måndag 2 december 2013

Me Playing Some Old School Records At Goopy By Spot!

New 12" Beats

Today I got a few new 12" remixes of some nice and commercial house.
This is what I got:

Storm Queen - Look Ritght Through (Remixes)
Jess & Crabbe - Big Booya (2013 remastered)
Pitbull & Kesha - Timber (Remixes)
Detroit Swindle - Unfinished Business EP




onsdag 27 november 2013

Need Some Space!

Vinyl takes its place. Im lucky to have two places where I can store my vinyl. At home I have all records i might use, and at my firm I store all other records. (That might come in handy some day). Right now at my home studio its a bit short of space on the floor... ;)

söndag 24 november 2013

Last Nights Gig At Lipz Nightclub!

Yesterday, Saturday I went up to Trollhättan and Lipz Nightclub. Its always nice to DJ there. Great sound and lightning, staff and of course great guests! Hera are some pics:
 


fredag 22 november 2013

Tomorrow! The 23th Of Nov!

You will find me on the main floor of Lipz in Trollhättan tomorrow!

torsdag 21 november 2013

Lipz The 7th Of Dec!


Bro Night!

Last night I was DJing at Goopy By Spot. They had this Bro Night. Goopy By spot is a fashion store for guys and girls. But last night it was for guys. Beer, snacks and of course good vinyl... ;)
Hera are some pics from before we opened up for the evening.



torsdag 14 november 2013

So Many Good 12"!

Yesterday I got a stack of 12" vinyls from London. So much funky, groovy and experimental tunes. This is what I got:
Mattew Styles - Out All Night
Kolombo / Sharam Jay - Bunny Tiger EP Vol 1
Fatneck, Mucci Apri, Jamie - Messalina Edits 9
Terrys Playmore - Dam Burnouts EP
Disco Boogie Classics Vol 4
Maria Marcia, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmer, Paulinho Da Costa, Yambo - Superlatino Vol 1, The Funky Sound Of Latin America
Citizen & Ashworth - Situation EP
Chew Fu - Pour It Up Vol 1
Mako/The Hawk - Party Going On EP

You can find some of these records on Youtube:




Vinyl-DJ On This Event!


söndag 10 november 2013

The Weekends Pictures!

This weekend i was DJing at Stenungsbaden Yacht Club on Friday and a private party ons Saturday. Becourse my "vinyl gear" was packed for the Saturady gig i was DJing on Friday with a Pioneer DDJ-SX. A really nice piece of gear. Here are some pics:


 And on Saturday i was back on  my "vinyl gear" again... :)



fredag 8 november 2013

Friday Scratching!

Its Friday again and I want you to see this clip with a master in action DJ Skratch Bastid!
Nice weekend to you all!

onsdag 6 november 2013

Another Vinyl-DJ! One Of The First In Sweden!

This is a good friend of mine DJ Anders Dahlqvist, started out as a DJ in 1967 and still going strong. And only using vinyl! Respect!
Here is a video from Dundret in Sweden recorded this year!
More info on his web site: http://www.andersdahlquist.se/

söndag 3 november 2013

This Friday!

This weekend i will be DJing at Stenungsbaden Yacht Club on Friday and on a private event on Saturday.

måndag 21 oktober 2013

Do You Need A DJ?

If you need a DJ with a lot of exerience and rutine, give my friends at DJ-Society a call!
Phone: 

+46 (0)522-66 55 66

Email:

söndag 20 oktober 2013

Whats Your Backup?

I use pure vinyl on most of my gigs, but when the DJ booth is to small or the stage is not good enough I use Serato. Sometimes I just use USB or CDs on Pioneer decks. But I always bring my two Traktor X1s and a Audio 10 soundcard as a backup. 
Its not often I have to use theese X1s, but I still have to practise with them. So I did yesterday.

Im using the X1 Mk I. Here is a review from Digital DJ Tips on the new X1 mkII

Review Summary:

Decent upgrade of the original Kontrol X1 "decks and effects" controller for Traktor, with the touchstrip for deck control, the RGB backlit buttons and the dual double-digital LED readouts being the standout new features. A few features have been dropped from the original X1 which may annoy some, as might the lack of iOS integration with Traktor DJ, but overall a solid upgrade.
 
