Kips DJ & Music Blog

Kips DJ & Music Blog

Musings and writings by DJ Kippax

Tune of the week 7/6/2019

This week I’ve mostly been listening too: Classic acid house record by Mark Moore. I really need to put this on a new oldschool house mix. This weeks classic hip hop tune is the 86 classic from Stetsasonic. And for rock tunes I’ve been digging this old rediscovered cover by the White Stripes

June 7, 2019
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13 (emergency) items for DJ’s and live sets

If you’ve been DJ’ing for a few years, eventually you’ll play at a gig where the DJ’ing equipment is faulty. An easy way to minimise these problems is keeping an emergency DJ equipment kit with you as a backup. This which can help you to solve (or minimise) any problems which may affect your DJ […]

June 5, 2019
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Reaper Friendly Pop Music

Did you know pop music is becoming increasingly dark?

June 1, 2019
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Tunes of the week 31/28/2019

So here’s the selection of my top 3 tunes of this week which I’ve been playing repeatedly.

May 31, 2019
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Evolution of Electronic Music – 1955 to 2017

Very interesting video for all those who love electronic music. Enjoy 

May 31, 2019
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What are DJ controllers? (and what do they do)

Over the last decade or so, there has been a tremendous change in DJ’ing technology. There’s been a quest to make entertainment livelier whilst making DJ tech more portable. The result of this has been the evolution and innovation of the DJ controller.

May 30, 2019
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The importance of Metadata in the Music Industry

Good article in the Verge on the importance of metadata and the discrepancies between databases (think of how Itunes stores artist information when compared Spotify).

May 30, 2019
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cds in a shop

How to create and embed an album cover for your DJ mix

Album artwork is essential if you want your DJ mixes to stand out visually. Ideally, every mix you create should come embedded with an individual piece of artwork which advertises your mix, brand and musical theme. Not having an album cover included with your mix makes it look sloppy.  Also, the lack of an album […]

May 15, 2019
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transfering vinyl to digital

How to bulk rip lots of vinyl (and not go crazy)

This record ripping guide is useful even if you’re not a DJ. The methods I outline will work for anyone who has the problem of digitising a large collection of filthy vinyls whilst trying maintain good sound quality. Also, the sections on cleaning and handling records is useful for any person who owns a record […]

March 29, 2019
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