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What is that % BPM for ?

An extract from the Multi-Racial UMI Dj course... Ever wonder what or how the percentage value on a CDJ has any impact on your getting your mix of your tracks to stick...
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Kick and punch Bass to mono...

Extracted from the Multi-Racial UMI production course… You might find yourself question your low end mix on your track finding that you are missing a bit of punch even though you’ve compressed and eq’d you might want your Kick and bass to come through more prominent
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5 tips to a successful mixtape series

If you looking at being a successful Dj one important channel of communication to fans and promoters is the good ol’ mixtape, back when there was no “soundcloud” “mixcloud” or other mix hosting services Dj’s use to record their mixtapes and burn them onto cd’s, these cd’s were duplicated and then passed on through to friends, family, promoters, strangers at…
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Playing with USB's... Organize your music for creativity Featured

Since the advent of the usb port on CDJ’s I’ve seen a majority of djs shifting over to this new medium, what surprises me is many of the local dj’s here in South Africa overlook using softwares to organize their music they tend to just copy folders over to their sticks and comfortably play off this organizing system , however…
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What's the Key Dj tip

Extracted from the Multi-Racial UMI Advance Dj course... Mixing in musical key/Harmonic Mixing is something that lots of DJs vaguely know they ought to have a go at. Top DJs mention mixing in key, and many commercial mix CDs use key mixing. In some scenes, like trance, where the melodic content of music is really important, mixing in musical key…
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What IS this!!! DJ License ? Featured

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr. The issue of a Dj license has been a buzz now on social networks for the couple of days here in South Africa with many comparing it to the Etoll scandal to swindle money from Dj’s pockets , the truth of the matter…
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The Follow up - Oh the Dj license... Featured

The Dj license debacle has been trending through media for the last 3 weeks or so, last week I authored and article for this blog with the opinion derived from us asking SAMRO some questions regarding their take on the license, which tended to create more of a confusion based on the point that Dj’s paying for a license and…
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Pioneer Dj turn of a new era

So rumours started to fly in the past week that the Pioneer corporation was selling off its Pioneer Dj division, for a couple of days this was thought to be a hoax , but it seems the ink has been put to the paper and Pioneer is selling off its “Pioneer Dj” section to investment equity company KKR for a…
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10Ways to BEEF up your sound

In todays times music, can be made on a whim from your mind straight into the box(computer) yet you find it difficult to get your sound as close as possible to all the urban music tracks around or even as close as possible to the pros , here is couple of tips to help you along the way to get…
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Brand Spotlight Gipps Featured

 Generals in Intelligence Performance and Perfecting Sophistication best known, as GIPPS is an emerging Pretoria based design house founded in 16/11/2006. The story of GIPPS begins years before it the actual lifestyle brand it has become presently. In 2002 founder and head designer Simon “GIPPS” Maleka used to hand make bags from worn out jeans and shirts in effort to…
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