Serato launches a new beat-making software, compatible for a DJ’s workflow

Serato is coming out with a digital audio workstation (DAW) called Serato Studio. The software aimed at DJs is currently in beta and will be available through subscription. With design and workflow elements that stem from the Serato DJ software, the new production software is devised to be as intuitive as possible for DJs. “Over the years we’ve spoken…

Move over DJs: Spotify tests new auto-mixing feature

Master mixers just might find their talents matched by Spotify’s auto-mixing function. Originally reported to be in the testing phase by Music Ally, the auto-mix feature runs by beatmatching two tracks once the Spotify user enables the shuffle button, and turns off crossfade. Once the shuffle capability is turned on, and crossfade is disabled, a Spotify algorithm that…

FORBES REVEALS WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID DJS LIST FOR 2017

Forbes has revealed its World’s Highest-Paid DJs list with acts including Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Skrillex (once again) all making the annual ranking. The respected business magazine has been running the list since 2012, with Calvin Harris coming in at number one for the fifth year straight in 2017 with a whopping $48.5 million in…

Your next concert could be an AI DJ

As virtual reality and artificial intelligence begin to infiltrate the collective consciousness of the developed world, the implications within music are beginning to become apparent. Algoriddim’s newest line of DJ software, Djay Pro 2, is officially out and available for macOS. The app allows user to use external hardware or simply mix music entirely within its realms. Djay Pro’s fundamental components are…

BEATPORT SHARES THEIR MOST POPULAR SONG, LABEL, & ARTIST OF 2017

With the advent of streaming over the last few years plus the failed acquisition by SFX, Beatport’s relevance has certainly been on the decline for the most part. But that doesn’t mean it’s still not one of the go-to places and most important charts when it comes to genres like techno, house, and big room EDM. With…

How I PLAY: Carl Cox MODEL 1 DJ Set-Up

PLAYdifferently have released a video in their ‘How I PLAY’ series, featuring Carl Cox discussing his technical set-up with the company’s acclaimed MODEL 1 mixer. The video sees the much-loved DJ provide insight into the ins-and-outs of his legendary multiple-deck set-up, touching on everything from filtering techniques to use of FX and how he treats…

Dillon Francis teaches how to DJ in new Q&A video

Few Q&A sessions have the promise of being as spontaneous as a Dillon Francis Q&A session. Francis visited WIRED Magazine’s studio to spend some time answering Twitter users’ questions regarding DJing. Francis offers insight on topics like using Serato with CDJs, and general DJ hardware, even offering a beat-matching example on the fly. In true…

DJ MAG TOP 100 2017

DJ Mag Top 10 predictions for 2017: Martin Garrix (No Change) Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Armin Van Buuren Hardwell Tiësto THE CHAINSMOKERS DAVID GUETTA AFROJACK STEVE AOKI MARSHMELLO Advertising    

FORBES RELEASES ITS LIST OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID DJS FOR 2017

Forbes has released its annual list of highest paid DJs, and there are a couple of surprises this year. First off, Calvin Harris has dropped significantly from last year’s pay day of $63 million to only $48.5 million this year. This could be contributed to a weaker touring schedule and an album that, while it performed well,…

Unsigned Only 2017 Music Competition Deadline Approaching

Unsigned Only 2017 – Deadline – Unsigned Only is offering artists from each major sphere of the music industry from all around the world a chance to gain exposure, recognition and the rare opportunity to get noticed by music industry professionals. Unsigned Only is one of those competitions that artists just can’t miss and it’s deadline is fast approaching…

SoundCloud Revenue Sharing Update Says DJs Can Make Money Off Mixes

DJs are seeing a revolution in the way we think about music streams from Grammy nominations to a better-appreciated form of art. SoundCloud just announced that DJs will be able to make money off of their remixes and mixes on the platform for the first time ever. Their invite-only revenue sharing program will include artists…

An Interview with Kerem Selek

An Interview with Kerem Selek FYS: Tell me about yourself? KEREM SELEK: Hey,It’s Kerem Selek from Turkey.I born in istanbul and i am 20 years old.I played lots of instruments like;drums,guitar(electro and bass),keyboard etc.. Last 5 years i am dealing with production and Dj performancing.Edm,future house,deep house,g house is my profession.You can find my latest songs…

COACHELLA IS SUING ANOTHER FESTIVAL CALLED ‘HOODCHELLA’

COACHELLA IS SUING ANOTHER FESTIVAL CALLED ‘HOODCHELLA’ Hoodchella, if it’s still called that, will take place in April Coachella is clearly not down with the hood. That’s why the people behind the festival are suing a local LA event that goes by the name of Hoodchella. Hoodchella is set to take place in Los Angeles…

Fatboy Slim: DJ fights, Banksy and the fall of EDM

Fatboy Slim: DJ fights, Banksy and the fall of EDM The UK jock on playing at Dismaland and the time he witnessed two famous DJs face off in Sydney. Back in the the heady days of mesh singlets, baggy pants and PLUR bracelets, the superstar dee-jay ruled the roost of dance music. Firmly among those…

