Friday Roundup: Why Are Resident DJs Disappearing?

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Friday roundup
Last updated 5 August, 2017

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Pete Tong
Pete Tong, Sasha and Digweed, Danny Howells, Mark Doyle, Tall Paul and Judge Jules…all DJs who have created successful and influential careers by being resident DJs at their respective club brands. How come we’re seeing less and less of DJ residencies these days?

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got an article on why resident DJs are fading despite their importance to a club’s brand. We’ve also got a list of tunes created with the legendary TR-808 drum machine, and a rundown of the world’s best clubs in 2015. All this and more in our weekly muster of DJ news. Stay safe, folks!

  1. Residents: The Most Vital Cog In The Machine – If they’re so important, then why are resident DJs falling out of fashion? Decoded Magazine explores the phenomenon Read more
  2. Beatport Launches Streaming App – Move over Spotify; Beatport just launched their own music streaming app for mobile devices. Noiseporn has the scoop Read more
  3. Beat Navigator Makes Beatport Pro Better – Make your Beatport Pro shopping experience a more convenient one with this Chrome extension. DJ Worx has the story Read more
  4. Eight Essential 808 Tracks – Check out these quintessential electronic dance cuts made with the TR-808 drum machine by Roland. THUMP has the list Read more
  5. Space-Saving Traktor Controllers – Here’s a rundown of the smallest Traktor controllers out in the market today, in case you’re new to modular controllers. Head over to Create Digital Music Read more
  6. The Top 100 Clubs Of 2015 – DJ Mag just concluded its poll for the world’s best party places. See who made it to number one and check out the full list Read more
  7. 9 People You’ll Definitely Meet At Miami Music Week – The funniest thing about this is that it’s sort of true! THUMP reveals who they are Read more

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