Get your mix on

Making beats is awesome, but it’s hard work; searching for samples, chopping it up, looping it, putting drums on it, mixing everything, …

Let’s put it this way, a lot of you will never get to it, so I had this cool thing from the 45King I’ve been saving up for a lazy summerday like this one. It’s been on his site for a few years already, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The 45King is a deejay and beatmaker from New Yersey, who is famous for making beats with obscure 45 RPM records, most of you will recognize The 900 Number, his most famous track, so click and listen if you haven’t got a clue as to who this legend is.

On his site, he’s got “The Mixer” which basically is a small mixer, on which you can choose 4 beats, to play with them. So go ahead, click on the image and start moving those faders around, have fun and enjoy!

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All eyes on turntablism

Apparently not suited for Pirates.

I just discovered this video made by software company Inklen (the creators of MixEmergency), which is quite obviously an April Fools’ joke. It’s about their so called new product called eyeCanDJ, even if you’re not a deejay, check out the video, it’s hilarious.

On the other hand Inklen as a company is partly responsible for the sad evolution of DJ to iPhone-DJ with their app called ToneTable. Isn’t delay-scratching as ridiculous as eye-scratching? That’s for you to decide.

“I was just getting sick to death, breaking my back, carrying this pair of control-cd’s with me to every gig”

PS: I apologize for the obvious pun in the title, couldn’t resist