The 2013 series of Wired Fridays in Chicago will be showcasing Chicago DJ-slash-promoters who have been passionately sharing their highly-specific tastes within their chosen branches of electronic music through their events, radio shows, workshops, and personal performances–albeit with the discerning eye of a curator who has been immersed in local musical culture long enough to be able to sift through the sand to find the gems. What’s really exciting about this particular debut lineup is that every performer has contributed to Chicago’s electronic music culture in a very significant yet personal way over the years they’ve been in the industry. Unlike certain major festivals that seem to rely on headlining those global-trekking-performers who appeal to the most people to generate the highest revenue (and, if they get it … Read More
Yes, it’s by the BBC and they really go on about UK Garage at the end, but there are some real gems of insights and great interviews here. Set aside a few hours, even if you think you know the history of Chicago House. This one is really well done. If you prefer books, check out “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: A History of the Disc Jockey”. Buy four and give them away to your friends that love electronic music but need schooling on where it came from.
DJ Tech Tools has done a comprehensive comparison of the main players out there in the digital DJ World. With a chart! Read more: “Battle of the 1s and 0s. Traktor Vs Ableton Vs Serato”
Here’s a great review of the Digital DJing Workshop where I did a presentation on Branding & Marketing yourself as a DJ. I’m glad people found it helpful and interesting. [English translation]
Here are some cool things that would be nice to have! Korg KP3A great tool for live performance, the KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become powerful and expressive performance elements. More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves. The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs Sure, the traditional essential effects are there – delays, flangers, etc., and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, … Read More
Join us for an exhibition of original works by Tara Grunwald of TGDesigns. Free before midnight, $10 afterward or $7 after midnight with RSVP at http://www.going.com/regrouptaragrunwald. Valet: $10 all night. Late night sushi menu. Your host: Emcee Subzero. DJs: Liz Revision (subVariant) [IDM | Chill | Blippy Minimal Techno] Buckfever [Electro] DJ Rick [Glitchy Tech-step] Presented by subVariant, House of Gods, Inkline and TG Designs 9pm-3am Artist Reception: 9-12am (Free) 21+ Official Site: http://www.subvariant.com