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					                                              - C2C
                                    P-D J YEAH FLASH
                             ONSHI NDMASTER
                      HAMPI          A
               D M C C M N A M - G R R I L LO
 DJ B ORIS -        YN A          S MO
            - BIRD          CHA V
DJ Q B E RT          RO - PA SHANNON
            KENTA LLEEN
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ortofon news
                                                                                                                                             Tamara Sky                                                           the official Ortofon’s Namm Show After Hours Party with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colleen Shannon, Tamara Sky Also appearing Special DJ set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  by New York’s DJ Disciple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and the high desert’s newest rising sensation DJTEASE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It all happens at Hollywood’s celebrated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday Night Afterhours @ AVALON
                                                                        Colleen Shannon and Tamara Sky                                                                                                            in the Upstairs House Patio
New Ortofon Cartridge                                                   The World’s Sexiest DJ - Colleen Shannon (Playboy Magazine’s                                                                              Avalon is located at 1735 North Vine St.
Few months after introducing the best                                   50th Anniversary Playmate) and Tamara Sky (Miss Puerto Rico                                                                               (north of Hollywood Blvd.)
turntablist cartridge ,the Q (made in                                   Bikini) have joined the team of Ortofon Superstar DJs (Q.Bert,                                                                            2AM - 7AM
collaboration with Q.Bert) Ortofon is                                   Birdy Nam Nam, Bob Sinclar, Kentaro, Grandmaster Flash,
launching yet another revolutio-                                        C2C, Elisa do Brasil….)                                                                                                                   Djibrill Cissé mixing goal
nary cartridge : the Digitrack                                          Their deal with ORTOFON makes them the only two North
The Digitrack is the perfect                                            American female DJ’s that will be signed by Ortofon
marriage of ease and                                                    internationally.
function. With the advent of                                            There will be a massive marketing campaign ranging from print, to
new computer technology, a DJ can now manipulate MP3’s with             touring, to a special limited edition Colleen Shannon cartridge to
the style and feel of a turntablist and the tradition of a turntable.   be released sometime in 2006!
Introducing the world’s first needle designed specifically for
coded vinyl with low wear, high out put and the best mix and            Playboy Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Playmate -
scratch ability.                                                        The World Sexiest DJ
                                                                        Colleen Shannon
Ortofon TV on www.ortofon.com                                                                                                                Already an accomplished model and television host, Miss Puerto
                                                                                                                                             Rico Bikini decided to set her focus to the world of DJ’s.
                                                                                                                                             In the few short months since signing with LA based DGI Artist
                                                                                                                                             Management Tamara has been touring the planet, playing
                                                                                                                                             dozens of cities and realizing one of her dreams being on stage
                                                                                                                                             with TIESTO. She will also be co-starring in a new motion picture
                                                                                                                                             called «School Of The Dead», and In March, she will grace the
                                                                                                                                             cover and centerfold of an International edition of Playboy
                                                                                                                                             Magazine, thus becoming an international Playmate. Having
                                                                                                                                             mastered the art of mixing House music, Tamara is now
                                                                                                                                             sharpening her skills to the tune of Hip Hop as well. With
                                                                                                                                             breathtaking beauty and sex appeal, and budding success in the
                                                                                                                                             Film, TV, Music, and print modeling industries, it’s no wonder
                                                                                                                                             that Tamara Sky is being hailed as...... The Turntable Goddess.
                                                                                                                                             You can learn more about Tamara, and get contact info at www.
                                                                                                                                             djtamarasky.com                                                      World soccer star Djibrill Cissé (European League Champion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Winner with Liverpool FC and France centre forward for the
                                                                                                                                             DGI Artist Management                                                coming World Cup) is a pretty keen DJ. When not training Djibrill
                                                                                                                                             Colleen Shannon and Tamara Sky’s links with Ortofon has              blend House music with Breaks and Hip Hop using Ortofon …
New on the re-mixed Ortofon site , Ortofon TV has been lauched                                                                               been made possible thanks to DGI Artist Management (home             of course !
this January. Lots of programs, interviews, routines …. The first        Colleen Shannon has been popping up all over the place               to some of the industries sexiest stars - from International Super
web tv dedicated to the DJ community.                                   these day’s, starring in major motion pictures, television,          Models, Film/TV personalities, and recording artists, to Baywatch    DJ Rafik
Already onTV : Ortofon factory, Q.Bert and Yogafrog interview,          magazine covers, major print modeling campaigns, and DJing           Babes, Playboy Playmates, fitness models, and Maxim/FHM               DMC 2004 Runner up, German won this year ITF World DJ.
Winter Music Conference, DMC Championships, the Ortofon                 the biggest superclubs, venues, and events all over the world.       cover celebrities) who has enlisted one of the world’s top agen-     Championship in the Scratch section, while triple DMC World
chairman and chief engineer interviews, Birdy Nam Nam                   Having become known as «The World’s Sexiest DJ»,                     cies Chaotica (Paul Okenfold, The Chemical Bros, Prodigy,            Team. Champion C2C from France won the IFT World Team
routines, Q.Bert exclusive ad …                                         Colleen is one of the fastest rising young stars in the DJ           Roger Sanchez, Dirty Vegas, Sandra Collins, Perry Farrell,           event. Both Rafik and C2C were using the Q cartridge developed
                                                                        industry today. Besides having several films, TV, and print          Pete Tong, Sander Kleinenberg, Adam Freeland) out of the             by Ortofon with Q.Bert .
Ortofon exclusive cartridge for DMC World DJ                            modeling projects                                                    US, and super agent David Brady (Armin Van Buren, Benny
Championship                                                            releasing in 2006, she has headlined with superstars such            Banassi, Darude, Mark Oliver, Warp Bros, BT, Tommy Lee,
                                                                        as Sting, Snoop Dogg, and Lloyd Banks among others,                  Funk Master Flex, DJ Whoo Kid, Lou Bega) out of Canada.
                                                                        and has shared the stage with some of the biggest DJ’s in            A special thanks to Dove (CEO, DGI Artist Management)
                                                                        the industry including : Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, The Crystal
                                                                        Method, DJ AM, Donald Glaude, Funk Master Flex, Jazzy                ORTOFON NAMM Parties
                                                                        Jeff, Bad Boy Bill, and many, many others.
                                                                        Colleen is currently working on projects with her producing          Friday 20th January
                                                                        partner «Poet Name Life» (Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Justin            Ortofon in association with DGI, PlatinumEvents.net and
                                                                        Timberlake, Travis Barker, Will.i.am., Mya, David Foster), and       Chaotica presents the Ortofon Namm Show After Party
                                                                        is in the middle of negotiating her first major record deal with     featuring Beauty and Beat starring “TheWorld Sexiest DJ”
                                                                        one of the industries biggest labels.                                Playboy Magazine’s 50th
                                                                        Colleen was also a headline performer along with many major          Anniversary Playmate Colleen Shannon as seen on the Spike
                                                                        recording artist’s and DJ’s at this years ESPN X-Games.              TV series “The Club” and co-starring Miss Puerto Rico Bikini
                                                                        You’ll be seeing her spin DJ dates throughout the new Year           “Turntable Goddess” Tamara Sky as seen on the series “The
                                                                        in countries that include Japan, Italy, Australia, Germany,          Roof”. Also appearing will be DJ/Producer extraordinaire Poet
                                                                        Spain, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, France, Guatemala, Costa            Name Life (Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Mya,
                                                                        Rica, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, as well as the US and         Travis Barker, Blood of Abraham, Jurassic 5, Will.I.am)
                                                                        many others.                                                         This all happens at Hollywood’s hottest nightclub
It is now official, Ortofon’s cartridges will be the only one allowed    Keep your eyes on Colleen, as she looks to be going places           Privilege
in the famous DMC Championships. Great news for the DJs                 where none of her peers have gone before.                            located at 8117 Sunset Blvd. in the city of West hollywood
as the winners of the three categories (Individual, Team and            More on Colleen and Ortofon to come in the next issue, but in        (corner of Sunset Blvd. and Crescent Heights)
Battle For World Supremacy) will be getting $10 000 each from           the meantime you can check www.djcolleenshannon.com for              9PM - 2AM
Ortofon.                                                                more photos and contact information.                                 Saturday 21st January
Great battles to come for the 2006 edition which will take place in                                                                          Come spend the night with the most beautiful DJ’s in the world!!!
Paris (France) in September.                                                                                                                 as Steve Castro, TJ Hoban, Ortofon, DGI and Chaotica present
                                                                                                                                      International Dance Music Awards 2006
                                                                                                                                                See 2006 nominees and winners on www.ortofon.com




