July 23, 2014

Going Dutch: DJ Times to Hit Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam, Holland—Most of the movers and shakers of the global DJ and dance music scene will be in Holland this week for the 15th annual Amsterdam Dance Event, which runs Oct. 20-23. That includes us. With its daytime conferences and networking ...

Got Godin? How to Read a Blog Post

Everybody’s favorite marketing guru, Seth Godin, offers these golden nuggets of inspiration about maximizing your time, from his blog post, “How to Read a Business Book.” We’ve read the entire post and distilled it to the ...

In Mumbai: a Higher State of Console Consciousness

We talked to Surr Advani, a DJ from Mumbai, India, who has trained more than 2,000 DJs in his Splinters DJ School. Of course, we learned that continental barriers disappear behind the decks among DJ brotherhood. OK, so what are the crowds like ...

This Product Might Kill You

Here’s another digital-DJ solution for Mac people and for those who wish the professional DJ industry grievous harm. With Version 3 of its djay software, Germany’s algoriddim brings us a wide range of easy-to-use features, a familiar look to a ...

The Social Network & Your Business

Alright, we’ve seen the The Social Network movie, and it got us thinking not about the spot-on SNL parody, but rather, about DJing, and the business of DJing. Seems like we can’t just relax and enjoy a movie (When we saw Hot Tub Time ...

So You're Thinking of Spinning in: Malta

So, you’re thinking of booking some DJ gigs in Malta, and the first question you have is: Where is Malta? We didn’t know, either. It’s kinda near Sicily, in the Mediterranean, and the kids party their ghonellas off and they love rabbit ...

One DJ's $250,000 Gig—Going, Going, Gone

DJ Dan’s artist debut, Future Retro, out now on Nettwerk, re-works some of the West Coast underground jock’s seminal influences, like A Guy Called Gerald, Company B, Phuture, and Frankie Knuckles. We spoke to DJ Dan recently, after L.A. ...

Is Wolfgang Gartner Daft?

Wolfgang Gartner’s “Illmerica,” a massive electro-house stomper released yesterday on Ultra Records, puts the Austin-based Joey Youngman in the company of Daft Punk. Hear for yourself. Gartner recently conducted a Twitter interview with his ...