A-Trak Announces His Own DJ Competition

A-Trak has announced the Goldie Awards, a new DJ and beat maker competition that places a heavy emphasis on creativity and skill. The application process involves uploading a one-minute video showcasing your skills to Instagram or YouTube.

Friday Roundup: Bankers Can Be DJs, Too!

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. We've also got a look at some B2B tricks that you can pull off with a friend at your next DJ set. These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news from around the web. Have a great weekend!

Access Loops & Samples From The Cloud With Noiiz

Noiiz is a new cloud-based loop and sample service for DJ/producers. It offers unlimited downloads of royalty-free sounds and synth presets from its website and companion plugin for an annual fee, and it also has a 1GB monthly plan available.

Virtual DJ 8 Adds More Supported Controllers

Virtual DJ 8 has just included more DJ controllers in its compatibility list. Joining the line-up are the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2, and the XDJ-RX standalone all-in-one system. Notable inclusions before these are the Roland DJ-808, Denon DJ MC7000, and the Reloop Mixon4.

DJ Player Pro Can Now Suggest Your Next Tune

DJ Player Pro on iOS just got an update. Now at version 9.5, the update brings a Track Match feature that recommends tunes based on the tempo and musical key of the song you're playing. Library browsing gets an update too, and you can now have two browser windows open for quicker track selection.

Friday Roundup: Are You Too Old For Clubbing?

In this week's Friday Roundup, we lead with a piece that proves age is just a number - at least as far as clubbing goes. We've also got a tour of Deadmau5's incredible home studio, and some great tips from DJ legend Carl Cox. These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news. Have a safe weekend, folks!

Serato Releases DJ/Producer Sample Plugin

Serato just released Serato Sample, a plugin for DJ/producers looking for an easy way to chop, stretch, and key shift audio files. It has an interface that will be familiar to Serato DJ users consisting of a waveform display and 16 hot cue pads, and uses Serato's own Pitch 'n Time algorithm for time stretching and pitch shifting.