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DJ?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DJ? What makes a good DJ? Seems like an arbitrary question, but there are in fact some agreed upon terms to what qualifies someone as a good DJ. Just to make sure everyone is on the same page (in terms of my authority on the subject), I am simply an avid…

5 ARTISTS THAT ARE DOMINATING THE EDM CIRCUIT IN INDIA

5 ARTISTS THAT ARE DOMINATING THE EDM CIRCUIT IN INDIA India’s thriving EDM scene traces back to the 1980s, originating with a trance movement in the city of Goa. Since then, it has adopted and built upon a broadened spectrum of club-driven sounds that now rivals many of its European and American counterparts. Thanks to festivals…

Best Of British Awards 2015 winners announced

Best Of British Awards 2015 winners announced DJ Magazine announced the winners of its Best Of British Awards 2015 covering the UK’s best’ DJs, producers, nightlife and festivals at a star-studded bash at Heaven, London. This year’s winners include Fabio & Grooverider, Fabric, Defected, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Skepta,Chemical Brothers, Nocturnal Sunshine, Revenge, Bicep, Greg…

A-Trak Is Becoming Dance Music’s ‘Real DJing’ Evangelist

A-Trak Is Becoming Dance Music’s ‘Real DJing’ Evangelist The star turntablist talks mixing, crossover & why “there’s no more rules in music.” Alain Macklovitch is a rare breed of purist, unapologetic yet inviting to those who haven’t seen the light. The five-time DMC World Champion — known to his fans as A-Trak — has emerged…

TOP 5 DJ CONTROLLERS OF 2015

TOP 5 DJ CONTROLLERS OF 2015 Only the year’s most innovative controllers makes the cut DJ controllers have seen a rise in popularity in recent years and companies have been racing to see how much technology they can squeeze into a compact controller. Users can now get the distinct feel of what it’s like to…

The World’s 30 Richest DJs

The World’s 30 Richest DJs Who are the richest DJs in the world? If you are a fan of electronic music, you will probably recognize the names on this list but we think you’ll be very surprised and impressed at just how rich and highly paid the top DJs are. According to celebritynetworth.com the world’s…

Deadmau5 perform at the Game Awards 2015

Deadmau5 perform at the Game Awards 2015 Although new material from deadmau5 has been few and far between this calendar year, the Canadian producer has contributed a plethora of memorable performances in 2015. Zimmerman brought a new stage design to Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and The Governer’s Ball for instance, but last night in Los Angeles, Joel…

#LISTENPARIS2015

#LISTENPARIS2015 BEATPORT TAPS DJS WORLDWIDE TO HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH 24 HOUR LIVE STREAM Beatport has rallied it’s network of DJs and producers to contribute to the #ListenParis2015 climate change awareness initiative. Artists from all over the world have provided a custom soundtrack a worldwide silent disco and communal music event taking place during the…

Another Hacienda resident is selling his entire record collection

Another Hacienda resident is selling his entire record collection Move over Dave Haslam. Buckley is selling 8,000 “killer” records from the golden era of rave and beyond. A few months ago, Haçienda DJ and writer Dave Haslam decided to part ways with his record collection, a 4,000-piece slice of Manchester music history which was quickly snapped…

Sonar 2016 Lineup

Sonar 2016 Lineup: ANOHNI, New Order, Fatboy Slim & More Set for Barcelona Festival With 28 days until Christmas, and seven months until Sónar 2016, the Barcelona electronic music and digital arts festival has announced its first round of performers along with a special “SónarGift” pack for holiday giving. ANOHNI, an alias for Antony Hegarty…

FEATURE INTERVIEW : Steve Lawler

FEATURE INTERVIEW : Steve Lawler A child of the acid house generation, Steve Lawler has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clubland’s eye. Steve Lawler needs no introduction, but he certainly warrants one. You would be hard pushed to find a more in-form, in-demand, exceptionally talented artist, regarded…

Burn Residency 2015 – Challenges

Burn Residency 2015 – Challenges Burn Residency welcomes 20 finalists from all over the world to Ibiza to be mentored by living legend of electronic music, Carl Cox. Here they’re put through their paces during an intense 10-day bootcamp and given a real opportunity of a lifetime. In webisode 5, it’s all eyes on the…

BLASTERJAXX OPEN UP ABOUT FUTURE [INTERVIEW]

BLASTERJAXX OPEN UP ABOUT FUTURE [INTERVIEW] Being a DJ isn’t always glamorous. Though fans may see lavish parties, private jets, and celebrity friends, there’s a much different life to be led when the performance is over. The stress can manifest itself physically – long stretches of touring with little to no sleep can result in…

Hardwell Looks To Set World Record For Biggest Guest List

Hardwell Looks To Set World Record For Biggest Guest List The dance music community has received a lot of negative attention from outsiders, but there’s something to be said about the DJs who are taking their fame and success and using it to make a difference in the world. As one of the most successful…

10 Years Of Dance Music: The Documentary

10 Years Of Dance Music: The Documentary In 2003, the British broadsheet newspaper The Guardian famously declared that ‘dance music was in terminal decline’. Citing the greed of superstar DJs and unimaginative, uninspired music as the reason fans were leaving the genre, it seemed at the time to be the lowest point for dance. Yet…

Top 10 EDM Love Songs of All Time

Top 10 EDM Love Songs of All Time 10.Skrillex – “With You, Friends (Long Drive)” (2010) Ask 10 Skrillex fans what this song means and you’ll get 10 different answers. Sampling a distorted vocal from early cut “I Wish You All The Luck Of The World,” this emotionally charged epic needs no explanation. Loving Lyrics:…

Tigerlily Talks Tiesto, Touring and Taking on the U.S.

