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The DJ Revolution is a news service & blog for dance music fans & DJs. Get the latest industry news, upcoming festival updates, free DJ resources and much more.

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    Extrema Outdoor releases lineup for upcoming 10th anniversary in 2022

    Extrema Outdoor Belgium is all set for its 10th anniversary this coming June, 2022. The full lineup has been revealed & tickets are on sale! The post Extrema Outdoor releases lineup for upcoming 10th anniversary in 2022 appeared first on The DJ...

    Extrema Outdoor Belgium is all set for its 10th anniversary this coming June. The full lineup has now been revealed and tickets are on general sale.

    The huge 3-day camping festival typically attracts around 65,000 festival-goers and features some of the best house & techno acts playing across 7 different stages/zones.

    Whilst there are no ‘headliners’, as such, some of the artists include Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, Stephan Bodzin (Live), Kolsch, Deep Dish, Amelie Lens, Dubfire, Armand Van Helden, Gorgon City, Joseph Capriati and loads more.

    The whole spectrum of house and techno will be represented at Extrema 2022, with brand takeovers from the likes of Kompass, Defected Records, We Play House Recordings and Printworks London among others.

    Organisers originally postponed the 2021 edition due to Covid, although the festival eventually went ahead in September, albeit at the last minute.

    Extrema Outdoor 2022 lineup (A-Z)

    Extrema Outdoor lineup 2022 (flyer)

    Tickets, flights & accommodation

    Tickets are now on general sale, with the option to purchase individual day passes or a full weekend pass, with or without camping. Prices start at around 70 Euro, with a VIP upgrade also available.

    You can visit their official website here for tickets and more information. For those travelling from overseas, also try Booking.com for any cheap flights and accommodation.

    Located in the Northeast of the country, Extrema Outdoor 2022 will take place from 3 – 5 June 2022 (Friday to Sunday) in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium.

    Socials: Facebook | Instagram.

    Watch the 2019 aftermovie (2021 not available yet):


    Don’t forget to check out other upcoming dance & electronic music festivals in Europe via our European festivals feed.

    The post Extrema Outdoor releases lineup for upcoming 10th anniversary in 2022 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.


    Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Festival Malta drops stacked lineup for 2022

    Organisers of Drumcode Festival Malta have confirmed the lineup for their 4-day techno-heavy event this summer, 2022. Ticket info inside. The post Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Festival Malta drops stacked lineup for 2022 appeared first on The DJ...

    Organisers of Drumcode Festival Malta have confirmed the lineup for their 4-day techno-heavy event this summer.

    Taking over the Sunny Mediterranean Island (and country) of Malta through 15 – 19 September 2022, the festival will showcase over 50+ artists playing across 8 different custom-built stages at various locations.

    As expected, it’s spearheaded by Drumcode label owner, Adam Beyer, who’s invited techno-heavyweights Richie Hawtin, Alan Fitzpatrick, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati and many more.

    Making their Drumcode festival debuts after having recent standout releases on the label are Rebūke, Raxon and Will Clarke. Also, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann will play at the event for the first time, along with DJ Rush, and others.

    Catering for just about every mood — in addition to the idyllic beaches and fantastic local cuisine — festival-goers can also look forward to various boat parties, after-parties, ancient heritage site parties, plus sunset pool parties with Joris Voorn, Kölsch and more.

    Drumcode Malta 2022 lineup

    Drumcode Festival Malta 2022 lineup (flyer)

    Tickets, flights & accommodation

    At the time of writing, you’ll need to sign up via their official event partner Pollen to get notified when tickets/accommodation packages go on sale.

    If you can’t find what you’re looking for through Pollen, also try Booking.com for more cheap flights & other accommodation options.

    Note that Drumcode Festival Malta 2021 was postponed at the last minute due to Covid issues in Malta, so many tickets will have been carried over to 2022.

    Socials: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter.

    Watch the 2019 aftermovie:


    Don’t forget to check out other upcoming dance & electronic music festivals in Europe via our European festivals feed.

    The post Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Festival Malta drops stacked lineup for 2022 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.


    5 of the Best All-In-One DJ Systems in 2022

    As part of our best DJ controller series, this post provides an overview of the 5 best all-in-one DJ systems in 2022 (standalone DJ controllers, no laptop). The post 5 of the Best All-In-One DJ Systems in 2022 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.

