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NEWS ARCHIVE
Today (24th of April) Mastermix has released the latest instalment in its popular Pro Disc series: 167. This May edition is a collection of 23 current and upcoming chart hits - ideal for updating a DJ’s musical archive. The compilation is comprised of tracks by an assortment of artists including Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith and SecondCity, to name a few, and covers a variety of genres.
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Elation Professional has launched its new Lumina Matrix LED Wash/Blinder, offering DJs a professional warm-white wash and pixel-mappable blinder solution for use on large-scale mobile lighting rigs. Using sixteen 7W LEDs in a four-by-four arrangement, with a 15-degree beam angle, the Lumina Matrix features a perfectly-aligned reflector to mimic the warm look of tungsten halogen lamps.
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One of the biggest floor-fillers of recent years, ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke (feat. TI and Pharell), has been revealed by The Official Charts Company as the most downloaded track of all time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the UK chart including downloads and the Official Charts Company has published the All-time Official Download Chart Top 100 as part of the UK music industry’s Decade Of Digital celebrations.
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The NADJ has announced that, due to unforeseen circumstances, guest speaker Mark Ferrell (who runs the MarBecca DJ training workshops with his wife Rebecca) will no longer be delivering his ‘Getting What You’re Worth’ seminar at the NADJ Conference, which takes place this Sunday at Dukes Meadows, Chiswick.
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The South Eastern Discotheque Association (SEDA) will host its annual SEDAbuzz event next month, inviting both members and non-members to come together for an educational day of learning and development, packed full of seminars. With a venue change from last year, the event will be held on Monday the 12th of May in the Penshurst Room at the Holiday Inn in Maidstone.
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Music lovers, artists and independently owned purveyors of recorded music are joining together today to celebrate the seventh annual Record Story Day. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products have been made exclusively for today and hundreds of artists across the globe will make special appearances and performances.
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The latest edition of Mastermix Grandmaster Pop, volume 8, is out now. Offering a great selection of current and commercial music, it generates a quirky sound that is guaranteed to hold down a party. Featuring 25 tracks from various artists such as Robin Thicke and Avicii, this non-stop, seamlessly blended, pop-tastic mix is definitely one for the bag.
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Visitors to last year’s BPM exhibition were there for the announcement of Reloop’s first professional DJ controller for iPad; the Reloop Beatpad. The new iOS controller – which is primarily designed for use with the Algoriddim DJAY iOS app – is now available, giving mobile DJs the ability to control their mix using any generation of iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
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ADJ has released a new four-head X-Y pin-spot system, the Event Bar Q4, as part of its range of quad-colour LED powered fixtures, taking the idea of RGB one step further by adding white to the mix.
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Le Maitre is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its renowned G300 Smoke Machine by looking back over two decades of its use as an international industry-standard product – one still favoured today (with the sales figures to prove it) and used as a bench-mark for newer products.
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Imagine Dragons have exploded onto the music scene recently and LD Nook Schoenfeld turned to Elation Professional’s compact Rayzor Q7 LED moving head to paint the American alt rocker’s recent ‘Into the Night’ US arena tour in coats of saturated colour.
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The latest edition of DJ Beats by Mastermix offers 15 essential party tracks from across the decades. Featuring Madonna, Hot Chocolate, Lady Gaga and Blondie, this compilation is a must-have for mobile DJs. As with all DJ Beats releases, every track has been enhanced with added 8-bar intro and outros to help DJs create seamless mixes using the original radio edit versions of floor-filling tracks.
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If you’ve ever phoned Pro Mobile, Rachel Gray is likely to have been the friendly person you will have spoken to. If she seemed a little stressed or tired over the last eight months, it’s because since September 2013 she has been living a double life; spending her days working in the Pro Mobile office and her evenings and weekends hitting the road to train for the London Marathon!
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The NADJ Annual Conference & AGM is set to return this month, offering members and non-members a day of networking and educational sessions at Dukes Meadows, Chiswick, on the 27th of April.
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Nine years into their civil partnership, Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are planning to get married following recent changes to UK law. The couple are preparing for a low-key wedding in an English registry office this May.
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ADJ has announced the release of its new LED-enhanced Flash Back 4 fixture, offering DJs a retro-looking and easy-to-use party lighting system. But whilst its name and look may hark back to the classic disco days, the Flashback 4 appeals to audiences both young and old, as well as mobile DJs, thanks to a modern LED-makeover, speedy setup time, and an affordable price tag.
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After ten years of A-List marriage, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow have officially announced their separation. The news was released online in the form of a considerately-worded blog, posted on ‘Goop’ by Paltrow, and declared as an act of ‘conscious uncoupling’.
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This month’s release of the popular Mastermix Pro Dance compilation features extended, original and commercial dance mixes, from new-school producers and old-school DJs. With a selection of 14 tracks, this CD/download presents a concise overview of the latest dance music.
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Despite never having put pen to a ballot paper himself, Mark Berry - better known as ‘Bez’ - from The Happy Mondays has declared his intentions to stand as MP for Salford and Eccles in the 2015 election. If he manages to win the vote he’ll replace Labour MP, Hazel Blears.
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CHAUVET DJ has added two new fixtures to its Intimidator range; packing in 7 quad-colour (RGBW) 20W LEDs, the Wash Zoom 250 IRC and the Wash Zoom 350 IRC are the latest moving-head wash units to be released by the company.
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Rapping badboy Pitbull has formed a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises to create a new genre of ‘content, experience and product-related initiatives’.
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Recent developments in LED technology have seen ADJ extend its range of black lights and strobe effects. Having worked the benefits of the brand new COB technology into its designs, ADJ has developed two new lighting effects, both with an increased light output: the UV COB Cannon and the Lightning COB Cannon.
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The March edition of Mastermix’s monthly DJ-only CD release of the latest new and forthcoming tracks is out now. Pro Disc 166 features 23 songs covering all the genres prevalent in modern music with tracks from artists as diverse as Avicii and The Saturdays.
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60s and 70s rock group Led Zeppelin will be releasing re-mastered versions of their first three classic albums ‘Led Zepplin’, ‘Led Zepplin II’ and ‘Led Zepplin III’. Each album will also come with an additional CD of previously unheard studio and live recordings.
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The Dublin-based company JustLite recently supplied Ireland’s unique music event, Other Voices – which is transmitted globally online and as a television series – with 19 CHAUVET Professional Legend™ 230SR Beam fixtures. Shooting inside the Glassworks venue, for the Derry leg of the show, the lighting set, designed by Liam McCarthy, made the stunning CHAUVET Beams the central focus of the stage.
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