the world of DJ Unprotected

DJ Unprotected has a passion for music and partying.  There couldn't be a better career for him.  Producing music and being a DJ are a way of life.  The path less traveled, yet the only one available for him. 

How I set my music cue points: 3 step system 

 

 

 

 

 

I've been DJing for 14 years and I definitely think it's one of the coolest careers out there.  My style and technique has been revolutionary for sure.  I started on vinyl records, then quickly transitioned to CDs, and finally moved on to the laptop DJ style (Serato DJ).

It took a while but I finally figured out an easy way to prepare music for DJ sets and mixes, and after honing it down... I wanted to share it with you! 

This one goes out to all my DJs (beginners and pros) and if you're a curious music fan... this is also for you!

Watch the full setting DJ Cue Point tutorial on YouTube HERE

M-AUDIO Keystation 49 MK3 Review! Great home studio keyboard 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out my full review on YouTube.  I recently had to say goodbye to my Akai MPK49 Midi Keyboard...😢  it was with me from the start of my music journey (est 2008).  I was having some control issues where it was automatically adjusting controls within my plug-ins and instruments.  Imagine playing the electric piano instrument and all of a sudden the pitch was being adjusted.  I decided to buy the M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 because it was VERY affordable ($89 on sale).

Watch the full review video and 'key sound' demonstration on YouTube HERE

Blockchain Websites and NFTs.... Am I There?! [YES!] 

Big plans coming up for the following blockchain sites... I am really excited about this!

djunprotected.nft

lacedradio.888

Pumped to see how these develop in the future.  PS - drove by a highway 888 yesterday... coincidence?  LOL

I'm really excited for the future when it comes to artist and the digital environment.

Mackie Thump GO: Best portable speaker for mobile DJs? [REVIEW] 

Let's talk about Mackie Thump Go - which might be the BEST portable speaker for DJs, house parties, tailgating, picnics, pool parties, Sunday Funday, etc....

I purchased this speaker a few weeks ago when I was booked to DJ a wedding that required a sound source in an additional room for cocktail & dinner hour.

Let me tell you, I was seriously impressed with this speaker.  Prior to buying it I was conducting research and determined I had to check it out at Guitar Center.  Fortunately for me, when I got there the staff had a Mackie Thump Go all set up to test out at the counter.  Took 30 seconds for me to make my decision.

Pros:

  • Light weight (under 20 lbs)
  • Option to have stereo input (via AUX or 2x inputs)
  • Music ducking option with mic plugged in
  • Different output sounds settings
    • Highly recommend speech for speeches!
  • Has the typical Mackie type sound:  aggressive and offers some bass

Cons:

  • Pricey (might be worth it if there's usability at gigs (don't let it sit in storage!)
  • Need a carry bag (can't find one yet)

 

Overall review:  I would definitely recommend this for DJs who have steady gig.  If mobile gigs don't require additional speakers for spare rooms, you could definitely have this speaker on hand for club gigs because I think this also works well as a monitor speaker.  You can plug in an RCA to Stereo cable and plug it in the AUX input for use as a monitor. 

What are your thoughts on this device?  Is this something you could use for house parties?  Let me know!

Making Goals and Living Your Dreams! [Music, DJ, good Vibes] 

On April 19th I'm super excited to get involved with a program that's going to help me grow in my music career.  Can't wait to begin that experience.

I'm currently on vacation with my family.  Still making music while at the beach, working on dj sets with my Denon DJ Prime Go (as you know... is one of my favorite music gear to travel with!), and forecasting more marketing plans. 

I've got a lot of music to present but I want to go about a different way.  Patience is important for artists.  I appreciate all of your support.  Stay tuned!

- DJ UNPROTECTED

[HOUSE, TECH HOUSE] Took a week off - but we're back for Laced Radio #59 

I missed a mix last week because my parents are visiting and I wanted to spend time with them without any distractions.  I love music but balancing family is so important.  So we're back this week with a FULL mix of awesome Tech House tracks!

Please LIKE & SUBSCRIBE... I appreciate all of you for supporting Laced Radio :D

Track of the Week: 

Touch Me - Eli Brown & Mason Maynard

Tracklist:
1. John 'Julius' Knight & Roland Clark-This Is House (Marco Lys Remix) 
2. Flo Rida ft T-Pain vs Milk Bar-Low (Muzik Junkies Mashup) 
3. Ty Dolla Sign ft Kanye West, FKA twigs & Skrillex-Ego Death (MKJAY & Daft Hill Remix) 
4. Glass Petals-No Words (Clean Extended) 
5. Heider-Oh Babe (Clean Extended) 
6. Dario Nunez-Is Like (Clean Extended) 
7. Martin Ikin-Good Feelings 
8. Felix Jaehn ft Nea & Bryn Christopher-No Therapy (Black V Neck Remix) 
9. Gene Farris-Popular (Clean Extended) 
10. Eli Brown & Mason Maynard-Touch Me (Clean Extended) 
11. Max Styler-Something Beautiful 
12. R.E.M. vs Diplo-Losing My Religion (Kerry Glass 'Hold You Tight' Bootleg) 
13. DLMT-Elevate (Clean Extended) 
14. Steve Aoki & MT11-Da Homies 
15. Kid Cudi-Day 'N' Nite (Swartchback Bootleg)

 

[House, Tech House] Birthday week Laced Radio episode 58 - Track of the week by JAUZ! 

What a great Birthday week!  I'm not even mad that for the second year in a row Texas gets blasted by a winter storm right after my birthday.  It's honestly, nostalgic af!  Anyway, this week's mix is awesome... energetic house tunes to keep anybody warm right now.

 

Track of the week:  JAUZ - Movin'

1. YOKAI-Drugs (Clean Extended)  
2. Truth & Lies-The Drip (Clean Extended)  
3..Mat.Joe-The Deal (Clean Extended)  
4. Belters Only & Jazzy-Make Me Feel Good (VIP Mix) (Clean Short Edit)  
5. Nutty-Baby (Clean Extended)  
6. Swingers & Maximo ft Cash Hays-Afraid (FOOTWURK Remix) (Clean Extended)  
7. Max Styler ft Jimmy Nevis-Back To Me (Saffron Stone Remix) (Clean Extended)  
8. Jethro Heston & Max Marshall-Cut Me Loose (Mauro Venti Remix) (Clean Extended)  
9. AVAA & Tom Classic-Need Me (Clean Extended)  
10. JAUZ-Movin (Clean Extended)  
11. Boris Roodbwoy-Tenderlove (Clean Extended)  
12. Piero Pirupa-Braindead (Heroin Kills) (Riton Remix) (Dirty Extended)  
13. Vito V & Tobeck-Victory (Clean Extended)  
14. DONT BLINK-CONNECTION (Clean Extended)  
15. Rihanna vs DJs From Mars-Diamonds (Cesar Castilla Bootleg) (Clean Extended)

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— Ludwig van Beethoven

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