Help Wanted: Big Shot Is Looking For Freelancers

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Breaking news! We’re looking to expand our roster of global contributors. That’s right, we’re in search of reliable, deadline-driven freelancers — feature writers, music reviewers, photographers and videographers —to pitch us fresh story ideas, artist interviews, trend stories, music reviews, event recaps and breaking news.

We’re a niche publication, so a deep knowledge of DJ culture and all forms of electronic music is absolutely essential.

If you think you have the skills to pay the bills, introduce yourself by e-mail and tell us about your experience and type of work you’re looking to do.

Include at least three (3) links to published stories and include “Freelancer” in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Collector Alert: Pioneer to Release Limited-Edition White NXS2 DJ Mixers

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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

Craig Stewart September 2017 Chart

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  1. Bow Shock – Craig Stewart – Original Mix (Wiggly Worm Records)
  2. Soulfood – Patrice Scott (Sistrum Recordings)
  3. Forgotten – Spin Science – Original Mix (Oh! Records)
  4. When U Go – Girls Of The Internet – MoBlack Remix (Defected)
  5. Sweet Baby – Cool Million Feat. Meli’sa Morgan – Montana & Stewart Mix (Sedsoul)
  6. Pepleuria – Jelly For The Babies – Forteba Remix (DeepStitched Records)
  7. No Divide – Distant People & Marie Tweek – Original (Vibe Boutique Records)
  8. Hypotenuse – Franky Carbon-e – Original Mix (EDM Underground)
  9. Grit – The Revenge (Dirt Crew Recordings)
  10. Future FJP – Liaisons D (B-Sides)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Acharné September 2017 Chart

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  1. Amiri Baraka “Somebody Blew Up America” (live @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media, NYC)
  2. Acharné – “My Father’s Spirit” (Seppüku)
  3. Pyur – “Agape 1” (Hotflush)
  4. Sand Partina – “Oneohtrix Point Never” (NNA Tapes)
  5. Murcof & Vanessa Wagner – “Gnossienne N°3” (Infiné)
  6. Huerco S – “Cubist Camoflage” (Proibito)
  7. Actress & London Contemporary Orchestra – “Audio Track 5” (Ninja Tune)
  8. John Carpenter – “Persia Rising” (Sacred Bones)
  9. Burial – “Subtemple” (Hyperdub)
  10. Sun Ra – “I Am Strange” (Norton Records)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Pioneer Unveils DDJ-XP1 DJ Controller & rekordbox 5.0 Update

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Breaking news from Pioneer DJ. The brand have announced the upcoming release of the DDJ-XP1 DJ controller and a recordbox update.

Let’s unpack it all for you.

rekordbox 5.0, which is available now, has a new Koretech engine, featuring an improved audio, graphic and video signaling program. It’s said to be more stable, responsive and intuitive. Verison 5.0 also features advanced track analysis, faster track loading and scrolling, and a fresh GUI for easier use. The improved export feature enables you to perform with your entire music library, or restore it to your computer, using only a USB/SD device.

The DDJ-XP1 DJ controller brandishes 32 multi-colored performance pads and is designed for solo and multi-player performance via turntables to control your digital music. Create your own customized interface with intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes.

Product specs and promos videos are below.

KEY FEATURES OF REKORDBOX VER 5.0
KORETECH next-generation engine with re-examined audio/graphic/video signal processing program
Light and stable performance
Advanced track analysis
Evolved library management
Improved USB/SD export features
New GUI for easy use

KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-XP1
32 multicoloured Performance Pads
Customisable interface
Control for Hot Cues, Pad FX, Key Shift, Keyboard mode and more
Slide FX strips
Robust structure
Non-slip rubber surface
Includes rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs licences

Bearface September 2017 Chart

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  1. Pancho Villa – Ramen Taco (Beartone Records)
  2. Paul Cut – Doum Doom (D. KO Records)
  3. Bearface – San Jose (Beartone Records)
  4. David G Tronic and Chad Andrew – Mango (Bearface Remix) (Volupso Records)
  5. Bearface – Troid (Exploited Records)
  6. Doublet – Paradise Village (Doublet Records)
  7. Max (Italy) – Grain Bubble (Beartone Records)
  8. Point G – The Surf Way (Point G Records)
  9. Massive Attack – Voodoo In My Blood (Locked Club Edit)
  10. UN*DEUX – Friends Only (Ondule Records)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.