July 29, 2014

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 ...

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 how creative all ...

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. He’s ...

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, ...

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 ...