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Mobile DJ equipment manufacturer Kam have recently extended their range of lighting equipment with the addition of a new LED effect unit. The twin lens LED Javelin projects sharp red, green and blue coloured beams, which create a dual moonflower effect that has a wide beam angle allowing it to cover a large area.
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On Sunday (27th April) the National Association of Disc Jockeys held their AGM & Trade Show event at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The highlight of the day was a prize draw with a top prize of a complete DJ rig worth over £2,500 that was taken away b
by lucky winner Pete Williams (pictured).
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Three Roman Catholic priests are set to become stars after signing a £1 million contract with record company Sony BMG.
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The UKs leading manufacturer of ‘Ultimax’ DJ and lifestyle equipment stands, Ultimate Concepts, is under new ownership. Popular industry figure Andy Tain has now been joined by Marc Wilson as the 50% shareholders in the company.
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Martin Professional has given its www.martin.com website a thorough makeover. The new look site, optimized for bigger bandwidths and wider screens, features an enlarged format with bigger images, expanded segment pages and a brighter appearance for greater clarity and visual impact.
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Want to produce your own music? Develop your DJ skills? Learn about specific software? Beginners and experts alike can always do with a bit of extra knowledge here and there, but physical courses can cost a fortune. Not any more, Sonic Academy has launched the ultimate music production video tutorial resource, and it’s being delivered direct to your PC from just £3.49 per tutorial at www.sonicacademy.com.
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This year sees the North's most established DJ show move venues into the heart of Leeds. DJ Show North's 4th outing will be held at the newly commissioned Saviles Hall at the Royal Armouries museum, and hopes to build on the success of previous years.
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Prolight Concepts have recently announced the expansion of their ‘Equinox’ range with the launch of four new DMX compatible LED powered effects lighting units. Named Radon, Krypton, Cobalt and Carbon, each offers a different effect utilising a varying number of LEDs.
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With iPods seemingly dominating the mp3 player market, a look on independent reviewer – Reevoo’s website tells a very different story. Reevoo.com have analysed over 4000 mp3 player customer reviews and have concluded that Sony are number one when it comes to playing your digital music files.
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Members of the European Parliament have rejected a proposal to cut the internet connections of people who are persistently caught illegally downloading music.
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Mastermix has teamed up with Virgin Radio to produce a series of mixes that have been playing on the 'JK & Joel Show' for the last four weeks. The mixes are aired EVERY Saturday on the JK & Joel Show on Virgin Radio just after Midday!
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The much anticipated Tonium Pacemaker is now available from DJ stores across the UK. Specifically designed for DJs, the Pacemaker is a portable digital music player with an impressive 120Gb of storage capacity and a host of features to allow advanced music manipulation.
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At this year’s Frankfurt Musik Messe exhibition Numark announced their latest product, the DDS80 – a rack-mountable digital music player that is perfect for mobile DJs who want the ability to play from CDs, hard drive, iPod, USB sticks, and infact nearly any USB compatible digital media.
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The latest addition to the Mastermix 'Grandmaster' series features a collection of the biggest commercial dance anthems of the last decade. Grandmaster Dance is a ready-mixed disc of 30 floor-filling tracks, which is available for £20 from your local dealer or the Mastermix website.
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D&M Holdings, the Japanese company behind Denon DJ have announced that they have completed the acquisition of Allen & Heath. Although this is unlikely to have an immediate effect on the UK market, it may see future product releases that combine Allen & Heath mixer wizardry with Denon’s DJ player know-how.
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PCDJ DEX is the brand new software mixing program from PCDJ for both beginners and professional DJs. Designed from the ground up with customer features and skins that make it quick and easy to choose the mode that is best for your DJ needs.
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Darlington based DJ Store Phase One have recently won a prestigious Tees Valley business award for use of internet and E-commerce within a business. The award was presented at a black tie awards dinner in March and has secured the company a place in the North East Business Awards final that will take place on the 1st of May.
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This year's NADJ AGM & Trade Show will take place on Sunday 27th April at the National Motorcycle Museum, near the NEC in Birmingham, B92 0EJ. There will be three rooms this year, the loud room, the medium room and the presentation room.
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All four members of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones turned out yesterday (3rd April) for the London premiere of their big screen rockumentary ‘Shine A Light’. Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie were greeted on the red carpet outside the West End premiere by hundreds of fans and joined for the screening by a host of celebrity guests.
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The MEP-7000, which is the latest new equipment release from Pioneer is now available from online retailers and shops across the UK and is aimed squarely at professional mobile DJs. MEP stands for ‘Multi Entertainment Player’, with the new unit supporting playback from traditional discs, USB storage devices and also control over software based DJ applications.
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Following in the footsteps of their SDJ-1 compact flash player, reviewed on page 62 of the current issue of Pro Mobile (28), American DJ have incorporated an SD card mp3 player into their latest four channel DJ mixer.
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Specialist DJ music suppliers Mastermix have recently added 30 new CDs to their ‘Professional Series’. The Professional Decades Discs are split between the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, with six discs for each decade.
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Following the success of the first event in 2007, BPM will return to Donington Park Exhibition centre over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October 2008.
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Martin’s Magnum line of fog machines is now complete with the introduction of the mid-range Magnum 850. This replacement for Martin’s popular Magnum 800 fogger, upgraded with new electronics and a new design to match the rest of the Magnum family, is Martin’s latest fog solution for mobile DJs, clubs, bars and bands.
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X Factor winner Leona Lewis has become the first UK female solo artist in more than 20 years to top Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in America. Her single ‘Bleeding Love’, which is released through Syco/J Records in the states, has climbed 7 places to reach the top spot on the newly-announced chart, making it only the second single by a British act in the last decade to top the chart. The track, which was last year's best-selling single in the UK, was actually released in the US six weeks ago.
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