Tristan Garner Mini Q&A (via Nighttunes)

Last night, I had the privilege of sitting down (via the interweb & Nighttunes) with Tristan Garner. In the little time I had to shoot some Questions at him I saw something I havent seen in many artists who have hit the spotlight running… Tristan Garner seemed to have a pretty good understanding of the whole deal and was a really chill, down to earth guy. It is refreshing to see this is a guy who is literally traveling the world, doing what alot f us would kill to do, play music for the enjoyment of others… and not letting it all get to his head…

Question BR: What would you say is the most important step you took for your career in terms of being Full Time (producer/djing) ?

Answer TG: I failed my swedish exams, and i’ve decided to take one year off to focus on my music. That was the best decision ever LOL

Question BR:Do you like the idea of MIDI controllers entering the DJ market or do you think its only reserved for things like CDJ’s?

Answer TG:  love this idea and i’m planning to work on a new live show with midi controlled guitar + hardwares… stay tuned

Question: What is your favorite drink ?

Answer TG: Mojitooooo !!

Question : Do you drink alcohol on Stage ?

Answer TG: I try to stay clean on stage, and i’m so into my tricks most of time i don’t have time to drink !

Question: Do you have hearing loss because of your job?

Answer TG: Yeah on my left ear !! Protect your ears guys !

Question: Any Plans on returning to Montreal ?

Answer TG: I do a west canada tour in 2 weeks.. not sure about Montreal but i’d love to be back and rock the clubs !

 

Thanks to Nighttunes for hooking up the Chat and Info, Check out their blog, the best House Blog online..period 

BPM 2011 : What’s new in the world of Controllers

Sorry for the delay as of late as I hav been really focussing on my productions and work. But im back now and ready to tackle the ever growing world of EDM. Today alot of news hit the wire about some new Dj controllers surfacing with BPM going down soon.

First Up: 

Pioneers DDJ-ERGO-V:

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I posted some info about this controller a couple weeks ago when the teaser video hit the web… It seems to be a mid-range solution for Mobile Dj’s (ex: Mixtrack Pro, Vestax VCI-300, Hercules Console 4Mix) However this will be targeted at Dj’s and non-spinners alike. From the new video that has hit the web, it seems this is a mobile solution, with the people in the video traveling in public with it. No news on the full specks on this, but it is Pioneer so expect it to be quality.

Cost range is expected to be around £429/€499 /$690.

Tech Specks:

  • Bundled software: Virtual DJ Limited Edition
  • Input terminals: MIC x1 (1/4 inch Jack), AUX x1 (RCA)
  • Output terminals: MASTER OUT x2 (1/4 inch Jack x1, RCA x1) HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x2 (front 1/4 inch Jack, MiniPin)
  • Other terminals: USB B terminal x1
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.006% or less
  • S/N ratio: 101 dB
  • External dimensions:555 mm (W) x 280 mm (D) x 103 mm (H)
    (when removing the leg : 555mm(W) x 280mm(D) x 62mm(H) )
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
(Tech Specks and Images via DjTechTools)

Second Up:

NUMARK N4:

 

 

 

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Just saw this puppy today as well, now it doesn’t look as impressive as the Mixdeck Quad (will feature some new photos of this puppy below), but it should be noted that this is going to be a mid-range controller like the Pioneer above. It has 4 channels, but a different feature than most other 4 channel controllers. The controller controls 2 channels and the other 2 channels are able to control outside equipment, say like a NI X1, or some CDJs. This is a pretty sweet feature considering it would help many Controller enthusiasts able to setup at a club alot easier with the ability to plug in the house CDJs

Price Range: ? But I’d expect it to be under the Mixdeck and Over the Mixtrack

Tech Specks:

  • 4-Deck controller and DJ Mixer that works with or without the computer
  • External mixing (2 CD/Turntable + 2 Mic)
  • Built-in professional USB audio interface with balanced XLR outputs
  • Large touch-sensitive control wheels
  • Serato DJ Intro software included
  • 4-Deck version of Virtual DJ LE Included
  • Mixer section with EQ, loop and effects controls
(N4 Info via: http://www.numark.com/n4)

MYNC, RON CARROLL & DAN CASTRO – Don’t Be Afraid Remix Contest

This remix contest jut hit the Net… it’s a biggie if your into some really god sounding House. Check out the info below

http://www.junodownload.com/remix_mync/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialpost&utm_campaign=fb_post

Cr2 Records are offering upcoming producers the opportunity to remix the huge Ibiza 2011 hit, “Don’t Be Afraid” from MYNC, RON CARROLL & DAN CASTRO. The remix stems are available to downloaded for free from Juno and remix entrants can upload their mix to the Cr2 SoundCloud DropBox for a chance to win:

Adam G & ImanoS Feat. Bree Fenton – Move With Me (Ansol Remix) – [Work Machine] *Exclusive Preview*

Just got this via my home boy Aki Nair…

Here’s the “Official” ANSOL remix for ImanoS ‘s new single coming out on Sebastien Drums ‘s label, WORK MACHINE October 13th – “Move With Me Ft. Bree Fenton

Exclusive free download from Paul Thomas and Russell G of the classic track ‘Cafe Del Mar

Hi,
I’ve just unleashed a huge new tune on Soundcloud from Paul Thomas. Energy 52 ‘Cafe Del Mar’ (Paul Thomas & Russell G rework) is set to free download, the perfect way to round of the summer and soak up the last of those Ibiza vibes. All of the info is below, exclusive interviews available on request. If you need any further info please just drop me a mail 🙂
Description:
Voted number one out of fifty nominated tracks in the ‘Top 20 Dance Tracks of Last 20 Years’ users poll by listeners of BBC Radio 1, Cafe Del Mar is almost instantly recognisable by its distinct melody. Named after the famous bar located in Ibiza, this track has charted 3 times in the UK. Paul Thomas and Russell G deliver a mix fitting to the sound of now with its main melody based on Struggle for Pleasure by Belgian composer Wim Mertens still hugely prominent in the remix this is nothing short of a peak time track! You can download your copy for FREE now!
Support from :-
Sander Van Doorn
Gareth Emery
Matt Darey – Nocturnal radio 168
Thomas Gold
Funkagenda
Marco V
Jerome Isma-Ae