    Overview

    As the DJ controller market continues to evolve, all-in-one DJ systems‘ (sometimes referred to as standalone DJ controllers) have fast become a popular alternative to DJ’ing with a laptop.

    In this buyer’s guide, we’ll provide a simple overview of the 5 best all-in-one DJ systems in 2022, along with everything you’ll need to make a buying decision.

    As the market leaders in this category, these are the 5 best standalone DJ systems you’ll find anywhere on the market. They’re all priced between $1,100-2,600 USD.

    Not what you’re looking for? Check out other similar posts on our best DJ controller series page.

    Need some help before we get started?

    Depending on where you’re at as a DJ, you might want to consider checking out these two posts before we jump in:

    Post #1: A quick introduction to DJ Controllers: This post is mostly for beginners. It explains everything you need to know before splashing out on a DJ controller.

    Post #2: A quick introduction to DJ software: This post provides an overview of the 4 biggest players in the DJ software market right now. It’s worth a read if you’re new to digital DJing, or even just skimming over if you need a recap on the key players and what that means for you.


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    Who are these all-in-one DJ systems for?

    An ”all-in-one” (or standalone) DJ system will be most applicable if you roughly fall into one of these 3 categories:

    1. You’re an experienced DJ that’s looking for a high-end DJ system for their home or studio setup.
    2. You’re a mobile DJ that’s looking for a ‘no laptop required’ professional unit for their gigs.
    3. You’re a passionate bedroom or ‘hobbyist’ DJ that likes the idea of DJing without a laptop.

    How to choose?

    Once you’ve decided that an all-in-one DJ system is what you’re looking for, then it really comes down to which one you prefer – and of course, what DJ software you plan on using.

    The 5 on this list are all high-end DJ systems, all with more functionality than most DJs would ever realistically use in a typical DJ set or at a gig. Specs and connections wise, they’re all designed for professional use.

    With that said, what’s MOST important is that you consider their unique selling points, and what that means to you and your situation!

    An important note before we get started

    One common problem with some of these ‘best controller’ blogs you see online is they tend to date very quickly. This is mainly due to the rate at which new DJ controllers (or DJ systems) hit the market.

    This post, however, is regularly updated by our team as things change or appropriately when new models get released. 

    In other words, whenever you’re reading this, you can rest assured it’s as up-to-date as you’re going to get!

    Let’s jump into the 5 best all-in-one DJ systems in 2022!


    1. Denon Prime 4 

    Denon DJ Prime 4 - arguably the best all-in-one DJ system on the market

    Description:

    Released at the beginning of 2019, the Prime 4 from Denon DJ has to be the most advanced all-in-one DJ system available in the market today.

    It comes with Denon’s proprietary Engine DJ music management & DJ software as standard (operating system built-in), and will also work as a DJ controller with Serato DJ Pro or Virtual DJ.

    Jump down to No.6 on this post for more on Engine DJ.

    Power supply:

    It’s ready to go out-of-the-box, either as a standalone unit or as a DJ controller powered through your laptop/USB port.

    Product slide show:

    Denon Prime 4 (birds-eye view)

    Birds-eye view

    Denon Prime 4 (top angle)

    Top angle #1

    Denon Prime 4 (top angle)

    Top angle #2

    Denon Prime 4 (top angle #3)

    Top angle #3

    Denon Prime 4 (front view)

    Front view

    Denon Prime 4 (rear view)

    Rear view

    Denon Prime 4 (side view)

    Side view

    Highlights:

    Leading the way with regards to innovation, there’s no shortage of things to talk about with the prime 4. It has a large marketing-leading touchscreen, built-in hard drive and SD card inserts, and also supports higher-quality uncompressed music files such as FLAC and WAV.

    The unit also has wired & WIFI connectivity, allowing for the use of supported streaming services including TIDAL, Beatport Link, Beatsource Link and SoundCloud Go+.

    You can also import your music library from the leading DJ software providers, allowing DJs that are currently using Serato, Rekordbox or Traktor to easily synchronize it and move it over. Same goes for iTunes.

