: … Continue reading

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