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Q&A Sessions: Meet Mokgadi Mabela — the DJ, beekeeper and mother delivering sweet, sweet honey from Native Nosi

Mokgadi Mabela is the bee lady whose love for good honey has blossomed into a business. She tells us about her genius dad and her late introduction to bees The post Q&A Sessions: Meet Mokgadi Mabela — the DJ, beekeeper and mother delivering sweet, sweet honey from Native Nosi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Music, Reading, Anxiety, Bees, Farming, Faith, National, Honey, Djing, Bee Hives, Beekeeping, Q&A Sessions, Subs-only, Mokgadi Mabela, Native Nosi


Nostalgia, connection and the nomadic sound of Mx Blouse

Mx Blouse talks about their sonic influences and how these fused together to shape their debut album, 'Elementality' The post Nostalgia, connection and the nomadic sound of Mx Blouse appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Rap, Fusion, Dancing, Friday, Nostalgia, Djing, House Music, A Fetish Ain’t Love, Elementality, eSikhawini, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, Love Was A Lie, Mx Blouse, Papi Moshodi, Phuzamanzi


Stream tracks straight from SoundCloud into Algoriddim’s DJ app

The number 1 DJing app in the app store gets SoundCloud integration so you can pull from 200 million tracks to mix with. Agoriddim’s djay is the top app for DJs in the Apple App Store and now its even better. SoundCloud’s catalogue of everything from user-uploaded music and mixes to their catalogue of official tracks is available to DJ in the app now. If you’re just starting out, djay’s Automix AI makes creating seamless mixes a breeze. If it’s not your first spin, you can use djay with...
Tags: Music, App, Dj, Library, Software, Streaming, Mixing, Soundcloud, Algoriddim, Djay, Djs, Application, Digital Music News, Apple App Store, Djing, SoundCloud Go


Pioneer’s new 6-channel DJ mixer could be a producer and live act favorite

Its expanded mixing and EQ section have already inspired memes, but live acts will sure be happy to see it in the booth. Pioneer, of course, faces an ongoing problem. Having taken over the world, there’s not much left to conquer. At the entry level, the strategy isn’t hard – there’s an expanding market of first-time DJs, and the company’s combination of Rekordbox-for-computers with Rekordox-for-USB-stick-prep seems a winner. But at the high end, the product stury is murkier. What do people wa...
Tags: Music, Tech, Dj, Gear, Stories, Music Tech, Djing, Pioneer, Namm, Richie Hawtin, Allen Heath, Serato, Mixer, Rekordbox, NAMM20, DJM-V10


The CDMDJ is the most ridiculous possible CDJ mod, not real

Transparent CDJs? We can top that. Meet the CDMDJ: a custom edition Pioneer CDJ so limited, none will be made. If you missed it, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (ah, I spent some good times there) will be showing Virgil Abloh’s Pioneer’s CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2. And they’re… well, normal CDJs, except they’re see-through. Supposedly, staring at them while you play is meant to give you a “different sound while DJing. And perhaps a new way for music technology and human interaction ...
Tags: Music, Design, Parody, Tech, Dj, Black, Cdm, Djing, Pioneer, Industrial-design, Friedrich Nietzsche, Darkness, Virgil Abloh, CDJ, Cdj-2000nexus


Traktor DJ 2 makes everyone a DJ for free, no matter your skills

Traktor DJ’s second incarnation is here to bring DJ mixing to the masses with a free app that’s accessible to everyone from amateurs to pros. Traktor DJ 2 brings new life, features and greatness to Native Instruments much-loved DJing software. The program made for computers and tablets makes mixing like a pro accessible so that anyone can start chopping tracks no matter how much experience they have. For a start Traktor DJ 2 is free so that you don’t have to commit if you’re interested ...
Tags: Music, App, Dj, Software, Mixing, Soundcloud, Application, Native Instruments, Mix, Djing, Dj Software, Traktor Dj


