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In this week’s Friday Roundup, an online test to see if you can hear the difference between different types of audio files (we took it, it’s tough!), dance giants Above & Beyond on EDM, and – erm – EDM superstar Steve Aoki offers some business tips. All these and more in our weekly muster of DJ news from around the web!
- How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? – Can you hear the difference between an MP3 file and uncompressed WAV? Take this test on NPR to find out! Read more
- Above & Beyond On The Problem With EDM – Ghost producers, pay-to-headline festival slots… oh my! Jono Grant from Above & Beyond weighs in on what’s eating EDM. Magnetic Mag has it Read more
- Spotify Wants Listeners to Break Down Music Barriers – With on-demand streaming fast becoming the choice for music consumption, genres and eras in music are being shuffled more than ever according to The New York Times Read more
- Setting Up and Using XDJ-1000s With Traktor Pro – DJ Techtools gives some tips on how to hook up Traktor with Pioneer’s new XDJ-1000 players Read more
- Steve Aoki On Business – Like him or not, Steve Aoki’s a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Check out his quick tips in this video from YourEDM Watch it
- If You’re Facing The DJ, You’re Doing Dance Music Wrong – Why exactly do crowds face the DJ these days? Has it always been that way? THUMP explores Read more
- Britain Opens Club With Bouncy Castles And Ball Pits – you can relive your childhood while raging to killer tunes in this UK nightclub… Read more
- Sober Raving Possible, Shocker – Check out this New York Times piece on a drug and alcohol-free group of festival revellers Read more
- Here’s What 10 Old (School) DJs Think About EDM – Carl Cox, Aphex Twin, and Annie Mac are just one of the few dance music leaders to chime in. THUMP has it Read more
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