Friday Roundup: DJing Isn’t Just For Rocking Dancefloors!

Joey Santos | Read time: 2 mins
Friday roundup
Last updated 4 August, 2017


DJing is about the experience of sharing music, and that can happen anywhere, anytime, not just at the club. We've a got piece on that and so much more in this week's Friday Roundup.
DJing is about the experience of sharing music, and that can happen anywhere, any time, not just at the club. We’ve a got piece on that and so much more in this week’s Friday Roundup.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, we’re leading with a piece that explains why some of the most profound and emotionally satisfying moments sharing music can happen beyond the dancefloor. We’ve also got a look at how this unusual DJ takes his crowd “to church”, along with a piece on how tinnitus may be a thing of the past thanks to lab-grown human ear parts (you read that right!). These and more in our weekly roundup of DJ news from around the web.

  1. Be Proud Of Your “Coffee Table” Tunes – We love to kill it at clubs as DJs, but there’s a certain magic in connecting with your audience in a less “ravey” atmosphere like a pub, poolside, or even at home. Mixmag has it Read more
  2. This DJ Turned His Church Into A Dancefloor – Check out this story on a guy who’s a clergyman by day and a non-secular spinner by night. Read about this minister of sound over at Thump Read more
  3. Science Will Save Your Poor Hearing – You may finally be able to hear those high frequencies you sorely miss thanks to advancements that let scientists grow ear bits in a lab. Sounds good? It’s over at Gizmodo Read more
  4. Are Cassettes The New Vinyl? – While moustached hipsters and black shirt-wearing music lovers (Uh, I’m both…) continue to hoard wax to bask in the warmth of analogue, are cassettes and tape hiss next up for a revival? Only time will tell, but check out this cool portable tape player concept that’ll have you unashamedly digging up your Modern Talking collection. Stoney Roads has it Read more
  5. These Kicks Make Kick Drums – Check out this awesome design idea that marries the Roland TR-808 with a pair of Adidas trainers. Is it taking your love of dance music a step too far? Ask Audio has it Read more
  6. Crowdsourcing Is Changing The Way We Throw Parties – This DJ crowdsourced his production team and audience to fly in DJs he wants to see, and he’s making a pretty penny out of it. Thump has the scoop Read more
  7. Jetpack Made A Backpack For Portablism – Bag company Jetpack has just released a new rucksack aimed squarely at the portable turntablism crowd. DJ Worx has it Read more
  8. SoundCloud Unveils Music Discovery Feature – The beleaguered streaming giant isn’t out just yet as it launches a new discovery component that resembles Spotify’s useful Daily Mix feature. Hypebot has it Read more

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