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    Re:GENERATION Music Project

    I finally got around to watching Re:GENERATION Music Project, the phenomenal 2012 documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev. The idea, inspired by the people behind the Grammys at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is to take several modern day producers and ...

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    September 6th, 2012

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    Moondog Kingdom

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    August 29th, 2012

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    Complete Music Producer: Essential Skills To Become A Success

    In a recent issue of Future Music Magazine, I came across a positive review for the book, Complete Music Producer: Essential Skills To Become A Success by Anth Gaskill and David Ridley. While I usually pass on technical production guides, I found this to contain motivational

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    August 24th, 2012

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    My Adventures at The DJ Times DJ Expo 2012

    As a longtime reader of DJ Times Magazine, I had always seen pictures of their yearly DJ Expo held in Atlantic City, NJ. Despite all of this, I had never experienced it for myself. After pre-registering for the “exhibits only” portion of the Expo for free in an early edition

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    August 22nd, 2012

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    Pioneer Introduces XDJ-Aero: New DJing With Smartphones & Tablets

    Just ten years ago, I never could have imagined some of the new tools that DJs would soon have at their disposal. When I saw Pioneer’s advertisement in my inbox, I had to take a closer look at the XDJ-Aero. While I have not tested this product for myself, the concept of ...

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    August 12th, 2012

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    Great Autotune Video From My Hero: Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Since I was a little boy, I have always had an interest in the cosmos. I watch all the shows and specials on National Geographic Channel and the Science Channel. Hands down, my favorite astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson (Michio Kaku being a close second). Tyson is the ...

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    August 10th, 2012

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    Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth

    Last night, I had the great pleasure of seeing Mike Tyson’s Broadway debut, recounting the events of his life in Undisputed Truth. The show, written by his wife Kiki Tyson and directed by Spike Lee (DJ Clark Kent provides the soundtrack), was full of laughter and tears. I ...

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    August 8th, 2012

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    A Look Inside the Studio: Hans Zimmer

    One of my all time favorite film composers is Hans Zimmer. His bold epic soundtracks have appeared in over one hundred films, of which nearly half have been nominated for awards. He has won one Academy Award (The Lion King), four Satellite Awards (The Thin Red Line, ...

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    August 6th, 2012

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    The DJ Podcast: My Favorite Go To

    My good friend DJ Rob Salmon introduced me to a great blog, The DJ Podcast. The site is loaded with a vast library of video tutorials on digital DJing, from Serato, Traktor, and Ableton Live, to new hardware additions from Pioneer and Native Instruments. I highly recommend ...

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    July 30th, 2012

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    Salman Khan: The Future of Learning Everything

    I was first introduced to Salman Khan after he appeared on the Steven Colbert Report, about a year ago. I remember I put “Salman Khan” into my notes on my iPhone, reminding me to Google him and watch a few of his YouTube videos. Like most things in my phone, I forgot all ...

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    July 27th, 2012

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