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DJ Scratching Video Tutorial: Chirp and Chirp-Flare

In this video and article tutorial experienced DJ, trainer and author, Sara Simms, shows you how to add Chirp and Chirp Flare Scratches to your DJ performance repertoire. Every DJ should watch this.

Interview: David Morales​ on How Tech Is Changing The Art of DJing

Prolific remixer of some of the biggest names in music, David Morales, talks about the tech he uses when producing, remixing and playing live.

Getting to Grips with Traktor Kontrol D2 and Stems

It's time to get to grips with the new DJ remix format from Native Instruments: Stems. Using a Kontrol D2 and the new 4-tracks-in-one audio file format, Sara Simms shows it works in the real world.

Better DJing: 6 Seminal Techno Records Every DJ Should Listen To

A good DJ can become a great one if they invest in learning about the foundations of the music they love. Here's six of my favourite techno records that helped to define and shape the genre.

7 Essential Tips for New DJs

Despite DJing being easier than ever, there are challenges which digital DJs face on the road to success. Sara Simms shares 7 tips new DJs should heed to help them on their journey.

Wanna Learn to DJ? Join the Skrillex Academy like DJ Wh1pla$h (or Not)

If you haven't already seen this parody video trailer for DK Wh1pla$h (Whiplash) from the good folk at Nacho Punch, then drop everything you're doing and check it out. It's time to become a DJ...

In the Booth: Essential Tips for DJs

Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.

The Return of the Pioneer DJ Turntable

Vinyl loving DJ enthusiasts take note! Pioneer have announced the new PLX-1000 professional turntables for those that love the feel and performance of vinyl playback. Looks like vinyl is back!

Review: CuteDJPro

With the DJ app landscape becoming increasingly more crowded and saturated, what can a relatively new app like CuteDJ Pro bring to the party which hasn't been done before? Sara Simms gives it a spin.

Native Instruments TRAKTOR DJ 1.4 for iOS with Mixcloud Integration

Native Instruments' much admired Traktor DJ for iPhone and iPad has been updated to version 1.4. Alongside many improvements is integration with Mixcloud which allows for easy sharing of your mixes.

Essential DJ Tech: The Art of The Mix

Are you preparing a new mix for your next DJ set? DJ and producer, Sara Simms, shares some sage advice on the art behind a good DJ mix.

Review: Pioneer DDJ-SR

Pioneer's DDJ-SR doesn't only look the part, as Sara Simms discovered, it also happens to be well designed and roadworthy, all while giving you complete creative control in your DJing exploits.

Scratching for DJs: Clover Tears & the 'Joe Cooley'

Chirp, chirp, swirl, swirl... No, we haven't lost the plot. We're practicing the scratching techniques DJ Sara Simms shows below. Keen to improve your scratching techniques? Read this now.

5 Essential Tips for Aspiring DJs

So you want to be a DJ? Here's 5 excellent tips from producer, DJ and Ableton Live trainer, Noah Pred.

Review: Flow Pro DJ App from Mixed in Key

Looking for easy to use, reliable DJ software? Mixed in Key think they have the answer with "Flow". Sara Simms is on hand to give it a spin in this review.