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Friday Roundup: Frankie Knuckles & The Roots Of House Music

The Christmas party season is kicking off, and whether you're DJing at one or attending one this weekend (I'm going to one for a change, no working for me), stay safe - it's gonna be a long haul to new year! Oh, here's what we've been reading this week out and about there on our favourite sites...

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This Is What Happens When Hi-Fi & Nightclubs Meet

So we all know that one hi-fi buff, right? It could even be you. Someone who spends thousands on individual pieces of gear - valve amplifiers, hand-made turntables, custom A/D converters - and obsesses over the ultimate sound quality. Theirs is a hushed, solitary world of acoustically deadened rooms and secrets shared between man (it's always a man) and record collection. And then there are nightclubs...

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Your Questions: How Do I "Read" The Colours In DJ Waveforms?

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Your Questions: What To Do When My Practice Session Sucked?

Digital DJ Tips Platinum Group member Aaron writes: "Just had one of those 'ugh, that sucked' practice sessions where nothing felt right, nothing flowed, and so on. Got me wondering: How do you push through such moments? Do you keep after it? Take it as a sign to rest for a bit?"

Controller Clinic #45: Which DJ Controller For A 7-Year-Old?

Digital DJ Tips reader Tamas writes: "I am looking for an entry level DJ controller for my son's seventh birthday. It has to be not more than US$100. For obvious reasons. It is gonna be a toy in the first place, but I also want to be able to cue through headphones."

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