Your Halloween DJ Playlist

Here they are, those songs you can play in your sets this weekend—aside from Monster Mash…. The Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare All) – … Continue reading

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Update: Technics SL-1200 To End Production; Serato Wins

Technics turntable ending production after nearly 40 years Continue reading

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Singing the Holiday-Booking Blues? Sing No More…

We know, we know. We hear DJs of all stripes singing the Holiday Blues…holiday bookings are as active as a tanning salon in the Kalahari Desert, because corporate budgets remain Lohan-thin, and it doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better … Continue reading

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ADE 2010: I Can’t Get No Sleep—Tutorials, Techno & Trance

Amsterdam, Holland—If you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation, The Netherlands’ biggest city isn’t really the place to do it. Not that we were trying, mind you—because once again, we had completed our participation at the Amsterdam Dance Event … Continue reading

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iPad Changes World—and VJing

We’ve heard about DJs using the iPad, but when we heard that Bronx-bred VJ Eloy uses an iPad for his sets, that got us wondering if he’d ever mixed in images of Steve Jobs. Eloy hasn’t, but he did offer … Continue reading

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Can Swizz Beatz put Money in Your Bank?

For DJs looking to fill their sets with quality jams, at the right price, super-producer Swizz Beatz, who’s worked the boards for artists spanning Jay-Z to Whitney, is launching Monster Mondays, a series of free weekly MP3s, in the spirit … Continue reading

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Dutch Dance Event Brings the Cheese

OK, so two days into the Amsterdam Dance Event, and here’s our Jim Tremayne’s report from the Dutch trenches: Once again, the ADE has sold out. The 15th annual dance-music industry conference—held at Amsterdam ’s historic Felix Meritis Centre and … Continue reading

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How Crayola Can Increase Your Business

What can a box of crayons teach you about persuading prospective clients to buy your DJ services? “We compare the old box of crayons [eight colors, all standard] with the new boxes of 64 colors—sky blue, or Martian green, and … Continue reading

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DJ Diplo: Twitter-er-er of the Week

Of all the DJs using Twitter, we think Philly-bred Diplo—owner of indie label Mad Decent, half of Major Lazer with Switch, early adapter of the crunky dub pop rock mash up, and all around left-of-center dude—has used it most effectively. … Continue reading

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Josh Wink Takes his Top 10 to Amsterdam

Electronation’s official opening party during the Amsterdam Dance Event 2010 will host two of the biggest brands in contemporary dancemusic: Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Records and Josh Wink’s Ovum Recordings. We’ll be there, because the lineup will include: Adam Beyer Josh … Continue reading

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