This CD DJ Deck Doesn't Play CDs

You’re looking at Pioneer’s new XDJ-1000 DJ deck. What’s special about it? It’s the first deck of its kinds to, uhh, not play CDs.

This Digital Light Show Will Blow Your Mind To Smithereens

Yes David, this is real life. This really happened last May at the Infrasound Festival when Tipper took the stage, backed by Android Jones‘ visuals.

Toronto's Crazy Mayor Rob Ford Turns His Hand To Mixing Beats

Toronto’s city mayor Rob Ford is a character. The 64th mayor of the city has had a checkered history in public office, including a conflict of interest trial and the leak of a video that allegedly showed him smoking crack. Ford admitted to “probably” smoking crack in a “drunken stupor”, but has publicly declared that he’s not going anywhere any time soon. Now he’s back.

Native Instruments Makes A Portable Controller For Its Hot iOS DJ App

We’re quite fond of both the iPhone and iPad versions of Traktor DJ. Rather than mimic the turntable rigs of yore, they’re DJ apps that are admirably designed with interfaces tailored to touchscreen interfaces. Today, the app developer Native Instruments announced small piece of hardware designed to control the apps.

How To DJ A Dance Party Without Knowing How To DJ

Every quarter-aged hipster wants to be a DJ at point or another. The only problem is that DJing is actually a really expensive hobby, if you do it right. (And by right, I mean legally.) It used to be that you needed turntables, a mixer, an audio interface, crates of records, a controller and at least one sweet-looking set of headphones. That was then. This is now.

Native Instruments' DJ App For iPad Now Comes In An iPhone Version

Released a few months back, Traktor DJ for iPad is an almost perfect app. Native Instruments just dropped a remixed iPhone/iPod Touch version that fits that party-making machine in your pocket. Its available now for five bucks, compared to $21 on the iPad.

Become A DJ At Any Moment With This Svelt Splitter

The boyscouts pretty much nailed it when they coined the motto “Be Prepared to DJ.” And Swedish headphone manufacturer Urbanears wants to make that possible with Slussen, an audio jack splitter and app combo.

Digital DJs Can Say Goodbye To Wires Forever

Unless you’re incredibly organised, it’s highly likely that you have different music tracks dotted around different devices, which can turn digital deejaying from a celebration of music to a mess of jumbled cables. Pioneer’s new digital decks, however, swap wires for Wi-Fi.

The Portable iPhone Turntable For Nomadic DJs

Pushing the limits of what can be considered an iPod/iPhone dock, Philips’ FWP3200D is like an all-in-one DJ stage show with a pair of 5.25-inch subwoofers that glow and pulse to your music — and a set of digital turntables letting you mix and scratch your beats.

Deadmau5: Dance DJs Are Glorified Button Pushers

We all hit play. It’s no secret. When it comes to “live” performance of electronic dance music — that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway. It’s not about performance art, it’s not about talent either (really it’s not). In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who hate me for telling you how it is, a favour and let you all know how it is.