The Art Of Turntablism

The humble turntable has put music in a spin over the last 50 years – giving rise to a whole new genre of sound, artistic skill and culture.

The turntable has been used as a musical instrument since the 1940s and 1950s when experimental composers began sampling and creating music entirely produced by the turntable.

However, it wasn’t until the 1990s that the term ‘turntablism’ was coined...

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The Art of The DJ

An LA club that specialises in “underground house music” recently banned DJs from using laptops, inevitably leading to a flurry of online responses. The club’s owner, Kenny Summit, was upset with laptop DJs not being able to plug their gear into the club’s system. He complained in an interview that DJs “don’t know what to connect with our Pioneer system; they have no clue what they’re plugging in or what plugs they’re taking out”...

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ARIA Award Gala 2017

Op zaterdag 15 april was de 10e editie van het jaarlijkse ARIA AWARD GALA. Tijdens deze avond waren er optredens van niemand minder dan Akmal Hamdard en DJ Hunary.

Na maanden van voorbereidingen waren wij erg enthousiast om te zien dat onze gasten het naar hun zin hadden. De avond begon met een officiële opening door de presentatoren en bestuursleden. De avond stond in het teken van verschillende thema’s: cultuur, vintage en jong talent...

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The Day Afghan Music Didn’t Die


KABUL — The blast knocked Ahmad Sarmast unconscious and left him fighting for his life, but it could not kill his determination to bring music to Afghans’ ears.

It was this dedication to Kabul’s embattled arts scene that led Sarmast, who heads the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, to take his place in December among a packed crowd for a theater performance at the French Cultural Center...

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