    Key features/specs:

    • 4-channel all-in-one DJ system; comes with Denon’s Engine DJ music management & DJ software.
    • Both wired & WIFI connectivity options within Engine; supports streaming platforms including Beatport Link, Beatsource Link, SoundCloud and TIDAL.
    • Option to sync and import your music library from all the leading DJ software providers.
    • Multicore processor powered.
    • Rugged metal chassis.
    • Multi-function 10-inch glass, colour touchscreen with adjustable stand and advanced library search options.
    • Supports uncompressed audio files including FLAC, ALAC and WAV files.
    • Keep your entire music collection on board; load your music either via the built-in SATA hard drive (hard drive not included), USB port, or the SD card insert.
    • 6-inch touch-capacitive metal jog wheels with HD display in centre for track artwork or your personal logo – plus customizable RGB light for visual preference.
    • 14 FX controls taken from Denon’s X1800 pro club mixer.
    • 8 performance pads for each channel for Hot cue, Loop, Roll, Slicer, and samples.
    • StagelinQ connectivity for Event/Pro DJ lighting and video control.
    • 4 USB inputs and 2 dedicated Mic channels.
    • Dedicated ‘Zone Outputs’ allow you to control a different location (or room) through one of the 4 channels.
    • Powerful Key Sync controls for seamless harmonic mixing.
    • External outputs to connect turntables or CDJs; all pro inputs & outputs as standard (record your DJ sets from any connected source).
    • Size: Width 728.47mm x Depth 496.82mm x Height 103.63mm.
    • Weight: 9.7kg.

    Key takeaways/conclusion:

    This top-of-the-range DJ system is well ahead of its time in the market, with its versatility and connectivity specs making it an excellent all-in-one option for any mobile DJ. Or more generally – for ANY DJ that has a thing for the ‘latest tech’.

    Its built-in hard drive space and SD inserts are unique in the market, giving DJs the option to easily carry around their entire music collection ‘on board’. You can even control multiple room outputs in a venue with this thing if you wanted to.

    Whilst it won’t be for everyone, the possibilities are endless with the Prime 4!

    Overall Rating:
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Approximate price:

    Expect to pay somewhere between $1,800-2,200 USD.

    Need more help deciding?

    Watch Denon’s feature overview or check out this full video review. Also visit the manufacturer’s product page.

    Where to buy?

    Here are some handy links based on location:

    Note: Commissions may be earned from the above links. See our affiliate declaration.


    2. Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ - arguably the best all-in-one DJ system on the market

    Description:

    Released at the end of 2019, the XDJ-XZ is Pioneer’s flagship 4-channel all-in-one DJ system. It comes bundled with their proprietary music management and DJ software, Rekordbox, and also works as a DJ controller (w/connected laptop) with Serato DJ Pro and Virtual DJ.

    Power supply:

    It’s ready to go out-of-the-box, either as a standalone unit without the use of a laptop or as a DJ controller powered through your laptop/USB port.

    Product slide show:

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ (birds-eye view)

    Birds-eye view

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ (top angle)

    Top angle

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ (laptop setup)

    Laptop setup

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ (4-channel setup)

    4-channel setup

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ (turntable setup)

    Turntable setup

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ (rear view)

    Rear view

    Key features/specs:

    • 4-channel all-in-one DJ system (note, you can only use 2 channels in standalone mode).
    • Also works as a DJ controller with Serato DJ Pro and Virtual DJ.
    • With ‘Link’ export mode you can plug in CDJs to use the other 2 channels.
    • Prepare your music in Rekordbox and transfer onto USB sticks; pre-set cue points, loops, add beat countdowns, analyse keys and much more.
    • 7-inch LCD touch screen + colour on-jog displays.
    • Full-sized 8-inch mechanical jog wheels, identical to that found on Pioneer’s CDJ-2000NSX2 media players.
    • 3 x USB ports; useful for back-to-back DJ changeovers without laptops, and for recording your set on a spare USB.
    • 2 x laptop connections for DJ changeovers or back-to-backs with laptops.
    • 6 Built-in ‘Sound Colour’ FX and 14 ‘Beat FX’ taken from Pioneers’ DJM pro club mixers.
    • 8 multi-colour rubber performance pads for each channel to trigger various in-software features.
    • 2 x Mic input with dedicated 3 band EQs, talkover adjuster and feedback reducer.
    • Dedicated onboard room/master EQ controls.
    • External outputs to connect turntables or CDJs; all pro inputs/outputs as standard.
    • Size: Width 878mm x Depth 466.1mm x Height 118.4mm.
    • Weight: 13kg.

