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NEWS ARCHIVE
The 87th instalment of Mastermix’s regular Pro Dance release is out now. Packed with the biggest hits and new releases, all in remixed form, this month’s edition features the latest remixes from Luke Friend, Jess Glynne, Alesso feat. Roy English and Calvin Harris. Perfect for the commercial club / mobile DJ who wants the remixed versions of the latest pop/dance chart hits.
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The South Eastern Discotheque Association (SEDA) has announced committee changes and the appointment of its new chairman, following the recent SEDA ShowNight and AGM at the Britannia Theatre, Chatham.
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Prolight Concepts has announced details of the Equinox Slender Beam Centrepiece, the latest addition to its Slender Beam series. The as yet unreleased product has been designed for use by mobile DJs, who can mount the effect sideways in the middle of their lighting rig to act as an eye-catching centrepiece, perfect for medium-large sized venues.
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The company behind the successful edjing DJ app has announced the release of Mixfader – a totally wireless cross-fader that syncs with the app to offer realistic mixing and scratching from mobile devices.
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ADJ has recently announced the Inno Pocket Fusion, a new addition to its Inno Pocket range of compact, mobile DJ-friendly fixtures. Offering dual effects from a single source, the Inno Pocket Fusion produces powerful LED beams and combines them with laser effects to create high-impact lighting displays that are perfect for small and medium-sized venues.
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Many mobile DJs will remember the likes of Tony Blackburn and Mark Goodier hosting the Radio 1 Chart Show on a Sunday afternoon. Some may even remember back to 1967, which saw the origination of the chart countdown with Alan Freeman’s Pick of the Pops! Well, after almost 50 years, the BBC has announced that the legendary show will be moved from its Sunday spot to Friday afternoons from July.
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Mastermix – the DJ-only music label – has released details of the April edition of its monthly release packed with the best new and forthcoming chart hits all in Radio Edit form. Pro Disc 178 features 22 of the latest releases from Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Mr Probz, Luke Friend, Eric Prydz Vs. Chvrches, Ariana Grande & many more.
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Prolight Concepts has released the Equinox Fusion Spot, a moving head fixture that utilises a bright 12W white LED source, separate GOBO and colour wheels, and a narrow beam angle to give mobile DJs access to coloured moving beam effects that bring energy to the dance-floor. The unit is incredibly compact, but is still packed with features, making it ideal for use as part of a mobile lightshow.
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The National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) will host its national AGM & Conference for 2015 in Sunderland. Based on visitor feedback from previous years, the NADJ will be providing a range of seminars, giving DJs the chance to network with their peers and also to view audio/lighting demos from manufacturers.
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ADJ’s 12P Hex – a larger, more powerful version of the 5P Hex – has been released, giving mobile DJs a par fixture with hex-colour (RGBWA+UV) LEDs and a wide beam angle that allows them to create wide washes in an incredible range of colours. The 12P Hex sees ADJ hold on to the ‘lie-flat’ design and wide beam angle of the 5P Hex, but also lets mobile DJs add power and UV effects to their colour washes using the unit’s bright light source, which consists of twelve 12W hex-colour LEDs.
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The SlimBEAM Quad IRC, a quad-colour up-lighting fixture capable of ‘wall art’ beam effects, is the latest addition to the CHAUVET DJ range of lighting products. Providing mobile DJs with an up-lighting fixture that offers varying colours as well as distinct beam effects, the fixture looks to rival similar dual-effect products on the market.
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The latest instalment of the Mastermix DJ Beats series – Volume 28 – is available now direct from Mastermix as well as from DJ retailers across the UK and Ireland. Packed with 14 classic floor-fillers from the 60s to present day, DJ Beats 28 features the original radio edits but with added 8-bar intro and outro beats to help mobile DJs blend together seamless party sets.
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Visual Productions has launched a new DMX control system dedicated to iPad, giving mobile DJs a forward-thinking lighting control solution specifically for use with their Apple tablets. The long-awaited Cuety iPad lighting control system is a convenient, affordable option for DJs wishing to replace their laptop with a tablet while retaining detailed control.
