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A blog exploring and debating the world of DJing, written for DJs and music fans.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Digital DJing: The Future?

Technology is advancing all the time. Digital DJing software has gone from strength to strength, introducing some amazing new features and endless possibilities.

Yet many DJs in the industry are hesitant; CDJs (decks that use CDs to DJ) are still the most common decks used. Why are people hesitant to make the switch? Has the increasingly clever DJing software set a death date for CDJs?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Death of Vinyl?

Vinyl was a major breakthrough for music. Finally, people could own records and play them in their own homes. Of course nowadays this concept is so integral to our society the idea of it not being possible seems archaic, but does the vinyl  still hold importance today?

Will there be a day when it's lost forever? Will CDs follow suit?

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Illegal Downloads & The Music Industry

When the radio was invented, people thought it would kill the music industry. Of course it didn't, it helped it dramatically, but people seem to think the internet will do the same.

Record companies and industry officials are doing their very best to scare everyone into purchasing their music legally, yet illegal downloads are still excessively abundant.

What is the industry doing wrong? Can illegal downloads ever be stopped?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Using Illegal Tracks in Your Mix

The internet has had massive benefits for society. It's streamlined pretty much everything, created industries, allowed instantaneous global communication and is truly a master invention of our age.

Yet with it comes downfalls, one of which is the huge strain it puts in the music industry. For DJs, it can be tempting to download tracks that could potentially be unreleased, for free, in seconds. Yet is it right?

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Drumstep: Real genre or made up hype?

Electronic music has seen a rapid birth and evolution throughout it's life.

From the early 90's rave scene to the current dubstep explosion, many sub genres have risen and fallen, but the creation of some actually seems to anger people.

A recent example is drumstep, but is it actually a genre? Why are people angry about it?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Syncing Your Way to Success

Ever since the invention of the sync button, a debate has raged. Is it cheating? Or is it a valid tool of the modern DJ?