                              BIRDY NAM NAM WORLD TOUR                                                                                 ORTOFON BEST GLOBAL DJ 2005

                                                                                                                                          Paul Van Dyk
DMC World Team Champion Birdy Nam Nam is on a world tour           June
with Ortofon. A show of the best turntablist outfit on the planet   3rd - Festival Skabazac Aveyron (France)
that you must not miss as you won’t believe what these guys can    4th festival Territoires électroniques -Aix en Provence (France)
achieve with their turntables.                                     15th/16th/17th : SONAR –Barcelona (Spain)
Already called by many critics “ the Pink Floyd of the 21st        16th/17th: «Electro alternativ set» (+Kid Koala / Amon Tobin...)
Century ”                                                          (France)
                                                                   30 th: Roskilde Festival Denmark
March
                                                                                                                                      ORTOFON BEST AMERICAN DJ 2005

                                                                                                                                           Christopher
10th and 11th march: Théatre de la Ville with Wayn Traub Paris     July
(France)                                                           7th/8th Bangkok _ Thailand
15 th march - Poitiers (France)                                    21st/22nd juillet: Festival Art Sonic (France)
16 th march - Toulouse (France)
18th Austin (Texas) South by Southwest tbc (USA)
20th - Los Angeles (California) Tangier (USA)
22th -San Francisco (California) Boca (USA)
                                                                   August
                                                                   5th – Astropolis – Brest (France)                                        Lawrence
25th -Miami (Florida) Winter Music Conference – Ultra Festival     September
(USA)                                                              11th to 25th : Belgium tour
26th -Miami (Florida) Winter Music Conference - Miami Perfor-      14th Klara festival à Brussels ( Jean-Baptiste De Wayn Traub)
ming Arts (USA)                                                    19 th Festival De Flandres Gand (Spectacle Jean-Baptiste De        ORTOFON BEST EUROPEAN DJ 2005
28th -New York (New York) French Tuesdays @ Crobar (Crobar         Wayn Traub)
tbc) (USA)
29th-New York (New York) Knitting Factory (USA)
31st-Washington (DC) tbc (USA)
                                                                   20th Opéra Antwerp(Spectacle Jean-Baptiste De Wayn Traub)
                                                                   22th showburg à Rotterdam (Holland)(Spectacle Jean-Baptiste
                                                                   De Wayn Traub)
                                                                                                                                               Tiesto
April                                                              December
1-Detroit (Michigan) tbc (USA)                                     China (Ambassade de France)
2-Chicago (Illinois) Empty Bottle (USA)
5-Minneapolis (Minnesota) tbc (USA)
6-Portland (Oregon) Berbati (USA)
7 -12 avril: Tahiti Tbc (USA)
14 th – Geneva (Switzerland)
16 th - Garorock – Marmande (France)
21st Tulle (France)
22nd Parc Expo Villefranche (France)
26th or 27th: Rockstore – Montpellier – Festival BOTY (France)
28th ou 29th : Docs des suds - Marseille – Festival MTZ (France)
30th Festival des Artefacts – Strasbourg (France)

