Pioneer Rekordbox DJ Software

If you’re an experienced DJ, Pioneer's Rekordbox design will surely ring a bell. Its interface is incredibly similar to what you’d see while using Native Instruments’ Traktor, Virtual DJ or Serato. The approach that the developers had taken appears to be the safest and the surest one possible in their [...]

By |2017-12-12T00:00:00+00:0012/12/2017|Opinions, Reviews|0 Comments

SoundCloud, Will It Survive?

The faults of the modern music business are coming full circle. In short: no one, outside of a few top-level artists, business men, and promoters, are making any money, and it’s coming back around to bite the industry and the fans in the ass. Nowhere is this more visible right [...]

By |2017-10-09T00:00:00+00:0010/09/2017|Opinions|0 Comments

The Vinyl Resurrection

You’ve probably heard talk of the rise of vinyl. Everyone is doing it. Hell, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a part of it yourself. Vinyl is dominating sales in the music industry, and many artists are having a hard time stocking enough records at their merch table. At first, [...]

By |2017-09-06T00:00:00+00:0009/06/2017|Opinions|0 Comments

Seriously WTF is EDM and is it a Genre?

I’m going to burst your bubble here: EDM is not a valid genre of music. It’s not. It’s art, it’s culture, it’s a movement. But it sure as hell is not a genre of music, and I’m not even sure I’d go so far as to call it ‘music.’ Now, [...]

By |2017-03-29T00:00:00+00:0003/29/2017|Opinions|0 Comments

SoundCloud: Definitely Has Become Cloudy

Soundcloud, sooo 2008 You and a few friends stumble into an apartment after a night out. There’s no DJ equipment in sight, but it’s all good because the host promptly directs everyone to the beefy little sound system, complete with tweeters and woofer. All at once, the group pounces on [...]

By |2017-03-17T00:00:00+00:0003/17/2017|Opinions|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-03-15T00:00:00+00:0003/15/2017|Opinions|0 Comments

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, [...]

By |2017-02-08T00:00:00+00:0002/08/2017|Opinions|0 Comments