Well, we've always said that controllers help DJs to play gigs in places where other DJ gear just can't reach, but trust veteran superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold to take the concept to its logical extreme, with a gig today at Everest's base camp. He spent 10 days walking to Everest base camp, with animals and sherpas carrying the DJ gear.
In this exclusive interview with Laidback Luke, the hugely successful Dutch DJ talks to us here at Digital DJ Tips about his career, about his daily routines, interests outside of DJing, and what he thinks young/new DJs and producers sometimes get wrong. He also explains his decision to switch to the new Denon DJ gear after a decade of playing on CDJs his gigs.
Laidback Luke has publicly backed Denon DJ's new Prime series of pro DJ gear, by officially becoming a "brand ambassador" of the new range of equipment, comprising the SC5000 state-of-the-art media player, X1800 pro mixer, VL12 turntable and new Prime record library software solution.
Owners of Denon DJ's flagship MCX8000 controller need not worry that they'll be left behind as the company develops its Engine software platform for its latest SC5000 Prime media player, we have been told. The reassurance follows disquiet among MCX8000 owners since Engine Prime was announced as not compatible with their units.
Denon DJ, if you haven't noticed, just launched a full-out assault on the dominance of Pioneer DJ in the pro booth. The company's Prime gear represents the most serious attempt by any manufacturer to challenge Pioneer's stronghold in professional venues for decades. But can it beat Pioneer DJ? Maybe it can...
We got a first hands-on look at the Denon DJ SC5000 Prime here at the NAMM 2017 Media Preview Day. The SC5000 Prime is a forward-looking media player that in all honesty has to be seen to be properly understood, because the hi-res renders doing the rounds don't do justice to the build quality.
Denon DJ has today officially announced a complete ecosystem of pro DJ gear and software, signalling a comprehensive assault on the commercial DJ booth - a space that has, of course, been dominated by Pioneer DJ for more than two decades. Read on for full details...