Reloop’s new RP-8000 MK2: instrumental pitch control, Serato integration

Like the relaunched Technics 1200, the new Reloop decks sport digitally controlled motors. But Reloop have gone somewhere very different from Technics: platters that can be controlled at a full range of pitches, and even play scales. And the RP-8000 MK2 is a MIDI controller, too, for Serato and other software. Oh yeah, and one other thing – Reloop as always is more affordable – a pair of RP-8000 MK2s costs the same as one SL-1200 MK7. (One deck is EUR600 / USD700 / GBP525). And there’s a trend...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Mac, Windows, Dj, Software, Gear, Stories, Turntables, Panasonic, Midi, Music Tech, Djing, Technics, Controllers, Blu Ray


The Technics SL-1200 is back, and this time for DJs again

First it was dead. Then, it came back but … inexplicably cost four thousand bucks and seemed to be for audiophiles, not DJs. Now, at last, the iconic* Technics SL-1200 turntable is back, and in a newly-manufactured form that might actually suit DJs. The pitch: take advanced tech, learned from Blu-ray players, and turn it into an accessible turntable that delivers the performance and playing style of traditional players, with greater reliability and better sound. If you don’t particularly ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, Hardware, Trends, Tech, History, Dj, Chicago, Gear, Stories, Turntables, Panasonic, Scratch, Music Tech, Djing


Build your own scratch DJ controller

If DJing originated in the creative miuse and appropriation of hardware, perhaps the next wave will come from DIYers inventing new approaches. No need to wait, anyway – you can try building this scratch controller yourself. DJWORX has done some great ongoing coverage of Andy Tait aka Rasteri. You can read a complete overview of Andy’s SC1000, a Raspberry Pi-based project with metal touch platter: Step aside portablism — the tiny SC1000 is here In turn, there’s also that project’s cousin, the 7...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Diy, Free, Berlin, Tech, Dj, Linux, Open-source, Portable, Andy, Music Tech, Free As In Freedom, Djing, PCB, Open-source-hardware


Mix tracks right from SoundCloud through Serato DJ

SoundCloud has one of the biggest collections of music ever with everything from underground DJ mixes to the latest hit tracks and now you can mix them into your set easily with Serato DJ. As a DJ you want a comprehensive selection of tracks to mix and match and groove around with. SoundCloud has a bigger music library than all of the major streaming services thanks to it’s user uploaded catalogue featuring custom tracks from DJs, producers, bands, singers and everything in-between. Now Soun...
Tags: Music, Dj, Library, Software, Streaming, Mixing, Catalogue, Soundcloud, Go, Mix, Mixes, Djing, Set, Producers, Serato, Pro Unlimited


djay makes DJing on iOS free replacing their old app

8 years of djay on iOS making DJing easy and fun for anyone on their smartphones, they are re-releasing the app so it’s free for everyone. For 8 years Algoriddim has been bringing DJing to the masses through their phones with their paid app djay. Now they’re re-inventing the experience and opening it up to more people by making it a free experience and enhancing it with a bunch of new features. Gone are the old djay apps on iOS offering a $10 iPhone app and a $20 app for DJing on the iPad th...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Ipad, Music, App, Dj, Software, Algoriddim, Djay, Application, Djing, Decks, Beatpad, Loopmasters, Reloop Mixon, Pioneer DJ Reloop Numark Denon DJ


Everyone can DJ on iOS with djay’s new free app

8 years of djay on iOS making DJing easy and fun for anyone on their smartphones, they are re-releasing the app so it’s free for everyone. For 8 years Algoriddim has been bringing DJing to the masses through their phones with their paid app djay. Now they’re re-inventing the experience and opening it up to more people by making it a free experience and enhancing it with a bunch of new features. Gone are the old djay apps on iOS offering a $10 iPhone app and a $20 app for DJing on the iPad th...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Ipad, Music, App, Dj, Software, Algoriddim, Djay, Application, Djing, Decks, Beatpad, Loopmasters, Reloop Mixon, Pioneer DJ Reloop Numark Denon DJ


