Digital DJ Tips

And the winner is...
Digital DJ Tips

Our mission this month: To find the best DJ resource site on the www. Our criteria...

  • Truth-worthy – We first looked for sites that were completely independent, with no affiliation with any manufacturers and no hardware of their own to hawk -- sites that shoot straight without aiming for your wallet.
  • Gear'd Up – Like you, we want a site that reviews it all, quickly, independently and thoroughly. We quickly passed on any site that came off as trying to pimp high-end gear in favor of those that tell you what's best at all price points, be it software, hardware, headphones, speakers, audio interfaces or digital DJ controllers.
  • Cutting-edge – What's different about DJing with computers? How do you transition into digital DJing? How do digital DJs deal with prejudice and resistance to the new tools of the trade? You've got questions. We found answers.
  • Learning-based – We like learning. And not just because it rhymes with earning. And so we searched for sites that feature tutorials on everything from DJ etiquette to beatmatching to mixing in key to overcoming DJ block and more.
  • Real-world – Like you, we're working DJs. We play out, to real people, regularly. We expect the same experienced hand at the helm of any website we'd recommend.

So where did we find all over the above? In Estepona, Spain, of all places, where renowned UK DJ/Editor/Founder Phil Morse rides blog over Digital DJ Tips, easily the web's most complete DJ resource site.

Reviews, previews, interviews, overviews and talk-throughs of the latest gear, software, and techniques are Morse's passion – a passion he shares freely via daily blogs, tutorials and a series of buzz-worthy tutorials and books.

"The world of DJing today – post superstar-DJ, post-vinyl, post genre-snobbery – is very different to when I started," says Morse. "It's a world where DJs and bands not only don't see any conflict with each other, they're often the same people. A world where a dance party can go off in a beach bar or lounge as easily as in a traditional club. A world where music is changing, fast, and where the old order, established rules and traditional DJs are fast becoming history."

Catch all the benefits of Digital DJ Tips today by hitting them up on Facebook (chat), Twitter (upfront news), YouTube (weekly video content), and at their online forum (cutting-edge community).

"Make that commitment to us," says Morse, "and we promise to help you on every step of your digital DJ journey, in each and every way we can."

Visit Digital DJ Tips today at

For more info on our digital content, call or click 407-331-3600 /


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$20 Classics Sale

20 years. $20.00.
Our 20th Anniversary Gift to You!

This month we're kicking our 20th Anniversary into overdrive by offering our complete line of Hot Video Classics & Specialty Discs for $20.00 each.

That's right: $20.00.

Not the usual $40.00. $20.00. Really. Half off. Enough left over to buy another.

Available titles include...

Best of Old Skool. Promo Only (Remixes). Hot Video Classics from the '70s through the 2000; All-Time Party Classics. Best of Love Songs. Urban Mix Video; Best of Christmas. Spooky Video. Alternative Dance; and more (for complete listings CLICK HERE)...

Celebrate 20 years of Promo with $20.00 Hot Video Classics!
Available on DVD and DFF (data disc/MPEG4)

Offer EXPIRES June 30th 2012.
Additional shipping and handling required for order of 6 discs or more.
Current subscribers automatically qualify for this $20.00 offer.
Not a subscriber? We've still got a deal for you.



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Denon SC2900

The Denon DJ SC2900
A sneak peek at Denon's elusive new digital controller/media player

Just being honest: Our first thought upon seeing the Ridley Scott-esque teaser for Denon's new SC2900 was that nothing could live up to this sort of futuristic hype. At least, nothing we could afford.

Turns out we were wrong.

Dogged by a combination of inclement weather (the tsunami that took out most of Japan's hi-tech industry) and Denon's relentless commitment to perfection (the cancelation of a big launch at this year's Musikmesse in favor of some last minute tweaks), the SC2900 has had its share of setbacks. But it appears that all systems are go as Denon parts the curtain on what promises to be the year's most DJ friendly player/controller with this just-in video...

You'll find most of the major features highlighted in the video. So let's skim past the obvious and look at the stand-out stuff:

  • Player link via RJ45 cable.
  • Adjustable platter resistance & torque adjust (like the CDJ).
  • Static platter with adjustable resistance.
  • Red cue point indicators on the jog wheel's outer ring – very cyber chic.
  • Slip mode.
  • Fully Denon Engine software driven AND full iPad integration.
  • Native support for Traktor (kind of leaked previously in the latest Traktor release).

Unfortunately no information on pricing has been released as yet, although Denon is warming up for a summer release. We can say that the 29 will be going for substantially less than comparable decks...

Stay tuned here or keep an eye on


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Win POOL for a year!

Last call!
Win a YEAR of POOL Platinum!

The ground rules are simple: Grab a camera and tell us how Promo has impacted your DJ career, post your mini-masterpiece on our Facebook page, generate the most "Likes" and you could walk away with a FREE year of our new ultimate all-audio, all-video POOL Platinum subscription (a $1200.00 value).

Our three runner-ups will enjoy one of the following: 12 FREE months of POOL Video Gold (a $600.00 value), 6 FREE months of POOL Video Silver (a $300.00 value) and 6 FREE months of POOL Monthly Plus (a $270.00 value).

All winning videos will be linked in our August eNewsletter – so stay tuned as your shout-out to us turns into a shout out to you!

Thanks for playing Promo Only Video – where everybody's a winner.

Contest ends June 30th 2012.

For more info on all our new POOL Video selections, click HERE!


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The Parlotones

The Parlotones
Big Sound. Big Fun.

