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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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' 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.
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.
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.
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.
So you want to be a DJ? Here's 5 excellent tips from producer, DJ and Ableton Live trainer, Noah Pred.
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.
A truly mobile DJ controller for only $150? Too good to be true? Sara Simms spins some tunes on Numark's Mixtrack Edge and finds it easy to use, fun, functional and more in this review.
The roll out of Serato DJ for mixers other than Pioneer DDJ-SX has been slow and steady. In this article Tadhg Leonard explores its integration with the Novation Twitch.
Creating a smooth transition between songs isn't just about beat matching. Sara Simms shows how to approach harmonic mixing (where two tracks are in related keys) to create a super smooth DJ mix.