Friday Guest Mix – Yorri

Really pleased with how this mix sounds – some real enjoyable tracks with a solid sound and groove.  I was hooked in from the first track, some great mixing, a nice way to start your weekend. Thanks to Yorri for submitting this weeks mix, in collaboration with Danish W. You can find Yorri on Twitter and Soundcloud. How do you get featured on Traktor Tips? Its really simple – upload a mix to Soundcloud – then come back to this page and click this Tweet Button >>>Tweet #FridayGuestMix Continue reading Friday Guest Mix – Yorri

Traktor Kontrol Z2 ready for pre-order

We deliberated, assumed, discussed, guessed, dribbled, criticized and developed a mild case of hysteria when Native Instruments teased us with their sneak preview of the yet to be named DJ Mixer.  The name trickled out through various tweets and discussions that followed, but now the official news is here. The Z2 is available for pre-order over at Native Instruments for a price not too far away from many peoples’ guesses at $899.00. Ean Golden of DJ Tech Tools fame has stepped once again into the limelight with this new video, this time, with a much more listenable array of samples and music. … Continue reading Traktor Kontrol Z2 ready for pre-order

Traktor Gater Effect

One of the most received requests from Traktor Tips subscribers is more effects videos.  The effects in Traktor are very versatile and offer users the ability to really change the sound of their DJ sets and offer an element of excitement and individuality.  With so many effects and so many effect combinations, it can be a maze trying to figure out which effects are most usable and how best to use them. This week Traktor Tips brings you a video tutorial showing how to use the Gater Effect.  Remember, less is often more, so never overuse your effects! Continue reading Traktor Gater Effect

Fame Vs. Underground

It’s an interesting debate and a subject that many DJ’s find difficult to navigate.  Just as there is a fine line between genius and insanity, a similar line can be found separating DJ’s between Fame and Underground. I am sure many of you out there have different reasons for why you want to become, or have become a DJ.  I would say however, that the 3 most prominent reasons are Music, Money or recognition.  I feel it a shame that the latter 2 even be contenders, but unfortunately in this day and age, greed and narcissism are very real diseases. … Continue reading Fame Vs. Underground

The Uprise of EDM

What on earth is EDM?

Please, why has this phrase even graced our consciousness?  We have polluted an otherwise healthy love of music with a phrase that seems only suitable for an uneducated text message from a 5th grader.

The phrase ‘LOL’ has bludgeoned to death the delightful act of TRULY and physically laughing out loud.  It has reduced an emotion to 3 letters.  The phrase EDM has ripped the heart out of electronic dance music and objectified it to a measly 3 letters!

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