Laptop DJ

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Maybe one day I’ll be a laptop DJ. Like my hero Shane 54. Not that laptop DJing is actually something I aspire to, but Monsieur Fifty Four does it very well.

Anyway, I’ve taken steps toward the dark side in the last two weeks, by A) getting a Numark Axis 8 CD turntable, and B) downloading high-q MP3s to burn and then play on it.

Enter Beatport.com. The iTunes for DJs. I just downloaded 4 tracks that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for some time.

Moogwai – Viola 2005 (Tek^tonic remix)
GTR – Mistral
Varian – Endless Desire
Varian – Endless Desire (Mark Otten Energetic remix)

How much did I pay for those tracks, you might ask? $5.76!
A single record, a SINGLE record, would cost me at least $10.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not leaving the waxy wonder behind, I’m just needing some practical financial alternatives right now.