Last month at the 2013 Atlantic City DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal we were treated to DJ royalty at the Stanton, KRK, and Cerwin Vega booth (AKA Gibson Pro Audio) with both DJ Premier and Biz Markie showing everyone some turntable and mixing skills we won't soon forget. Premier and Biz appeared at the DJ Expo on separate days, but they both performed at the Gibson Pro Audio booth and we all had a blast. Check out the video performances if you weren't able to make it out in person.
The Reloop DJ Brand continues the vinyl-turntable based announcements at the BPM 2013 show with the new Reloop-Ortofon DJ cartridge venture. Reloop will work with the legendary Ortofon Phono Cartridge company to produce a new line of DJ cartridges for vinyl turntable users. These new Reloop branded Ortofon Concorde Cartridges come in Black (entry-level), Green (digital timecode vinyl), and Blue (all around performers), with two OM variations also available to accommodate all users.
The 2013 DMC US DJ Battle Finals took place on Saturday Aug. 3, 2013 at Stage 48 in New York City. The audience was treated to one of the best DJ battles of all time as all the contestants could easily have been in the top three. None of the judges could agree on the same top-three. The top-three contestants in the US Battle (1st DJ Esquire, 2nd DJ Sparechange, 3rd DJ Ease) will all go represent the US in the DMC World DJ Championships on October 5th in London.
The winner of the 2013 Online DMC Championships Round 9 has been announced by the DMC judges. The performance which took top honors this week was DJ Jooce from Canada who does some serious scratching and juggling in a great champion-worthy performance.
The Numark DJ booth was buzzing big time this year at the Atlantic City DJ Expo because there were three brand new controllers on display and open for everyone to use. There was the Numark Mixtrack Quad, the Mixtrack Edge, and the holy grail of all Numark controllers... the NS7 Pro II. We spoke to our good friend and Numark staff-member DJ AP (Allen Joseph) who gives us an Exclusive Demo and Walkthrough of the NS7 Pro II that will be available to the public in early October.
Our good friends over at American Music and Sound were once again showing off their goodies at the 2013 DJ Expo with their Lineup of Reloop gear, Vestax controllers and Allen & Heath Mixers. We were also able to catch DJ Angelo from the UK ripping it up on the new US-Bound Reloop RP-6000mk6 Super OEM turntables and RMX-80 mixer that will be available state-side immediately! The Vestax Typoon and professional VCI-380 and VCI-400 controllers were in the booth along with the Allen & Heath Mixer range.
The winner of the 2013 Online DMC Championships Round 8 has been announced by the DMC judges. The performance which took top honors this week was JFB from the UK who really puts it down on the turntables with a fast-paced and super accurate performance to inspire all who pay attention.
Just a few short hours ago, I jumped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the trusty Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session and I had my camera rolling to show you all some mixing love. Every month I will complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". My Blazing Cuts mixtape series consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured on DJbooth.net. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest July 2013 mixtape.
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