July 28, 2014

Mad Men's Shrewdest Move

Who’s not a Mad Men fan? RJD2 is, although he was on the receiving end of a very shrewd move by Lionsgate, the producers of the hit AMC show. “It was a one-shot deal,” says RJ, about the instrumental version of  “A ...

Your Most Powerful Business Tool?

DJ Steve Moody asked us: “What’s the most powerful and persuasive tool on your office desk?” We told him, Our .44 Magnum, of course. “Not quite,” he winced. “On their desk, everyone’s got computers, a phone, ...

Can Dubstep Re-Make Britney Spears?

No bigger advocate for dubstep can be found than in the person of Christopher “Rusko” Mercer, a recent transplant from the U.K. who has worked with M.I.A. and will be twiddling knobs and moving the mouse for the next Britney ...

Relieve that Human Jukebox Feeling–at DJ Expo

We’ve all had the feeling—that Human Jukebox feeling. You know, clients approach you at the console and try to stick a fiver in your mouth, and then try poking the buttons on your shirt to select some song they danced to once at a ...

At DJ Expo, Learn to Influence the "Influencer"

To DJ Dennis Kintzer, the “crazy busy” days have returned, and he credits the art of networking as one reason why. The key, he says,  is to seek out the COI. “COIs are most easily noted at a networking event by the fact that ...

The Anatomy of a Remix

When Jive Records recently hired Nick “Piklz” Ditri and Danny “Danger” Boselovic, aka The Disco Fries, to remix “OMG” by Usher and Will i.am., the Fries emerged from the kitchen and broke down their process for DJ Times. “In this ...

Pioneer to Unveil Bedroom Secrets at DJ Expo

Can the bedroom DJ now claim technical parity with the Paul Oakenfolds of the world? If a trainwreck occurs in the bedroom of some slouch DJ and nobody hears it, did it actually happen? Ponderous, indeed. But Pioneer Electronics thinks it has ...

DJ Expo will Catapult your Career—like Lady Gaga's

We’ll make the claim, sure, and shamelessly so. When Lady Gaga performed at the DJ Expo in 2008 at the House of Blues—brought at the insistence of Akon—she was a fixture on New York’s Lower East Side nightlife, but ...