Daft Punk and The Weeknd are reportedly in the studio together — and we couldn’t be more excited.
A few weeks ago The Weeknd posted a picture of two Daft Punk figurines sat on top of a pair of speakers in a studio.
It turns out, Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye was actually giving us a massive hint that he was working with Daft Punk.
Point Blank (London) has the heady accolade of being the best equipped Ableton and Pioneer training centre in Europe. However, not content to rest on their laurels, they have just opened up a second learning facility, now giving more opportunities to the next generation of music industry workers. DJ Mag Tech spent some time with the guys to understand why Point Blank continue to be top of the class.
A vocal can make or break a track. Yet, all to often, we rely on over-used sample packs, poor quality recordings or audio rips. Vocalizr is an online platform that creates a safe and useful connection between professional vocalists and producers.
The website, which launched in 2014, has 12,000 registered users and has successfully paid out $180,000 to artists for recording jobs completed through the site.
AKG in collaboration with Quincy Jones have announced the release of a new pair of headphones featuring state-of-the-art technology. The N90Q feature, as the blurb states, “TruNote technology, which is composed of a new, proprietary software solution for auto-calibration and frequency response measurement in combination with a patented, dual-foam ear cushion and pistonic motion driver”.
In short they sound shit hot!
“When it comes to music, it’s a small world,” says dub maestro Mad Professor, fresh from a month-long tour of Australia.
“Just take that tune ‘The Liquidator’— which I still play out — it was originally a reggae instrumental recorded by Jamaicans Harry J Allstars in 1969 but it’s been sampled again and again.”
We hosted a special production Q&A Friday Forum Live that’s all about you! This was your chance to get involved, and have us answer your questions live on our famous weekly broadcast. We were joined by PB Head of School JC Concato who answered all of your questions live. Want to know how to fit vocals in your mix, how to create booming kick drums or how to get your track sounding as loud as possible? Make sure you watch the live broadcast back below!
Halloween is just around the corner so who better to recruit for Point Blank’s latest production masterclass than the undead disco don Zombie Disco Squad. PB travelled to his spooky studio for a track autopsy, finding out how he goes about creating his signature house grooves. In the video, Zombie talks through his working process in Cubase, quickly choosing samples and showing how he develops his ideas.
It’s the dream of many producers to hear their track played at a big important event in front of their dance music idols. Well, DJ Mag can today announce a very special competition, in partnership with Armada Music.
We want you to create an anthem for the Top 100 DJs awards show — and there’s a very special prize for the winning entrant.
You may not instantly recognise his name, but his signature is all over some of the biggest hits to have graced the dancefloors of clubs all over the world. Mark Ralph is enjoying a very productive music career, sometimes behind the desk working alongside the likes of Hot Natured, Jamie Jones and Hot Chip to name but a few, and at times taking centre stage with his own Filthy Dukes project and numerous other productions. Mark invited DJ Mag to his wonderful Club Ralph Studios in North London for a little tete-a-tete...
Recording and releasing 12 tracks over a year — one each month — might seem like a sure-fire way to hit that creative wall, but house DJ/producer Jesse Rose, known for massive bumpy-grooved cuts like 'You're All Over My Head' and 'Sleepless (Night One)', and labels like Front Room Recordings and Made To Play, managed to do just that. DJ Mag spoke to Jesse about the pressure of releasing to such a tight deadline and how he kept the creative juices flowing…