DJ Culture

Beyond the Music Retreat Announces Premier Package Giveaway

Beyond the Music Retreat is back and giving away a Premier Package to one lucky DJ and a guest of their choice! ($1,798 value). To enter, simply follow @beyondthemusicretreat, @beatsourceofficial, @djcity, and @djvice on Instagram and tag three of your DJ friends in the comment section of this post. We’ll choose a random winner in 72 hours, and you’ll have to figure out which friend to bring. See Terms & Conditions.

Beyond the Music Retreat is an educational conference dedicated to helping DJs take their careers to a higher altitude. Join us at Arizona’s Wigwam Resort from June 13-15 for discussion panels and networking events with some of the DJ world’s brightest minds.

Pioneer DJ Releases the New White Finish XDJ-XZ-W

Pioneer DJ has announced the release of the new XDJ-XZ-W all-in-one DJ System. The latest version for rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro features a pristine white finish.

The XDJ-XZ-W offers the professional functions and performance features of the original XDJ-XZ—famously inherited from Pioneer DJ’s flagship equipment. Artists plug in USB drives with rekordbox-analyzed tracks or connect their laptops to use rekordbox performance features or Link Export mode. The XDJ-XZ-W is also compatible with Serato DJ Pro; Artists simply connect to a PC/Mac running the software – no additional license is necessary.

To use the XDJ-XZ-W with rekordbox, download the latest version of the software for free.

To use the XDJ-XZ-W with Serato DJ Pro, download the latest version of the software for free.

In-store Date (Americas): Late May

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Serato Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Adidas Sneakers and Control Vinyl

Serato Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Adidas Sneakers

Serato Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Adidas Sneakers

Renowned DJ software company Serato is celebrating its 20th anniversary by creating a special Adidas Forum colorway co-designed by DJ Clark Kent and Serato’s OP Miller.

“Serato’s 20-year life has been a blur of club bangers, chill radio waves, and unbound creative genius from everyone who took to the decks with us. And all that’s just the beginning. This collab is a chance to thank the people who have made this life so far the sickest blessing any community could ask for” said Scotty Hoogerbrug, Chief Marketing Officer for Serato.

“DJs run the party… Let the DJ feel good about their look. Inspire them to play as well as they look.” states DJ Clark Kent.

These exclusive sneakers feature premium black leather that is designed to handle the dirt and stains of club life. They also showcase Serato’s 20-year progression by featuring the original Scratch Live logo and its current DJ Pro logo on the ankle collars, and vinyl pressing details on the white midsole and outsole. There’s an exclusive Serato x Adidas control vinyl that comes with the sneaker release as well.

This Serato x Adidas Forum collaboration is a one-off, extremely limited run that will remain exclusive to the friends and family of the company and won’t be released to the public for now.

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Things We Miss About Vintage DJ Mixers

Modern DJ kit offers performance and functions which could only be dreamt of back in the day. But there are some features on older gear which have disappeared in recent years, a few of which we think deserve to be revived. On the new episode of Beatsource Tech, Mojaxx talks about the things we miss about vintage DJ mixers. Watch above.

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Technics Releases 50th Anniversary SL-1200 Turntable

To celebrate the SL-1200 series’ 50th anniversary, Technics has released limited edition direct drive turntable system, the SL-1200M7L. The latest product is a special edition model based on the SL-1200MK7, which was released in 2019. The turntable comes in seven different colors including red, blue, green, black, beige, yellow and white. Each color features a gold tonearm along with a special badge inscribed with serial number.

The SL-1200M7L retails for $1,099.99 and is available for pre-order now.

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Back to the Booth

Almost every DJ around the world has suffered an enforced hiatus from live performances in the past two years, some for longer than others. But if you’ve taken a break from DJing, for whatever reason, what are the things you ought to consider when getting you’re headead back in the game?

In the first episode of Beatsource Basics, Mojaxx delivers a checklist of things you should get on top of before you get back to the DJ booth. Watch above.

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