Friday Roundup: Is Underground Dance The New Mainstream?

Joey Santos
Read time: 2 mins
Last updated 5 August, 2017


DJ Angelo
Not for the faint of heart! Watch DJ Angelo jump out of a plane to execute a scratch routine. It’s a marketing stunt, but a fun one. This and a whole host of other stories are in our Friday Roundup of the best of the DJing and music web this week.

In this week’s Friday Roundup, the debate on whether dance is moving back underground again, how to recover once-forgotten Serato DJ crates, and getting started DJing with Ableton Live. It’s all here in our weekly trawl-around of DJ news from around the web! Happy weekend, folks!

  1. Is Underground Dance The New Mainstream? – Is the EDM bubble close to bursting? THUMP explores how mainstream festivals are now featuring “underground” and “vinyl-only” stages, and if this phenomenon is a sign of EDM’s waning popularity with festival-goers Read more
  2. Afraid Of Heights? DJ Angelo’s New Routine Will Make Your Palms Sweat – Watch DJ Angelo catch some big air in his brand new scratch routine thousands of feet above sea level Watch it
  3. How To Market Your Mixtape And Music For Just US$100 – You can have the greatest mixtapes and remixes that no one’s ever heard of, and you’ll continue to be that tiny blip on the dance music radar if you don’t know how to properly market your work in today’s social media landscape. Check out this tutorial over at DIY Musician on how to do just that Read more
  4. Retrieve A Deleted Serato Crate – Accidentally trashed tonight’s big playlist? Here’s how you can get it back, as long as you haven’t emptied out that Recycle Bin / Trash folder! The Serato Blog has it Read more
  5. Everything You Need To Know About USB Hubs – We’ve all had hub trouble at one point in the past. DJ Techtools explains the difference between a powered and an unpowered USB hub, and when you should choose one over the other Read more
  6. Build Your Own DJ Template In Ableton Live – Though used mostly for production and live performance, you can also use Ableton Live as a DJ app (or DJ DAW, if you want to be strict about terms!). Dubspot shows you how Read more
  7. Check Out These DJ Trading Cards From 1996 – All your favourite techno and house heroes in bubble gum trading card format. If only we could collect them all…Check out inthemix for the card scans Read more

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