    Key takeaways/conclusion:

    The Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ is the largest (and easily the heaviest) DJ system on this list. It has lots of pro functionality that would typically appeal to mobile DJs, with its 3 x USB ports, dual laptop plugins, a dedicated dual-Mic area, and onboard master EQ control area.

    At around $2,500 USD, it’s also the most expensive unit on this list, with the Denon Prime 4 coming in about $500 cheaper depending on where you get it from. Regardless of price, the XDJ-XZ is unique in its own right, as it’s literally the only standalone unit on the market that almost identically replicates a CDJ club experience. And considering the most basic club setup would cost roughly 3 x the amount, there’s no doubt that’s a massive selling point!

    Whilst the XDJ-XZ may not compete with the Prime 4 in the ‘latest tech & innovation’ department, it really depends on what’s most important to you (ie, that massive selling point I’ve just mentioned!). Just bear in mind, it only works with two channels in standalone mode (not four) – which could be an issue for some.

    Overall Rating:
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Approximate price:

    Expect to pay anywhere between $2,200-2,600 USD.

    Need more help deciding?

    Watch Pioneer’s intro video or check out this full video review. Also visit the manufacturer’s product page.

    Where to buy?

    Here are some handy links based on location:

    Note: Commissions may be earned from the above links. See our affiliate declaration.


    3. Denon Prime 2 

    Denon DJ Prime 2 - arguably the best 2-channel all-in-one DJ system on the market

    Description:

    The Prime 2 is a 2-channel all-in-one DJ system from Denon DJ. It comes with Denon’s proprietary Engine DJ music management & DJ software (operating system built-in) and also works as a DJ controller with Virtual DJ. It was released to the market in January 2020.

    Jump down to No.6 on this post for more on Engine DJ.

    Power supply:

    The Prime 2 will be ready to go out-of-the-box, either as a standalone unit without the use of a laptop or as a DJ controller powered through your laptop/USB port.

    Product slide show:

    Denon Prime 2 birdseye view

    Birds-eye view

    Denon Prime 2 top angle

    Top angle

    Denon Prime 2 (front view)

    Front view

    Denon Prime 2 (rear view)

    Rear view

    Key features/specs:

    • 2-channel all-in-one DJ system; comes with Denon’s Engine DJ music management/DJ software.
    • Both wired & WIFI connectivity options within Engine; supports streaming platforms including TIDAL, Beatport Link, Beatsource Link and SoundCloud Go+.
    • Option to sync and import your music library from all the leading DJ software providers and iTunes.
    • Multi-function 7-inch glass, colour touchscreen with advanced library search options.
    • Supports uncompressed audio files including FLAC, ALAC and WAV files.
    • Keep your entire music collection on board; load your music either via the built-in SATA hard drive (hard drive not included), multiple USB ports, or the SD card insert.
    • 6-inch touch-capacitive metal jog wheels, with HD display in centre for track artwork or your personal logo, plus customizable RGB light for visual preference.
    • 14 FX controls taken from Denon’s X1800 pro club mixer.
    • 8 performance pads for each channel for Hot cue, Loop, Roll, Slicer, and samples.
    • StagelinQ connectivity for Event/Pro DJ lighting and video control.
    • 2 dedicated Mic inputs with EQ, level, and talkover controls.
    • Powerful Key Sync controls for seamless harmonic mixing.
    • Size: Width 644.8mm x Depth 410.1mm x Height 120.2mm.
    • Weight: 7.2kg.

    Key takeaways/conclusion:

    The Prime 2 has most of the same ‘tech leading’ features that we spoke about with the prime 4 – such as the built-in hard drive and SD card inserts, and wired & WIFI connectivity. With its smaller, non-adjustable touchscreen, it’s basically a stripped-down 2-channel version of it.

    At around $1,500 USD, the Prime 2 is about $500 cheaper than the XDJ-RX3 (Pioneer’s 2-channel standalone contender that’s next on this list), and there’s no question that it’s way more advanced from a tech/innovation perspective. And whilst you can’t connect turntables or CDJs with this unit, it still has just about everything that most mobile DJs are ever going to need.

