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    Serato DJ Pro & Serato DJ Lite Launched, Includes Practice Mode & Hi-Res Graphics 

    After months of speculations and leaks, they’re finally here: Serato just announced the release of its Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite apps, which are brand new overhauled versions of Serato DJ and Serato DJ Intro respectively. The major update to both apps include a raft of new features: Practice Mode lets you mix with two decks and a crossfader without any hardware connected, making it perfect for testing out blends and practising when you’re on the move. An overhauled high-resolution user interface makes its way to the apps, which means you now get crisp text that’s easier to read and sharp graphics.

    Posted by Mr3 at 17:02 on 01-03-2018 and has been viewed 214 times.
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    Eric Prydz teases return of his hologram show 

    Eric Prydz has shared a new teaser for his spectacular 3D hologram show, with a big announcement expected this Wednesday (31st January).

    The Swedish progressive don has been pioneering work with holograms for a while now with his spectacular EPIC shows, which is now in its 5th incarnation.

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:41 on 30-01-2018 and has been viewed 204 times.
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    Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit 

    Spotify is being sued by Wixen Music Publishing for an eye-watering $1.6 billion over copyright infringement, it has been revealed.

    Wixen Music Publishing looks after the rights of countless artists including Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer, the Black Keys, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and many more.

    The lawsuit accuses the Swedish streaming giant of using songs found in Wixen’s extensive catalog without the necessary licenses.

    Posted by Mr3 at 15:12 on 04-01-2018 and has been viewed 333 times.
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    Soda for iOS - Create & Spin 

    Soda is a new app that was just released on the App Store – it lets you easily design your own user interface which you can then DJ with. It’s developed by Zerodebug, the same developer of the d(–)b modular DJ app on the iPad. You can have up to eight track decks complete with zoomable waveforms, transport and mixer controls, and up to 16 cue points. There are five effects onboard: Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Flanger, and EQ, and you can use up to two Send FX chains for adding effects to multiple tracks simultaneously. Sync and manual beatmatching controls are available, and the software is Midi-mappable to any Midi controller connected to your iOS device.

    Posted by Mr3 at 22:28 on 12-12-2017 and has been viewed 311 times.
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    Interview: Laidback Luke on mastering the art of DJing 

    Over the past 25 some odd years, the Electronic Music scene has gone through a complete transformation. From the packed, sweaty underground Techno scene from years past to the monstrous pop-culture and bass-infused modern era, the genre has grown exponentially. The underground and early days of the “EDM Transformation” saw a tightly knit group of fans divulged in the masterpiece LIVE production and music talent of sets changing pace at every beat, to a repetitive and almost predictable Live set scene currently taking over the world.

    Posted by Mr3 at 22:49 on 04-12-2017 and has been viewed 522 times.
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    Maschine finally gets real-time timestretching 

    Maschine is finally getting real-time timestretching of loops in a new update coming December. In a video posted on their YouTube channel, Native Instruments teased the new update and although real-time timestretching is the main event, other features like loop hot-swapping, allowing you to switch out the loop you’re playing and drop in another all without missing a beat.

    Posted by Mr3 at 22:42 on 04-12-2017 and has been viewed 262 times.
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    Martin Garrix drops 2 new tracks 

    Martin Garrix has dropped two new tracks to start December.

    Today (Friday) finally sees the release his festival-tested collaboration with David Guetta, entitled ‘So Far Away’, alongside a new production courtesy of his AREA21 alias.

    No longer featuring Ellie Goulding, ‘So Far Away’ now sees Jamie Scott and Romy Dya supplying the passionate vocals. As previously reported, Goulding’s management and label requested she be removed from the final release following its premature debut.

    Posted by Mr3 at 22:37 on 04-12-2017 and has been viewed 276 times.
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    Streaming Service Pulselocker Shuts Down 

    Pulselocker, the DJ-focused music streaming service, just announced that it is ceasing operations. In an email sent out to users, Pulselocker cited “a combination of market circumstances and financial constraints” as the reasons for shutting down.

    Pulselocker steadily gained traction these past few years, gaining integration within DJ software like Serato DJ, Rekordbox DJ, and Virtual DJ. It was one of only two music streaming services which allowed you to legally stream songs for public performance. Virtual DJ’s online music service is the other, which is split among three plans from different providers: Music (provided by iDJ Pool), Karaoke (DigiTrax and Karaoke Cloud), and Video (VJPro).


    Posted by Mr3 at 13:29 on 14-11-2017 and has been viewed 345 times.
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    Traktor 2.11.1 Brings Track Colour Coding 

    Native Instruments just released an update to its Traktor Pro 2 software. Version 2.11.1 adds the ability to colour code a track in Traktor’s browser which shows up in all your playlists and Traktor library searches. Stability improvements and minor fixes have also been implemented, including a simple way to save Remix Deck Sets.

    Traktor Pro 2 has been around for a while now, and the last major update to the software came in the form of Stems back in 2015. While it was a solid, well-executed idea that was fully supported

    Posted by Mr3 at 13:26 on 14-11-2017 and has been viewed 397 times.
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    Skrillex wins DJ Mag Highest Bass 

    2017 highlights for Skrilelx include a legendary Dog Blood reboot with Boys Noize at HARD Summer, a get-together with his old emo band From First To Last, an appearance at the ACLU fund-raiser, and key festivals such as Burning Man and experimental gathering Form Acrosanti.

    Posted by Mr3 at 17:37 on 24-10-2017 and has been viewed 526 times.