May
2nd to 6th : festival Panorama –Morlaix (France)
5th or 6th: Festival electro circus Carpentras (France)
12th or 13th : Chaumont (France)
19th belfort “La poudrière” (France)
20th festival Metizart – Metz (France)
20 mai - festival Jam à la maison - Le Mans (France)
21 st to 2nd June Japan Tour with DJ Kentaro tbc
Australia and New Zealand
                              DJ BORIS
Born in Russia’s St. Petersburg in March of 1973, BORIS ‘               me a DJ set-up: a Gemini mixer and two Technics SL-1200 series
pumping-hard, driving sound has become synonymous with “the             vinyl turntables. I really have to give big props to my parents,
New York sound”.                                                        because all the time I was going on-and-on about how cool the
                                                                        big club DJs were and how much I wanted to be a DJ myself, my
With his former production partner – the highly accomplished            parents never discouraged me or told me that I had to be a doctor
Doug Beck – BORIS completed ‘underground house’ remixes                 or lawyer, instead. [laughs] I practiced for around two years just
for Britney Spears, Cyndi Lauper, Salt-n-Pepa, Boyz II Men,             in my bedroom, and then I gave a demo tape which I’d made to a
Brandy, Shania Twain, and Mya, among others.                            friend of mine. He listened to the demo and he must’ve liked what
                                                                        he heard, because he turned me on to a party that he was starting
Indeed, BORIS has an impressive catalogue of production credits         – which happened to be my first gig – and that turned into a kind
under his belt, but it’s in the clubs and the electrified surge coming   of residency that lasted for two years. As far as production goes,
from the DJ booth where BORIS’ influence reigns supreme.                 a mutual friend introduced me to my former partner (Doug Beck),
Today, he holds a residency headlining the main room at Crobar          and from there on, we produced a lot of great tracks together.
as well as regular gigs playing Asseteria parties and afterhours at     Nowadays, I do my own productions, such as for Atlantic Records
Discotheque.                                                            for Missy Elliott’s track titled “Lose Control,” and for Colombia
                                                                        Records/Sony Music for Vivian Green’s track “Wish We Could
BORIS’ latest compilation, BELIEVE (Moist Music), has been              Go Back.”
released worldwide on JANUARY 24th, 2006. Live BORIS club
mixes are burning-up the satellite airwaves on SIRIUS Satellite         What have been your influences ?
Radio (Sirius Channel 33, “Area 33”) and New Yorkers can also           See above: my earliest and biggest influences were Junior
catch BORIS on WKTU Radio’s underground house music show,               Vasquez, and today are Danny Tenaglia and Carl Cox.
“The Sanctuary
                                                                        Your definition of a (good) DJ ?
DJ BORIS : FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE…                                       I’d say my definition of a good DJ is determined by his or her
                                                                        mixing, track selection, how he or she programs a night, and how
Zdraz woutjie Mista B, wassup ?                                         well he/she is able to control a crowd.
Hey, Boris here. How ya doing?
                                                                        A (good) production ?
I understand that you’re hailing from Russia. Anything from             You’d know a good production when you hear one, even if you
there that you’ve brought into your work ?                              don’t know a single thing about studio production. If a record
I brought the so-called “hard-work ethic” over with me when             sounds good, is a good mix, if the arrangement of instrumentation
my parents and I moved to the U.S. as immigrants. I was only            and vocals is good, and if the track has great energy…then that’s
2-years-old when I first came over to the States. My parents were        probably a well-produced track.
immigrants who came to this country, worked really hard and
succeeded.                                                              A (good) night ?
                                                                        For me, a good night consists of a great vibe, excellent music,
Your press release states that you embody the NYC sound.                a crowd that’s very “up for it” and open-minded and enthusiastic,
Which one then, knowing that there are also David Morales,              a terrific venue… and of course, great lighting and visuals. The
Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Danny Tenaglia, François K,                  fact that the sound has to be strong and clear goes without
Junior Vasquez also firmly associated to it ?                            saying.
More than ten years ago, before I ever started DJ’ing professio-
nally, one of my biggest influences was Junior Vasquez. That’s           Your view about the current situation, musically speaking ?
back when I used to go out to the clubs a lot, like when I was          I feel that the dance music scene is back on the rise, due to more
15-years-old. My three favorite artists are: Led Zeppelin, Jimi         people coming out to the clubs. There was a time there – mainly
Hendrix and Prince.                                                     during the Giuliani era and the period following 9/11 – where
I think that all of the big “New York DJs” can personify a kind of      the club scene took kind of a beating, but I definitely feel that it’s
“New York sound,” and I’d like to think that I embody a particular      healthy right now and only getting stronger. Take a look at all the
style of this hallowed sound. (At least, that’s what I’ve been told     new venues, big and small, opening-up all over the city!
several times!) [laughs] My sound is very high-energy, uplifting,
progressive house, and since I play for 12, 13, 14 or 15-hours          You’re left on a desert island with no less than 3 things.
non-stop, I get the opportunity to take my crowds on a real             Which ones ?
journey. I play tracks that are really banging, yeah, but I also        A giant home-theatre-type TV (with satellite connection, of
play tracks that are considered classics, or tracks that are really     course!), a toothbrush, and a really powerful laptop with wireless
melodic and beautiful, as well as tracks with vocals, but not that      Internet connection and a hard-drive that’s loaded-up with Ableton
many diva vocals. Mostly, my sound has a lot of tribal percussion,      Live and Pro Tools so I can still make music. And, lots of books.
and New York crowds are really into drums because that’s what           Ok, that’s four items!
moves them. New York crowds are really very demanding. As
a club DJ, and especially in big-rooms (like the ones I play in),       Your 3 favourite DJ’s/artists/producers ?
you have to prove yourself night-after-night. If you’re not being       Right at this moment, my three favorite DJ/prodcers are Danny
creative and really moving the crowd, they’ll let you know it and       Tenaglia, Carl Cox and Chus and Ceballos.
you’ll never get away with it again. At least that’s what I’ve seen
from my experience.                                                     Spaciba barza tovaritch.
                                                                        Anytime, and let me know when you’re coming to New York, next
How did you get to DJ and produce ?                                     time. _ BORIS
As I said, I started going out clubbing in New York when I was
only 15-years-old. My parents moved here from Russia and we
lived in Brooklyn. There’s a big Russian community there, as
you might know. Anyway, my parents have always been really
supportive of me, and when on my sixteenth birthday, they bought
  DMC ORTOFON




Ortofon has been chosen as the exclusive cartridge and           The subsequent DVDs take the event                                flocked to events.                                                2000        DJ CRAZE / A-TRACK / USA & Canada
styli sponsor for the DMC World DJ Championships This            to a world-wide audience estimated in                                                                                              2001        PERVERTED ALLIES /USA & UK
mean that only Ortofon will be permitted to be used by the       excess of 1,000,000.                                              1986       DJ CHEESE / USA                                       2002        BIRDY NAM NAM /France
competing DJs in the events worldwide.                                                                                             1987       CHAD JACKSON / UK                                     2003        C2C/France
Ortofon will also give $10 000 to the winners of each cate-      Lots of previous winners or just competitors have become          1988       CASH MONEY / USA                                      2004        C2C/France
gory.                                                            stars in their own right, others have join the most prestigious   1989       CUTMASTERSWIFT / UK                                   2005        C2C/France
                                                                 bands.                                                            1990-91    DJ DAVID / GERMANY
                                                                 The Beastie Boys features a former DMC World Champion,            1992       THE ROCKSTEADY DJ’s (Q.Bert, Apollo and
DMC Founded by Tony and Christine Prince began in Fe-            Mixmaster Mike. Beck, prominent rock artist, features a           Mixmaster Mike)/ USA                                             BATTLE FOR WORLD SUPREMACY
bruary 1983, based on belief in the importance and influence      World finalist, US Champion DJ Swamp in his musician line-         1993-94    THE DREAM TEAM (Q.Bert and Mixmaster Mike)
of the DJ, and in the remix as an art form.                      up. The X- Ecutioners featuring previous world champion           / USA                                                            DMC’s youngest of the three competitions but one that’s
DMC is the world’s largest DJ organization with headquarters     Roc Raida teamed up with Linkin Park and had a top 10 hit.        1995       ROC RAIDER / USA                                      already being hailed as the most invigorating. DJs clash
in London and branches in more than 30 countries. DMC be-        The 2000 runner up DJ Dexter is part of the highly acclaimed      1996       DJ NOIZE / Denmark                                    head to head in a series of short, fast and furious knock- out
gan as the world’s first licensed record remix service for DJs.   Australian beatmasters Avalanches. Nelly Furtado’s tour           1997       DJ A-TRAK / Canada                                    bouts.
It pioneered remixing and coined the phrase ‘megamixing’.        DJ is previous Canadian champion Lil Jazz and the UK’s DJ         1998       DJ CRAZE / USA
                                                                 Pogo was recently spotted strutting his stuff with Beverley       1999       DJ CRAZE / USA                                        2000        DJ KODH / France
Two years later it evolved into the driving force behind the     Knight on Top Of The Pops! DJ A Trak is touring with Kayne        2000       DJ CRAZE / USA                                        2001        DJ NETIK /France
DMC World DJ Championship.                                       West . Q.Bert, C2C, Kentaro and Birdy Nam Nam have                2001       PLUS ONE /UK                                          2002        DJ NETIK /France
On average each regional heat draws in a minimum of 300          become major attractions at the biggest festival playing          2002       DJ KENTARO /Japan                                     2003        TIGERSTYLE /UK
spectators whilst individual Country Finals                      audiences from 2000 to 20 000 . Even Carl Cox and Westbam         2003       DJ DOPEY/ Canada                                      2004        DJ AKAKABE /Japan
accommodate anything from 1,000 to 3,000 people.                 began their DJ careers as DMC competitors.                        2004       DJ ie.MERGE /USA                                      2005        DJ PRO-ZEICO /Germany
Over 8,000 die-hard fanatics consistently attend the two day                                                                       2005       DJ ie.MERGE /USA
World Final event.
The finals have historically visited the Hammersmith Palais,              The Competitions and the results so far
Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena and have toured Rimini                                                                            WORLD TEAM BATTLE
(Italy), Paris (France) and New York.                            WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                                                                                                                   A complex and thrilling battle where crews of 2-4 turntablists
                                                                 The original individual 6 minute battle that draws 30 different   can use up to six decks and four audio mixers at any one
The total global attendance for the DMC                          Nations to it’s World Final every year, Since it’s conception     time. It simply has to be seen to be believed.
World Mixing Championships in 2005                               in 1985 over 300,000 DJs have entered, add as many noughts
was in excess of 100,000.                                        to this as you like to estimate the audiences who have            1999        SCRATCH PERVERTS / UK
                                    DJ YEAH
                                    ORTOFON EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
                                    7 years old wonder dj




