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Are Streaming Services Killing the DJ Industry?

08/05/2016
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  Music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify have made it easier to gain access to curator playlists but I’m pretty sure if you asked most teenagers if they’d like an actual DJ at their event compared to an iPad playlist – I’m certain 90% would say a DJ.   People generally want to host the best party possible – one which is talked about for months. Find out whether I think services like Spotify and Apple Music are killing the DJ industry in the video below.  By Sanjeev Bouri

My View of the DJ Industry in 2016

13/04/2016
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My View of the DJ Industry in 2016 - 4 Minute Read - By Sanjeev Bouri   I find writing blogs difficult but after reading this article I got my arse into gear and motivated myself (and with the support of family and friends) to start writing down what exactly inspired me to launch Rated DJs.   About me Before I start I want you to know that I’ve set myself an ambitious goal; to write blogs (including video blogs) sharing my knowledge of the DJ industry from a customer’s point of view. See I’m not actually a DJ even though I came up with the idea of Rated DJs – a website designed to help people find and book a DJ.   I’m 28, live in London, UK and worked in ecommerce since 16. The first website I launched was back in high school....

Pioneer DJM-900SRT - Product Review - Episode 6

25/07/2018
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Hi all, Rated DJs and Kurs just reviewed the Pioneer DJM-900SRT on video. ​The DJM-900SRT is a multi-functional mixer that can accommodate various types of DJs including both traditional and Serato DJ software users, ideal for a single-DJ set-up in a venue. Additionally, Pioneer’s recently announced DDJ-SP1 sub-controller is a perfect companion to the DJM-900SRT to offer Serato DJ users with additional audio samples and effects for enhanced performances.     Designed especially for use with Serato® DJ software, the new mixer eliminates the need for an outboard sound card when used in conjunction with multiple players or turntables. In addition to compatibility with the software, the mixer inherits the same features offered by Pioneer’s highl...

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S5 Product Review - Episode 5

15/03/2016
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Hi all, Rated DJs and Kurs just reviewed the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S5 on video. The Stems-ready TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 is the portable, pro 4-deck DJ controller that feels familiar right from the start. Innovative high-res deck displays respond to touch-sensitive controls – keeping you always focused on the mix. And intuitive, hands-on workflow instantly channels your creativity whenever inspiration strikes. TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 is the 4-deck all-in-one DJ controller built to feel familiar right from the start. Time-tested features fuse with innovative high-res displays and touch-sensitive controls to channel your creativity. And with essential Stems control, experience modern DJing in a compact, rock-solid system.       If you're ...