Friday Round Up: DJ Tips and News

In this week’s Friday Roundup from our friends at Digital DJ Tips: 

The most expensive vinyl ever sold (on Discogs, anyway), news of this year’s BURN Residency, and the AirBnB rental that turned into a rave!

  1. The Most Expensive Dance Records Ever Sold …on dance music specialist site Discogs, anyway. Thump has the story Read more
  2. Study Shows Why We’re Totally Addicted To Bass – Did you need a reason? Yes? Then check out this DJ Mag article that has the answer Read more
  3. Multi-Channel Silent Discos: The Echo Chambers Of Clubbing – And you thought silent discos were just a laugh. Think on… Magnetic Mag gets serious on us Read more
  4. Is It Ever Acceptable To Remix A Classic? – Well of course the answer is “yes”, but Mixmag dives a bit deeper than that in this long read Read more
  5. Airbnb Renters Turned A Flat Into A Nightclub With Tickets And A Bouncer – I suppose you can marvel at the sheer audacity of it! Fact has the story Read more
  6. Win a €100,000 Prize In The Burn Residency 2017 – Mixcloud announces the competition for 2017, with an amazing chance to win a huge investment in your DJ career Read more

Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re up to…

Friday Round Up: DJ Tips and News

Here are some DJ Tips and News via our Friends at Digital DJ Tips

Well, if you’ve ever wondered where DJs get their names from, now’s your chance to find out! It’s the first of our stories in this week’s roundup of all that’s been happening around the DJ and music industry websites.

  1. How Your Favourite DJ Got Their Name – Awesome little A to Z from Mixmag Read more
  2. New Wave Editor For Mac & PC – Let’s face it, we all use Audacity, right? Well, now there’s an alternative – if you want to pay. CDM has it Read more
  3. Traktor Kontrol S2, S5, and S8 compared – DJ Tech Tools takes a look at the choices of all-in-one Traktor controller out there to decide a victor Read more
  4. 101 Techniques For Breaking Into The Music Industry – It is no easy task, but like anything there are better and worse ways of doing it. Hypebot reports Read more
  5. 8 Websites To Publish Your Music To – So once you’ve written your first track, it’s not all about SoundCloud, as MusicTech reports Read more
  6. The Women Who Shaped Dance Music – Mixmag takes a tour through R&B, hip hop and house to find who’s helped shape the music we love Read more
  7. Facebook Wants You To Post Your Mixes On It – …even though they’re slapping you down right now, things might be about to change. Bloomberg has it Read more

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to…

This Weeks DJ Tips Round Up

Here are some DJ Tips and News via our Friends at Digital DJ Tips

  1. Make More Money From Your DJing – Free Coaching – Watch the recording of this hugely popular free coaching webinar we held last Monday
  2. Is It A Minimal Watch? No, It’s A Subwoofer Called Basslet …and my wife stole it to go running with. She’s hooked already! Wonder if she’ll give it back so I can review it?
  3. 5 Reasons Why You Should Play Different Types Of DJ Gigs – A look at why (especially when you’re starting out) diversity will pay dividends
  4. The 2 Big Reasons Why Your Mixtapes Aren’t Getting You Gigs – Mixtapes often don’t work, but it’s usually because the DJs giving them out aren’t following these rules
  5. Friday Roundup: Does Vinyl Really Sound Better? – Here’s an engineer’s view on this old argument
  6. Over To You: Somebody Ripped Off My DJ Mix! – What would you do? Hear the story, and share your advice
  7. Over To You: When DJ Price Quoting Goes Horribly Wrong… – How do you get paid what you deserve? Share and wise up…
“Being a DJ is not just about mixing, it’s about sharing your taste, what you believe in, selling it. The best feeling for me as a DJ is saying to someone, ‘listen to this, it’s incredible’. I was doing that before I was DJing, really…” – Steve Lawler

Friday Round Up: DJ Tips and News

Here are some DJ Tips and News via our Friends at Digital DJ Tips

Those of us of a certain age fondly recall the reassuring thud of a needle settling into a groove. But is vinyl actually better than digital? Get an engineer’s perspective in the first of our Friday Roundup stories this week…

  1. Those of us of a certain age fondly recall the reassuring thud of a needle settling into a groove. But is vinyl actually better than digital? Get an engineer’s perspective in the first of our Friday Roundup stories this week…
    1. Does Vinyl Really Sound Better? An Engineer Explains – If you don’t know where you stand on this hoary old debate, here is how it really is. Via Decoded Read more
    2. What Are The Essential DJ Controller Features? – Interested in what other people feel are the essential things a controller needs to have? DJWorx debates… Read more
    3. Make Your Own Mashups – Check out this natty site, where you can choose a lyric and a piece of music and create your own mashups on the spot… Read more
    4. Britain’s Oldest DJ: Still Spinning At 80 – Stop whinging that you’re too old, and check out this fella, as featured in the Daily Express Read more
    5. 10 Things You Can Do To Make Dance Music Less Sexist – Mixmag points out how to make our culture fairer Read more
    6. Is Boiler Room Actually Boring? – Lighthearted look at why this (actually rather good, in our opinion) phenomenon may have its downsides… from Crossfadr Read more
    7. Technics Announces Another Expensive Turntable – Still want to pay through the nose for Technics? The new SL-1210GR has you covered. From Thump Read more