I’ve been following Sebastien, a producer who hails from Hamburg, Germany, for a few months now. He’s got a deep house and tech house sound blended with emo and pop stylings. On this mix, he tones down the anthemic festival sound of Kyau & Albert to give DJs a more accessible mix for radio and the clubs. If you’re not following Sebastien, well, you should! He’s sort of like Germany’s version of MK. In fact, I play their tracks back to back in my mix sets and out in the clubs.
DJ Tech Tools interviews pioneering Techno DJ producer, Richie Hawtin, on the future of DJing and the standardization of digital DJ tools.
If you don't know Dubspot, the music production and DJ school has quickly entrenched itself as the defacto spot to learn the tools, tips and techniques for the DJ trade. Whether it's making music with Ableton Live, scratch classes using Serato, or DJing with the Pioneer DVJ mixing console using DVD's, the school has a class for you.
Dubspot's 2009 Summer registration is under way and you'll need to jump on it quick, because I hear that classes are filling up. According to a recent NYTimes article about DJing in the dowturn, Dubspot enrollment has doubled to 300 since last year. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, it's always good to use the time to pick up a new skill. While some are transitioning to nursing and health care or other sectors, you might be thinking about leaving the corporate carer behind to do something infinitely more creative than crunching spreadsheets and building Power Point presentations.
ToneMine launches DJ-Tutor, an browser based mixer sequencer. DJ/Producers can make and promote ringtones directly in the browser window. Winners will receive Blackberry smartphones.