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This article is for those interested in throwing an epic party with a DJ on a luxury vehicle. These types of parties are one of a kind and draw crowds everywhere you go. The purpose of this short guide will be to give insider tips on how to rent the party bus, hire the DJ, and the pitfalls to avoid. These tips are provided by Denver Party Ride, a group that has been providing the party buses for events like these for years. They know how to avoid an epic bust of a party as well as how to make it a night people remember...

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In the digital age, DJs have a slew of apps to help them improve their craft. Despite this, however, not all phone software for the mobile market is created equal. If you're a fledgling DJ and want some help in improving your creativity and productivity, you might want to check out some apps that professional DJs all over the world are using.

TKFX

TKFX is a Traktor DJ controller that as the name implies, allows users to control the FX. It features a huge X/Y pad axis for ease of use, and allows users to...

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There are many options when it comes to DJ software and there’s not a right or wrong program to use. Our advice would be to try all the big names you can and see which one feels right to you. We use a mixture of Serato and Virtual DJ and I know several DJs who swear by Traktor (or bought a mixer that happens to only be able to use Traktor). Check out our list of some pros and cons for three of the top name brands in DJ software.

-Serato-

Pros:

-All software upgrades are free for life

-Waveforms show bass, mid, and treble in different...

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Everyone has their preference on whether they reach for their turntables for a gig or their CDJs. There are lots of things you need to look into before making a decision, however. Is one inherently better? Do they sound different? What about cost? Is there a steep learning curve? We’re going to tackle these questions and a few others below to see which might be a better fit for you.

Controllers:

Pros

  • Extensive MP3 libraries and access to thousands of songs on hand.

  • In-depth features such as cue points, loops, and live...

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While Psych Fest (or Levitation) might not be the best Mother’s Day present, it’s certainly an event that’s full of culture and a wide variety of amazing bands that fit many eclectic tastes.

Here’s what news outlets were saying about Psych Fest last year:

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There is something we all have to come clean about and admit: That 1995 was 20 years ago making the 90s the new 80s. People born in 1994 can legally purchase alcohol. That’s when Lion King and Pulp Fiction were released. I remember seeing Lion King in the theater clear as day. I was also about 7 years old.

Now that that bombshell has hit home, let’s talk about that influential decade. There we tons of music genres getting redefined and taking off. Rap and hip-hop took huge strides during the 90s and were led by artists like 2Pac, Biggie, and Nas. Alternative made more of a splash as...

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With our new and improved karaoke site going live this week, we thought it would be fun to dive in and talk about how karaoke can be a great addition to an event.

First off, as you may know there are a couple of different styles of karaoke. One being the traditional Korean style and the other being the more American style of karaoke bars. I’ve found that the Asian style is a little more suited to introverts like myself. Get a group of friends, grab a room, order some drinks, and jump on the mic. You’re having a great time with...

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Austin is getting ready for another festival and it’s a big one. With SXSW coming up, artists and venues are going to need a steady supply of equipment. There are some great companies out there who will gladly hook you up with some cool gear at equally awesome prices.

If you don't need someone to deliver, setup and/or pick up then try Rock n Roll Rentals or Guitar Center. They offer good prices at weekend and monthly...

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