                            The world discovered you at the latest DMC championships            Funniest moment?
                            in London but apparently you’ve been scratching for quite a         1997 World Finals DJ Kid and MC Jack.
                            while, no?
                            Yes, I have been scratching since I was 1.                          What do you listen to at the moment?
                                                                                                I listen to Hip-hop, Piano music, Drums, and Rock.
                            Where does this interest come from?
                            It comes from my Dad, DJ Akshen.                                    What are you reading at the moment?
                                                                                                In the Land of Peevish Pets, a story in my Reading Mastery book.
                            How did it all start?
                            My Dad gave me his old mixer and a broken turntable to play with    Your three favorite movies?
                            and I started making scratch noises like…”Ch, Ch, Chicka Ch”        1. Clock stoppers 2. The Incredibles 3.The 2004 DMC US Finals
                            and learned where to put my hands on the turntable and mixer by     DVD for now until I get the 2005 DMC World Finals DVD.
                            watching my Dad practice.
                                                                                                Favorite needle?
            ie.Merg - USA   Critics would say that your father is too big of an influence        The Q.Bert Ortofon’s
                            and that he is living his dream through you, however you
                            seem well balanced, very happy and satisfied with your life.         How would you describe your style?
                            So is it a hobby or a career plan?                                  My style is just whatever.
                            Both, it is balanced because of my Dad and Mom. My Dad takes
                            care of all the Djing stuff and my Mom takes care of everything
                            else.

                            What’s your dream?
                            To be the bestest DJ in the Universe.

                            Who are your favorite DJs? What did you feel when you
                            finally met Q.Bert, and when you scratched with him?
                            My favorite DJ’s are My Dad (DJ Akshen), DJ Swamp, DJ Craze,
                            A-trak, The X-ecutioners, and of course the man himself Q-bert.
                            It felt really, really good and I was so excited when I met Qbert
                            and when I got to scratch with him.

                            Are you a DMC DVD nerd?
                            Yes, I have a good memory of all the DMC videos I watch.

                            What are your favorite moments in all the DMC video / DVD?
                            Watching DJ Swamp break the Pioneer CDJ 1000 and his
                            records in the 2001 DVD and watching DJ i.e Merge beat juggling
Dj Q.Bert   Izoh -Japan
                            and breaking his records in the 2004 DVD.
C2C
      Can you tell us who is who in C2C, how did you guys come                 negative aspects on both works. For example you have to do a lot
      together, where you are from and how long you have been                  of concessions in team working as yours or others ideas are not
      into djaying ?                                                           shared by everyone,you have to make choices and discuss every
      C2C consist of four dj’s: ATOM,GREEM,PFEL and 20SYL.We all               single point to make sure everybody like what we’re doing.
      come from the same city (NANTES) and we know each other for              This is just up to you in the solo side wich is a bit more
      a long time now...we were at high school together and we were            «comfortable».
      friends before starting mixing. 20SYL started in 95’ followed by         But on the other side you have less ideas and possibilities with
      GREEM and ATOM in 97’. We created c2c at that time. Then                 one brain and two hands rather than four brains and eight hands
      PFEL joined us in 2001 as he get into djing in 2000.                     ...so the routine will be even more complete and well done.
                                                                               So,it’s two different jobs and i really love both...so i think i’ll keep
      What does it feel like to have won the World Finals 3 times              both!
      in a row ?
      It’s just a great achievement for us to win the title for the third      What equipment do you use?
      time.                                                                    We all use TTX turntables and Pro SM-1 or DXM mixers from
      You know, it’s always cool to fix a new team record like Craze did        NUMARK.
      in the solo competition.                                                 We use ORTOFON needles (either the new Q-Bert which are
      We’re part of the DMC history now !                                      really good or the golden ones we won at the world’s!) and Senn-
                                                                               heiser headphones (HD 25 is the best!).
      How did you prepare yourselves for the competition ? Any                 For production we all work with Mac computer on Pro tools or
      kept secret to win each year ?                                           Digital Performer and we use MPC 2000XL by AKAI
      We try first to do a kind of brainstorming to know what kind of stuff     for making beat, but we’re waiting for the 2500XL now!
      we’ll play in the show, what will rock the crowd and the judges          As we told you before we have also a couple of «classic» instru-
      and then make the difference...                                          ments as well (guitar, bass ,couple of vintage keyboards and a
      This year for example we wanted some latin and black rythms,             bunch of percussions).
      so we came up with a bossa nova and a blues routine. Then we
      found some sounds to create those, like a quika, a whistle ,an           What is your point of view on turntablism French scene ?
      acoustic guitar for the bossa nova and a Crunchy guitar, some            The turntable French scene is at the fullest for a couple of year
      harmonica’s riffs and a bluesmen voice for the blues routine.            now! Every championship since 2000 have crowned a French dj
      We choose some patterns and try to find a good balance                    in one category ( Netik and Kodh at the world supremacy,Troubl’
      beetween technicality and musicality.                                    at the ITF and the Beatdown,BNN in team final 2002 and oursel-
      Then we practice till we can perform it perfectly in the dark ,          ves from 2003 till this year).
      hands tied!!                                                             France is definitly one of the strongest dj nation in the world now
      No but we don’t have any special recipe or any secret to win each        but we need more interest from medias and sponsors to keep this
      year, we just try to be as musical and original as we can ,that’s it!    movement alive now.
                                                                               New dj’s are coming up and the old ones keep creating and
      Your routines, even in competition, are full of musicality,              involving into djing so we really need more support to continue
      what is your approach on it ?                                            this way.
      We all love acoustic sounds and music instruments in general.
      So we try to get original and realistic sounds to recreate a track or    What’s next ? Are you touring, do you plan to release a C2C
      to compose any kind of music.This year for the show we played            album ?
      a couple of sounds by ourselves or we asked others musicians to          Now we’re starting working on an album for 2006 as well as new
      played some stuff as well .Then we pressed it on vinyl to recreate       breakbeat(Flyin saucer 4!) We have a small tour in Uk in February
      what we wanna do.                                                        and March ,we’ll probably go to the Winter Music Conference in
      We used some vintage keyboards like Rhodes, hammonds,                    Miami as well and some gigs in France of course during the year.
      Clavinet... we played some guitar and bass riffs and a couple of         Anyway you can check all our moves and news on Ortofon.com
      percussions as well. We try to use our own sounds you know, not          or on our label website www.onandon-records.com .There’s also
      just the latest breakbeat release!                                       a forum in it so people can speak to us and ask questions.
      I think that’s why you can feel the musical aspect very much in          Dj PFEL also realeased his first mix cd called «RANDOM»
      our show.                                                                Basically that’s it , just check the website for the news!
                                                                               Peace!
      Pfel, as you are competiting in solos too, do you find it easier
      to create solo routines rather working collectively with C2C ?
      Not easier it’s just really different. Actually there are positive and
         News Q Bert
       DJ QBERT 3-INCH DUNNY
New York, NY – November 28, 2005–
Pasipo, the Filipino god of music, ancient
writings spoke endlessly of a forthcoming
musical magician whose name would
start with the letter Q. The magician’s
medium of choice was described as




