Friday Roundup: The Problem With DJ/Producers

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Friday roundup
Last updated 5 August, 2017

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Friday Roundup
In this week’s Friday Roundup, acid house icon Mr. C speaks his mind on the current state of dance music, among other articles we’ve collected for you.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got acid house hero Mr. C talking about the current state of dance music today including what he sees as an unwelcome shift from great DJs to “DJ slash producers”. We also have a fun piece that takes a look at how electronic music was produced in the 80s… and how a DJ career might just be the best initiation to fatherhood! Have a safe weekend folks…

  1. The Problem with DJ/Producers – Mr. C authoritatively tells us what he thinks about dance music and the “underground” scene today, including his view on the whole “DJ slash producer” issue. Insomniac has the interview Read more
  2. Shazam’s Data Can Predict A Hit Tune – Data from music discovery app Shazam can chart how popular parts of a song are, and can also graph the influence that DJs play in an artist’s rise to fame. DJ Techtools has the piece Read more
  3. New Mixxx 1.12 Beta Released – A new version of the open source DJ software has been released, and it addresses concerns that users had in prior versions. Check it out over at DJ Worx Read more
  4. It’s A Rave New World – Decoded Magazine culls the best rave culture documentaries on YouTube. Excellent weekend viewing right here Watch it
  5. What DAWs Looked Like In The 80s – Though analogue synths were king in the 80s, music production software already existed. The catch, though, was that you didn’t use a mouse, and the interface looked more like a command prompt. Decoded Magazine gives us a glimpse of the past Read more
  6. From DJ To Dadhood – Check out the pros and cons of being both a DJ and a father figure (and no, I’m not talking about the Dadbod!). Mixmag has it Read more

Do you agree with Mr. C’s observation of the dance industry? Don’t know what the Dadbod is, but want one? Feel free to comment on any of the articles above in the section below.

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