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Friday Roundup: So Will Simon Cowell Really Find The Next Big DJ?

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got news of Simon Cowell’s Ultimate DJ contest getting the green light (and a reveal of one of the judges), QBert’s new partnership with Intel that aims to replace laptops in DJ booths, and tips on how to bag gigs in cities with smaller dance music markets. All these and more in our muster of DJ news.

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Pioneer XDJ-RX

Review & Video: Pioneer XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ Controller

The Pioneer XDJ-RX feels like an important controller. So important, in fact, that it may well represent the start of the way DJing will go for the next few years, platform-wise. It may prove to be Pioneer’s first serious challenge on the turf currently held by software/hardware solutions. I think we ought to take a look…

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Save yourself from the heartache of losing years of plays, comments, and followers on SoundCloud by learning from my mistakes.

How To Protect Yourself Against SoundCloud Takedowns

A few weeks ago I read about SoundCloud starting its takedown campaign on a massive scale. I’ve had a few takedowns in the past due to some remixes and mixtapes that I’ve made in the five years that I’ve been on the music sharing platform, so I didn’t think much of it because I just assumed it was business as usual. Big mistake…

High Fidelity

7 Secrets Of Good Music Organisation For Digital DJs

Digital DJ Tips member Jason Nappier writes: “I’d like more insight about programming and organisation. I have a ton of music, but it is all dumped on my hard drive. When I used CDs and even back in my vinyl days, I knew where everything was. Without that organisation, I find myself just blanking and scrolling at gigs. Can you help?”

Wedding DJ

6 Things Brides Really Look For In A Wedding DJ

What does it take to get bookings as a wedding DJ? What is it that brides (who we all know call the shots at weddings!) are really looking for when considering someone to book? Here are the qualities you should work on as a DJ that’ll help you get the bookings…

Weddings

8 Lessons Learned When Someone Hijacked My DJ Set

“I’m a friend of the bride! I’m gonna DJ now, can you end your set already? And can you remove your controller and laptop and set the CDJs up for me? Where are they, anyway? I only mix with CDs, you know!” Check out the lessons I learned going through this ordeal.

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