DJ Equipment News & Reviews
Chuck D is a True hip-hop legend from the '80s and MC for Public Enemy who continues to be one of the most iconic groups in all of Hip Hop. Serato has released its latest Icon Artist series video featuring none other than Chuck D as he explains his early experiences with the DJ and some other gems from the past.
Hercules has just announced a new type of headphones for DJ's called the Light Show. The Hercules Light Show DJ Headphones have internal lights around the ear cups that pulsate to the sound of the music. The lights are powered by an internal rechargeable battery which can be connected via USB to micro-USB cable when a refill is necessary. The Light Show headphones have a swivel style design for the 50mm drivers that fit completely over-the-ears for good isolation.
Yesterday, Denon DJ Division announced their brand new flagship controller the MC6000MK2 which is an update to their original top-tier controller which adds Serato DJ compatibility,Slip Mode, new Jog Wheels, Loop Roll, and more. The MC6000MK2 is a high-powered four channel DJ controller and standalone mixer with all of the functionality of the original with compatibility with almost all MIDI-enabled DJ software including Serato, Traktor, VDJ, and Mixvibes Cross. The MC6000MK2 still keeps that same durable build quality and compact footprint that made the original a huge success. The MC6000MK2 will be available in January 2014 for $699 and it will come bundled with Serato DJ Intro. Watch the in-depth video and press release for more info.
Today, Serato has announced the release of the Remote Mini App for iPhone/iPod Touch users. The Serato Remote Mini App is a trimmed down version of the iPad Remote App that allows DJ's to use their iPhone or iPod Touch to load tracks, instant double, set and trigger Cue Points, Loop, Samples, and manipulate FX when used in conjunction with Serato DJ or Serato Scratch Live.
This year marks the second annual Global Spin Awards show that honors and celebrates Hip-Hop DJ's and their contribution to the music industry. The award show took place on Monday November 18, 2013 at the New York Times Center in Manhattan, NY and TV personality Sway Calloway hosted the event. There were lots of famous DJ's on hand and A-Trak even kicked the show off with his showcase. Check out the red carpet video roundup and the winners of this year's awards.
Just yesterday afternoon, I jumped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and Traktor Z2 Mixer for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts November 2013. I had my camera rolling to give you all some turntable love. Every month I'll try to complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest November 2013 mixtape.
Monster is bringing us a new and ultra-portable DJ system called GO-DJ. The GO-DJ device has a built in mixer, storage for music, dual screens for deck controls, and an audio interface for speakers and headphones. This compact unit is only a bit larger than most cell phones and has lots of functions that DJ's can use to play at a small gig or in the comforts of their own home.
Our favorite DJ from Belgium, Super DJ Emiliot, is back in the dungeon once again with a brand new mixtape available on right now on Audiomack.com. Unlike the other mixtapes from the R&B Healing Series, this C.A.R.E. mixtape is a special edition so there isn't any models hosting, but there's a great mix of romantic songs that are perfect for a listen on Valentines Day with your better half. Download & Stream this, and all of DJ Emiliot's mixtapes right here.
The Black Friday sales from last week will continue on for the next few days for DJ's and Producers who are interested in saving some money on Serato or Native Instruments products. The Serato team has a whole webpage of 50-percent-off items including special edition noisemap control vinyl, slipmats, and more while Native Instruments has launched the THANKSGIVING XXL which is an extensive 50% off Thanksgiving sales special on most of their products including KOMPLETE, MASCHINE Expansions, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 all at the NI Online Shop.
My favorite DJ headphones of all time just keep getting better and better. V-Moda has unveiled the new BoomPro Hi-Fi detachable professional microphone, the new CoilPro Performance DJ cable that extends the reach of the headphones up to 12 feet, and new XL Memory Cushion earpads for even more comfort and better sound isolation. These accessories are now available at V-Moda or at Amazon and they make perfect companions for the V-Moda M-100 headphones that we recently reviewed or for many other compatible DJ headphones. We have all three accessories in the Lab and we have a cool new product feature video to breakdown every accessory in-depth.
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