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Phil Morse | Read time: 2 mins
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Last updated 2 December, 2017


What will the Xone:DB4 turn out to be? We’ll bring you the latest from BPM on 4 October.

Seems like half of Europe is looking forward to BPM, Europe’s biggest event dedicated to DJing, electronic music production and club culture, to be held in Birmingham, England from 2-4 October 2010.

So far potentially the biggest announcement at the show is the Allen & Heath Xone:DB4. Over at Skratchworx, editor Gizmo claims to have seen one of the units, and on the Serato ITCH forum, there’s speculation that this is a Serato ITCH/Ableton/The Bridge-enabled DJ controller, which if it is will be probably the tastiest piece of DJ kit seen this year.

Digital DJ Tips will be at the show, ready to report on this and anything or anyone else we come across that’s going to interest you. Can’t wait!

The Allen & Heath x:one website

Monumental DJ fail

It’s been knocking around for a few weeks now, but if you haven’t seen this video, watch it. Several Times. Because 53 seconds just isn’t long enough to enjoy every aspect for such a monumental DJ fail: The clumsy friend. The way the DJ shrugs as it happens. The timing between everyone stopping laughing and trying to help. Have fun!

Jeff Mills interviewed

The techno legend and pioneer has some interesting things to say in this interview, especially about the relationship between DJing with vinyl and CDs, and using computers. He’s been at it long enough to put most of us to shame, and it’s an absorbing read for that reason if nothing else.

Interview: Jeff Mills

Will iTunes Ping kill record labels?

With iTunes Ping, Apple slipped a social network into iTunes. Here’s an argument that says this may end up being another nail in the coffin for the already ailing record labels. More and more, it seems if you’re not selling online you’re nobody.

Ping – It’s The End Of The Music Industry, And I Feel Fine…

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