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DJ Leon Lamont @ Handlebar STL

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DJ Black Guy & DJ Leon Lamont- Friday-May 3, 2019-Atomic Cowboy-STL

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DJ Leon Lamont-No Borders-Handlebar-St. Louis, MO-4.26.19

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DJ Black Guy & DJ Leon Lamont @ Handlebar 4.12.2019

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Thomas Dolby - The Speed of Sound - Book Review

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I have to start this with a confession: I’m only halfway through this book.A friend in NYC recommended this book to me and I’m glad she did.I think this is a fairly good book for Thomas Dolby fans.If you’re an adult that wants to reminisce about their 80s youth listening to New Wave at its peak, then this should be something that you would like as well.


The only thing I don’t like so far is the way the book starts.In my opinion, it should’ve started with whatever musical training the artist did or did not have and how he came up with his stage name (his real name is Thomas Morgan Robertson).In some ways, the book reads like a publicist wrote it; jumping from overnight success opportunity to the next overnight success opportunity without the real meat and potatoes of what it was like to be a recording artist and a musician in the 80s.


What makes this book a real gem is the fact that you can go to YouTube and look up practically every song and live performances mentioned in the book.I…

My DJ Rig in 2019

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The most common DJ related question that I’m asked lately is: “What DJ rig are you using theses days?”The short answer is, “I’m using the Roland DJ-505 controller/drum machine with Serato DJ Pro.”Do I like it?Yes, I love it, although I could love it more if they had done one thing I’ll mention later.Having a stand alone drum machine attached to a DJ controller is right up my alley.Making said drum machine modeled after classic Roland drum machines and sounds that the whole world has danced to and is still dancing to drives it even further down my alley.Being able to sit and program beats without having to fire up my laptop is a pretty cool feature for a DJ controller.When it comes to drum machines, Roland the company is like an electronica god.How is Roland with DJ equipment?Well, they still have to battle with the behemoth company whose name shall not be spoken (Starts with a P and ends with R) as far as popularity, but I give Roland two thumbs all the way up on their DJ c…