A DUTCH company called Yalp, has launched their new ‘Fono’ Outdoor DJ booths to be installed in public parks in order to provide a free dance floor haven across Holland, Finland and Denmark.
The product is made with the intent to inspire the youth to get involved with DJing and progress their talent in a social enviroment; completely free! (We think it’s pretty dope!)
Enclosed with in a shelter, the waterproof mixer and CDJ style deck interface allows users to connect two iPhone’s tracks and mix tracks with added FX features and cue functions.
Check out the videos below to listen to the system in action - although the sound quality doesn’t seem all that great, the concept of youths gathering together to have a DJ session rather than sitting on the swings with a pint of larger seem a vast amount better!
We wish we had these as children! Let’s hope it catches on!
- Fresh Sounds
"THROWING CAKES AT SOMEONE’S FACE IS NO FORM OF CULTURE" - SETH TROXLER
SETH TROXLER, one of our beloved underground deep house and tech house innovators speaks out at the culture surrounding the hugely priced, big named EDM DJ’s such as Avicii & Steve Aoki.
Our friends at MixMag reported similar by saying:
“Seth Troxler talked candidly during his keynote interview at the International Music Summit (IMS) today in Ibiza.
Speaking to IMS founder Pete Tong, the Trox was his ever-opinionated self and chatted openly about certain areas of dance music, including certain big-name artists and his own tour schedule.
Obviously referring to superstars operating in the higher echelons of EDM and the strobe-lit spectacle of huge main stages, Troxler said: “Throwing cakes in someone’s face is no form of culture.”
He’s increasingly marking himself out as someone who’s not afraid to say what he thinks and seems to be becoming more outspoken by the week.
He also went on to explain his new approach to bookings: “Stepping back and taking fewer high profile gigs and more of the right gigs has made my life a lot happier.”
Other topics covered included his step back from Visionquest, Movement Festival being “one of the best musically curated underground festivals” and the three new labels he’s involved in, two being Play It, Say It and Tuskegee.”
Seth also expressed more of his opinions by asking very tricky questions to the Avicii panel, this week. Troxler went on to directly ask about their earnings, 50/50 production credits; asking “who is it that actually produces your music?” and “what does your music actually stand for?” - Ash Pournouri, Tim Bergling (Avicii)’s secret other half, denied most of the claims.
(Notice Eats Everything giggling away in the row just in front, top lad)
I don’t know about you; but major props to Troxler. It’s great to see Deep House DJ’s who are huge in our eye, yet small in the commercial eyes, giving the giants a run for their money.
What are you thoughts?
- FRESH Sounds
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