IKEA Is Entering the DJ Game Now 

IKEA is on its way to revolutionizing just how passively enthusiastic we can be about home decor and entertainment. The Swedish-founded Dutch-based company, famous for providing legions of millenials with bare minimum furnishing essentials, is getting into the home entertainment game by announcing a line of DJ equipment. 


IKEA has officially announced the soon-to-be-released line of sound equipment alongside Swedish audio tech company Teenage Engineering. The line has been dubbed the Frekvens range, Swedish for "frequency." The collection will feature 22 items including an “electronic choir, vinyl player, party lighting and everything else you need in order to throw a really good music party,” according to the company. It will consist of a vinyl record turntable, an electronic choir, and party spotlights. No word on if the lights have strobing capabilities, but if they do, you can bet we're hooking that up at our next bloghouse-themed loft party. 

 

The products will also presumably include wall and/or ceiling attachment hardware, so you don't accidentally bump it while you're in the throes of Shiny Toy Guns.Research shows 65% of all Millennials aged 18-29 year olds play music to get a “homely feeling.”  With proof of just how insatiably music is consumed in the home setting, IKEA was inspired to get in on the audio obsession. These items will not be available until FEB 2019 are you ready?

 

KASH DOLL NEW MIXTAPE  

For Detroit rapper Kash Doll's March 14 birthday, she decided to surprise fans with that new new, offering up a mixtape titled Brat Mail. 

The project is a little something from her to her supporters, as the title references her fans, whom she refers to as Bratz. The new nine-song offering boasts features from Scrilla on two tracks and Natasha Mosley on the song "Serious." 

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Have you heard about the new MiniRig Mini? 

Stylish yet minimal in its design, it is able to project sound with incredible volume & clarity. Just simply turn on, connect and you & your friends can enjoy up to 30hrs of playtime wherever you may be. The Minirig well and truly sets a new standard in wireless portable audio.its most compact powered Bluetooth speaker yet – it’s so small it can be slipped in your pocket. It’s got a 52mm speaker driver (most DJ headphones hover between 40-50mm) and Minirig claims that it delivers deep bass given its size. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 hours on a single charge, and it’s compatible with other existing models. Now this is a smaller version of there Minirig. 

According to Minirig Minirigs are built BY music lovers FOR music lovers with the focus on the highest quality sound, build and performance. The Minirig Mini is no exception, delivering a big sound performance with amazing clarity and plenty of bass, while adding a level of portability that lets you stick it in a pocket and set the vibe wherever you are. Built for travel, the Minirig Mini has an IPX 5 rating to survive all weathers and utilizes a mix of tough, anodized aluminum and textured polycarbonate to take whatever modern life on the move can bring. With Minirig’s trademark minimal design and 8 different color finishes available, the Minirig Mini might be the smallest yet, but it looks cooler than ever. 

The Minirig Mini is enough to start any party but is always ready to link up with a Minirig, the original powerhouse with 80 hours battery life and huge volume, as well as the Minirig subwoofer for those who can’t get enough bass. The Minirig app also allows for additional functionality (iOS or Android).

It's definitely worth trying out it will be available  to the public FEBRUARY 1st 2018

The specs for this little powerful party starter are as follows: 

Dimensions 84mm (OD) x 53mm 
Materials Anodized aluminum and polycarbonate 
Colours Silver, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Purple, Brushed Silver 
Wireless Connection 4.2 with aptX and Wireless Stereo 
Frequency Range 70-16000Hz 
Drivers Custom 2″ (51mm) full-range with neo motor 
Amplifier Power 1 x 15Wrms 
Battery Life Up to 30 hours playtime 
Battery Output Smartphone: 1 x charge 
Included in Box Charger cable (input), 3.5mm jack audio cable, getting started insert, Minirig sticker 
Downloads Apple IOS & Android

ROLAND DJ 202 & 505 NEW DJ GEAR ALERT  

This morning I was met with surprise and excitement  at the news that Roland is following up the success of the DJ-808 with these two controllers The Roland DJ-202 and DJ-505. These two controllers have a built-in drum machine with TR-808 and TR-909 sounds which is what sets them apart from their competitors. As of this time the price points have not yet been reveled. Go To ROLAND for my info 

Roland DJ-202 

The new Roland DJ-202 is the entry-level DJ controller with not quite the feature set of the DJ-505 or last year’s groundbreaking DJ-808 but it certainly packs some weighty new features. 

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SNES IS RETURNING REJOICE MY FELLOW GAMERS  

Nintendo announced the Super NES Classic Edition today, and the company is adjusting its strategy by allowing retailers to accept pre-orders for what’s sure to be one of the hottest gaming items this year. 

The NES Classic Edition was stocked sporadically throughout the year, and we already know that the Super NES Classic Edition is a limited release as well. Nintendo has already stated that it’s making more units to hopefully meet demand, and we’re hoping that enthusiasts in the US will be given a chance to pre-order before launch. The NES Classic Edition was handled on a strictly first come, first served basis. 

