Sometimes you come across a hand made product that just wow’s you, especially when you see the price. These sunglasses are a genius idea, with some great textures and retro cool style. Made from recycled old seven inch vinyl records, each pair of these glasses is unique, handmade and lovingly built. They may set you back an eye-watering €330, but they do also come with a hand made case, also from a 7 inch.
Worth it just for the cool case?
Fancy a pair, or want to see what they have in stock? Check out their store over on shopify.com.
After hearing it in Dominik Eulberg’s 60 minute Boiler Room set a few weeks ago, I fell in love with this track. Every time I play or hear it, I still get GERSBERMS. You can’t just listen to this once.
Check out Dominik’s ace set below. Here’s the tracklist:
01min – Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt – Passed
05min – Lee Van Dowski & Quenum – The Joint Echo
08min – Gabriel Ananda – Rims And Prophet
11min – Isolee – Allowance
16min – Bonobo – Cirrus
21min – Patrice Baumel – The Woods
24min – Avus – Staring Into One Eye (Wesley Matsell Remix)
Not much to say about this video apart from how much talent this guy has! Seeing this up on stage rather than some of the lukewarm ‘live sets’ we see these days would be a seminal moment in anyone’s life… Ableton Live, three Launchpads, two APC20s, iPad TouchOSC and a couple of mics.
Ever thought about how to do your bit for charity using your mad DJ skillz? Neither did I, but that’s what Dance Aid is all about. Set up by two DJ’s, Wayne Eldridge and Mete Alpsakarya in 2006, the charity aims to help under-privilaged children in London by putting on exclusive club events and celebrity nights.
Phil from digitaldjtips.com doing his part...
So when I was invited by Phil from digitaldjtips.com to the event at Ministry of Sound on 27 May, I was quite surprised to have a form and a badge shoved in my face. I was going to take part in the attempt to break the Guinness Book world record for “the most DJs to consecutively mix one record each”. The last record was set by BBC Radio 1 Xtra back in June 2010. We needed 83 to beat. We had 100. No pressure, guys! Even the MoS cleaners got involved!
Me, holding the official certificate
Well, in one fell swoop, I managed to cross two items off my bucket list: breaking a world record and DJing the main room at Ministry. The only thing going through my head as I stepped up for my turn was “please don’t let me be the guy that messes up!”
I didn’t… and neither did the other 99 people taking part.
Need a professional looking case on the cheap? you should try paper cd case. The site has a straightforward way of creating your tracklist, printing out the case and doing some clever origami to fold around the CD. As you can see below, I gave it a go, and after a slow start, got it all folded up, and it fits perfectly (even with a spine with title on)!
This is pretty ingenious and the best part? It’s recyclable.
So, tomorrow’s the big day for UK DJs and hardware manufacturers alike, with everyone descending on Birmingham’s NEC for three whole days.
I’m lucky enough to be part of the digitaldjtips.com team for the weekend and we will be finding out everything and anything about all the shiny new gadgets, and delivering it all right into your eyeballs. We will be filming, snapping, interviewing, stalking… and tweeting. You can follow all the action from @digitaldjtips and @djs_life by searching for the #ddjtbpm hashtag.
You can also meet the team and other digital DJs this Saturday at 13:00 on the Novation stand. We’ll be the ones wearing the t-shirts as below (courtesy of my lovely wife, accidentalvix) and the big smiles.