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.
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.
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.
UDG, a company known for its high-quality DJ bags and cases, has released a top-of-the-line Laptop/Controller Stand called the Creator. We here are The Booth took it for a spin and are happy to say that it has become our favorite stand in the office due to its chameleon-like ability to adapt to any DJ setup and its awesome build quality.
UDG makes some excellent DJ gear bags and hardcases for lots of different DJ equipment and accessories. UDG now has Hardcases for the NI Maschine Mikro, Pioneer RMX-1000, Novation Launchpad, Headphones, controllers, DJ soundcards and more! UDG has just announced two new Digi Wallets that allows DJ's to hold even more of their precious accessories such as hard drives and cables with ease. The new UDG Digi-Wallets are now available in two different sizes and two different colors and they will be available in the US via Mixware.net
The new Guitar Center superstore in Brooklyn, NYC hosted an event last month on October 24th to unveil a brand new 2500 square-foot section of the store that is completely dedicated to the Serato DJ experience. On hand to host the red-carpet event at the Brooklyn store was none other than world famous artist and DJ Biz Markie (pictured with the VP of Guitar Center). Those on hand at the event were able to use all of the different products in the Serato DJ lineup while also being able to chop it up with some other famous guests that happened to stop by.
A few short years ago, Pioneer allowed famous DJ's to use their CDJ decks as an art canvas to make some really cool pieces that were auctioned off for charity. Fast forward to today and Pioneer DJ has re-initiated it's efforts and this time the CDJ-2000NEXUS units have been nicely decorated and are currently being auctioned off at charitybuzz.com/pioneerdjartmix with all proceeds generated going to VH1 Save The Music Foundation, to restore music education programs in public schools.
This year marks the second annual Global Spin Awards show that honors and celebrates DJ's and their contribution to the music industry. The award show is scheduled to take place on Monday November 18, 2013 at the New York Times Center in Manhattan, NY and TV personality Sway Calloway will host the event. This year the GSA's will also honor Afrika Bambaataa and DJ Kid Capri for their lifetime commitment to the DJ culture.
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