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NEWS ARCHIVE
Jay-Z and Rihanna are strongly rumoured to be performing alongside Coldplay at the Paralympics closing ceremony tonight.

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Sir Paul McCartney, who turned 70 this year, will join the likes of Liza Minnelli and Clint Eastwood by receiving the prestigious French Legion of Honour Award from President Francois Hollande this Saturday the 8th of September.
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Customer Service has always been extremely important at Gear4DJs, they love to talk, discuss and help wherever possible. It is for this reason that the independent review site Trustpilot has rated them Number 1 in the UK for customer service in both its Sound and Electronics Categories.
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American DJ’s new Quad Scan LED is an amazing RGB effect that combines 4 Tri-Colour LED scanners into one portable lighting unit. It is equipped with 4 powerful 3-watt Tri-Colour RGB scanning lamps that produce a variety of brilliant colours and gobo patterns. Moving to exciting built-in programs, the 4 scanners project their dazzling effects throughout the entire room, providing extremely wide area coverage.
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A David Bowie retrospective is to be unveiled by the Victoria & Albert museum during Spring/Summer next year. The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition will chart the career of the singer and give unprecedented access to handwritten lyrics, original costumes and the star’s own instruments.
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Anyone with a passion for dance music can play tracks and mix tunes with Pioneer's new, compact and easy-to-use DJ console, the DDJ-WeGO.
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The National Association of Disc Jockeys are holding an informal meeting today to discuss the best way to start an East Midlands branch, with DJs from that area of the country welcome to attend.
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Mackie has announced a new line of ultra-compact, powered loudspeakers - the DLM Series. Packed with cutting-edge technology, DLM speakers each feature a staggering 2000 watts of power, proprietary Mackie TruSource technology and a full-featured integrated digital mixer/processor.
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Denon DJ have announced the release of the MC2000, a professional quality controller that includes a ‘plug and play’ link up with Serato DJ Intro as well as an intuitive layout and controls on the deck. It’s your time to join the new generation of DJ Superstars!
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The new Pro Disc 147 is once again packed with latest hits from the biggest music acts round including Example, Pink, Labrinth, Ne-Yo, Amelia Lily, Gotye, Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepson, Fun and the one that everybody is talking about 'Bom Bom' by Sam & the Womp. Each track is the clean radio edit and has been digitally remastered.
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It’s time for the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards! There aren’t many surprises for 2012 with Rihanna and Drake (pictured below) leading the way, with five nominations each including one for their duet ‘Take Care’ which is nominated for Video Of The Year.
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Music management for DJs is on the move with the new rekordbox app – the mobile version of Pioneer’s music management software.
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MVD Entertainment Group will release the new DVD documentary ‘Bob Dylan and The Band: Down In The Flood’ on September 25, 2012, with exclusive interviews from Garth Hudson, Ronnie Hawkins, band producer John Simon and tour drummer Mickey Jones.
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MixVibes has announced the latest update to its CrossDJ software. Jam-packed with innovative features, a modular user interface, a brand new sampler and stunning effects, CrossDJ 2.0 has been specially developed to help DJs of all levels realise maximum creative potential.
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Released today, DJ Beats Vol.1 is part of a new range which features exclusive versions of classic pop, dance and urban floorfillers for easy-to-mix DJ use. Each track is the radio edit teamed with 8-bar intro and outro beats to allow smooth transitions during your DJ set. Now every DJ can mix his/her own set whilst still using the familiar radio edits, with no gaps or slow intros.
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Highlite International BV has announced that they will be both attending and exhibiting at this year’s BPM Show in Birmingham on Saturday the 6th to Monday the 8th of October 2012. Highlite is one of the leading European suppliers of show equipment and worldwide distributor of professional audio and lighting products.
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his album ‘So’, Peter Gabriel will be releasing a newly re-mastered version of the 1986 album. As well as the remastered album, the ‘So’ anniversary editions also include a Special Edition 3 CD and Deluxe box set formats. All formats will be available on the 22nd of October.
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Martin Professional has been marking its 25th Anniversary throughout 2012 with a number of activities and one of the more ambitious projects is a historical Evolution Gallery that recently opened at the company’s headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark.
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Pioneer has announced the release of the XDJ-AERO, the industry’s first Wi-Fi enabled all-in-one DJ system and the first native player for rekordbox music management software. The XDJ-AERO allows DJs to load music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. and function as a standalone mixer or as a MIDI and HID controller.
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Tonight (Saturday the 25th) will see the return of the programme that has churned out pop stars such as JLS, Leona Lewis and Cher Lloyd. The 2012 judging panel includes Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland’s replacement Nicole Sherzinger.
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The Mastermix Toolkit is something a little different but DJs are going to find it comes in very useful on certain events. The disc contains 75 music clips, beds, intros, chorus and outros, created for DJ use only, and each clip has been carefully engineered with hot endings!
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HMV’s sales have fallen below £1 billion this year, its lowest sales yet. The struggling music, films and games retailer is finding it difficult to compete with online retailers and pre-tax losses have hit £38.6m from break-even in 2011.
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American DJ has announced the release of the Ruby Royal, an exciting new fixture that utilises a 150mW red laser diode and a 150mW violet blue laser diode to create not only red and blue patterns, but also a third colour—magenta!
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The Random House Publishing Group has announced that it will be releasing the autobiography of Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart. The book will be published in both the US and here in England in hardcover, e-book and audio formats in October 2012.
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Following the highly successful first meeting in July, another djAMP Meet-Up will be taking place on Tuesday the 21st of August (the original date for this meeting was the 7th) at the Golden Lion pub in Sunderland. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start and you don’t have to be an AMPdj member to attend.
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