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Friday Roundup: Dance Music History 101

In this week’s Friday Roundup, get a taste of what dance music was like leading up to the birth of DJ Mag in 1991 (happy 25th!), learn how your brain reacts to music, and also get a look at how Prince shaped club music. All that and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news. Have a great weekend!

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Review & Video: Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer

When the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 was introduced in August 2015, it meant a lot of things for Pioneer: it resurrected the company’s line of battle mixers and it showed that Pioneer DJ still wanted to be in the scratch game. Today we take a look at Pioneer DJ’s new flagship scratch mixer. Is it worth the price of admission? Let’s dig in…

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7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started DJing

I DJed a festival this past weekend and announced that I’m taking time off indefinitely from performing main stages. I was thinking of what I’d tell my 16-year-old self when I started DJing. It’s not the end of my DJing, but I’m making it less of a priority for the foreseeable future, and so here are seven things I’d tell myself if I could walk into a Delorean and travel back to 1999.

Video Tutorial: Hercules P32 DJ Controller & DJUCED 40

A few months ago Hercules released a no-jogwheel grid controller in the form of the Hercules P32 DJ. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the remix performance features of the Hercules P32 DJ when used with DJUCED 40. We’ll take a look at the Sampler Decks, and then effects like Slicer and loop roll.

How To Declutter Your DJ Library: Part 3

We began our series on decluttering by removing tracks from your DJ library. In part two, we sorted through an EVENTS INBOX that we made, and I showed you how to add and remove them from your DJ software’s list. In this third and final instalment, we’ll take a look at two different methods for backing up your DJ music library.

How To Declutter Your DJ Library: Part 2

In this short article we’ll take the inbox piling, sorting, and clearing methods from GTD to organise that EVENTS INBOX folder we made. We’ll also apply that to creating a DOWNLOADS INBOX in your hard drive which will serve as a universal “sorting hat” if you will for all your music, whether it’s something that you want to include in your DJ music library or otherwise.

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