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futuristic record player of sorts.
That virtuoso has emerged and he goes




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by the name of DJ Qbert. DJ Qbert
embarked on a mission to dispel mis-




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conceptions about the DJs art, through
teaching and preaching the gospel of the
turntable. His alter ego, the DJ Qbert
3-Inch Vinyl Dunny, designed by Huck
Gee, will be released on January 12th,




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2006. The 3-Inch Dunny will be available
in tan (limited to 1000) and blue (limi-
ted to 2000). DJ Qbert will retail for $19.95 and will be sold at Kidrobot
stores, online, www.kidrobot.com, and with select retailers.
DJ Qbert has become an ambassador for the turntable. He has gained great respect both for his spectacular skills
(including numerous scratch inventions) and for his work to help the turntable community. He was inducted into




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the DMC DJ Hall of Fame in 1998 and is the co-founder of Thud Rumble LTD. DJ Qbert launched Wave
Twisters the movie, an animated feature film based on the album. http://www.DJ Qbert.com/



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                                        BNN
Birdy Nam Nam is a group of French DJs: Little
Birdy Nam Nam is a group of French DJs: Little           music. That is the interest of their work. In going
                                                         music. That is the interest of their work. In going
Mike, DJ Pone, DJ Need and Crazy B.
Mike, DJ Pone, DJ Need and Crazy B.                      beyond technique, the abandonment of the
                                                         beyond technique, the abandonment of the
                                                         hyper-technical scratch sections, which they can
                                                         hyper-technical scratch sections, which they can
And while those names have been around in the
And while those names have been around in the            also handle. Instead of this, these turntables devils
                                                         also handle. Instead of this, these turntables devils
French underground for ages, on the posters for
French underground for ages, on the posters for          concoct some disturbing recipes, some stable,
                                                         concoct some disturbing recipes, some stable,
the biggest soirées or behind illustrious rap groups
the biggest soirées or behind illustrious rap groups     controlled and coherent compositions.
                                                         controlled and coherent compositions.
(particularly DJ Pone, who officiated in the shadow
(particularly DJ Pone, who officiated in the shadow
of Triptik and now accompanies Svinkels, or Crazy
of Triptik and now accompanies Svinkels, or Crazy        Alternately gloomy or funky, shot through with
                                                         Alternately gloomy or funky, shot through with
B, formerly hidden behind Alliance Ethnik), they also
B, formerly hidden behind Alliance Ethnik), they also    electronic acids and methodical cuts, the Birdy Nam
                                                         electronic acids and methodical cuts, the Birdy Nam
shine on the podiums of the international deejaying
shine on the podiums of the international deejaying      Nam sound doesn’t give a dam about plucking a
                                                         Nam sound doesn’t give a dam about plucking a
championships.
championships.                                           guitar or belting a cord on a Rhodes. It’s able to
                                                         guitar or belting a cord on a Rhodes. It’s able to
                                                         decapitate the trumpets and slash the pianos, and
                                                         decapitate the trumpets and slash the pianos, and
So during the 1990’s, the Americans DJ Q-Bert,
So during the 1990’s, the Americans DJ Q-Bert,           its records contain the entire history of music.
                                                         its records contain the entire history of music.
Craze or A-Trak, used to appearing in the rankings,
Craze or A-Trak, used to appearing in the rankings,      Pushing back the limits of that raw material, these
                                                         Pushing back the limits of that raw material, these
had to compromise with the young guard of French
had to compromise with the young guard of French         merciless crate-diggers deliver temperate music,
                                                         merciless crate-diggers deliver temperate music,
deejaying, led by such crews as Scratch Aktion Hiro,
deejaying, led by such crews as Scratch Aktion Hiro,     a jewel of vinyl composition that owes as much to
                                                         a jewel of vinyl composition that owes as much to
who won the world title in the year 2000. That is the
who won the world title in the year 2000. That is the    DJ Shadow as to Sun Ra, as much to the electronic
                                                         DJ Shadow as to Sun Ra, as much to the electronic
gigantic mutant crew that gave rise to Birdy Nam
gigantic mutant crew that gave rise to Birdy Nam         experts of the 1990’s as to the 1980’s rap producers.
                                                         experts of the 1990’s as to the 1980’s rap producers.
Nam, a group of 4 scratcher brothers trained for the
Nam, a group of 4 scratcher brothers trained for the     Those four no longer play records, they play music.
                                                         Those four no longer play records, they play music.
2002 World.
2002 World.
Championship, which they won right in stride.
Championship, which they won right in stride.            Even if listening to the album doesn’t tell much
                                                         Even if listening to the album doesn’t tell much
                                                         about the composition techniques, the DVD part
                                                         about the composition techniques, the DVD part
But afterwards? After the competitions, the titles,
But afterwards? After the competitions, the titles,      enlightens us about the work of the DJ filmed in
                                                         enlightens us about the work of the DJ filmed in
after the honors and the podium tops?
after the honors and the podium tops?                    situ, in the studio or on the stage. Live versions
                                                         situ, in the studio or on the stage. Live versions
Fortified by solo or team awards, a product of the
Fortified by solo or team awards, a product of the        of the album titles or recent unpublished numbers
                                                         of the album titles or recent unpublished numbers
most frantic kind of «turntablism», these
most frantic kind of «turntablism», these                perfectly adapted to the stage, these visual
                                                         perfectly adapted to the stage, these visual
unconquered characters do not stop halfway
unconquered characters do not stop halfway               complements give us a close-up of the secret
                                                         complements give us a close-up of the secret
through. And even if they don’t have to prove
through. And even if they don’t have to prove            weapons of the 4 sound producers. Increased by
                                                         weapons of the 4 sound producers. Increased by
anything else in competition, having left the circuit
anything else in competition, having left the circuit    comments about the members’ careers and
                                                         comments about the members’ careers and
in 2002, they continue walking up and down over
in 2002, they continue walking up and down over          interviews, this DVD offers a necessary and detailed
                                                         interviews, this DVD offers a necessary and detailed
the grooves of thousands of records. In the spirit of
the grooves of thousands of records. In the spirit of    look into the universe of this extraordinary crew.
                                                         look into the universe of this extraordinary crew.
the American turntable experts (D-Styles, Excess,
the American turntable experts (D-Styles, Excess,
...), rapping obscure jazz records, appropriating the
...), rapping obscure jazz records, appropriating the
sole music of the 1970’s and a few good breakbeats,
sole music of the 1970’s and a few good breakbeats,
they select just the right loop, the right rhythm, the
they select just the right loop, the right rhythm, the
perfect texture, which they expertly assemble. Like
perfect texture, which they expertly assemble. Like
a six-minute free style number as a mandatory part
a six-minute free style number as a mandatory part
of the World Championships, they are now giving
of the World Championships, they are now giving
birth to an initial album with no identifiable format.
birth to an initial album with no identifiable format.
No compulsory figures here, and no time limitation.
No compulsory figures here, and no time limitation.
The symphony becomes the raw material, and Birdy
The symphony becomes the raw material, and Birdy
Nam Nam’s fingers develop a sound that is its alone.
Nam Nam’s fingers develop a sound that is its alone.

