In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’re leading with a piece on a high-profile finance executive who DJs to keep his mind off work (something the rest of us have in common with this fella!). We’ve also got a look at some B2B tricks that you can pull off with a friend at your next DJ set, and a look at how artificial intelligence can help make better background music playlists. These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news from around the web. Have a great weekend!
- Work-Life Balance Is Real – Turns out you can have it all! This 55-year-old Goldman Sachs executive is a co-president by day and a DJ on weekends. How does he do it? The New York Times has it Read more
- Archive Team Wants To Back Up SoundCloud – Meet the volunteer group that wants to save all the music on SoundCloud should it go under. It’s over at The Verge Read more
- Try Out Synths Online From Your Computer – Play-A-Synth is a new service that lets you demo hardware synthesisers from the comfort of your laptop. Intrigued? DJ Mag has it Read more
- B2B Games To Play With Your DJ Friends – Spice up your next tandem set with these fun ideas from DJ Techtools Read more
- Review: Novation Circuit Mono Station – Check out this review by Fact Mag on Novation’s latest standalone synth Read more
- Clubland Slang 101 – Refresh your dance music vocabulary with these choice picks from Mixmag Read more
- How This AI Is Starting A Playlist Revolution – Will artificial intelligence replace human curators? Find out what the next wave of AI playlisting will bring in this piece by The Next Web Read more
- 50 Overlooked Dance Classics – Throw any one of these tunes in your next DJ set for some dancefloor nostalgia. Mixmag has it Read more
- Hip-Hop Is America’s Most Popular Genre – Out with the loud guitars, in with the bass-heavy beats. Your EDM has it Read more
- Midi Mapping For Serato Club Kit – This tutorial by the Serato Blog shows you how to map compatible Pioneer DJ DJM mixers Read more
- Marching Band Performs Daft Punk Classics – Because marching bands playing dance tunes are always cool. Fact Mag has it Watch it
Comment on any of the articles above in the section below.