january 2016

Denon MCX-8000 Preview Pics; Video

It's been a couple of weeks since Denon DJ announced a new addition to its product line, the MCX-8000, and the fervor around the new piece of gear continues to be a hot topic in the DJ world. It's argrubably the first "major" new release from the company in the past few years, as most recent product additions were updates of previous hardware models. 

Here's info straight from their press release: MCX8000 DJs looking for a complete, high-performance set-up with flexible operation and freedom from computer-related restrictions will find an MCX8000 with Engine system fulfills all their requirements: 4-deck Serato control and Engine-provided freedom from a computer, plus the ability to switch to local USB dives when using either Serato or Engine. With the MCX8000 two DJs can seamlessly hand off from one to another combining Engine and Serato DJ.

And here we are, the week of NAMM 2016, and we are finding even more nuggets of info, including this video of the MCX-8000 in action with DJ Cable on the decks. 

Three time DMC champion and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ , DJ Cable is one of the premiere DJs to perform with the MCX8000. Watch DJ Cable play his set with the new built-in Engine software on the MCX8000. 

I'll be at the NAMM show this week and will look forward to grabbing my own pictures and information to share. In the meantime, DJ Worx has a nice collection of photos they recently shot. 

Price Philanthropies Holiday Party - Museum of Man San Diego

Uplighting creates a dramatic effect on the high ceilings and exhibits at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park.

Price Philanthropies held its annual holiday at the Museum of Man, located in Balboa Park, on December 27, 2015. The party was attended by staff, supporters and current and former members of the organizations Aaron Price Fellows Program.

The program gives opportunities for San Diego area public high school students to learn about their community and develop leadership skills. 

The Museum of Man is both a unique and beautiful space to hold an event. With it’s concrete floors, high ceilings and towering exhibits, it’s a feast for both the ears and eyes. In fact, since I was playing an open format set of music, I slipped in a few acoustic tracks just to hear the sound of a raw voice filling up the entire front section of the facility.

Also, this space is made for uplighting and no event should go without it.

Here’s the setlist from my final event of 2015:

  • Sunlounger - Lost (Chill Version)
  • Jason Dee - The Way We Used To Do It (Clean) (Extended)
  • Daft Punk - Give Life Back To Music (Goldfish Heels Everyone Bootleg) (Extended)
  • Angelo Ferreri - Everybody's Funk (Clean) (Extended)
  • Galantis - Runaway (U & I) (Lash Remix) (Short Edit)
  • Pharrell ft Jay-Z - Frontin (DJ Miles Isla Bootleg) (Extended)
  • Disclosure - Holding On (Armand Van Helden Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Mart ft Casey - Heart Of Glass (Mart 2015 Edit) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Lika Morgan - Hit Me (Clean) (Extended)
  • DJ Dan & WhiteNoize - Hey Ho (Clean) (Extended)
  • Daughter - Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover) (Holtoug Deep House House Edit) (Extended)
  • Don Bravo - My Love (Clean) (Extended)
  • Seinabo Sey - Younger (Kygo Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Alesso - Heroes (Basic Tape Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Kandy Space Remix) (Extended)
  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Select Mix)
  • Zhané - Hey Mr. DJ [Maurice's Club Mix w/Rap]
  • Corona ft AObeats - Rhythm Of the Night (Hotel Garuda Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Chromeo - Come Alive (Le Youth Remix) (Extended)
  • Adele - Hello (Ryan Skyy Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean (Jerome Price Remix) (Clean) (Short Edit)
  • Ed Sheeran - I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
  • Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
  • P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
  • Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (Alan V Redrum) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Allen Stone - Quit Callin
  • Eric Hutchinson - All Over Now
  • Jason Mraz - Did I Fool Ya
  • Disclosure f./Lorde - Magnets
  • A-Ha - Take On Me (Kygo Remix)
  • DJ Cassidy - Calling All Hearts (Radio Edit)
  • Mariah Carey - Emotions (Select Mix Remix)
  • Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Rudimental f./Ed Sheeran - Lay It All On Me
  • Avicii ft Zac Brown Band - Broken Arrows (Intro Clean)
  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Intro)
  • De La Soul - Ring Ring Ring (Intro Clean)
  • Naughty By Nature - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  • Kygo ft Ella Henderson - Here For You (DAO Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams (Dj Mike D Remix) (Clean) (Radio Edit)
  • Disclosure ft Sam Smith - Latch (G Duppy Reggae Remix) (Clean)
  • Ashanti ft Irv Gotti - Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) (Remix) (Intro Clean)
  • Mya - Case of the Ex
  • Cassie - Me & You
  • The Game - How We Do
  • Justin Timberlake - Summer Love (Marc Stout Remix) (Clean) (Short Edit)
  • Tori Kelly - Nobody Love (DJ Mustard Remix) (Clean)
  • Taylor Swift - Black Space (Nikki Bootleg) (Short Edit)
  • Surface - Closer Than Friends (Radio Edit)
  • Joe - I Wanna Know
  • Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (Radio Edit)