December 15, 2012

UFO Controller Lets You Have A Close Encounter Of The Musical Kind

Space is a reoccurring theme that you’ll find centered on DJ techniques and also on records produced for turntablists.  There are many references to futuristic ideas through DJing and the sort, and the art of turntablism can even been seen as something that is not of this world.  Just look at the way a turntable looks – it looks like a space ship.  DJ Qbert even has his own line of Vestax turntables called the “QFO”.  Many scratch moves are also based on futuristic ideas as well.  The “transformer” was named so because it sounds like a form of communication that robots would use.

Also, a technique that involves using flares in a circular pattern is also known as an “orbital flare” and makes an oscillating sound; the kind that would remind you of something in space invaders or Pac man.  The theme of the unknown and extraterrestrial still lives …

DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
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 …