    If we were to assume that you’re sold on getting an all-in-one DJ system from Denon, then the only question you really have to ask yourself is – ‘do I just pay an extra $400 (give or take) and get the Prime 4’?

    Overall Rating:
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Approximate price:

    Expect to pay anywhere between $1,400-1,850 USD.

    Need more help deciding?

    Watch this feature overview from Denon or check out this full video review. Also visit the manufacturer’s product page.

    Where to buy?

    Here are some handy links based on location:

    Note: Commissions may be earned from the above links. See our affiliate declaration.


    4. Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 - Birdseye view

    Description:

    The XDJ-RX3 is a 2-channel all-in-one DJ system from Pioneer DJ (the latest in the ‘RX’ series). It comes with their music management/DJ software, Rekordbox, and is also compatible with Serato DJ Pro (support coming in early 2022).

    It was launched to market in November 2021, making it the most recent DJ system on this list to be released.

    Power supply:

    It’s ready to go out-of-the-box, either as a standalone unit without the use of a laptop or as a DJ controller powered through your laptop/USB port.

    Product slide show:

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 - Front angle

    Front angle

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 - Side angle

    Side angle

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 - Birdseye view

    Birdseye view

    Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 - front view

    Front view

    Pioneer XDJ-RX3 - Rear view

    Rear view

    Key features/specs:

    • 2-channel, 4-deck all-in-one DJ system, comes with Rekordbox and compatible with Serato DJ Pro.
    • Prepare your music in Rekordbox and transfer onto USB sticks; pre-set cue points, loops, add beat countdowns, analyze keys and much more.
    • Large, high-res 10.1-inch touch screen – now with rapid browsing, playlist bank, touch preview and countdown timer.
    • Improved audio design of the circuit board for better sound (compared to previous model).
    • 6-inch touch-capacitive jog wheels with tension adjustment and colour ‘on jog’ displays.
    • Dual-USB ports onboard for standalone mode. Load your tracks on one and record your mixes on the other; also useful for back-to-back DJ changeovers without laptops.
    • Supports high-quality uncompressed audio files including AIFF, WAV and FLAC.
    • Built-in ‘Sound Color’ and ‘Beat FX’ taken from Pioneer’s DJM pro club mixers; now includes an extra 6 Beat FX and 2 additional Sound Color FX as found on the XDJ-XZ.
    • 8 fully-illuminated performance pads on each channel with secondary pad layer modes (with gated Hot Cues). Pads trigger hot cues, Beat loop, Slip Loop and Beat Jump.
    • External outputs to connect turntables or CDJs plus 2 Mic inputs; all pro inputs/outputs as standard.
    • Size: Width 728.1mm x Depth 469.5mm x Height 118.4mm.
    • Weight: 9.3kg

    Key takeaways/conclusion:

    Coming in at around $2,000 USD, The XDJ-RX3 is the upgrade from Pioneer’s previous 2-channel standalone contender, the XDJ-RX2.

    With a more refined design than the previous model, the RX3 also inherits the layout and workflow of a professional Pioneer club setup, creating a seamless transition from the bedroom.

    It has a new high-res, 10.1-inch screen (the biggest on ANY standalone system from Pioneer to date), with a more powerful processor than the RX2, allowing tracks to load quicker – all in all, offering a much better browsing experience than before!

    Pioneer has also added ‘on jog’ displays on the jog wheels this time around. The small screens show if you have things like vinyl mode, beat sync or slip mode engaged, and you can also display track artwork or a custom logo.

    Simply put, if your heart is set on an all-in-one DJ system from Pioneer—and, if you think you’re never going to use 4 channels—then this is likely the one for you! It’s approximately $500 USD cheaper than the 4-channel XDJ-XZ, and it’s got just about everything your average bedroom DJ (or indeed mobile professional) would likely ever need.

    It’s also worth mentioning that you ARE able to connect CDJs and turntables with the RX3, unlike its closest competitor in this category, Denon’s Prime 2. Just don’t forget, there’s no WiFi connectively, so no streaming services.

    Overall Rating:
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Approximate price:

    $2,000 USD when it came out (Nov 2021).

