Saturday, 27 November 2010
Native Instruments' Traktor DJ software is an industry standard for legions of digital DJs with laptop-based rigs. Unfortunately, as the company's software has grown increasingly sophisticated, the prospect of using your laptop's trackpad to control it becomes a bit ridiculous.
In an effort to make your laptop's trackpad obsolete, Native Instruments is launching a dedicated USB DJ controller named Traktor Kontrol X1. It hit shelves in February of 2010, the Kontrol X1 includes every knob, button, and slider a DJ could desire, and touts a retail price of £159.00.
A stripped-down version of Traktor DJ software (Traktor LE) comes included, and offers an upgrade path to the proper Traktor Duo and Traktor Pro versions. Also realize that there's no sound card built into the X1, so beginners may need to pick up something like the Audio 2 DJ to flesh out a proper four-channel DJ rig.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
End Of an Era: Panasonic Kills Off Technics Turntables
If you've ever been a DJ, known a DJ, or listened to a DJ, there's a good chance you're familiar with Technics. Panasonic'sanalog turntables are legend among scratchers and spinners. And now they're gone.
Panny made the announcement that they'd cease Technic sproduction because of "a decline in demand for these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key analog components necessary to sustain production." In a word: obsolescence.
3.5 million SL-1200 turntables sold since 1972. Countless audio mixers and stereo headphones that also bear the Technics name. But with sales of analog decks being just 5% of what they were 10 years ago, Panasonic's finally pulled the plug on a classic.
What made Technics so good? A reliable Direct Drive turning mechanism. A heavy, rock-solid 27 pound base. And three decades of tradition.
It's not that Technics are the only analog turntables in the world. It that they werethe analog turntables. And now, like any other technology that gets eclipsed, they're antiques, collectibles, curios for fanatics. Lets hope anyone who's got one keeps it well preserved.
F1 & Out
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Monday, 6 September 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
the F1 has dropped a new hot mix for you treat your ears to. it's all juiced up with electro disco phatty goodness giving you 100% of your RDA
the nominees for this category are..
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
....so, it was a friday evening about midnight. we just finished the mix posted previously and then it all went wrong...... this is the battered mix, we can't remember making it, i can't remember getting home so i hope you enjoy it.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
...we're on a right one tonight, it's been well over a week since the F1 had a mix and with so many belters around at the minute it would be rude not to mash one out! what says you trev?
.....well jon, aweek has passed and the downloads have been thick and fast, wearhouse music putting out some right stimkers at the mo. Lee Mortimer, well done son....
jon, nice little number black noise...minton rinton
yeh huge props to the black noise body poppers for that one, get in ez.
as i placed the bet on me playing more wearhouse music im dancing all the way to the bank. time to change it up
i still can't believe i'm shockin out to a kylie record - the locomotion!
60 mins gone and i see the F1 have slipped into something more comfortable!
kele - tenderoni (xxxchange remix)
the gossip - love long distance (fake blood mix)
lee mortimer & foamo - superman (reset! remix)
kith 'n' sink - baby girl (geoff mix)
nas - as we enter (foamo remix)
disco trash music - boom
lebatman - funkit
hunter vaughan - dribble drape
black noise - knock you out
lee mortimer vs m&s - bootsoul nugget
we have a band - divisive (tom staar remix)
kabz - run di riddim
costello - get crazy (black noise remix)
mimo - sing it
kylie - all the lovers (xxxchange remix)
la savy fav - the slip (kids at the bar rmx)
moulinex - lover in me
kele la roc - my love
stevie wonder - all i do (cleptomaniacs remix)
indo - r u sleeping (lee mortimers wearhouse re-rub)
sandy b - make the world go round (deep dish remix) of course!!!
and to finish..
ducksauce - aNYway
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
it's always nice to support a local geeza making his way through the void to become something quite revered and special.
His latest offering comes in the form of Two Tone Simms, see above, which, to me, is M.U.S.T party heaven.
I take it you've heard about M.U.S.T right? → → → MASHUP!!!
tom staar - console ♫
fenech soler - lies (tom staar remix) ♫
Monday, 10 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
our next amalgamation of solid gold burgers comes in the form of yet more bangers for you to endluge yourself in.
the F1 boys have another party mix session for you which comprises of sweat enducing numbers which you can't help but get down to.
our helpers this evening include the talents of an F1 favourite, Armand Van Helden with his quality remix of Uffie.
other sublime and cherished efforts from Monarchy who are blowing up at the moment, check out their myspace and not to mention our permanent guest, Louis La Roche.
aNYway, that's enough from us, download this mix, burn it, insert it, play it and you'll not regret it ♥
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Saturday, 1 May 2010
lifeskillz right here
the f1 boys have put together an absolute banger of a mix for you, the intro is loud, raw and perfect for peak time action.
this mix is packed full of freshness with a slice of funk and a side order of filth. we didn't keep a tracklist but we were twatted when we put it together.
i can tell you that you will find fresh tracks from the likes of GRUM who the f1 strongly believe in. other favourable artists on board include TREASURE FINGERS who have done a sweet remake of a Jocelyn Brown classic.
KISSY SELLOUT makes a long overdue appearance alone with an old favourite HERVE under the Voodoo Chilli guise.
finally, a special mention goes out to RESET! who are bangin' out some fresh italian cuisine, reminds me of stupid fresh in their prime
oh my fuckin gosh, trust me, this one's a STINKER!
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Sunday, 28 February 2010
we decided to get together on friday night and put a fresh mix together which turned out to be just 1 hr long....courtesy of our last CDR going into meltdown!
needless to say that what you're about to download is a wicked piece of work.....
we kick off with a fresh Dolby Anol piece which i'm loving atm, kinda meminds me of a recent sonny j remix. mix dives in and out of 70's disco samples and driving drums.
we'll be posting a few other mixes shortly and please feel free to leave your feedback and spread the love ♥♥♥
Friday, 19 February 2010
...it's MODA tonight and we're not going :(
still...there's the mash-up to look forward to on may 7th only we need to give it a name. no doubt after a 6 pack of disco biscuits we'll think up hundreds of names!
until then, download our latest mix, it kicks off with a bit of CASSIAN and finishes with some CALVERTRON so it's one hell of a build up.