They are multi-platinum in their native South Africa. They've shared the bill with Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, and Coldplay. Their forte is anthemic rock, replete with "angsty" makeup, sweeping gestures and the kind of insanely catchy hooks that echo the best of The Killers and The Cure. They are a band willing to go big or go home. None of which prepared us for how seriously these guys take poker…

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with The Parlotones just ahead of their Orlando show (a blur, we're sure, in their current 300-date world tour) for a few hands of five-card and a special preview of their irresistibly sunny new release, "Save The Best Bits…"

What's next for The Parlotones? The band will play their final USA show on June 20th and head straight to Hamburg to join Snow Patrol for a series of dates before returning home for a mountain climb. "We'll be hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of the Africa Unite Campaign," says lead singer Kahn Morbee. The band will join citizens, government officials, and celebrities there to raise global awareness of the need to end violence against women and children in Africa.

Cool music and good guys? Yeah, we thought you'd appreciate them.

For more of the hardest working band in showbiz today visit


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Stacy Zemon's Stacy Zemon
has "Caught" a Rising Star.

"We mobile DJs play music by popular artists that get party guests dancing. Rarely (if ever) do we get the opportunity to help shape the career of a future hit artist" says DJ Success Coach Stacy Zemon. "PMDJ's own Jerry Bazata got such a chance through a chance encounter while vacationing in Florida." For the full story about Luke Potter CLICK HERE.

For ideas, information and advice from industry experts, visit every day to better your business and income!

And while you're there, join the Pro Mobile DJ Club. You'll get LOTS of valuable FREE RESOURCES to manage and grow your company!


Disc Jockey Video Network – Internet TV for DJs, by DJs.

Tired of searching around endlessly on YouTube® for quality DJ videos? Then you're gonna love DJVN! is a free site that features an ever-expanding library of shows that can be watched by topic including gear reviews, tutorials, news shows, and much more!

Their hyper-connected global audience as 24/7 access to videos via computer, mobile device, or television.

Community membership is also free. As a member, you can share your opinions, ideas, and questions with other DJs of all types.

DJVN is always on the lookout for engaging, original new material. Check out the Content Partner area on the website to see how you can showcase your productions to other DJs around the world for free!


Virtual DJ Mall is an online, easy-to-shop location where you'll find a huge selection of products for disc jockeys, including: * Caps & Hats * Jewelry & Watches * Clothing & Shoes * Items for Your Gigs & Office * Bags & Cases * Electronics * Toys * Educational Books & Videos and * Free Resources

Take a look around! Have fun! And tell your DJ friends about all of the awesome sick stuff you find there!


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V-Cart Solo

Gruv Gear V-Cart Solo
The last hand truck you'll ever buy.

The V-Cart Solo is a rugged, compact, three-in- one hand truck designed to cater to those who cart. Constructed from 1" high-tensile tubular steel with two 8" flat-free lightweight PU foam wheels and two 4" PU casters, the Solo has a platform load area of 24"x12" and will handle some 500 lbs -- stats that could well cut your load time by half.

In this mode you simply fold the main handle up to a 90-degree angle, ditto for the folding fork at the other end and you have a sturdy flatbed ideal for any gear that needs to remain vertical.

Tip the Solo vertical and the main handle now folds 180 degrees to act as a platform that easily navigates stairs. It's the best mode for a quick trip but requires a thoughtful load to balance the weight.

Our favorite Solo feature: This gives a super-maneuverable cart the stability of four wheels -- ideal for bigger, more awkward loads. Gruv Gear claims you can pull the heaviest load with one finger; our attempts at testing this theory in our crowed offices gave us a different finger.

The V-Cart Solo may be a little pricier than other hand trucks, but when you're loading with ease after a long gig you won't be thinking about the money ($249.50). We want one.

Gruv Gear also has a bunch of other nice-looking products on their site, including a lighter-weight version of the Solo, a nifty-looking expansion kit for the V-Cart (giving it twice the length when in platform mode), and some potentially cool-looking bags, as well.

For all the info visit


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The Complete 21st Century Wedding DJ

Are You The Complete 21st Century Wedding DJ?
You can be.

It's called The Complete 21st Century Wedding DJ for a reason -- from gear to online marketing, gig management to managing digital playlists, The Complete 21st really does contain all the information you need to run a profitable wedding business -- without wasting a single penny on stuff you may think you need but don't.

"Using modern digital DJ gear, you can become a successful wedding DJ for a fraction of what it used to cost," says course creator and high-end wedding DJ Michael Hughes. "My guide gives you exactly the steps you need to follow, along with video training and more."

Available as a 68-page instantly downloadable PDF, The Complete 21st Century Wedding DJ also includes access to a members-only website containing sample contracts that you can use for your own business, iTunes-friendly wedding music playlists, a Q&A video with Michael and an abundance of extra resources and links.

Tired of guides that tell you need some bulky, expensive, obsolete gear written by some tired old jock who refuses to dance to the digital drum? Pick up your copy of The Complete 21st Century Wedding DJ and step into your future today.

Price? A more than reasonable $47.00

To place your order today visit


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Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month:
Get Your FREE Promo Only Expo Codes!

Subscribing to Promo Only has its perks, not the least of which are the discounts and free passes our subscribers receive to events such as the upcoming International DJ Expo in Atlantic City, NJ.

Pre-register today, use the following Promo Only codes, and enjoy one or both of the following…

FREE Exhibit-only pass – Code # PMO321

DISCOUNTS on FULL Expo pass – Code # PMO322

Look for Promo Only at this year's DJ Expo Booth number #200



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Video Of The Month

Video of the Month
Tron Dance


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The Hitlist -- Find all the hottest top 40, hip-hop, country, rock, dance and Latin hits -- and where they appear on your Promo Only series --[click here]

**EDITORS NOTE** The current Hitlist may still be in the process of being compiled so please check back if the one shown is not the most current.


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