Friday Roundup: Bankers Can Be DJs, Too!

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Friday roundup
Last updated 3 August, 2017

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Friday Roundup
We’ve got a profile on a DJ who also happens to be the co-president of one of the world’s largest banks in this Friday Roundup, among other pieces. Pic from: Billboard

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!

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. B2B Games To Play With Your DJ Friends – Spice up your next tandem set with these fun ideas from DJ Techtools Read more
  5. Review: Novation Circuit Mono Station – Check out this review by Fact Mag on Novation’s latest standalone synth Read more
  6. Clubland Slang 101 – Refresh your dance music vocabulary with these choice picks from Mixmag Read more
  7. 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
  8. 50 Overlooked Dance Classics – Throw any one of these tunes in your next DJ set for some dancefloor nostalgia. Mixmag has it Read more
  9. 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
  10. Midi Mapping For Serato Club Kit – This tutorial by the Serato Blog shows you how to map compatible Pioneer DJ DJM mixers Read more
  11. Marching Band Performs Daft Punk Classics – Because marching bands playing dance tunes are always cool. Fact Mag has it Watch it

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