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Mobile DJ equipment manufacturer Kam has recently released three new moving head pinspots to form its modular KMH series. Thanks to their flexible movement and 4-in-1 LEDs, the KMH1, KMH2 and KMH4 enable mobile DJs to create exciting panning and tilting lighting effects from conveniently compact sources.
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Adding to its Fog Fury range, ADJ has released the Fog Fury Jett: a DMX-compatible fog machine with the capacity for LED-lit vertical blasts. This latest addition to the range will allow mobile DJs to send blasts of coloured fog shooting into the air, providing something special for their audiences.
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Lamba PLC, the company behind the popular mobile DJ equipment brand Kam, has announced a new distribution partnership with Gemini DJ, which will bring a range of products to mobile DJs across the UK and Ireland.
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Packed with 21 of the latest new and forthcoming chart releases, the 177th instalment of Mastermix’s Pro Disc series is out now. The March edition of Pro Disc features music from Cheryl, Kelly Clarkson, Calvin Harris, The Script, Sam Smith, Take That, Taylor Swift and more.
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Earlier this week the Pro Mobile Conference returned for a third consecutive year, with over 100 delegates gathering for two focussed days of learning, networking, product testing and socialising. At the Sunday evening Gala Dinner, before the sensational live karaoke band Rockaoke took to the stage, ‘Godfather of Mobile DJing’ Roger Squire was presented the Pro Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award, honouring his legacy as a pioneering mobile DJ and equipment supplier.
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A new version of the popular harmonic mixing software Mixed In Key has been released, offering a range of new features, including cue point creation for Serato and Traktor. Helped by the newly improved Mixed In Key 7 software, mobile DJs can easily identify the musical key of their songs and then mix the tracks with matching or complementary keys, making for more harmonious, fine-tuned mixes.
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After a tough selection process – made harder by the range of high-calibre applicants – the National Association of DJs has announced the winning candidate for its NADJ Scholarship, a programme that will offer them access to training and educational resources purpose-picked to help take their performance and business to the next level. Iggy Davis (of Dorset-based Iggy Events DJ & Mobile Disco) was the successful DJ, though the judges – Eddie Short and Mark Walsh – also decided to offer a ‘special commendation’ to another young applicant, Charlie Rogers.
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Nothing says FUN at a party or event more than a shower of confetti streaming down on a crowd or stage. Now it’s easy for mobile DJs to add this festive effect anywhere in seconds with the Funfetti Shot confetti launcher from CHAUVET DJ.
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Adding two hex-LED fixtures to its product range, ADJ has released the 5P Hex and Ultra Hex Bar 6, giving mobile DJs two new LED solutions that utilise five colours (plus UV) and a ‘lie flat’ body design to offer versatile uplighting and stage washing. Both fixtures feature 6-in-1 LEDs, which contain red, green, blue, white, amber and UV within one light source, allowing for smoother colour mixing and the creation of more distinct hues.
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Adding to the successful RUSH line of affordable LED lighting solutions, Martin by Harman’s new RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus moving head is now shipping. A powerful but efficient LED profile, the RUSH MH 1 is an affordable option for mobile DJs looking to add professional, powerful, high-quality effects to their lightshow.
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Peavey Electronics is expanding its line of professional audio solutions with the release of its new Dark Matter speaker enclosures. Fitted with an advanced DSP-equipped power section, Peavey has designed the Dark Matter series – which includes four models: the DM 112, DM 115, DM 115 Subwoofer and DM 118 Subwoofer – to out-perform similar enclosures currently on the market.
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To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Mastermix has released a Love themed edition of its DJ Beats series. Each DJ Beats disc features classic floor-fillers from the 60s to present day with added 8-bar intro & outro beats to help DJs create innovative sets for their clients. This album features 15 love anthems from Will Young, Take That, Boyzone, Spandau Ballet, Lorde, Elton John, TLC, Simply Red & more.
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