Italian techno upstart Alex Mine continues his ascent to the upper strata of the global techno scene.
With over 100 releases to his credit, including dark, techy tracks issued on Carl Cox’s Intec and Dubfire’s SCI+TEC label, Mine never stops refining his razor-sharp sound on each outing to the delight of fans around the world.
Ahead of the release of his Lost EP out October 2 on Monika Kruse’s Terminal M, featuring his “Opus” collaboration with D-Deck and Alberto Ruiz’s remix of “Solar,” and “In A Time Lapse” due November 3 on SCI+TEC, Mine shares five fresh tracks that are currently rocking his dance floor. Continue Reading →
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The folks at Pioneer DJ like to mix things up, both color-wise and in quantity. Two years after they presented the limited edition gold DDJ-SZ controller for Serato DJ — only 1,000 units were made worldwide — the company have announced that they are releasing exclusive new versions of their flagship multiplayer and DJ mixer in a brilliant white finish.
Here’s the catch: Only 1,200 CDJ-2000NXS2-W decks (1,000 for Europe, 200 for the USA) will be produced, along with 600 DJM-900NXS2-W mixers (500 for Europe, 100 for the USA). Each unit will be stamped with a distinctive plaque featuring a unique serial number.
Both the CDJ-2000NXS2-W and the DJM-900NXS2-W will be available from early October at an SRP of €2399 (roughly $2877), including VAT.
Would you spend a bundle of cash on these beauties? Specs are below.
KEY FEATURES OF THE CDJ-2000NXS2-W
Next-generation high-resolution audio with support for FLAC/ALAC files
Full-colour touch screen with fast browsing and detailed track information including Wave Zoom, Needle Countdown, Phase Meter and more
Multiple performance features for almost endless creative possibilities
Pro DJ Link enables even more features
See full rekordboxTM track information including colour-coded Memory Cues
KEY FEATURES OF THE DJM-900NXS2-W
Highest quality audio components for a warm, detailed sound
Smooth curves on the EQs and channel faders for precise, seamless mixes
Detailed control of a wealth of FX plus an independent send/return
Two USB ports, four phono inputs and DVS support for total flexibility and seamless DJ handovers
Pro DJ Link via LAN or USB for even more scope and flexibility
Known for his tracks on Dirtybird and CUFF, house maestro Sirus Hood swooped into America at the beginning of September for a whirlwind four-city string of DJ dates. The Parisian DJ/producer is by no means a stranger on this side of the Atlantic, having toured extensively in February with kindred musical spirit Sacha Robotti.
Here’s what Hood had to say about his recent set of DJ dates: “This North American tour was very intense, and so worth the endless traveling. I got to see so many new things, like the Niagara Falls, the CN Tower in Toronto, the mythical vinyl shop called Detroit Threads, new cities like Buffalo. I am very happy and grateful to be able to discover new parts of the North America that I didn’t know about.”
Those who weren’t able to see Hood should rest easy knowing that his return to America is imminent. “I can’t wait for my next time in the US, for DirtyBird Campout and Bar Smith in Phoenix beginning of October.”
In the meantime, we asked him to wax poetic about five tracks that are currently dominating his sets Continue Reading →