Friday Roundup: Forget About The “Golden Age” Of DJing

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Friday roundup
Last updated 4 August, 2017

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“Nostalgia is a device created by old people to deny young people hope.” – Discuss.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’ve got an article imploring us to stop looking back and instead to look forward, in our music and indeed in everything else. We’ve also got solid advice from a handful of pro DJs, and a look at a new app that hooks you up with show promoters and event organisers. All these and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news…

  1. Can We Forget About A “Golden Age” And Believe In The Future? – We should develop an ear that’s tuned to the future instead of the nostalgic comfort of the past. I Love Manchester has it Read more
  2. 10 DJ Tips From The Pros – Shiftee, Endo, and Mike Huckaby are among the DJs in this piece by Dubspot Read more
  3. Serato DJ Not Compatible With MacOS Sierra – Hold up on that update: the latest version of MacOS isn’t supported by Serato DJ just yet. It’s over at the Serato Blog Read more
  4. How To Use Beat Jump – This tutorial by DJ Techtools takes a look at this underused yet extremely useful mixing feature Read more
  5. BPM 2016: Winners Of BPM – Check out this roundup of what DJ Worx thinks were the best bits on the BPM|PRO 2016 floor (spot me in the photos) Read more
  6. Meet The Beatport Genre Team – These are the guys tasked with reclassifying all the music on the electronic music giant’s store according to its new genre categories. It’s over at Magnetic Magazine Read more
  7. AGNT Is The Airbnb of DJing – A new app connects DJs to promoters and events. Mixmag has the story Read more
  8. 5 Things To Do When You Feel Stuck – If you’re in a rut in your DJ career, check out these five tips on how to get a move on from Sonicbids Read more
  9. Berghain Now Considered High Culture – It’s official: experiencing Berlin’s temple of techno is an art. Check it out on Electronic Beats Read more

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