December 16th, 2012
Our reader started out DJing EDM from the likes of Calvin Harris (pictured) and Tiesto, but now he feels he’s outgrown it. So should he take a gig playing it?
Digital DJ Tips reader Michael writes: “After almost a year of DJing I have become comfortable with playing in public, many thanks to your website and advice.
“Some of the DJs in my area have told they could get me a gig at a place they have played at, a place I have been to and know the crowd and music. The gig would be helpful in getting my foot in the door of my local scene – however I know I would have to play the music they expect.
January 12th, 2012
News & Opinion
Tiesto performing live as I write this, at XS in LA, as part of the Consumer Electronics Show...
As I write this, Tiesto is finishing playing a gig at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – which is being simultaneously video broadcast live on Twitter. When you read this it’ll have finished, but the 90-minute set will then be looped for 48 hours in the same place, so you can head over there and watch it at your leisure.
What you think of Tiesto and his music is not, of course, the point here (he plays what you’d expect, a commercial trance/pop set). The point is that it is now possible to have a live, streaming video going out across Twitter (complete with fans’ tweets), and then preserve it there for all to see for a period of time afterwards too.
September 23rd, 2010
'I like it, they've given me really big muscles' says Tïesto of DJ Hero 2...
Have you played DJ Hero? I have to say I haven’t, but I have seen it and was pleasantly surprised by the skills it decides are worth having in order for you to clock up points.
As a guitar player I found Guitar Hero excruciating, but I actually think that DJ Hero is better for introducing young’uns and the curious to DJing than guitar hero is for guitar playing. Anyway, the reason for this piece is the news that Tïesto has just launched DJ Hero 2 in Ibiza.