Sunday, 26 December 2010

Minkeymusic new layout


The Minkey site has had a facelift, see if you like the new look !

Thursday, 16 December 2010

November podcast

My latest a mix between house and deep house with a bit ot tech thrown in, taken from a 3 hour set i done recently, hope you like it.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Claude Minkey October Podcast

My latest Podcast is available to download. Check it out download it here

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

September Podcast

My September is available for you to enjoy please take a listen to a few and let me know what u think Listen now or check out my site on http://minkeymusic.com/category/my-stuff/my-mixes/

Friday, 27 August 2010

Sunday, 22 August 2010

August Podcast

New August Podcast available

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Djing with a laptop and traktor pro, the modern Dj

A more detailed view of the features of djing with traktor pro on the macbook with the allen and heath xone 1d midi controller and the native instruments audio 4 dj sound interface.
No real attempt was made to make a tight mix this video shows how you can use the traktor pro interface to dj much like you would with a vinyl turntable setup, you can see how that moving the jog wheel replicates pushing the record forward or backwards. I set a cue point in the track, hold down the button i mapped cup (cue up play) and when i release the button it plays from that point i set, push the button back in it will jump back to that cue much the same as you would rock the record on the beat in sync with the other record playing, for the purists that feel mp3's are killing vinyl, I'd agree I cant see vinyl dance track lasting many more years as much as I love vinyl and have many boxes of them, there is still something satisfying about searching for that track you have just heard, nowadays you stand more chance of finding it, downloading it, playing it to a room full of excited ravers. You then realise that it's not about a beautiful black disc, not about the £800 technics, £600 pioneer DM600 mixer, people dancing don't care about that ! it's all about the tunes, the Dj will rise and fall on what tunes he puts in a mix the way he/she controls the night, the energy, the pace, the rest periods, the high's and the low's.
Of corse there should be some talent in the Dj he/she must practice, strive to do better each time, work the crowd, have tools that allow the job to be done that's why so many Dj's have turned to the laptop, all the tracks on the hard drive ready, a setlist prepared and practiced many times before the gig, easy portability, being able to plug into any sound system in any bar/club within seconds that's the future of the modern Dj.

Laptop DJ with traktor pro

This is a quick video showing you how I use Traktor pro and the xone 1d to make my mixes before i upload them to iTunes, taking from my taximusicman youtube account.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Faithless New album out now

Faithless New Album Out Now, if you heard the mix I did that included the track "Not Going Home" you will be pleased to know that their new album is available at a very competitive rate at "Tesco ! " Unfortunately I cannot offer the link that included the mentioned track as the copyright guy's and girl's have told me off but if your excited about the new release which sounds pretty good in my opinion you'll want to rush off down to your nearest store and grab a copy ! Welcome back Faithless.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Minkey's Podcast check out my latest podcast

The new podcast is a mix between House + Techno with a progressive edge have a listen let me know if u like it.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

D J Claude Minkey mix podcasts subscribe

Claude Minkey short mix 22 mix for testing, more to follow

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Claude Minkey short mix

if you have a spare 22 mins take a listen to my Jan short mix http://www.minkeymusic.com/Music/jan22min.mp3
let me know what u think !