The touchstrip and LEDS are the headline additions to the new version of the Traktor Kontrol X1, which also boasts RGB buttons, LED readouts and a Flux mode button for each deck.
Full Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2 Review: The Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2 follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful Traktor Kontrol X1, and indeed, so similar is it in intent and look to its earlier incarnation, “Mk2″ is barely even mentioned on the box or in the marketing material.
At first glance, the only real change from the Mk1 is the addition of a touchstrip and two double seven-segment LEDs for numerical feedback, although a quick read of the box shows that more subtle changes (such as RGB backlit buttons) have also been added to the spec. Let’s take a closer look…

The official promo
First, let’s see the official promo. It shows off a lot of the features (although I’m not sure how much of the Chic part is actually improvised), and certainly makes the case for using a pair of X1 Mk2s for compact four-deck control. I wonder if Felix actually plays on this set-up in Ibiza? Would be great if he did…


What’s it for?

So now let’s step back and look at the bigger picture. With modular DJing components seemingly all the range nowadays (Native Instruments alone has the Z1, X1 and F1; Behringer has just introduced no less than five), it’s worth revisiting what the X1 is and isn’t, as this is an area where beginners often get confused.
This is a DJ software controller, designed to be used with Traktor, although it can be used with other software too. It connects via a USB lead to your laptop, and gives you physical control over some of Traktor’s controls. What it isn’t is a controller for Traktor DJ on iOS, and it’s not an “audio interface” either. The latter means it doesn’t “make” sound, have a headphones socket or speaker sockets, and so on – it’s purely to give physical control over software features.
 
Modular control with Native Instruments gear: Here, the Z1 is your mixer, the X1 Mk2 controls track decks, and the F1 handles Remix Deck duties.
Native Instruments is calling it a “decks and effects” controller, which is a good summation of what it does. It is designed to let you control Traktor’s built-in effects comprehensively, and also control the transport and cue features of two of Traktor’s track decks. For good measure, control over beat-synced loops is thrown in, plus library browsing and track loading.

But the addition of the touchstrip brings to the fore another use for such a controller: as the 
only DJ controller in a DJ set-up. As the Novation Twitch proved, you don’t need “jogwheels”, “decks” or, erm, “spinny things” of any description to DJ “properly”; even if you do want to manually beatmatch and nudge tunes, a touchstrip can be used surprisingly well for this purpose. So potentially, the Traktor Kontrol X1 could happily control two decks; alongside a small audio interface like the Audio 2 plus the club’s mixer (or the Traktor Kontrol Z1), you’ve got a DJ system that you can throw in a bag and take anywhere.This feature set has by and large beein inherited from the original X1 and has not been arrived at by accident: One of the main uses of the original Traktor Kontrol X1 was for digital vinyl (DVS) DJs. When you’re using Traktor Scratch with “timecode vinyl” on real turntables, it’s helpful to have a small controller like the X1 to give you these kinds of controls (the types of control controller and CDJ DJs take for granted), to save you spending too much time using the trackpad and keyboard of your laptop for loading tracks, triggering effects / cues, and so on. A small controller like this doesn’t take up much space in the DJ booth, but can make a big difference to your performance.
So let’s time to see if it matches up to the hype.
First impressions and setting up
The unit comes in typical high quality Native Instruments packaging, and the box contains the Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2 plus a USB cable and a card for downloading drivers and documentation. You can get US$50 / €50 off Traktor software, which you’ll need to use the unit; you do this by registering and using an e-code which is then provided to you. The quick start PDF is also a download that you get via this process. The unit required Traktor 2.6.3 to work. There is no “LE” software in the box.

In use
Once you’re up and running, the Traktor Pro software recognises the unit without any need to head off into preferences, which is to be expected from a Native Instruments hardware /software tie-in, but is still good to see. Once all set up, the unit lights up expectantly, looking more refined than the original X1, due to the RGB buttons, the nice Traktor Kontrol S2/S4-esque double-digit LED readouts, and what look like horizontal VU meters above the touchstrip (they are in fact phase meters among other things, as we’ll find out).
Transport controls
The transport buttons, although small, are the biggest on the unit, and due to their positioning at the bottom they feel fine in performance use. The blue “cue” and green “play” buttons glow brightly when pushed/activated. The blue “sync” buttons toggle on/off with the same dim/light glow, as does “Flux”.
Flux controls the recently added “Flux” (or “slip”) mode in Traktor, whereby you can cue juggle, activate loops and so on, and the track will continue playing underneath regardless. Holding Shift and Flux lets you tap a BPM, Shift + Sync sets that deck to the master, and Shift and one of the four cues erases that cue. The cues change colour depending on what type of cue point (load marker etc) is set, which is a nice touch.
It is also possible to store loops and capture samples/control some of the functions of the Remix Decks using the hot cues, although it’d still make sense to have aKontrol F1 if you’re going to get serious about the latter.
The performance section
The central “performance section” is backed with glossy black plastic and is where the touchstrip is located. This is probably the most eagerly awaited part of the new unit, and I’m happy to report that it works really well.
It’s divided down the middle, so the left half of it controls the left decks, the right half the right deck. That of course makes it a bit fiddly, but it works well enough. (By holding then swiping from the middle, you can assign the whole strip to just one deck too.) Pushing it to the right is the equivalent of rotating a jogwheel clockwise, left anticlockwise. It is “weighted”, so you can “throw” the MP3; that’s one up on the S2/S4′s jogs!
 
