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A few short hours ago, I turned on the Stanton T.120c turntables and my newly acquired Pioneer DJM-T1 Traktor Mixer for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts March 2014. I had my camera rolling to give you all some turntable trickery with some of my favorite tracks of this latest release. 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/stream my latest March 2014 mixtape.
The Pioneer DDJ-SB is the recently released entry-level Digital DJ controller for the Pioneer and Serato DJ lineup. This new compact and fully USB-Powered controller has the familiar 16 Performance Pad layout, aluminium-top jog wheels, built-in Low Pass/High Pass filter knobs, and comes bundled with the Serato DJ Intro software for the very low street price of only $249.
Last month on March 6th, Legendary hip-hop DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted a new Serato In-Store Experience Section unveiling at the Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. This celebration was to open the new Serato Experience Section in the store as well as to show big-time DJ's from the LA area doing their thing on the decks. Check out the video of the full DJ Jazzy Jeff set from the event inside.
Native Instruments is offering a $50 discount on the new Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 and the S4 MK2 from now until the end of the month (April 30th) or until supplies last. This brings the price of the new S2 down to $450 and the price of a new S4 down to only $700. The Interesting part about all of this to me is the fact that they mention the deal is good until "supplies last" which makes me speculate as to whether or not NI has a new controller coming soon.
Just Blaze is a world renowned Hip-Hop producer who has created tracks with some of the biggest stars in the game today. To top it off, Just Blaze is still a top DJ who's always performing all over the World while doing his thing on the one's and two's. He's also a Serato Icon Series DJ who continues to push the boundaries of music. The Serato team went to his NYC studio for an interview on his musical background and how he sees the DJ today.
UPDATE: Congrats to DJ Double Z for taking home the prize!! Stay tuned for more contests to come!
Our good friends over at Mixware.net have given us a pair of matching Technics' slipmats, and we want to give them to you! Follow the instructions after the jump and good luck!
Contest ENDS 3/18
At this year's NAMM 2014 show, American Audio announced that they would release a new active speaker lineup with good features and low costs that would appease DJ's and performers on a budget. That range is the CPX Speaker line and they are now released and ready for purchase at any local retailer. The CPX active speakers all have built-in class D amplifiers and they come in lots of different size configurations to suit the space or venue needs. There is a CPX-8A (two-way speaker with 8-inch woofer $150), CPX-10A (two-way speaker with 10-inch woofer $200), CPX-12A (two-way speaker with 12-inch woofer $250), and CPX-15A (two-way speaker with 15-inch woofer $300).
World famous DJ Armin van Buuren has teamed up with top electronics manufacturer Philips to create some new professional DJ headphones. The new A5-PRO DJ headphones have large 50mm drivers, genuine leather headband/cushions, detachable cables, and a closed-back folding and swivel design for easy storage and transport. The A5-PRO also comes with two different sized ear cushions for either an over-the-ear or on-the-ear style fit.
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