Friday Five: The Evolution Of The DJ Mixer

Joey Santos
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Last updated 7 June, 2019

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Red Bull Music Academy that takes a look at the history of the DJ mixer. We’ve also got pieces from Resident Advisor, Billboard, Mixmag, and The New York Times. Have a great weekend ahead!

  1. The Evolution Of The DJ Mixer – Mixers have come a long way from just being a device that blends two inputs into one output. Red Bull Music Academy takes a look at its humble beginnings, and what the future holds Read more
  2. The Art Of DJing: Dr. Rubinstein – The respected techno selector shares her tips for creating energy through blending tracks, why she uses a vintage Urei mixer, and her unique record labelling process. Resident Advisor has it Read more
  3. Pop Songs Are Getting Shorter – Songs in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 are under three minutes long, making them up to 30-seconds shorter than songs in last year’s top 10. What gives? Billboard explores Read more
  4. Why Steve Aoki Treats His Career Like a Sport – The electro / EDM phenom and label head honcho explains why and how he stays in top shape in the face of a gruelling tour and work schedule. The New York Times has it Read more
  5. 5 People You Meet At A Music Conference – Check out Mixmag’s cheeky take on the colourful personalities you’re likely to meet at music conferences Read more

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