June 20th, 2013
The Big Namba (left) is practically identical to the Lil Namba (right), except it’s just that little bit bigger to fit a different size of controller.
Big Namba Studio Backpack Review: A smart, stylish and understated backpack, the Big Namba – like its smaller brother, the Lil Namba – is nonetheless under the skin designed very much to fulfil the needs of DJ/producers on the move, offering decent protection and lots of features to separate and organise your gear.
Based around two main pockets with a flat zip pocket in the back and a tiny “stash” pocket in one of the sleeves, it eschews the myriad of external pockets that some other bags go for, and thus maintains a streamlined, more conventional look when all done up.
April 11th, 2013
News & Opinion
The Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL is for a Traktor Kontrol S4 or equivalent sized DJ controller, and is designed for frequent, pro use.
DJ accessory manufacturer Magma has added a new high-end DJ bag to its line-up, the Magma Riot DJ Backpack XL.
Aimed at the frequently touring DJ who needs to carry a Traktor Kontrol S4 or equivalent plus all the accessories needed for a DJ show away from home.
February 27th, 2012
The JetPack DJ Bag: More compartments than we've seen on any bag yet, tons of padding, and all in a bag that looks no bigger than a hand luggage flight case.
We love the fact that digital DJing makes you portable. Have party (on back), will travel. So we’re always on the look-out for bags that are designed from the start to protect digital DJ gear on the move.
The JetPack bag from Orbit Concepts seems to tick all the right boxes for the travelling digital DJ whose gear isn’t overly big. It has lots of compartments, is well padded, and enough innovations to attract the DJ looking for a specialist solution. Let’s take a closer look…
December 2nd, 2011
The Namba Juju Magic DJ controller bag
Some of today’s DJ controllers aren’t exactly small, and getting them to and from your gigs safely can present a bit of a challenge. We’ve already looked at the Lil Namba Remix DJ backpack, which is great if you have one of the smaller controllers, but what if you have something that won’t fit in a backpack?
Your choice has traditionally been to use a hard wooden / metal flight case, but the trouble is that a flight case can weigh many times more than your controller itself, which in a way defeats the object. That’s where the Namba Juju “Magic” DJ controller bag comes in. Lightweight and with some clever features, it offer a novel solution for owners of DJ controllers of the medium or large variety.
July 21st, 2011
Custom-designed to fit today's DJ gear, the backpack has special compartments for your controller and laptop.
An important part of your digital DJ set-up is what you carry it around in. There’s only so far the product box will take you, and when you throw in your laptop stand, the laptop itself, your headphones, leads, wallet, sunglasses… it’s clear that a decent bag of some type is pretty essential.
Trouble is, normal laptop bags don’t have spaces for controllers, and if you don’t get a bag that protects everything in it equally, you could end up with broken headphones, a dented laptop, or twisted faders on your controller. Hence the need for dedicated bags, like the Lil Namba Remix Backpack reviewed here.
May 29th, 2010
Would you play roulette with your DJ kit in the hold luggage?
As a modern digital DJ, you’re lucky to have just a fraction of the kit of traditional DJs to move around with you. With just a controller, laptop, some headphones and a few leads to carry around, you already know the joys of turning up somewhere – especially somewhere with a sound system and not much else – and just plugging in and playing. On the beach, at a festival, at a pool party – you’re free like never before.
But there’s still the question of how best to protect your kit while you’re moving around, and the way you go about this depends whether you want to show off you’re a DJ or keep it quiet that you are; whether you jump on planes, drive or walk to your gigs; and how professional you want to look once you get there. Let’s explore the options: