The biggest EDM superpowers are giving fans a special and rare opportunity to witness a show that’s unlike any they’ve witnessed before. Eric Prydz has teamed up with Deadmau5 to host a brand new live show called ‘Mau5ville’. Read More »
As a DJ, it’s very likely you’re familiar with the German audio platform known as Soundcloud. Even if you don’t upload your own music to Soundcloud as an artist, you’ve probably visited the site and streamed a song or two. Read More »
If you listen to modern music, chances are you’ve heard a song that samples part of another piece of music. If you listen to trap music, you’ve definitely heard the iconic “Damn son, where’d you find this?” sample.
You may be wondering where to find samples like this to use in your own music. If so, you’re in luck—we’ve got you covered with some helpful resources that will take your tracks to the next level. Read More »
The 2014 MTV VMAs was filled with several exciting moments. From Beyoncé’s smashing performance for her video vanguard award to seeing Miley Cyrus’s friend, Jesse step in to accept her award, the event left us with much to talk about, including the big wins for EDM. Read More »
“Mashup” and “remix” are two words commonly tossed around in the DJ community. There is no question that both mashups and remixes are integral parts of DJing. While mashups and remixes are typically produced in a studio or on-the-fly during a live set, there is a growing amount of mobile technology that allows you to create them from your phone.
The latest version of the mashup remix app “iMashup” has just been released for Apple iOS. After a first-hand creation of my own mashups, I’ve put together a review featuring pros and cons to give you an inside look at what this program has to offer. Read More »
If you want to learn how to make a kick drum in your DAW (digital audio work station) or plug-in VST it takes a lot of experimentation to become familiar with your software synth/instrument. In this article, we’ll explain what it takes to create a basic kick drum. Read More »
There are many different opinions on how to make a DJ Mix in Ableton Live. The following method is one that I have used to successfully create a clean and fluid mix. This method is done in arrangement view, so rather than live mixing in session view we will be laying tracks together in the arrangement view as separate tracks. Remember this is just one of many ways you can learn how to make a DJ Mix in Ableton Live. Read More »
In part one of our Beatport statistics article we determined why Deep House has the #1 position in Beatport by the numbers. Now, we’ll continue our examination with four other recent trends we’ve noticed. Read More »
Amongst the most popular DJ mixers for nightclubs around the world, Pioneer’s DJM line is pretty much the standard. In a nightclub setting you can usually expect to see a Pioneer DJM-800, DJM-900, or DJM-2000. This article quickly explains the capabilities of DJM 800 effects. Read More »