April 28, 2013
Every DJ who has tried to make money off of their hobby has been faced with a few problems and dilemmas. It goes like this: you want to play the music you love and you want to share it with other people, but you also want to profit from your hard work and energy. You begin to realize that the general crowd and club owners only like a certain type of music to be played at their clubs, even if it is not what you like. Wedding DJs know this the most, for they require little skill to make a lot of money. It simply comes down to playing the right songs at the right time. The Club DJ must perform under much more stress but still gets paid less than the wedding DJ. What about if you battle?
Guys like Qbert are lucky to have made a company based …
April 6, 2013
The aura of turntablism remains as one of the great mysteries still left in DJing. It used to be that almost every aspect of DJing was a mystery; the average home listener could figure out how to drop a needle on the record but still had no real clue what he or she was doing behind the decks to mix songs together. The mixing aspect of turntablism is no longer a mystery in 2013 – in fact, the art form itself has been watered down into something very commercial these days. You can sit here and protest that it is killing the art form, but on the other side of the token it helps advance the technology behind it.
If you think scratching is still difficult, imagine trying to scratch on objects that aren’t easily manipulated. As it stands right now, turntables are gigantic and very easy to manipulate with …
June 25, 2012
Have you ever wondered what a quick snapshot of the modern DJ landscape would look like? The rise of DJ culture has produced a plethora of different styles that can be seen spinning their mixes all around the world on any given day. Some DJ’s reach success after only a few months on the one’s and two’s, while some are lifers who can’t imagine a world without the stacks of vinyl spilling over their crates. Take a minute and check out our rundown of all the different types of DJ’s we’ve come across over the years. …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 20, 2012
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 …