NI’s moving haptic wheels could change digital DJing: the new S4

DJing techniques are all built around moving turntables – around record players. The biggest news from Native Instruments today is that the company is finally bringing that tactile, kinetic experience to a digital controller you might actually go and buy. Meet the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 MK3. In the beginning, of course, there were turntables. And even though a digital file has nothing to do with a turntable, the gestures born out of the older analog, mechanical technology are tough to beat. Look ...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Tech, Dj, Previews, Stories, Native-Instruments, Music Tech, Djing, Pioneer, Controllers, Denon, Traktor, S4, Controllerism, Tactile


Pioneer’s latest DJ all-in-one wants to help you get ready for clubs

The modern CDJ – and resurgent vinyl – have won over the DJ market in many genres and corners of the world. But that leaves a problem: it’s expensive to duplicate this setup and home. Pioneer’s latest all-in-one promises to be more reliable, and closer to the club experience. It’s bad news for the likes of Serato and Native Instruments, as well as for would-be rival players like Denon, but Pioneer have done a pretty impressive job of entrenching themselves in the club. And once you get to the ...
Tags: Music, Hardware, US, Tech, Dj, Previews, All-in-one, Native Instruments, Music Tech, Djing, Pioneer, Denon, Serato, CDJ, Rekordbox, Digital-dj


Forget vinyl: here’s a DJ rig with two Amiga 1200 PCs

Computers will never die. Now they’re even old enough to be retro. So watch a DJ rig that combines two Commodore Amigas for MOD DJing, thanks to recent software. “The kids are coming up from behind. I’m losing my edge. I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought Amigas.” The beauty of this approach is, those Amigas play MOD files – tracker-based music sequences with elaborate, hyperactive sounds from the golden age of video game composition and chip music. And just as...
Tags: Music, Tech, Dj, Mod, Computers, Software, Hacks, 90s, Atari, Retro, Commodore, Oddities, Music Tech, Djing, Don, Amiga


Pioneer and Serato get two-laptop B2B DJing with dual USB audio

One way to keep laptops from disappearing from DJ setups: let more laptops come to the party. Pioneer’s new US$999 flagship controller for Serato does just that, with more connections and two independent USB audio interfaces. You might expect the monster, flagship controller for DJs to simply fade away – replaced by either standalone hardware at the higher-end, or more mobile devices on the go. But someone must be buying these things, because they keep showing up. Serato’s steady parade of per...
Tags: Europe, Music, Usa, UK, Berlin, US, Tech, Dj, Usb, Stories, Laptops, B2b, Music Tech, Roland, Djing, Pioneer


Roland gets you going on their DJ controllers, Serato with free samples

The Roland-Serato combination stakes out a clear niche: adding live techniques to DJ routines. Now some free sounds and videos will get you started. There is a dizzying array of gear out there, and a lot of really similar. I’ll talk separately about the DJ-XXX line from Roland, but it’s pretty easy to sum up. All three units have built-in TR-S drum machines from the Roland AIRA line for 808 and 909 sounds, with the 505 and 808 adding additional dedicated controls and progressively more AIRA fe...
Tags: Music, Free, Tech, Dj, Sounds, Freebies, How-to, Stories, Routines, Hybrid, 909, Ableton, Music Tech, Samples, Roland, Djing


djay Pro 2 brings algorithms and machine learning to DJing

A.I.D.J.? The next-generation djay Pro 2 for Mac adds mixing and recommendations powered by machine learning – and more human-powered features, too. When Big Data meets the DJ The biggest break from how we’ve normally thought about DJ software comes in the form of automatic mixing and selection tools. One is powered by machine learning working with DJ sets, and one from data collected from listening (Spotify). Automix AI is a new mixing technology. And hold on to your hats, folks, if the “s...
Tags: Apple, Photos, Spotify, Music, Mac, US, Tech, Dj, Software, Stories, Streaming, App-store, Ai, Upgrades, Motion, Algoriddim


