Music And Gadgets

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Just Christmas - Special Christmas Mixtape

Thought id share this christmas mix with you all. Something different from what you hear in the supermaket lol

1)Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas (So So Def Remix)
2)Destiny's Child - 8 Days Of Christmas
3)Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin
4)Musiq Soulchild - Jingle Bells
5)Rahsaan Patterson - Wonderful Christmas
6)Nina Sky - This Christmas
7)Toni Braxton Feat Shaggy - Christmas In Jamaica
8)Cherly Porter - White Christmas
9)Joe - The Christmas Song
10)Ruben Studdard and Tamyra Grey - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
11)Musiq Soulchild - O Come All Ye Faithful

Get it here

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Mixtikl | Generative Music Mixer for iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Mobile Phone, Pocket PC

Mixtikl | Generative Music Mixer for Mobile, Web & Tweets (tikls) : Audio, MIDI, Generative | iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Mobile Phone, Pocket PC / PPC / PDA, Smartphone, Desktop PC & Mac | Intermorphic

If you own an Iphone/Ipod Touch or a Windows Phone you should check Intermorphics Mixtikl 2. It allows you to make your own tracks 12 track mixes. Its built on the SSEYO engine from 2000.The original program was MiniMIXA which i probably still have on my old SPV smartphone. I used it a bit but back in those days you were restricted to how much memory space you could use even with sd card :)

Best thing is you can use the fx and theres even a synth to use so you can make your own sounds. Theres loops to get you started and extra loop packs available to download. You can also use the PC/Mac Version. Ipod/Phone Version is coming soon but id check on the app store as it might be on already. Its dirt cheap at the moment as well $4.99 and $6.99 for the downloadable pack. Im gonna get mine before the limited offer changes.

To try the Demo go here

ED OG and Masta Ace - Elbow Rooms

What a night!!

These Guys know how to rock a crowd. On a cold november saturday, legends from hip hops golden era Masta Ace and ED OG tore the place down. The venue was rammed with people like myself trying to find a good viewpoint to the stage which resorted to standing on stools,pooltables and small tables.

They dropped tracks from their new album Art & Entertainment as well as a few classic such as I Got Have It and Jeep Ass ...Good to see 2 legends combining. Seems to be a familiar trend (KRS/Buckshot, Redman/Methodman, Keith Murray/Canibus)

It was good to see the Invizible Circle (Monkee, Sparkx, DMW, Oddball, Dj Countdown)  represent J Bravo did a set onstage. DJ Ant Black managed to video interview Masta Ace so i'll try get a Youtube of that if possible also Dj Analogue has an article in Traffic Magazine  so make sure you pick up a copy of that.

Check Youtube Video Here
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009 - Just Bubbling Dec 09

So Pumped about dropping some crazy tracks. Last Bubbling of 09.

1.Ciara - Turn It Up
2.Jay Sean - Ft Sean Paul and Lil John - Do You Remember
3.Gucci Mane Ft Usher - Spotlight
4.Jahiem - Aint Leavin Without You
5.Amerie Ft Fabolous - More Than Love
6.Timbaland Ft Justin Timberlake
7.T Pain - Take Your Shirt Off
8.Mario Ft Bob - Before She Said Hi
9.Robin Thicke Ft Jay Z - Meiple
10.Cassie - Stamina
11.Rihanna FT Young Jeezy - Hard
12.Usher Ft T.I - In My Bag
13.Mario Winans - Love
14.Wyclef Jean Ft Eve - Suicide Love
15.50 Cent - Do You Think About Me
16.Bobby Valentino Ft OJ Da Juice Man - Party Party Party
17.janet Jackson - Luv
18.Ne-Yo - I Feel Good
19.Alicia Keys - Sleeping With A Broken Heart
20.Omarion - Zonin
21.J. Holiday Ft Claudette Ortiz - Lose Your Love
22.Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Pt.2

Friday, 27 November 2009

Touch DJ

Touch DJ

Been keeping an eye on this. Just been reading up on the first proper Dj app for the Ipod/Iphone. When I say first I mean this can play mp3's off your device and mix em :) there are other apps such as itm dj and automap (which i'll review at some point). But they are midi controllers (meaning they control dj software) like the Hercules control mp3 e2 i reviewed earlier. The only stumbling block for me is getting your own mp3's on there instead of using the 20 tracks Amidio provide.They have an app to get your tracks on it and mention wifi transfer as well.I'll check this out before making a decision. For £11 not bad? Let me know if this helps.

Monday, 23 November 2009

New Dj Controller - Hercules Dj Control Mp3 e2

Got this baby about a month ago. Its a bit of a beauty. For £99 its a good deal if you ask me. You get a special version of virtual dj which is quite useful especially for video mixing. The mixing part is what i like with this. Once you've got the tracks synced its all about the effects (phaser,loop etc) which gets the party going . My only gripes (which I can live with) are the lack of a proper manual for *Virtual DJ . There is a guide for getting started but it is only for getting started and well if you wanted to take one of these gigging you'd want a bit more knowledge about the software (you can actually map this to the dj software of your choice). The jog wheel is great for cueing a track but for scratching its only good for effects. Dont get me wrong, you can scratch with it, but when you let go there is a slight delay which makes it different from going crazy with the vinyl. Also I found that if I accidently touch the jog wheel and the track I was playing warped. Not good..but you can adjust the sensitivity or just turn the scratch button off and just use it to cue ;-)
All in all its worth the price I used this for a few parties for a few mates but also for a Fashion show and it more than did the job. If you want a controller for parties or for home use this is great. If you want something between the budget controllers and highend ones such as the Hercules control  remix and console steel then get one of these.

Uk peeps can get one here DJ Control MP3 e2
*Just found this :) Virtual Dj Manual - Just Bubbling Oct 09

Welcome to my blog peoples. As a treat i've left this mix for you all to download.
1 Beverly Knight - Every Step
2 Beyonce - Control
3 Mario - Starlight
4 Ne-Yo - Nothing But The Girl
5 Shakira Ft T-Pain - She Wolf Remix
6 Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
7 Tinchy Strider - You're Not Alone
8 Lady Gaga Ft LMFAO - Love Game Party Rock Remix
9 Noisettes Ft Estelle and Wale - Dont Upsette The Rythm Remix
10 Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
11 Jay Sean FT Lil Wayne - Down
12 Mashonda - Alone
13 Kid Daytona Ft Outasight - Perfect
14 Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill
15 Mary J Blige - Said And Done
16 Lloyd Ft Lil Wayne - Pusha
17 Amerie FT Trey Songz - Pretty Brown Eyes
18 Chris Brown Ft Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz - Transform Ya
19 Jay-Z FT Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
20 Alicia Keys FT Albe Back - Doesnt Mean Anything
21 Brandy Ft Beyonce - Slow Love