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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
May 10, 2012

Korg Kaossilator 2 and Mini KP2 Review

We have just received the Kaossilator 2 and the Mini KP2 and we are stoked to get our hands on them.  Korg first introduced the Kaoss Pad in 1999 and it was a one-of-a-kind touch pad effects unit that took the world by storm.

I remember the first time I used the original Kaoss Pad during a gig many years ago; it was a lot of fun to use because it had a lot of cool effects and it was really the first FX touch pad that I had ever seen.  I could plug a mic into it as well and do cool vocal effects whenever I performed in a live PA environment.  I also remember watching a guitarist run a Kaoss Pad inline with his guitar pedals, using the pad FX with his bare foot while he played.  It was really versatile and super fun to see.

Korg has …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

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May 8, 2012

Hercules HDP Headphones Review

Hercules has long been a player in the DJ world, being one of the first companies to introduce a controller to the mobile DJ market.  Drawing on its 20 years of audio expertise, the Hercules team is bringing a fresh new personality to the world of DJ headphones by combining professional sound quality and ergonomic design with the comfort demanded by exacting users. Whether DJing at home, in the studio or performing live sets.  There are many DJ headphones to choose from in the market today, and Hercules delivers three new ones, at varying ranges of affordability, that meet various needs of DJing or production whatever your budget or skill level.

HDP DJ M40.1

The entry level selection is the DJ M40.1.  They have a very familiar DJ aesthetic and closely resemble the immensely popular Sony MDRV-700′s, which are still around today.  They come in matte black, constructed mostly of …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 27, 2012

Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Summer Tracks

After having a fun filled Spring (break, for you students), the Summer is almost upon us!  Here in the beautiful (Dirty) South, the summer climate gets quite toasty, signalling that it is time to get ready for the the beach, lake, or the pool, and of course, the massive summer festivals.  Growing up I always looked forward to my summers, because I could be at the beach from dawn to dusk, along with masses of beautiful people, wearing next to nothing, with little to no responsibilities.   So even if I can’t get away to the beach like that any more, I luckily have the chance to re-invoke those feelings whenever I play a DJ set this summer at the lake, pool, or at a block party.  Here’s a few of my favorite guilty pleasure tracks, older and newer, that are great for your upcoming gigs going into the summer.…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 25, 2012

The Evolution Of DJ Culture

In 1935 the term “disc jockey” was used to describe the first radio announcer to become a star, Martin Block.  Since then the disc jockey or “DJ” has been defined in as many different ways as there are now styles of music, technique, performance, and technology.  I became a DJ nearly thirty years ago and I have seen the culture change and evolve in many ways.  From my humble beginnings playing at family parties, making mix-tapes for dance routines, and travelling as a performing artist and entertainer through the nineties, I have witnessed how DJs affect and influence a generation of fans and dance music enthusiasts all over the world.

The culture associated with being a DJ is one of unique style or fashion, extravagance, excess, and fame.  Today some of the most successful and heralded DJs are idolized by millions of fans worldwide.  They are considered to be …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

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April 20, 2012

Vestax VCI-380 – Serato ITCH DJ Controller Review

Since the beginning of DJing and DJ culture Vestax has been heavily influential in evolution of the art form.  With the advent of turntablism and controllerism they have consistently had a presence with products like the PMC series battle mixers, PDX series turntables, and the VCI range of controllers.  A host of incredible DJs and turntablists, including Q*Bert, Carl Cox, DJ Krush, Johnny Fiasco, and Rafik, have endorsed their products for years, choosing the Vestax range of mixers, turntables, and controllers as their weapons of choice.  The quality and reliability of the Vestax product is undeniable, and their technologically advanced design and versatility is maintained in their new range of midi pad and DJ controllers.

One of the influencers of modern controllerism, Ean Golden, first used a Vestax VCI-100 to originate a culture and a style that is more widely used among many of …