Why Soda could finally make you take DJ apps seriously again

Soda for iOS is the first DJ app that is whatever you want it to be – with fully customizable interfaces, powerful specs, AU plug-ins, and Ableton Link. The need for something new Let’s be honest: we’re not exactly at the high water mark for advanced DJ software. Even vinyl (not digital vinyl – like the stuff you hurt your back carrying) seems to be on a stronger upswing than DJ software. The Pioneer CDJ reigns supreme, to the extent that you can get laughed out of a club when you show up wi...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Apps, Music, Microsoft, Berlin, Tech, Dj, Software, Soda, Stories, Algoriddim, Au, Midi


Virtual reality set to totally transform DJing, and Japan explains

What would make DJing with vinyl better? Why, DJing with vinyl as a disembodied invisible person in virtual reality with virtual vinyl on virtual decks! At this point, you’ve probably got many questions, like “what?” and “why?” Okay, mostly “why?” And to answer that question, we obviously need someone Japan, where it’s always the future. And in that future, you get to PUT CRAZY MUSIC TOGETHER AND THROW RECORDS OUT OF YOUR CRATE AT THE WALLS OF YOUR VIRTUAL LOFT. Watch: Vinyl RealityというVRDJシミ...
Tags: Gaming, Music, Japan, Dj, Steam, Stories, Vr, 3D, Oddities, Music Tech, Djing, Desco, Virtual-reality, DIY + Unusual, Beeya


DJ software & tech creators Native Instruments raised $50m+ in new funding

A household name for many music producers and DJs, Native Instruments have just received loads of new funds from a round of funding. DJ-tech makers Native Instruments, famous for their Maschine controllers, Kontrol keyboards and Komplete software, have got a bunch more money to play with. In a new round of funding the company received a whopping $58 million / €50 million which they say they will use for “rapid international growth”. The successful funding round saw the large investment come fr...
Tags: Music, Technology, London, Funding, Tech, Investment, Dj, Production, Software, Funds, Instruments, Native Instruments, Industry News, Djing, Maschine, Producer


Pioneer made a CDJ-shaped sampler – what does that mean for DJs?

Japanese giant Pioneer continue their march to expand from decks and mixers into live tools for DJs. The latest: a sampler in the form of the ubiquitous CDJ. This isn’t Pioneer’s first sampler/production workstation. The TORAIZ SP-16 already staked out Pioneer’s territory there, with the same 4×4 grid and sampling functions. And the SP-16 is really great. I had one to test for a few weeks, and while these things are pricey and more limited in functionality than some of the competition from Ele...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Berlin, US, Tech, Dj, Analysis, Gear, Stories, MPC, Live-performance, Music Tech, Djing, Pioneer, Dave Smith, Elektron


macOS High Sierra upgrade requires some caution

macOS High Sierra (10.13) is out today. And that means it’s time to check in on compatibility with all your gear. High Sierra is mostly about under-the-hood changes, and what Apple promises will be some forward-looking architectural improvements. There’s a new high-performance 64-bit Apple File System, intended for those internal flash drives. There are major changes to graphics support, dealing with the GPU and Apple’s own Metal API – though no indication that has any particular implications ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Mac, Tech, Dj, Troubleshooting, Software, Stories, Air, Upgrades, Gpu, Sierra, Compatibility, Plug-ins, Music Tech, Vst


Pioneer’s DDJ-SB2 Controller and Serato DJ is the perfect Set-Up for Beginners

Pioneer are a top of the range DJ Software company and until a few years back there low range equipment hasn’t really received any praise until the release of the DDJ- SB2 in Mid 2015. This low cost controller works with Serato to combine the best beginner DJ experience to learn and improve on. The DDJ-SB2 is loaded with features such as; filter fade, Serato DJ FX, manual and auto loop, slip mode and a talk-over function amongst many other things. You can lay your hands on one of these bad boy...
Tags: Music, Dj, Artist / Label News, Djing, Pioneer, Serato, Wolf Pack, DDJSB2, DJ Controller


