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IKEA sort out Harry Love’s DJ life

I’m loving this video by the folks at ikea:



If you can relate to Harry’s crazy vinyl storage system (pre-ikea), then you should definitely look into sorting your shit out, the cheapest way, whether you like it or not, is probably ikea. Those expedit bookcases are literally built for vinyl and provide a fantastic base to any DJ setup.

Usually when mentioning Ikea to anybody its followed by a groan about how cheap and shitty it is, hollow fibreboard isn’t exactly sturdy stuff. Thats a fair comment, but a lot of people also fail to see the modularity of a lot of their furniture. Would you ever think of stacking up 2 expedit’s deep, sticking legs on it and a couple of arms on-top of that, followed by a desk top to reach that perfect DJ stand height?

Then take a look at this: http://forum.djtechtools.com/showthread.php?t=21178

There’s also plenty to get you drooling here: http://www.djforums.com/forums/showthread.php?47-Post-pics-of-your-setup-2-0-part-1&highlight=ikea


Akai & Numark – BPM 2012


This iPad controller was dead easy to pick up and get to grips with. Great build quality too!



This metal beast was wicked fun, really heavy, built like a tank, pots and faders were great! You wouldn’t want to carry it about though!


This little sound card caught my eye, looks like a cool bit of kit. Solid constriction, loads of routing options. It’s a USB hub too!
The vintage VU meters really sell it for me though.


The rennaisance was a bugger to use. I’m not familiar with mpc’s which makes it worse. 10 mins tapping away and couldn’t figure it out!

Bpm 2012


Well, I made it! Time to get a few snaps!

Traktor Kontrol Z2: First Look!

I’m a geek, I love shiny new pieces of tech to lust over. Its compelling and I have no idea why.

So when the guys over at DJ Tech Tools posted this up I got a bit excited!


It looks like theyve pretty much covered all the bases, many of the quarrels people had with the S4; no booth outputs, shitty faders, etc. Have all been addressed!

Its not without cost though, £600 or so of cost!

For a 2 channel mixer, that’s pretty steep. But the added features do balance the cost in its favour. I’ll check it out at this years BPM and report back!

For the full review and write-up, head over to DJ Tech Tools: http://www.djtechtools.com/2012/10/04/traktor-kontrol-z2-exclusive-preview-with-ean-golden/

BPM 2012 At The NEC (Birmingham, UK)


Shiny shiny gadgets! Lots and lots of flashing buttons and way too much noise than can be good for you. Figureheads from around the industry gather in Birmingham (of all places) to show off their latest wares to both press and public. Its a bit of a mental affair that ends up with myself in sensory overload, If it all gets a bit too much though, there’s always some booth babes doing the rounds for a bit of distraction!

I’ll be providing some live coverage of lovely new DJ tech, the same as last year, so tune in on the 7th of October if you cant make it down.

If you live in the UK and area around the Midlands, why not stop by!?