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Friday Roundup: 12 Dance Albums That Still Kill It 20 Years On

In this week’s Friday Roundup, check out 12 awesome albums from 1995 that can still kill it on today’s dancefloors, find out what the most Shazamed tracks are from this year’s Tomorrowland festival, and test how well you can keep time in a beat keeping browser game. All these articles and more in our weekly muster of DJ news from around the web. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Brighton, England. Always known as a party city, apparently "talented" DJs are being pushed out by "kids with laptops". But is that really what's going on?

Why New DJs Deserve Their Chances

Someone just recounted a conversation to me. A DJ was complaining that “there’s loads of talented DJs in Brighton, but they can’t get booked any more, because the bar owners have realised that they can pay a kid with a laptop £50 and get the same number of people in, so why pay a ‘name’ DJ £500?”

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Your Questions Answered

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5 Things To Consider When Buying A Windows PC For DJing

Digital DJ Masterclass VIP member James asked this question in a recent coaching webinar: “Do you have other recommendations regarding laptops than Apple? Where should I put attention to regarding tech specs?” In today’s post, we give five recommendations.

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Over To You: Is It Time To Give Up?

With a lot of honesty, our reader Chris writes: “I’m after some life advice. Like a lot of aspiring DJ/producers, I had aspirations of making a career out of my interests / talents but it hasn’t worked out the way I hoped. In a nutshell, I’m thinking of just selling all my equipment and never doing any of this again…”

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Over To You: Is It Wrong to Recreate Mashups?

Our reader Eddie writes: “I’ve heard mashups made by known DJs that are amazing. They are so good that I would’ve liked to drop these off in my DJ sets too. But it’s quite hard and almost pointless to try to contact these
celebrity spinners, since they probably haven’t got time, and they don’t really bother to answer back and so on.”

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