Friday Roundup: How Your Favourite Genre Got Its Name

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Friday roundup
Last updated 3 August, 2017

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Friday Roundup
In this week’s Friday Roundup, read up on the short histories of today’s dance music sub-genres, among other pieces for your weekend reading.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’re leading with a piece that explains the origins of many dance music genres both popular and obscure. We’ve also got an evaluation of how Native Instruments’ Stems is doing and what the format still needs moving forward, and a look at some unique pieces of vinyl. These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news. Have a great weekend!

  1. How Your Favourite Genre Got Its Name – From grime and braindance to happy hardcore and trance, this piece by Mixmag has the short histories of dance music genres laid out Read more
  2. Do Good DJs Really Need To Mix? – Not always, but it’s never a bad thing. Check out this article by Electronic Beats Read more
  3. Why You Need To Respect New DJs – Think DJs these days have it easy? Decoded Magazine explores how the DJ landscape has shifted and introduced new challenges of its own Read more
  4. What Will It Take For Stems To Go Mainstream? – DJ Techtools takes a look back at the last two years since the introduction of Native Instruments’ Stems format Read more
  5. Selling Your DJ Gear On Ebay – DJ Worx offers some caveats when it comes to selling your used DJ gear on the auction site Read more
  6. How To Recover Unsaved Serato DJ Recordings – Forgot to save a mix that you worked hard on? All is not lost. Check out the Serato Blog Read more
  7. We Made A Dancefloor Dictionary – Can’t think of another word to describe a massive tune? Thump’s got you covered Read more
  8. Apple Music Now Offers Personalised Playlists – Apple’s streaming service takes a cue from Spotify’s popular Daily Mix playlist. TechCrunch has it Read more
  9. What Does 90% Cacao Sound Like? – Meet the artist who makes out of this world vinyl. Electronic Beats has it Read more

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