In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’re leading with a piece that celebrates the jocks that rarely, if ever, get talked about: Pub DJs. We’ve also got an article on why light and sound technicians are crucial to a great club night, and a piece that debates whether “trainspotting” DJ tracks is good or bad. These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news.
- The Underrated Art Of The Pub DJ – Small pubs may be less glamorous than a superclub, but that doesn’t mean DJing pubs and bars is unimportant: they’re crucial breeding grounds for the next wave of talent. Mixmag celebrates the pub jock Read more
- Tales From The Tech Booth – Club light and sound technicians are the unsung backstage heroes of every party, day in and day out. Thump shines a light on them Read more
- Richie Hawtin Takes His Studio To The Stage – The forward-thinking producer opens up about his new live performance layout that allows audiences to see how he performs. Inthemix has it Read more
- DJs Are Music Archaeologists – Check out this TEDx talk on crate digging and uncover its deep cultural impact on modern music. It’s over at The Vinyl Factory Watch It
- Trainspotting A DJ’s Tracks: Lazy Or Legit? – Is “Shazaming” tunes or looking over another DJ’s shoulder for track names akin to stealing his or her tracks? DJ Techtools explores Read more
- DJs: Why So Serious? – This Instagram account reimagines your favourite DJs showing their pearly whites. DJ Mag has it Read more
- President Putin Plays The Piano – Guess what his favourite trance track is? Watch it
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