The following retailers having the system listed in the United States, which could be an indication that pre-orders are on the way: 

AMAZON 

You can sign up to be alerted when the systems go on sale. 

WALMART 

The SNES Classic Edition is currently listed as “out of stock” on the landing page, but you can sign up for an in-stock alert. 

BEST BUY 

There is a landing page, but no way to get an alert and no hints at pre-orders. [Update: There’s now a Notify Me button on the page.] 

GAMESTOP 

No information yet. 

WHAT ABOUT OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD? 

Good question. Amazon UK has pre-orders, although stock will likely be gone by the time you read this. Game UK offered pre-orders yesterday but quickly sold out. Let’s hope this means other retailers will be offering pre-orders in other regions, and we’ll be updating this post as news comes in. 

The SNES Classic Edition will be released on Sept. 29, and the system will include 21 games for $79.99, giving it a smaller library than the discontinued NES Classic for $10 more — perhaps because there’s an extra controller in the box. 

The system ships with two wired SNES Classic controllers, as well as an HDMI cable, USB charging cable and AC adapter. The two controllers are to make the Classic Edition’s multiplayer games playable right out of the box. 

We would suggest getting your pre-order in as quickly as possible if you already know you’d like to buy one. The demand for the system will likely increase as news of its existence leaves enthusiast circles and the mainstream audience that grew up with the Super Nintendo joins the hunt.

DJ LP Sneaker picks of the week  

Its about that time for my sneaker picks of the week let me know what you think about them. My favorite pick out of all of these are Nike Kobe AD “Purple Stardust”" 

Russell Westbrook's 'MVP' Air Jordan 31 

image via Nike 

Sneakers available: Now 

Where can you pick these up : At your local shoe retailer 

Background on this sneaker :  In honor of Westbrook’s achievement, Jordan Brand has unveiled a special edition of the Air Jordan 31 sold through the SNKRS app. The shoes feature OKC colors with sketched graphics of Westbrook along with his “Why Not” catchphrase on the medial heel panels. And true to the pairs he wore throughout the season, this 31 features the Air Jordan 30 tooling. In winning the award, Westbrook becomes the only member of the Team Jordan roster to win NBA MVP other than Michael Jordan himself. These sneakers are a hot commodity right now they might be sold out so get them if you can. 

Nike Kobe AD “Purple Stardust”" 

Image via Nike 

Sneakers available: Saturday, July 1st at 10 a.m. 

Where can you pick these up : at select retailers and online 

Background on this sneaker : Paying respect to the Great Kobe Bryant  The "Purple Stardust" Kobe A.D. isn't styled in the hue you're accustomed to seeing at Staples Center. A softer variation is complemented by black logo hits, excluding LA-friendly Kobe emblems on the insoles. 

Nike Zoom KD 10 "Igloo " 

 

Image via Nike 

Sneakers available: Saturday,July 14th at 10 a.m 

Where can you pick these up : at select retailers and online 

Background on this sneaker : In celebration of KD winning a championship the Zoom KD 10 "Igloo" features a Cool Grey Fly knit upper in contrast to the "Igloo" tooling. The shade of light green is incorporated into the Swoosh, mid-sole, Zoom unit and semi-translucent out-sole. 

Air Jordan 5 Retro "Red Suede " 

 

Image via Nike 

Sneakers available: Saturday, July 1st at 10 a.m. 

Where can you pick these up : at select retailers and online 

Background on this sneaker As Jordan Brand explains, the colorway is inspired by classic red and black flight suits from the original Air Jordan campaign, connecting the look to the shoe's WWII fighter jet design background. The reflective metallic silver tongue remains in place, while black complements the look on the logos, lining and mid-sole. You can pick these up from toddler to adult size so you and the kids can have a matching pair. 

Nike PG1 "White/Black" 

Image Via Nike 

Sneakers available:  Saturday, July 1st at 10 a.m. 

Where can you pick these up : at select retailers and online 

Background on this sneaker This first signature shoe for Paul George has constantly switched up the materials it uses, this one donning what looks like a mesh treatment across the upper.

ABLETON LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE  

To all my inspiring music producers out there Ableton has launched a new site to help music producers create music.Have you ever wanted to get into producing music but didn’t know where to start? Well your search is over.

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The Get Down Part II on Netflix April 7th  

Major shoutout to Netflix they are  doing something a little different with its hiphop series from Baz Luhrmann, The Get Down part II comes out April 7th. The first season was amazing to me and taught me some things about how back in the day DJ's had cue points.Needless to say the generation of DJ's before my time deserves way more respect then what they have been given
 

The series focuses on the creation of music genres such as hip-hop and disco in 1970s New York, paying particularly close attention to a group of teenagers from the South Bronx. 

Part I came out in August 2016 and featured plenty of flashy costumes and musical numbers, as one can expect from Luhrmann. From the looks of the trailer, part II will keep this up and see the teens attempt to take their music "from minor to major league." I'm geeked about this season. Here's the trailer below.