That central performance section is where the big changes have been made against the original X1.
When a track is paused, the strip is in scratch mode for easy cue point location, and holding down Shift puts it into scrub mode for rapid moving through a track. When the track is playing, however, it is automatically in “nudge” mode for pitch bending, and in this case, holding down Shift puts it in “vinyl” or “scratch” mode. (Of course you wouldn’t attempt serious scratching on this, but it does sound good nonetheless.)
The small rows of LEDs above the touchstrip are in this mode a representation of the phase of the two tracks; when locked on, the middle LED glows red, otherwise the number of blue bars to the left or right of middle shows you how out of phase the track is for quick beat correction without looking at the screen.
The loop encoders tie in with the double-digit LEDs above them, that show you the size of the current look; the LEDs flash when the loop is engaged. In Flux mode, pushing down on the encode is necessary to engage the loop, otherwise it is an on/off toggle. Holding Shift and turning the loop encoder is the loop shift function, for moving the playing loop around the track. When a loop isn’t engaged, holding shift and turning the loop encoder moves backwards or forwards through the track by the number of beats indicated on the LED.
The library browser / encoder has a function that I really don’t like, which is “touch sensitivity”. Basically, when you touch it, it switches the software into full library mode, so the tracks / files / folders fill most of the screen (normally you’d have to push-to-click for this to happen). Nice idea, but in practice you touch it by mistake, and then I found it erratic / counterintuitive in its ability to return you to where you are. Luckily you can turn it off in the preferences and just push for library mode.
Apart from that anomaly, the library browsing works as expected, with two little arrows for loading to the left/right deck. Holding down shift and pressing either of the arrows toggles one of the quantise/snap functions.
The effects section
A straight port from the X1 Mk1 / S2 / S4 / most other controllers, the effects section has the standard four knobs and four buttons per side. Holding Shift and pressing the top button toggles the mode from chained to single FX, and holding Shift and pressing the buttons in single FX mode cycles through the available effects.
The FX assign buttons do exactly as you’d expect; additionally, holding Shift and pressing one of them assigns the FX section to decks C or D instead of A/B respectively. It is possible also to control the main parameter of an effect using the touchstrip, something well demonstrated in the video above using filters.

Conclusion

DJing with the new touchstrip is easy, even manual beatmatching – assuming you can do it on jogwheels or decks in the first place, that is. If so, you really won’t take long to get used to it. That’s the big pull of the new model. Apart from that, though, just like the X1 Mk1 before it, the Kontrol X1 Mk2 is an insanely useful little device for its size, even more so with the RGB backlit buttons, and the LED readouts for loop length.
 
The back of the box picture, clearly showing a socket for a power supply. Was iOS compatibility planned then dropped at the last minute?
I did most of this review minus an instruction manual (I was reviewing pre-release), but when NI did provide me with one I learned that you can adjust BPM by holding the sync button and holding down the loop encoder, that you can assign loops to the touchstrip (nice!), and – as mentioned earlier – assign FX parameters to the touchstrip by simply holding the FX button the touching it. Great fun!

One curious omission is the lack of compatibility with the 
Traktor DJ software on iOS. It would have made a great little controller with that, and I suspect that was originally in Native Instruments’s plans, because the box rendering shows the back of the unit with a power supply socket on it (which would have been needed for it to work with iOS); something that’s lacking on the actual unit itself.Most of it, however, was intuitive enough to use without really needing to read a manual, and ergonomically, the unit is only let down really by that annoying touch sensitive library browser.
So overall? It’s a winning upgrade. For digital vinyl system user, those wanting a fall-back controller for Traktor, those only needing a minimal system, or those wanting to build a modular system (probably using one or two alongside the Z1 or Z2 and then maybe an F1 for Remix Decks), the Traktor Kontrol X1 Mk2 is going to be a great buy.

torsdag 17 oktober 2013

A True Master!