Birdy Nam Nam is the fruit of a logical development,
Birdy Nam Nam is the fruit of a logical development,
the one that led Q-Bert from the World.
the one that led Q-Bert from the World.
Championships to the Wave Twister album, the one
Championships to the Wave Twister album, the one
that leads all instrumentalists from technique to
that leads all instrumentalists from technique to
                                                                                  Colleen
                                                                                  Shannon




                     ORTOFON                         Presents      Colleen Shannon
« T H E W O R L D ’ S S E X I E S T D J » P L AY B O Y M A G A Z I N E ’ S 5 0 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y P L AY M AT E
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                During hip-hop nearly 30-year history, few names have become as well known to music lovers across the




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                globe as that of Grandmaster Flash. Not only is he responsible for inventing the musical genre called Hip Hop
                but his pioneering use of the turntables make him The First DJ to play the Turntables as a Musical Instrument




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                thus helping to elevate the status of the DJ to a masterful, artistic position.



                Grandmaster Flash, you were named the first DJ to use the              The best gig you ever done?
                turntable as an instrument, you host the last MTV Awards              There all are different, there are so many.




FLASH
                with Diddy, a lifetime in between, no? What you’ve been up
                to?                                                                   Funniest memory?
                Well, so many things, at the moment I am working on the sound-        In the early seventies, I tried to smoke some weed and DJ, and
                track of a video game, on an album, on a syndicated radio show.       the labels of the records were just moving all over the place, I
                I’m in the process of writing a book, and of course I have been       could not DJ, probably my funniest memory and definitely my
                deejaying a lot.                                                      worst DJ night.

                As a pioneer of the Hip Hop, how do you see the state of this         What do you listen to at the moment?
                culture nowadays?                                                     A bit of everything, I am still learning. I listen to Jazz, Funk, Rap,
                I think Hip Hop culture has split into different types of Hip Hop,    RnB, Techno…The key thing is to please my audience so I must
                which is wonderful. I had always hope that it would spread around     stay familiar with all type of music.
                the world, so now Hip Hop is a world culture.                         As a DJ I have never just played Hip Hop, I have always played a
                                                                                      mixture of music.
                Tell us about your label?                                             If you listen to Techno, Drum and Bass or even Rock , you can
                It’s called Adrenaline City Records, I will come out with an Lp of    hear Hip Hop influence, sometime as a sample of music or
                myself and eventually look for other artists.                         sometime it’s a drums sample.

                There has been a lot of evolution in the scratch fields, do you        What are you reading at the moment ?
                follow the Scratch music movement?                                    I read books on meditation and books on health.
                Some Djs are scratching so well that I look at them as artists and
                it is an art, which is going to go forward. I’ve seen Q.Bert, the     Your favourite movie of all time ?
                Executioners, A Trak… it’s all very impressive.                       Animal House.

                What do you think of the equipment evolution, djs using cds,          Your Top Ten tracks of all time ?
                mp3s…?                                                                I can never answer that question, I’ve got over 30 000 records.
                Modern technology happens, but I still use turntables. Vinyl is
                very familiar to me and the people want to see me deejay a            What is the favourite record you made ?
                record, cut it up, and do what I do with it, and see how fast I can   Superrappin’ or maybe Adventures of Grand Master Flash on the
                get the next record, so when I am performing all these things take    Wheels of Steel which I still perform part of it at every gig.
                place. It’s a bit more work but it is more pleasing to the crowd to
                see.                                                                  Favourite needle ?
                                                                                      Ortofon, I call it The shorties blue one (i.e. the OM DJ)
                Who are your favourites DJs?
                Oh boy, I don’t know there are so many.                               How would you describe your style ?
                                                                                      Multi faceted, I do a little bit of everything during my performan-
                But if you had to invite 6 to rock your party?                        ces. I have to squeeze 30 years of experience in a two hours
                Q.Bert, Grand Wizard Theodore, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Demo and            session.
                Eric Morillo.
                            KENTARO
You are the 2002 DMC World Champion, but do you still                    The favorite club where you played ?
follow the dj competitions ?                                             mmmm.. all the clubs! (World head quarters)
I still check out the battles, mainly DMC. It is my roots and I might
come back in the near future. Everyone loved C2C’s performance           How do you see your future ?
at DMC Japan finals 2005. Great set, but even better set at DMC           Bright, I mean I am very excited about the future. I need more
World finals 2005. That makes me want to come back though.                time to do what I wanna do at the moment. So I’ll do one by one. I
                                                                         complete one by one all my tasks. I cant wait to see the future !.
What have you done since this title ?
Touring all over the world, lots of festivals, studio times with other
artists, making my own beats, etc… coming to Europe.

