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Taylor

Taylor
January 17, 2013

Novation Twitch: A Retrospective

The world of DJ controllers really opened up to new possibilites with the release of the Novation Twitch DJ Controller. Sure DJ’s were already using control surfaces that did not reflect a traditional DJ setup, but this was the first time we saw the replacement of jog wheels with touch strips, and a DJ controller that seemed designed specifically for the new breed of controllerist. This of course sparked debate amongst DJs and controllerists as to what constitutes a proper DJ setup or the proper way to DJ. But the truly creative and innovative controller connoisseurs saw this as an exciting prospect for the future of digital DJing. It was also one of the first DJ controllers to offer 8 pads on both decks which could be used to setup hot cues, launch one shots, or control FX and their parameters. With controllers like the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 and the latest …

MOBILE STUDIO
Taylor

Taylor
September 4, 2012

Enferno Live at DJ Expo 2012 Part 3

The third installment of Enferno’s live remix set at DJ Expo shows off one of the coolest features on the Casio XW-G1: The ability to map sections of the keyboard to trigger different samples throughout the set. Electronic musicians sometimes get called out for being rather uninspiring when they play live, because while they may sound great, many performers can be boring to watch.  The Casio XW-G1 allows Enferno to get hands on while building up the dynamics of his remixes.   Watch in Part 3 as Enferno triggers  loops, snares, and two different synthesizer sounds without missing a beat.  If you are looking to add a great live performance tool to your arsenal you’ve got to check out the Casio XW-G1. …

MOBILE STUDIO
Chris

Chris
August 27, 2012

Enferno Live at DJ Expo 2012 Part 2

Here’s the second part of Enferno’s live remix set performed at DJ Expo in Atlantic City. If you didn’t catch the first part, we strongly recommend that you check it out, and listen carefully to the audio quality while you’re at it. The audio for the entire set – parts one, two, three, and four – were all recorded with the internal microphone of a Zoom H4N.…

MOBILE STUDIO
Chris

Chris
August 22, 2012

Enferno Live at DJ Expo 2012 Part 1

Last week the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio made a stop in Atlantic City, New Jersey and parked inside the Trump Taj Mahal for an exciting week at DJ Expo. There we ran into our old friend Enferno who was up to his live remix tricks again, this time on the main stage. He debuted two never before seen mixes, and we got to film the entire set. Be sure to check out all four parts of their performance. Here’s part one, enjoy!…

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Taylor

Taylor
August 18, 2011

DubStep isn’t new anymore. Hello Moombahton…I love you

It was 2009 and I was driving down the road and I heard a song that would change my life forever.  I was listening to BBC radio 1 and Zane Lowe was hyping up his “Hottest Track in the World” as being something of the likes I had never heard before.  When he dropped the Jakwob remix of “Under the Sheets” by Ellie Goulding I literally yelled aloud at the first drop.  Musically, It was quite possibly the sickest thing I had ever heard, it was grimy and glitchy but its melodies were silky smooth yet hard hitting.

I rushed home to download (legally of course) a bunch of the dubbiest dubs I could find. At the time I was hosting a weekly radio show on WRAS Atlanta and I had to play this music on air as fast as possible.  When I went into the station for my weekly Drum and Bass show …