On March 2nd 2015, Serato has announced the public beta version for its Serato DJ 1.7.4, supporting Pioneer DJM-900NXS, DJM-850, and Allen & Heath Xone. Those who own a Club Kit license (a Serato DJ license paired with a DVS expansion license) will be able to connect to the Club Kit hardware and use DB2 and DB4 mixers as the heart of a DVS. This lets you control Serato DJ with turtables or CDJ's using timecode vinyl and CD's.
In the past, controllers like Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 worked only as Midi devices, meaning that you still had to run a splitter cable from your Android device's headphone jack to your speakers and headphones. The latest update to the "Djay 2 for Android" Dj software solves this problem by letting you use onboard sound cards of supported DJ controllers. In turn, you get full stereo headphone cueing and master output by connecting your headphones/speakers straight to your controller.
If the grey winter weather makes you long for those warm summer festivals, you luckily do not have to wait until July and August to enjoy three days of raving under the sun. Even though some security issues almost put the 17th edition of Ultra Music Festival in danger, the festival has recently announced the full line-up for its new edition. Apart from new age restrictions and upgraded security measures, the festival has also upgraded its line-up.
If you missed out last time, you'll be happy to know that Metalheadz head honcho, Goldie has just announced his next collaborative venture with Heritage Orchestra performing 'Timeless' live on July 23rd at The Royal Festival Hall! Recognized as one of the fifty most significant landmark albums by The Guardian, you can expect nothing short of a magical experience with the full orchestra gripping your full attention. For any one who grew up listening to 'Timeless' - this will no doubt be one of the most memorable events you experience!Hear what it means from the man, himself here:
Detroit Swindle has been on the critics' radar for a while now. If you have not been convinced by their excellent debut album and worldwide acclaimed live performances, their new EP "The Punch Drunk", will definitely do the trick.
Our friends over at Diffuzion Records celebrate their 2-year anniversary this Spring and are set to release their first label album. They offering the chance for any aspiring hardstyle producers to win a coveted spot on this special release.
We caught up with Egyptian trance Gods Aly & Fila ahead of their headline appearance later this month in Birmingham for the almighty Godskitchen.
Trackitdown lock horns with UK trance institution Godskitchen for a seductive Valentines lineup that is set to shake the Midlands on Feb 14th.
This Easter, Bristol & Middlesborough will be greeted by Vandit records figurehead Paul Van Dyk. The multi award winning DJ / Producer is joined by two great supporting line - ups, sure to guarantee an unforgettable weekend!
IBIZA TRANCE EVENT (ITE) takes in Ibiza's strongest trance-orientated parties of the summer; from the insanely intense atmospheres of Cream and Space to unique one-off open-air gatherings like CAPTURED festival and an epic oceanic voyage, creating a 5 day focus for trance lovers to converge on the island of Ibiza from across the planet. Trackitdown are pleased to announce we will be partnering Ibiza's only dedicated trance week this September.
Celebrating the 8th instalment of The BPM festival, 2015 has seen the return of some of the best global talent at Playa del Carmen, Mexico!Having correctly earnt their reputation as one of the most essential festivals for underground dance music, BE-AT.TV have been there to capture some of the most memorable sets, best moments & energy the festival has to offer. With that, TID have produced a myriad of unique bundles featuring tracks from the artists & some set track lists too. Whether you need to catch up on some of the best sets, download new tracks or just check out the fun - Look no further!
The Thrillseekers aka Steve Helstrip has been at the forefront of the trance genre since the release in 1998 of his critically acclaimed track, "Synaesthesia (Fly Away)". Having worked under the guises of En Motion, Insigma, Rapid Eye, Hydra as well as prominently recognised for his work remixing the likes of Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Timo Maas, Sonique, Chicane, Blank & Jones, and Seb Fontaine. He owns his own record label, 'Adjusted Music'.
If there is one thing certain about 2015 it's that we need to do our best to retain the clubs which contribute so much to the UK's club culture, no matter how big or small.
It's that time of year again!With so many good line - ups to choose from in the capital its tough to get your head around where to go this NYE.As usual, London is living up to it's expectation,; providing some unforgetable electronic dance music avents sure to put you to a good start this NYE!
2015 see's the BPM festival celebrate its 8th year in business on the beautiful sands of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Since its inception BPM has considerably increased in size, quickly establishing itself as an essential stop on the circuit for all underground dance music aficionados as well as a nice winter holiday.
Have you sorted out your NYD party yet?... No?What are you waiting for? On January 1st, Trance Sanctuary in association with Trackitdown is hosting an unforgettable day party for any true Trance devotee. After 2 sellout NYE parties, TS have stepped it up for 2015; delivering a full NYD of outstanding Uplifting, Chunky, Progressive & melodic Trance at the one & only Egg London.
On Monday 24th November seminal electronic music pioneers Underworld and chart-climbing house sensations Gorgon City put on fantastic live performances at the iconic Abbey Road Studios for the launch of the Black Label Project.
We are proud to announce that TID are official partners for Bionics forthcoming winter Mask-Querade Ball!Join us on Saturday 27th of December for an unbeleiveble party at Bristols one & only, Motion!
Pioneer just launched a digitally focused, USB- only decks! The XDJ-1000 has Pioneer's iconic jogwheel and is designed to look & feel like the industry-standard CDJ line.Forget your CD wallets, the word burning or even worrying about loosing/damaging your laptop!
Ahead of DHF's final showdown at the Union club we had the chance to speak with the legendary Proteus! DJ'ing since 1995 and producing music now for 9 years, Proteus AKA Harri Andersson is recognised & respected as Scandinavian's best known Hard Dance DJ. Having also cemented his status in the global hard dance scene, you can expect high energy & top quality hard dance on November 29th.