Djing

Warming Up for the 2014 London Olympics (of DJing)...

Ritchie Ruftone | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ritchie Ruftone

The main goal at the finals is to impress the judges and show lots of different skills and techniques - obviously scratching, but also juggling, body tricks, using the mixer to full effect, music selection, drumming, the musical choices, composition and flow of the set, and more too.

Gilles Peterson and Sonzeira: One Man's Brazilian Goal Realised

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

He's come a long way, has Gilles Peterson, from his DJing residency at Dingwalls to his current incarnation as globe-trotting musicologist nonpareil. He's an educator, and few, if any, have done as much as he to elevate Brazilian (and world music) into the mainstream.

Tonight's the Night! Defending My Title at the DMC UK DJ Final

Ritchie Ruftone | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ritchie Ruftone

The DMCs have been going for 29 years now and as well as being the longest running, are also the biggest, best, and most respected DJ competition out there for all serious scratch and turntabalist DJs like myself.

Kilimanjaro 2014

Laura Elliott | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Laura Elliott

Instead of resolutions, I wanted start 2014 with big bang. I felt it was time for a challenge that would not only make a difference to myself but more importantly to others, and somehow involve my deep love for music.

DJing A Difference

DJ Lora | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

Totally inspired, I really wanted to do something that would really make a difference to the children and their time there, some of whom were only as old as three years and had never lived their life away from the hospital.

How I Became A DJ

DJ Lora | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
DJ Lora

I've travelled to every corner of the globe - from London to Hawaii, New York to Paris, Mumbai, Brazil and Hong Kong. I've stayed in some of the most glamorous as well as some of the most scary ass places and I've probably spent more time in airports than is healthy.

Top Ten Don'ts of DJing Etiquette

Yousif Nur | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Yousif Nur

I've been DJing for a number of years mostly in London and sometimes across the country. I meet a number of interesting characters and it's also at times made me gather a large amount of hate I have for mankind. Why? Because I'm convinced that people congregated in one space in a small room make up for what is the opinion of the general public personified.

After 25 Years, We've Still Got Our Record Decks

X-Press 2 | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
X-Press 2

Our collective, eclectic tastes in music are part of the make up of X-Press 2, that whole ethos of finding new sounds but dipping back into the past is part of what we, as clubbers, dancers, DJs and now producers, have always loved about what we're involved with.