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EP Review – Julius St. James – The Textural Movement EP

Julius St. James is hitting the scene with bang. The Washington, D.C.-based producer dropped his first four song EP entitled The Textural Movement on CDBaby earlier this year, and through a heavy dose of originality and move-able, catchy beats, the release looks to make a big mark on the current [...]

Beatport: The Monster With No Teeth

Beatport is the monster that won’t die. Bankruptcy, relaunch after relaunch, and an ill-advised flirtation with streaming have all taken their toll on Beatport. But it’s still here. It’s still a big deal as well. Check how many big name artists shout out to Beatport when promoting their releases on [...]

Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 DJ Mixer Review

‘Play to your strengths’, my Dad always told me when I was growing up. I wonder if he’s been advising the good folk at Allen & Heath, because with their newest DJ mixer in the XONE range, they’re doing just that. The XONE:PX5 takes all the things that XONE have [...]

Is Boiler Room actually boring?

Since it started in London back in 2010, Boiler Room has changed the face of dance music. Through genius marketing and use of social media, it’s given underground DJs who previously played to tens of people, an audience of millions. It’s provided the cream of underground dance music to everyone, [...]

PreSonus Sceptre S8 Studio Monitor Review

The PreSonus Sceptre S8 is an extension of what S6 has to offer. It has a bigger woofer diameter and enclosure size then its smaller sibling. Numerous reports and testimonials have endorsed these speakers and almost every customer review contains the words “clear” and “pure”, and that’s not a coincidence. [...]

iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced Review

iZotope’s Ozone 7 makes mastering cheating, straight up. The plug-in features a set of high-quality components that have an outstanding design, which is of great importance to any producer, an aspect we’d like to lay a great deal of emphasis on. The visual traits of DAW are of great importance [...]

Is EDM Over? A Few Reasons Why Mainstream EDM is on the Way Out

Right before Ultra started its 2016 festival, the Miami Herald ran a piece about how EDM is losing its steam. The piece makes some great points – that clubs charge too much and cater to VIP customers, that big-name DJs are constantly on tour, and that a couple of major [...]