What is behind the concept of your latest release ?
I take this as “Ninja compilation”? Ninjatune has been my favorite
label and the tunes I picked are just well flow chilly hip hop and
breaks, I just wanted to keep the flow from intro till the end, fresh
and very headbangable.

Do you still work on routines ?
Yes. I ve made lots more routines after DMC, I always do some
kinds of new routines in my set at gigs.

How did you discover scratching ?
Well, met with my first turntables when I was 12. since then I’ve
been scratching. One night I was watching TV and there was a
TV show of DJ Battle and It was really shocking. That is very first
reason I started Djing.

Are you following that “scratch music scene”: Toadstyle,
Ned Hodding, The Birdy Nam Nam, Gunkhole, Noisy Stylus
etc…? What do you think about all those bands ?
I like the new album of BNN, it is really dope. Melodious. C2C is
my fav band as well. Just the quality of their beats and instrumen-
tals are just phenomenal.

What is your opinion about that “all scratched” music ?
Its just like any other bands. Within the limitation and how you
create is most interesting point of turntablism.

Are you the best DJ in the World ?
I would not say that myself, but everyone do their job, juggling
DJs do their job, house DJ just mixes nicely, Mcs rap, and so on.
My job is to entertain people and introduce my favorite music with
my way of mixing and cuts and juggles musically. I don’t think I m
that bad at it!

What are your future projects ?
I am putting my first album together at the moment. It is coming
really nicely and some tracks are with some unique guests from
all over the world.

Touring all over the world, what are the main differences
between Japan and the rest of the world ?
Crowds outside of Japan, especially in Europe are really quick
reacting on what I do, and they go crazier than Japanese crowds
do, but it does not mean that they don’t understand, it is just that
Europe has got more agressive people I guess. Japanese music
scene is really big, I think UK is big too.

What are you listening to ?
Hip hop, drum n bass, reggae etc….breaks…

What are the internet sites you are regularly checking ?
Record shop sites.

Your favourite movie ?
Not sure. There are so many. Kill Bill is kinda unique even though
many people say many different things on this movie. I like it.
Pacha                                                     vS
“I’ve used every needle in the world and Ortofon are the ones
                                                                       Morillo
I like. I actually love them. They’re the only ones I’ll use. And
all the DJs love to use Ortofon at the club. Most of the top
DJs request them.” Jarrod Khoury, Systems Director, Pacha
New York.


Pacha, Europe’s most recognized nightlife brand, hits New
York.
Located on West 46th Street adjacent to the Hudson River, Pa-
cha is a 30,000-square foot nightclub and event space comprised
of four levels, each featuring unique decor and varied capacities.

World-renowned lifestyle brand Pacha has teamed up with DJ/
producer Erick Morillo to launch Pacha in New York City.
Pacha was founded by Ricardo Urgell in 1967 and has since
grown in to a global brand that encompasses more than 25 night-
clubs, a hotel, restaurants, a record label, radio station, magazine
and merchandising.

“After 36 years and 25 nightclubs, it has been the dream of Pacha
to host a New York venue. We believe New York is the spiritual
home of discos and nightclubs and we are happy to be a part of
its great history.” says Pacha’s brand director Danny Whittle.


“I want this to be a club where the best DJs in the world will
come to play on the best sound system in the world,” says Music
Director and Co-Owner, Erick Morillo. Notorious for consistently
drawing unprecedented crowds to Pacha’s flagship club in Ibiza,
Spain, Morillo will take up residency behind the turntables at the
new venue on a monthly basis.

Frequented by celebrities Pacha has long been a fixture on the
international party circuit.

The name ‘pacha’ comes from Spanish folklore and roughly
translates to “live like a king” and New York’s Pacha will fully
embrace that philosophy.




                                                                                  Digitrack Characteristis


                                                                                 Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.   8 mV
                                                                                 Channel balance at 1 kHz              1,5 dB
                                                                                 Channel separation at 1 kHz           22 dB
                                                                                 Channel separation at 15 kHz          15 dB
                                                                                 Frequency range at - 3dB              20-20.000 Hz
                                                                                 Frequency response                    20-18.000 Hz -3 /- 2dB
                                                                                 Compliance, dynamic, lateral          12 µm/mN
                                                                                 Stylus type                           Spherical
                                                                                 Tracking force range                  2-4 g (20-40 mN)
                                                                                 Tracking force, recommended           3,0 g (30 mN)
                                                                                 Cartridge colour, body/stylus         Red/Red
                                                                                 Cartridge weight                      18,5 g
                                                                                 Replacement stylus unit               Digitrack
Ortofon | Pro S                                                                                                                                                     Ortofon | Pro
                                                                                                             Single                                                                                                                                                              Single
Entry-level cartridge for all-purpose use                                                                    OM or Concorde cartridge                               General purpose model for scratch and back-cueing                                                            OM or Concorde cartridge




                                                                                              Twin Case                                                                                                                                                           Twin Case
                                                                                              Two Concorde cartridges                                                                                                                                             Two Concorde cartridges




                                                                               Set Case                                                                                                                                                            Set Case
                                                                               OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus                                                                                                                             OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus



Pro S Characteristics                                                                                                                                               Pro Characteristics

                              New DJ? This entry-level cartridge is perfect                  Spherical Stylus                           Frequency Response                                        Great performance and durability as to basic                   Spherical Stylus                           Frequency Response
      PRO S                                                                                                                                                                    PRO
                              for newcomers on the DJ scene who want                         Scratch                                    20-18.000 Hz + 3 / – 2 dB                                 scratch and back-cueing is what the Pro is                     Scratch                                    20-18.000 Hz + 3 / – 2 dB
                              to start off with decent, but not to expensive                                                                                                                      known for. It has a good quality spherical
                              equipment. The Pro S has a spherical dia-                      Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus                                        stylus, a rock-solid cantilever, and serves                    Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus
                           mond stylus which minimizes scratching and                        4,0 g                                      Pro S                                                  general purposes well. The Pro is the logical                     4,0 g                                      Pro
a solid cantilever which can survive hectic activity at the turntable. The                                                                                          alternative to the more expensive expert cartridges. It offers both reason-
sound quality is absolutely not to worry about. The Pro S is a consistent                    Output                                     Available Versions          able output and high sound quality which is, in fact, all there is needed to                 Output                                     Available Versions
performer and a fine all-rounder!                                                             5 mV                                       OM + Concorde               entertain an audience. Ideal choice for talented, but less experienced DJs!                  5 mV                                       OM + Concorde