    Need more help deciding?

    Watch Pioneer’s walkthrough video or check out this full video review. Also visit the manufacturer’s product page.

    Where to buy?

    Here are some handy links based on location:

    Note: Commissions may be earned from the above links. See our affiliate declaration.


    5: Denon MCX8000 

    Denon DJ MCX8000 - all-in-one DJ system

    Description:

    Released in 2016, the MCX8000 is a 4-channel all-in-one DJ system from Denon DJ. It comes with their proprietary music management/DJ software, Engine DJ.

    The software is built into the unit for when you’re using standalone mode, and it works as a fully functional 4-channel DJ controller with Serato DJ Pro.

    Power supply:

    It’s ready to go out-of-the-box, either as a standalone unit without the use of a laptop or as a DJ controller powered through your laptop/USB port.

    Slide show:

    Denon DJ MCX8000 (birds-eye view)

    Birds-eye view

    Denon DJ MCX8000 (top angle)

    Top angle

    Denon DJ MCX8000 (rear view)

    Rear view

    Key features/specs:

    • 4-channel mixer; works as a standalone unit with Engine DJ and also as a DJ controller with Serato DJ Pro.
    • Prepare your music with Engine on your laptop and export straight onto USB for standalone mode (2-channel only in standalone mode).
    • Rugged metal construction; ideal for club use or ‘on-the-road’ for mobile DJs.
    • Touch-sensitive jog wheels with adjustable torque.
    • Dual high-res displays show Engine and Serato operation.
    • 2 USB inputs onboard for standalone mode with Engine. Load your tracks on one and record your mixes on the other; also useful for back-to-back DJ changeovers without laptops.
    • 8 Velocity-sensitive performance pads for each channel for Cues, Rolls, Slicer, and samples.
    • 3 built-in instant effects for Engine playback (standalone mode) and line inputs.
    • StagelinQ network connection to control lighting and video.
    • External outputs to connect turntables or CDJs, plus 2 Mic inputs; all pro inputs/outputs as standard.
    • Serato DJ DVS, upgrade-ready.
    • Size: Width 728mm x Depth 433mm x Height 70mm.
    • Weight: 8kg.

    Conclusion:

    The MCX8000 is an extremely versatile unit and is built to last. It’s definitely worth considering for any mobile DJ that uses Serato, or indeed by any DJ that uses their own gear in a venue. To give some perspective within this category, it’s a whopping $600 (give or take) cheaper than the Denon Prime 4. And, as I’m sure you’ll agree, it really looks the part as well!

    Overall Rating:
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Approximate price:

    Expect to pay between $1,000-1,400 USD.

    Need more help deciding?

    Watch Denon’s promo video or check out this full video review. Also visit the manufacturer’s product page.

    Where to buy?

    The MCX-8000 is harder to find than others on this list, although try your luck with these links…

    Note: Commissions may be earned from the above links. See our affiliate declaration.


    6?? Denon Prime Go 

    Denon Prime Go - all-in-one DJ system

    The Prime Go from Denon DJ is a battery-powered, standalone DJ system that’s designed for professional use. No phone or laptop required …just stick in your SD card and you’re good to go!

    Priced at about a grand, everything is high-quality on this unit, plus you get all the latest tech that we’ve come to expect from Denon. Considering the size of this unit (seriously, it’s tiny!), it could be used for those gigs where there isn’t much room, or maybe as a backup or travel controller perhaps …if that solves a problem for you.

    Because of its lack of mainstream appeal, unfortunately it didn’t make our top 5. If it sounds interesting feel free to check out the website or buy it on Amazon.com.


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    Credit: Many thanks to Jamie from We Are Crossfader, Mojaxx from DJ City, and Phil from Digital DJ Tips for the awesome product review videos we linked to in this post!

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    Full Lineup revealed for Parklife Festival 2022

    The full lineup has been revealed for Parklife 2022, with the festival set to take place at Heaton Park in Manchester on 11 & 12 June. The post Full Lineup revealed for Parklife Festival 2022 appeared first on The DJ Revolution.

    The full lineup has been revealed for Parklife 2022, with the festival set to take place at Heaton Park in Manchester on 11 & 12 June.

