About a year ago I started being contacted by promoters in Bogota, Colombia for a possible booking. At first I thought jeez I’m going to end up kidnapped eating cocaine leaves in the jungle. Since then some of my good friends played down there and loved it. I also realized they are into a lot of the music I’m into and certainly the show would fit. So if all can be arranged I’ll head way south at some point this year. One of the promoters known as Bluekim Tanzdiktator has a nifty EBM DJ sets that I thought I would share.
“Today she is part of the Complejo Industrial Crew (Bogota) and she is the official Dj of the french label managed by Dj Stamba “Deviation Sociale” in which she will be releasing her tracks soon.”
For more info: facebook.com/bluekim
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Last night I recorded a an hour DJ set at “Mark’s Basement”. My friends were well gone on the Silver Patron you see above. This one is proper techno but I also do some time machine synthpunk/EBM sets which I’ll post some of soon too. I hope you enjoy it (recorded direct from Traktor).
“Patrón is a luxury brand of tequila produced in Mexico and sold in hand-blown, individually numbered bottles.” – Wikipedia
Mixcloud link: mixcloud.com/thingstocome/the-horrorist-dj-set…
In an exhibit called The Space John Peel’s 25,000 records will be scanned and displayed. How many of you dream of scanning all your record’s covers and audio files and having them virtually online? I have about 5,000 all pre-1990 waiting.
“The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket will recreate the late broadcaster’s home studio for an Arts Council project called The Space. The artwork of the records will be scanned and although listening may be limited due to copyright issues, there will be access to the BBC radio archive of Peel Sessions.” – bbc.co.uk
I was asked to make a “The Horrorist” chart for Beatport and so I did. Here’s 10 tracks I love and having “spinning” in my Traktor set up right now. If these tracks don’t make your feet tap there maybe something wrong with you.
“The current Beatport catalog is made up of more than 700,000 tracks, 160,000 releases.” – Wikipedia
Listen to the chart: beatport.com/chart/the-horrorist-top-picks…
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One of the most amazing concepts to get our heads around is the fact that in the future we will be printing our own 3D products. The RIAA is going to freak once we start printing and trading records. A MakerBot Thing-O-Matic starts at around $1100 USD. In the words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, “Earl Grey hot.”.
“A 3D printed record for the Fisher-Price record player playing ‘Still Alive’ from Portal” – fastne55
For more info: store.makerbot.com/thing-o-matic-kit-mk7.html
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I would love to have one of my own releases in the wheel of this bicycle and ride around NYC!
“What if you would be able to generate music by the simple act of riding your bike?… And yes it was pretty difficult, but loads of fun…. the idea is pretty simple; basicly, a wheel and dynamo work the same way as a record player. But it was not as easy as it looks. First, we had to come up with a solution for the wheels; how can we change the records?” – pieterstreepjefrank
For more info: featsperminute.com
Amazing effort and interesting outcome. It reminds me a little of Australian band Severed Head’s early experimental music.
“Experimental analog sampling with modified vinyls. Sectors from a vinyl record are cut and replaced by pieces with exact shape from other records. When played in a vinyl player the needle follows the grooves from both sectors creating sampled tunes or loops.” – blog.ishback.com
For more info: blog.ishback.com
I’ve DJed on and off over the years and recently I picked up a Traktor S4. I love the thing. Native Instruments really has the software and hardware working together in a dreamlike manner. With the Sample Decks it’s also very interesting from a producer’s standpoint. What you see above is Vestax’s answer to the S4 the VCI-400. It does much of the same with a few differences. You can easily switch out the faders, the filter knob has a light when it’s on and some other niceties. The S4 is probably still the best choice for most people though. The new VCI will be available early next year.
“At about 2 inches shorter than the s4, the VCI-400 strikes a nice balance of being well spaced but looking reasonably portable. It will fit in more backpacks and conveys a nice solid look that feels at home next to turntables and mixers. Most other plastic controllers do seem a bit out of place in the rugged and utilitarian dj environment.” – djtechtools.com
For more info: djtechtools.com/vestax-vci-400-exclusive-video-and-photos
One of the nice features of the new Traktor Pro 2 (and S4) is that when you create a Loop it automatically saves it in a folder for use to use in your DAW or anywhere else. It also labels the Loop so you know what track it came from so you can give credit where do if you so choose. I’ve been building a nice collection of tidbits and started throwing them into the new meta.dj app with some interesting results.
“Are you half producer and half DJ? Has your style outgrown the abilities of 2 virtual decks, digital wax and a mixer?” – soundtrends.com
For more info: soundtrends.com/apps/metadj-1
One of the great things about the Traktor S4 system is it’s Loop Decks and multicolored/use wave display. From a producers standpoint who DJs the DJ PowerTools sound packs could be interest. They are basically sounds specifically created for use within Traktor. We are at the point where Traktor can be used as a studio remix tool. In some ways it’s more fun than a carefully planned DAW session.
“DJ PowerTools are the world’s first sound packs designed for controllerists. Using cue points and effects, any DJ can play synth instruments inside DJ software and remix songs on the fly.” – djtechtools.com
For more info: djtechtools.com/store/dj-powertools.html
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