A-Trak Announces His Own DJ Competition

A-Trak has announced the Goldie Awards, a new DJ and beat maker competition that places a heavy emphasis on creativity and skill. The application process involves uploading a one-minute video showcasing your skills to Instagram or YouTube.

Over To You: How Often Do You Clean Your DJ Gear?

This week, we want to know if you have a set routine for cleaning your prize equipment? What are the dos and don'ts? Do you wait until the faders are all jammed up with gunk before you get the cloth out or are you like the guys who wash their cars every Sunday morning, even if they haven't driven anywhere?

Your Questions: My Parents Don't Want Me To Be A DJ!

Digital DJ Tips reader Jeremy writes: "I love DJing, but my family is not very supportive. No matter how much I try to tell them that it is something I’ll put hard work and dedication into, they think I am not capable. I just don’t know what to do anymore. Do you have any advice for me?"

Over To You: Which Unusual Item Is Always In Your DJ Bag?

A few years ago, I was in a shop on my way to a gig and I found these awesome lollipops that I hadn't seen for donkey's years. I had to buy one but in the end, I never ate it and it remains in my DJ bag to this day. We want to know, which is the most unusual item you keep or have kept in your DJ bag?

Review & Video: Numark PT01 Scratch Portable Turntable

Portable turntablism, or portablism, has picked up in recent years. In this review we take a look at the Numark PT01, the company's foray into portablism. Is it any fun to use for practice and travel? Why not just use a DJ controller with same-size jogs? We find out in this article...

7 Things We Won't Be Reviewing On Digital DJ Tips

At Digital DJ Tips we teach people how to be great DJs. At first glance, the gear and services covered this article might seem like they will help you on your way but trust us, they won't. Some of the products featured here are novel, others may stifle or even damage your DJ career. Let's take a look at some things we won't be reviewing...

Friday Roundup: Bankers Can Be DJs, Too!

In this week's Friday Roundup, we're leading with a piece on a high-profile finance executive who DJs to keep his mind off work. We've also got a look at some B2B tricks that you can pull off with a friend at your next DJ set. These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news from around the web. Have a great weekend!