    As the largest metropolitan music festival in the UK, Parklife has developed a reputation for its wonderfully diverse and eclectic line-up, attracting some of the world’s biggest names and hottest emerging talent.

    This June, for 2022, the main stage will welcome headliners 50 Cent, Tyler, the Creator, and Megan Thee Stallion.

    On the other 7 stages, expect an eclectic mix of electronic dance genres – mostly house, techno, garage and drum & bass — with the likes of Solardo, Chase & Status, Eric Prydz, Four Tet, Bicep, Peggy Gou, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Patrick Topping, and more set to perform.

    As usual, once the main festival card has finished, festival-goers have the option to keep it going into the early hours with a number of after parties in central Manchester.

    For those that haven’t been before, Parklife also boasts various chillout zones, street food bars, and art installations.

    Parklife lineup 2022, day splits flyer

    Parklife lineup 2022 (day splits flyer)

    Ticket info

    Tickets for Parklife 2021 sold out in record time.

    If there’s any left when you read this, you can grab tickets over at Ticketmaster. Single-day passes and VIP are also available, with a payment plan option at checkout.

    In case you wanted to know, Parklife is organised by the same people behind The Warehouse Project. Visit their website here.

    Parklife Festival 2022 will take place on 11 + 12 June at Heaton Park in Manchester, UK.

    Parklife previous aftermovie (2021):


    Don’t forget to check out other upcoming dance & electronic music festivals in the UK via our UK Festivals feed.

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    Clubs Set To Reopen In UK Without Covid Entry Requirements From This Week

    Celebration spread across the UK’s clubland industry as The Prime Minister recently announced that all Covid entry requirements for clubs will be axed from this week... The post Clubs Set To Reopen In UK Without Covid Entry Requirements From This Week appeared first on The DJ...

    Celebration spread across the UK’s clubland industry as The Prime Minister recently announced that all Covid entry requirements for clubs will be axed from this week, marking a considerable change from the previous plans.

    The government announced that Vaccine certificates that display proof of a Covid vaccination, and negative lateral flow test results, will no longer be required for event entry from the 26th of January. The initial Covid passports were introduced to form the Government’s Plan B measures back in December with a vision to address the rising Covid cases spreading including the Omicron variant. 

    Full entry requirements were set for unseated indoor venues holding a capacity of 500+ people and also unseated outdoor venues that housed more than 4,000 people. The heavy restrictions were thought to impact with a devastating effect on the nightlife industry and nightclubs in particular. 

    Boris Johnson’s announcements also highlighted that other measures that were placed for the Plan B guidance including compulsory mask-wearing and public transport, also work from home recommendations will be scrapped.

    Mounting pressure has continued as the indicators have changed, with Scotland who were in a similar control from October reported a massive 46% drop in their attendance at venues and some reaching as far as a 60% drop. Thankfully this sets the road to a resolution of full services and without restrictive limitations in time to rescue many failing venues. 

    Furthermore, mandatory self-isolation for those with Covid-19 is set to end mid to late March. There have already been announcements for clubs across Europe to return including Ibiza’s notable season, whilst certain other countries remain closed until further notice. Potentially by Summer and festival season, the usual global circuit will be open and we can all dance together freely if all continues along this plane.

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    Defected Croatia organisers reveal phase 2 lineup for 2022 edition

    The team at Defected Croatia have recently released the phase 2 lineup for the upcoming 2022 edition. Get the latest + ticket info inside! The post Defected Croatia organisers reveal phase 2 lineup for 2022 edition appeared first on The DJ...

    The team at Defected Croatia has released the phase 2 lineup for the upcoming 2022 edition (tickets still available).

    They’ll once again be taking over Tisno’s beautiful Garden Resort in Croatia for 6 days & 7 nights through 4 – 9 August 2022 – hosting more than 80 DJs & live acts across numerous stages, boat parties and at an open-air discotheque.

    Defected Croatia 2022 lineup (phase 2)

    As you’d expect, they’re not messing around. The phase 2 additions include Danny Tenaglia, Todd Terry, DJ Holographic, Salute, Dimitri From Paris, Kenny Dope, Roger Sanchez, LP Giobbi, DJ Spin, Carl Craig, Moodyman and Low Steppa.

