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2022 Beyond the Music Retreat Recap

The 2022 Beyond the Music Retreat was one for the books. The educational conference for DJs, which took place from June 13-15 in Arizona, was attended by hundreds of DJs from around the world and featured a variety of discussion panels and networking events. Watch the recap video which shows a glimpse of what went down that week.

Follow Beyond the Music Retreat on Instagram here.

Over To You: How Should DJs End A Night?

There are two main schools of thought amongst DJs when it comes to the best way to close out a set at the end of a night. Some prefer to bring things down, playing a chilled, singalong track or two, where others will bang it out until the last second.

On the new episode of Beatsource Basics, we turn it over to you, asking you to sound off about your preferred way of doing things in the comments, so that the feedback from the community will provide valuable insights for new, up-and-coming DJs.

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James Hype Talks Beyond the Music Retreat, Three Shows on One Hour of Sleep

After a long flight delay, U.K. DJ/producer James Hype shared on his latest vlog episode how he still managed to make it to the Beyond The Music Retreat panel in Phoenix, Arizona on June 15th. James was set to speak on music production on the “Samples and Hi-Hats” panel alongside MAKJ, DJ Nick Bike, and Kidd Spin. The conference, which features discussion panels and networking events with some of the DJ world’s brightest minds, is a collaboration between DJcity, Beatsource and DJ Vice.

Watch James Hype’s vlog episode above.

Pioneer DJ DJM-S5 Review: The Ultimate Affordable Battle Mixer?

Pioneer DJ‘s line of Serato battle mixers gains a new, more affordable model in the DJM-S5. Taking design and feature cues from its more expensive stablemates, it promises to offer great performance for intermediate, hobbyist DJs. Finished in a vibrant red color, the S5 really stands out from the crowd visually – but does it justify its $800 price tag? Mojaxx gives us his thoughts in a full review.

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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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