Now, DJing with a giant touchscreen using djay, Surface Studio, Surface Dial

So, Algoriddim’s djay has been quietly morphing from “nifty entry-level Mac DJ tool” into “holy, crap, this is actually kind of better than the other DJ software.” And now, a ground-up rewrite for Windows 10 points to where music software might go on that platform – namely, touch and other novel input. I’ll review the state of djay Pro soon. I think its clean interface and its open support for hardware (including Pioneer’s) are reason serious DJs should give it a second look. And in particular, ...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Music, Microsoft, Windows, Tech, Dj, Software, Surface, Windows 10, Windows Store, Algoriddim, Djay, Surface Book, Touch, Djing


Producers and DJs can now sign up to get paid for SoundCloud plays

SoundCloud’s ambitious goals for being the place where people share and discover music has always left it with a challenge. On one hand, it has to keep encouraging you to upload music – your tunes, your remixes, your DJ sets. It can’t just be a site for major label content, because then it loses to Apple and Spotify by default. On the other, it has to satisfy the needs of right holders – including when you upload music that they own. That’s an issue with your DJ set, of course, but it could eve ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, Music, Berlin, Trends, Tech, Sharing, Web, Analytics, Dj, Online, Streaming, Soundcloud, Djs, Djing


Turn a terrible toy turntable from a supermarket into a scratch deck

Well, this is probably the world’s cheapest DVS [digital vinyl system]. The reader here got the deck for £14; retail is just £29.99. Add a Raspberry Pi in place of the computer, a display and some adapters, and you have a full-functioning DJ system. For real. Daniel James tells us the full story. My favorite advice – and I agree – don’t buy this record player. It really is that awful. But it does prove how open source tools can save obsolete gear from landfills – and says to me, too, that there’...
Tags: Toys, Music, Cheap, China, Tutorials, Tech, Aldi, How-to, Tips, Turntables, Open-source, Scratch, Awesomeness, Free As In Freedom, Djing, Daniel


DJ with over 20m songs on iPhone with djay Pro

After gaining thousands of fans on the iPad djay Pro has launched for iPhone bringing it’s deep mixing app to even more audiences. djay Pro is an advanced mixing app that puts the power of DJing into your smartphone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. The 2016 Apple Design Award winning app has been available for a year on iPads, but now developers algoriddim are bringing their quality DJ app to the masses by releasing it onto iPhones. The new app has been rebuilt exclusively for iP...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Spotify, Music, App, Dj, Software, Turntables, Mixing, Award, Djay, Djs, Application, Pro, Apple App Store


Mix songs from Spotify as djay Pro comes to iPhones

After gaining thousands of fans on the iPad djay Pro has launched for iPhone bringing it’s deep mixing app to even more audiences. djay Pro is an advanced mixing app that puts the power of DJing into your smartphone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. The 2016 Apple Design Award winning app has been available for a year on iPads, but now developers algoriddim are bringing their quality DJ app to the masses by releasing it onto iPhones. The new app has been rebuilt exclusively for iP...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Spotify, Music, App, Dj, Software, Turntables, Mixing, Award, Djay, Djs, Application, Pro, Apple App Store


Reading Jeff Mills’ comment on a Thump rant is worth your time

Jeff Mills would like to remind you to step away from the clickbait story and hit the studio. Whatever you think of Jeff Mills – and certainly whatever you think of Dixon – it’s worth listening to what he has to say. One of the reasons I admire Mills is not only that he’s been around a long time, but that he is passionate about pedagogy, articulate about elevating the practice of DJing and electronic production to art. He’s a voice for putting a message into music, beyond just partying. You can...
Tags: Music, Opinion, Berlin, Dj, Production, Artists, Editorial, Polls, Thump, Techno, Djing, Jeff, Dixon, Mills, Jeff Mills, Mathew Jonson