Congratulations to DJ Fly from France for his second world titel! He is one of my favorit turntabalists in the world. Nice to se him win the DMC World DJ Mixing Championships one more time.

måndag 14 oktober 2013

50 Years With Stenungsbaden Yacht Club!

I have been DJing at Stenungsbaden since the middle of the 90s. Last Saturday it was Stenungsbadens 50th birthday. And it was a big celebration! Here are some pics from the night!
 
 
 

torsdag 10 oktober 2013

The Results From The DMC World DJ Championships!

DMC World DJ Championships 2013 Results
The 2013 DMC World DJ Championships Results are:

DMC World DJ Championships 2013
1st: DJ Fly
2nd: Ritchie Ruftone
3rd: Jon 1st



DMC World Battle For Supremacy 2013
1st: Ritchie Ruftone
2nd: DJ Vekked



DMC World Team Championship 2013
1st: Mr Viktor, Deksa & DJ Hertz
2nd: Mixfitz


WORLD FINAL 2013 JUDGES' RESULTS
Cash Money - DMC World Champion 1988 & DMC Legend
1. Ritchie Ruftone
2. DJ Fly
3. Jon 1st
Mr. Switch- DMC World Battle Champion 2010/2009/2008
1. DJ Fly
2. Ritchie Ruftone
3. DJ Esquire
Mr. Viktor - DMC World Team Champion 2013
1. DJ Fly
2. Vekked
3. Jon 1st
Mr. Thing - DMC World Team Champion 1999
1. Ritchie Ruftone
2. Jon 1st
3. DJ Fly
Netik - DMC World Champion 2006 & DMC World Battle Champion 2001 and 2002
1. Vekked
2. DJ Fly
3. Jon 1st 
Chris Karns - DMC World Champion 2011
1. Ritchie Ruftone
2. DJ Fly
3. Esquire
DJ Woody - Champion
1. Ritchie Ruftone
2. Jon 1st
3. DJ Fly
A-Kut - DMC Switzerland Champion 2013/2012
1. DJ Fly
2. Jon 1st
3. Ritchie Ruftone
KCL - DMC Denmark Champion 2013
1. DJ Fly
2. Vekked
3. Ritchie Ruftone


1st DMC Champion - DJ Fly - 20 points
2nd Ritchie Ruftone - 16 points
3rd Jon 1st - 9 points
4th DJ Vekked - 7 points
5th DJ Esquire - 2 points

Results - 1st place - 3 points / 2nd place - 2 points / 3rd place - 1 point

måndag 30 september 2013

A Nice Pic From Kungälv Fashion Week 2013.

Last Thursday I was DJing at Kungalv Fashion Week. Its nice to see that soem local store owners like to see the old craftmenship of DJing. :)

torsdag 26 september 2013

Nice With Some New 12" Vinyls For Tonights VIP Company Gig!

Tonight I got a VIP gig at a private company. And I also got some new nice vinyls from Juno Records in London.
What I got today was:
Killer Funk Disco Allstars - Shake Your Booty Baby
Chloé - Smash EP
Au Revoir Madame EP with  PMX Sound and Phos Toni
Funkanomics - Backyard Baby 
Timothy Wisdom - Mama Said
Bill Withers - You Got The Stuff

söndag 15 september 2013

The Weekend At Stenungsbaden Yacht Club!

This weekend I was DJing at Stenungbaden Yacht Club In Stenungsund. It was a slow Friday with a couple of hundred guests, but Saturday was very good. Here are some pics.
 
 
 

See you soon again!

måndag 9 september 2013

A Master In Action!

Here is a nice video of the master in action. DJ Jazzy Jeff doing a live mix together with a full live band and rappers. Its amazing to see this DJ working!


söndag 25 augusti 2013

Street Performance!

This last Saturday I was DJing at Goopy By Spot a fashion store in Kungälv. The weather was perfect and people liked what they heard. I stood for three hours and played a soft cool mix of vinyls. Here are some pics...


måndag 12 augusti 2013

Saturday the 24th of August.

Saturday the 24th of August you can see my mix-show in Kungälv, I will be spinning my records at Goopy By Spot around 11-14.... I hope to see some of you there....

fredag 2 augusti 2013

A Short Break.

Im in Spain now and for Three weeks im with my family in this house, just relaxing. :)
So im having a short blog-break, be back soon I promise!

torsdag 18 juli 2013

Party Of The Year!

Soooo tired today! Last night I was DJing with Funfair "The Cover Band" on their last show ever! It was in Kungälvsparken and it was a party!!! Thank You Funfair for all theese years and that i have had the honor to DJ with you guys over the years. Here are som pics from the night...
 
 Funfairs last gig... You gonna be missed....