Tigerlily Talks Tiesto, Touring and Taking on the U.S. Tigerlily isn’t your ordinary EDM cat. With a slew of awards tucked away, a mentor in Tiesto, a new label deal for the U.S. and a trove of recordings just waiting to be shared, the young artist is ready to pounce. The Australian DJ and producer (real name Dara Hayes) has been…

Burn Residency 2015 – The Experience

Burn Residency 2015 – The Experience Burn Residency welcomes 20 finalists from all over the world to Ibiza to be mentored by living legend of electronic music, Carl Cox. Here they’re put through their paces during an intense 10-day bootcamp and given a real opportunity of a lifetime. In webisode 4, the spotlight focuses on…

THE SECRET BEHIND ARMIN VAN BUUREN’S LIVE SHOWS…

THE SECRET BEHIND ARMIN VAN BUUREN’S LIVE SHOWS… A highly energetic set led by a wall of sound, gleaming lights, lasers, video installation, and special effects. This is exactly what party people all over the world expect when Armin van Buuren is about to take the stage. All of Armin’s performances match these expectations, made…

Top 10 Highest Paid DJ In The World 2015

Top 10 Highest Paid DJ In The World 2015 Top 10 Highest paid DJ in the world , top ten DJ in the world, top 10 most earning Djs in the world. Expensive DJ, Dj musics,richest Djs 10) Deadmau5 ($16 million) 9) Skrillex ($16.5 million) 8) Kaskade ($17 million) 7) Zedd ($21 million) 6) Afrojack…

Eco Company Develops Sustainable Cardboard DJ Booth

Eco Company Develops Sustainable Cardboard DJ Booth No, these images are not from the movie Zoolander. The Spanish eo-lab company CartonLab has developed a pretty interesting, all-cardboard design. They made a normal table shape and even a hexagonal table, which looks pretty cool. See photos below. In a statement, CarbonLab explained their new design: “All…

YAHOO CANCELS SIMON COWELL’S DJ REALITY SHOW

YAHOO CANCELS SIMON COWELL’S DJ REALITY SHOW With the growth of EDM comes mainstream media’s attempt to brand it and sell it to a bigger audience, but despite the genre’s popularity, many of these efforts have failed. The Zac Efron-lead We Are Your Friends film about an aspiring DJ bombed horribly, and the American adaptation of reality DJ competition One…

WATCH ULTRA TV GIVE US A BACKSTAGE TOUR AT UMF

WATCH ULTRA TV GIVE US A BACKSTAGE TOUR AT UMF For the most part, music festivals attendees aren’t allowed backstage, so most of them are left wondering just what exactly is going on on the other side at a major music festival. UMF TV‘s latest video gives fans a glimpse of what goes on behind…

YOUR SHOT USA : THE FINAL VEGAS ELIMINATION

YOUR SHOT USA : THE FINAL VEGAS ELIMINATION It’s getting down the wire for Tiësto to choose a winner for the Your Shot competition. He gives the contestants a private tour of Hakkasan to show them where the winning DJ will ultimately be playing. Gaby, “NTVE ÜTH”, has the final shot to impress him at…

YOUR SHOT USA THE TRAINING BEGINS

YOUR SHOT USA THE TRAINING BEGINS The competition begins now! I give the contestants a little surprise as they start their training wink emoticon Check out Episode 3 of Your Shot USA here It’s the first day of training for Your Shot’s 30 contestants, and there is no time wasted getting started. Jono, the head…

BEATPORT IS ‘VERY SORRY’ FOR KEEPING LABEL MONEY – AND IT’S PAYING UP

BEATPORT IS ‘VERY SORRY’ FOR KEEPING LABEL MONEY – AND IT’S PAYING UP AUGUST 8, 2015  BY TIM INGHAM Beatport has confirmed that its latest quarterly royalty distributions to labels will be processed next week – with SFX box Robert Sillerman personally apologising for the “deeply embarrassing” and “inexcusable” decision to freeze Q2 payments. As…

Episode 2 of Your Shot USA

Episode 2 of Your Shot USA is live exclusively on Vevo! Watch as the judges narrow down thousands of contestants to just 30 people at a kick-off party in downtown LA. Stream this episode of ‪#‎YourShotUSA‬ now: Thousands registered for the chance to play alongside Tiësto at Hakkasan in Las Vegas and play Stage 7…