    In good company, they’ll be joining the likes of Bob Sinclair, Jayda G, Spiller, Boys Noize, Catz ‘N Dogz, A-Trak, Darius Syrossian, Gorgon City, Derrick Carter, Eats Everything, Floorplan, Harry Romero, Honey Dijon, Late Nite Tough Guy, Louie Vega, Mousse T., Riva Starr, Sam Divine, The Shapeshifters and many others.

    Defected Croatia 2022 phase 2 lineup (flyer)

    What to expect

    Travelling from all corners of the globe to The Garden, Tisno on the shores of the Adriatic, the festival celebrates Defected’s house music values – inclusivity, togetherness and escapism in the sunshine and under the stars.

    Festivalgoers are treated to headline sets from house legends and global superstar DJs. Twice-daily boat parties take the party out to sea with the best underground selectors and hottest new dance music talents. Above all, the festival’s warm family vibe means that it’s a chance to hang out with all your favourite DJs. There’s no VIP, just a whole lot of unity and love for house music.

    A typical day at the festival kicks off with mindfulness sessions at the beach including meditation and yoga, led by wellbeing professionals and designed to instil peace and restore balance after long days and nights of dancing. The house hedonism ensues in the early afternoon across four unique stages at The Garden site, rolling well into the night and on to after-hours parties at the world-famous Barbarella’s nightclub.

    Blurb taken from Defected Croatia.

    party @ Defected Croatia

    Stages, boat parties & Barbarella’s

    As well as daily boat parties, the Defected Croatia festival site has three distinctive stage settings and boasts one of the best open-air discotheques in Europe – Barbarella’s!

    Beach stage: Nestled directly on the Adriatic at the end of The Garden’s beach, this is the ultimate spot for soaking up Defected Croatia’s stunning setting. During the day, the Beach Stage offers uninterrupted views across the bay and crystal clear waters. The music kicks off here in the early afternoon, soundtracking the last hours of sunshine until dark, when flooded with multi-coloured light the stage really comes into its own. The Beach Stage is the festival’s tucked-away party piece.

    Main stage: Kicking off every evening with performances from the festival’s headliners including live acts and superstar DJs, the Main Stage is the centre of attention after dark. The largest at the site, the Main Stage is at the heart of The Garden, surrounded by the bars, food shacks and facilities. Expect to see all your favourites of the world’s biggest DJs on their very finest forms.

    Olive Grove: The Main Stage’s sidekick is the Olive Grove with its large canopy, making it perfect for daytime raving. Beautifully shaded and surrounded by trees, it’s a picturesque spot in the heart of the festival site. Just a couple of minutes from the beach and close to the bars and amenities, this is your first place to head when arriving at the site.

    Boat parties: There are at least two boat parties every day during the festival, setting sail from the site’s jetty on The Garden’s famous boat The Argonaught. With an upper and lower deck, a top quality soundsystem and its own bar, The Argonaught is the ultimate party-equipped vessel. Boat parties last for two hours and venture out into Tisno’s calm coastline, returning to the festival in time to continue the party on site.

    Barbarella’s: Barbarella’s discotheque is without doubt one of the most exceptional nightclubs in Europe. Harking back to the original days of clubbing in Europe with its open-air setting and breath-taking location, Barbarella’s invites you to dance all night under the stars. Like all the most magical parties, nights at Barbarella’s are rarely over until 7 – 8am. Reach the club via a short ride on a free shuttle bus, taxi, or water taxi from the main site.

    Blurbs taken from Defected Croatia.

    Tickets & essential info

    Defected Croatia 2022 will take place at Tisno’s stunning Garden Resort in Croatia for 6 days & 7 nights through 4 – 9 August 2022.

    Tier 3 tickets are now on sale, priced at around £279 + booking fee. This gives you access to all 6 days & nights (boat parties NOT included in that price).

    For a more comprehensive breakdown about tickets, accommodation and travel, head over to Defected’s website. There they have an FAQ page that links to a WhatsApp group you can join.

    If you can’t find what you’re looking for, also consider Booking.com for more cheap flights & other accommodation options. Ticket allocation is approximately 5000, so we’d definitely recommend booking sooner rather than later.

    Defected Croatia 2021 aftermovie


    Don’t forget to check out other upcoming dance & electronic music festivals in Europe via our European festivals feed.

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