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Friday Roundup: Watch A Real Life Robot Hitting The Decks

"I aint happy, I'm feelin' glad, / I got sunshine, in a bag. / I'm useless, but not for long. / The future is coming on..." So sang virtual band Gorillaz, and with robots on the decks, clubs you don't have to turn up at, and the frightening speed of progress of DJ booths over the past 40 years all featured in this week's Friday Roundup of interesting stuff from around the web, we reckon they had a point...

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Review & Video: Pioneer DJ DM-40 Active Monitor Speakers

Pioneer DJ sells a range of DJ controllers suited to the home end of the market, so it's not a surprise to see the company also launching speakers that would pair well with such controllers. The DM-40s, at a price point of around US$150, on paper appear to fill just that gap in Pioneer DJ's range. But how good are they?

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Thanksgiving Weekend: Some Thoughts for Aspiring DJs

Certainly in the USA, "thanksgiving" is on everyone's minds right now, and the sea surge of people being "thankful" in print, online, and across social media over the last couple of days reminded me of this meme that has been doing the rounds recently - and the lessons within for anyone trying to succeed in the world of DJing.

Five Steps To Your Perfect DJ Music Library System

Our post recommending DJs not to use iTunes to organise their music libraries recently certainly got a people talking. But I'm aware we left some people in pain, pointing out what's wrong with iTunes without fully outlining a preferred alternative. This post will help you see the five steps of any good music library organisation system.

10 Silly Mistakes Beginners Make When Choosing A DJ Name

Choosing a DJ name is one of the most important early decision you'll make when getting started as a DJ. Get it right, and you'll have an instantly recognisable name that tells the world the kind of DJ you are and helps get you noticed. Get it wrong, and all kind of obstacles will block your path to success. Here are some of the rookie errors people make time and time again.

5 Reasons Why You Should Video Yourself Mixing

Have you yet done a mix yet on video? We've actually been doing an awful lot of these recently here at Digital DJ Tips (filming material for our forthcoming Digital DJ Lab training - more on that later...), and we think it's something every DJ should have a go at. So whether you've thought about it and not known where to start, or not even considered it before, here's why you should...

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