Pioneer DJ have announced a new flagship mixer – the DJM-V10. Featuring six channels, new FX and filters, a compressor on every channel, the ability to reroute effects internally and a new isolator three-band master EQ. Speaking of EQ, the V10 features four-band EQ, similar to that of the Allen & Heath Xone range, doubling up on the mid with a Mid-Lo and Mid-Hi band per channel.
After a series of debilitating strokes in 2017 left him disabled, pioneering US drum & bass and jungle DJ Karl K is asking for financial assistance.
Karl has been left with significant brain damage following the strokes. He’s unable to work, and his way of life has been devastated. While over $21,000 has already been donated, much more is needed.
Pioneer DJ has revealed a new transparent CDJ and mixer.
Designed by Virgil Abloh, the CDJs and mixer are to appear at the artist and fashion entrepreneur’s Figures Of Speech exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art from 10th June to 22nd September.
The transparent models of Pioneer’s CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 are, according to a statement, intended to inspire “different sound while DJing. And perhaps a new way for music technology and human interaction to equal a different result”.
Andy C is famous for his all-night sessions behind the decks. Exactly how many thousands of people have witnessed him spanning the many eras and sub-divisions of the drum & bass genre all the way to sunrise over the last decade is hard to pinpoint; but given that his last epic session in London was at the massive Alexandra Palace, having previously sold out Brixton Academy twice, we can only guess it’s well into six figures.
"I do scan the audience and I do have a regular crowd that I see, and that’s absolutely beautiful and amazing"
Despite the diary full of bookings across the world, Andy rarely misses a home game of his beloved WestHam, where he’s a season ticket holder. This often necessitates a mad post-match dash to the airport. “Everyone says ‘you’re mad’, but pretty much whatever it takes, I’ll get the first flight and go straight from the airport to the stadium, or I’ll go and watch a game and run out and go to an airport, or go to a gig. If I can help it, I won’t miss a game.”
He still takes a day off pretty much every week to practise his DJing, because he finds going out to play without knowing his set and mixes inside out to be a deeply unsatisfying experience. Of course, since the digital revolution, and given the fact that everyone in drum & bass wants him to play their tunes, he’s always got a massive stack of new music to go through, too. “It’s an outrageous amount of music,” he laughs.
A club in Berlin is banning all CDJs and turntables. In an effort to broaden the minds of DJs and punters alike, Liquid Sky Berlin is banning the use of any type of media player and traditional turntable in favour of other music-making sources.
Pioneer have announced a new entry level mixer for Serato DJ users. The DJM-S3 features two channels, two filters and a USB port to take advantage of the DVS features of the mixer. The DJM-S3 is timecode compatible out of the box so you can plug in your turntable and control Serato right away.
The mixer also features Pioneer DJ's flagship Magvel cross fader and two headphone jacks for back-to-back sessions. The DJM-S3 is available now and costs €549.
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Mr Switch, aka Anthony Culverwell, is one of the most talented (and decorated) DJs to come out of the UK, noted worldwide for his versatility, party-rocking abilities and scratch skills.