1511, 2016

David Mancuso, DJ and Dance Culture Pioneer, Dies aged 72

By |November 15th, 2016|Announcements, Music News|0 Comments

Tributes paid to founder of The Loft, New York’s ‘first underground dance party’, which welcomed marginalised and LGBTQ audiences

‘The core idea behind The Loft is social progress’ … David Mancuso. Photograph: Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images

David Mancuso, DJ and pioneer of New York dance culture, has died aged 72. Kid Recordings owner Craig Shifty announced the death […]

1511, 2016

David Mancuso DJ Set @ Red Zone – Italy 04-20-2003

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1511, 2016

Best DJ Controller Ultimate Guide

By |November 15th, 2016|DJ Equipment Tools Software, Music News|0 Comments

September 2016 update! Now contains the latest and greatest recommendations, much cleaner styling, and an updated audio version!

In the past few years, the market has exploded with a plethora of great choices for the DJ searching for a dedicated, all-in-one controller. This article is meant to help you find the best DJ controller for your […]

2310, 2016


By |October 23rd, 2016|Music News|0 Comments

“Groups aren’t working as well as reposts, curated playlists, and messages”

SoundCloud’s struggle to monetize has resulted in a number of changes that haven’t been universally celebrated over the past few years. Today, August 22nd, marks another such interface adjustment, as the music streaming platform has discontinued its Groups feature.

SoundCloud to Remove Album Artwork for Tunes

The company […]

1810, 2016

How South Africa became the center of the house music world

By |October 18th, 2016|Music News|0 Comments

By Thomas Page, for CNN

Photos: South Africa: the new home of house music

Having originated in Chicago in “The Warehouse” nightclub, house music has spread throughout the world. But whilst the genre may be synonymous with Ibiza and Miami, today South Africa is the biggest market per capita anywhere in the world.

(CNN)It may have started in […]

1810, 2016

Recording DJ Mixes: How To Do It Right and Why It Matters

By |October 18th, 2016|DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software|0 Comments

Recording DJ Mixes: How To Do It Right and Why It Matters

You might be one of the top rising DJs in your town, but if you don’t have a portfolio of professional-sounding mixes, you’re just not going to land the gigs you want. We’ve had a number of […]

1710, 2016


By |October 17th, 2016|DJ, Music News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Lab LDN is Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective’s weekly live stream, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our world famous office party.

We welcomed Joey Negro for a 90-minute set combining the finest funk, house and disco cuts around. Regarded as one of the forefathers dance music in the […]

710, 2016

Roland DJ-808

By |October 7th, 2016|DJ Equipment Tools Software|0 Comments


The DJ-808 is a state-of-the-art DJ controller with a 4-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepest Serato DJ integration available. Going way beyond a typical DJ controller, the DJ-808 is an instrument, with a Roland “TR-S” drum machine that contains the world’s most iconic drum sounds […]

710, 2016

7 Reasons Why No One’s Coming To Your Shows

By |October 7th, 2016|Music News|0 Comments

1) You suck
Maybe you’re just not that good.  Sorry.  Most bands aren’t.  Most bands are starry eyed and spend more time bitching about the breaks they’re not getting than in the rehearsal space tightening their show.  Get good first.  Record your rehearsals AND your shows.  Do you LOVE listening to your live set?  If not, […]

710, 2016

The New Technics Turntables Will Set You Back $4,000.00

By |October 7th, 2016|DJ Equipment Tools Software|0 Comments

The world rejoiced when Panasonic unveiled the new Technics SL-1200 turntableat the CES convention in Las Vegas earlier this week. Spirits might not be so high at the price revelation of the Grand Class version however.

What Hi-FI? is reporting that the Grand Class SL-1200G will cost $4000 a pop, meaning that if the pricing is […]