See y’all at BeatGeek: The free show for DJs and producers
Between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th September 2019, London becomes the city of focus for DJs, turntablists and portablists from around the World. On Friday the UK finals of the IDA take place at Aures, on Saturday the DMC World Finals are hosted at the Islington Assembly Hall and on Sunday the Portablist Lounge finals will take place on the last day of the Beatgeek show, again taking place at Aures.
Nestled among all this turntablism is the Beatgeek show – a free event held at Aures in London for us during the day on both 28th and 29th September. This is the biggest year yet for the show, with many brands, organisations and activities planned for the weekend.
Westend DJ are extremely proud to have been invited to be one of the BeatGeek Traders – offering exclusive deals on products from manufacturers across the DJ world. Here’s a look at what you can expect from our stand at the show…
Brands confirmed for our zone at BeatGeek 2019 include:
Turntable titans Technics will have the SL1210 MK7 turntable on show for all to put through its paces. Many well known DJs have adopted the MK7 as their preferred turntable for their riders including DJ Marky, Low Steppa and Scratch Perverts.
Another name that needs no introduction, Pioneer DJ products are found in DJ booths all around the world. The PLX-500 and PLX1000 turntables will be on display, as well as the DJM-S9 Serato Scratch mixer and DDJ-1000 SRT controller. Feel free to get hands on with
Rane, who have catered for the turntablist for decades, will have the flagship Seventy Two scratch mixer and the worlds only full size motorised control turntable; the TWELVE available for demo.
The Native Instruments Kontrol Z2 has been around for a few years now with no sign of disappearing. It’s flawless integration with Traktor Pro 3 and advanced remix decks makes this a formidable mixer. We’ll have this hooked up with the SL1210 MK7 for a super combo.
Undoubtedly the star of the show from the portbalists perspective – we’ll have Reloop’s brand new Spin portable turntable available for demonstration, which features bluetooth streaming so you can scratch to beats from your phone! We’ll also have the Elite Scratch mixer on demo hooked up to the flagship RP8000mk2.
Italian brand Mixars will be on hand showing mixers such as the Cut and Duo as well as the Primo controller. We will also have information on their new faders called Galileo – engineered and developed in Italy from the ground up, they are made by famous Japanese manufacturer PRO X Fade.
In addition to the brands on our stand, Akai Professional, Numark, Serato, Turntable Training Wax, Scratch Pro Audio, Teenage Engineering and Phase will be in attendance showing off the latest tech. SAE are also taking part in this year’s show so be sure to catch up with them at booth 9.
So what’s on over the weekend at BeatGeek?
In addition to the opportunity to try out the latest kit from some of the biggest brands in the DJ world, the organisers of BeatGeek have been busy putting together some great events including:
Beat Cypher – this event, on Saturday 28th, is presented in conjunction with Akai Professional, Serato and Teenage Engineering. There’ll be performances from the Beatbox Collective, a Cypher Beats and Rap Battles competition judged by Rude Kid and Heavy Trackers, an artist panel focussing on UK Hip Hop, Grime and Drill production as well as beat deconstructions and manufacturer demos.
Portablist Lounge battles – with heats taking place on Saturday 28th and the final on Sunday 29th, you’ll be able to witness the very finest portablism in the world as competitors battle to be crowned champion.
DJ City – London link up, is a great opportunity to network. The meet is on Sunday 28th inside Aures and if last year is anything to go by it’ll be very, very busy.