DJ Cartridges
                                   DJs all over the world make very high        Reliability and robustness is vital, when night after night the cartridges will     ruggedness that is a must for professional use. More than twenty years
demands of their professional equipment, among which the cartridges             have to meet these demands in environments with extreme sound                       of experience in designing and manufacturing disco cartridges, and close
play their decisive part by realising the scratching, back-cueing and live      pressure and vibration. The Ortofon Pro silver coloured cartridges were             contact with DJs, have resulted in several lines suitable for all tone-arms
artistic performance that is a big part of the show.                            the first to combine the unrivalled Ortofon sound quality with the                   and all amplifiers.
Ortofon | DJ S                                                                                                                                                     Ortofon | Elektro
                                                                                                            Single                                                                                                                                                              Single
Basic model for scratch and back-cueing                                                                     OM or Concorde cartridge                               Techno cartridge co-designed by DJs                                                                          OM or Concorde cartridge

Outstanding rigidity by extra-strengthened cantilever                                                                                                              Rubber tube especially developed for scratch and back-cueing
                                                                                                                                                                   Very high output.
                                                                                             Twin Case                                                                                                                                                           Twin Case
                                                                                             Two Concorde cartridges                                                                                                                                             Two Concorde cartridges




                                                                              Set Case                                                                                                                                                            Set Case
                                                                              OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus                                                                                                                             OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus



DJ S Characteristics                                                                                                                                               Elektro Characteristics

                             DJ S is a solid-built cartridge in a new blue                  Spherical Stylus                           Frequency Response                                        Every professional ought to try the Elektro, a                  Spherical Stylus                          Frequency Response
                             nylon material. It has a fine spherical stylus                  Scratch                                    20-18.000 Hz + 3 / – 2 dB                                 techno cartridge made by a team of highly                       Scratch                                   20-15.000 Hz + 3 / – 2 dB
                             and a special developed and extremely                                                                                                                               qualified technicians and experienced and
                             balanced cantilever. Not only does the                         Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus                                        capable DJs. Unaffected by extreme sound                        Tracking Force                            Replacement Stylus
                          cartridge have a most sufficient tracking ability,                 3,0 g                                      DJ S                                                   pressure and repeated vibrations, it has a high                    4,0 g                                     Elektro
it is also nearly unbreakable and provides the DJ with the most-needed                                                                                             output. The musical performance is always first-rate and the tracking
stringency. Furthermore, it equals very low record wear, an advantage for                   Output                                     Available Versions          ability of the spherical diamond stylus is quite good. The Elektro is a                       Output                                    Available Versions
the busy DJ. The DJ S is definitely worth checking out!                                      6 mV                                       OM + Concorde               must-have for all scratch and back-cueing DJs!                                                7,5 mV                                    OM + Concorde




Sturdiness and Stability
                                      Apart from sounding good, a              and its rubber bearing. Therefore Ortofon disco cartridges are equipped             where the diameter of the tube has also been increased from 0.7 mm              To make the cartridge even more resistant to violent handling, such
professional disco cartridge has to be rugged - and the Ortofon disco          with cantilevers made from aluminium tube with increased wall thickness.            to 0.8 mm. In so doing, extraordinary rigidity of the cantilever has been       as being dropped on the platter-mat, touched with fingers, etc.,
cartridges are very rugged indeed. Scratching, back-cueing and live            The DJ blue coloured cartridges have even been provided with a special              achieved without distorting the frequency response and thereby the well-        Ortofon has made the suspension of the cantilever more rigid against
artistic performance impose heavy mechanical stress on the cantilever          telescopic cantilever construction consisting of a double tube design,              known Ortofon accuracy in sound.                                                axial pull.
Ortofon | Scratch                                                                                                                                                  Ortofon | QBert
                                                                                                            Single                                                                                                                                                               Single
Co-designed by various DJs                                                                                  OM or Concorde cartridge                               Co-designed by DJ QBert for scratch and back-cueing                                                           OM or Concorde cartridge

Especially developed for scratch and back-cueing                                                                                                                   High tracking ability
Very high output                                                                                                                                                   Ultra high output
                                                                                             Twin Case                                                                                                                                                            Twin Case
                                                                                             Two Concorde cartridges                                                                                                                                              Two Concorde cartridges




                                                                              Set Case                                                                                                                                                             Set Case
                                                                              OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus                                                                                                                              OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus



Scratch Characteristics                                                                                                                                            QBert Characteristics

                              As implied by the name, the Scratch is                        Spherical Stylus                           Frequency Response                                        This cartridge is a result of a competent                       Spherical Stylus                           Frequency Response
                              intended especially for the disciplines of                    Scratch                                    20-15.000 Hz + 3 / – 2 dB                                 design alliance between technical experts                       Scratch                                    20-18.000 Hz – 2 dB
                              scratch and back-cueing. Like the QBert,                                                                                                                           and the world famous DJ QBert who knows
                              DJs had a say in designing this cartridge                     Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus                                        exactly what to expect and demand of the                        Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus
                           so it would match the needs of dance floor                        4,0 g                                      Scratch                                                ideal gear. The QBert has a supreme ability to                     3,0 g                                      QBert
kings. It is made of a fluorescent neon-red material with the intention it                                                                                          trace the grooves of your records and it is tailored specifically for scratch.
becoming highly apparent in spotlight and luminous in ultraviolet light.                    Output                                     Available Versions          Due to its enormous output, it is perfect for scratch of all music genres                     Output                                     Available Versions
Maximum scratch performance guaranteed!                                                     7 mV                                       OM + Concorde               with deep bass frequencies.                                                                   11 mV                                      OM + Concorde




Styli for better sound
                                       Several Ortofon technologies make       high frequencies and very low distortion. Ortofon disco cartridges can be           surfaces ensure even lower surface noise and
it possible to realize high sound quality and low record wear at the high      supplied with elliptical styli for even better high-frequency performance,          an absolute minimum of record wear.
tracking forces that are necessary in disco environments. First of all, the    as well as traditional spherical styli. Both these families of diamond styli
low stylus tip mass - an Ortofon speciality - ensures improved tracking at     are accurately cut to professional specifications and their highly polished
bS




Ortofon | Nightclub S                                                                                                                                            Ortofon | DJ E
                                                                                                          Single                                                                                                                                                              Single
Top model in the Scratch & Mix category                                                                   OM or Concorde cartridge                               Outstanding rigidity by extra-strengthened cantilever                                                        OM or Concorde cartridge

Designed especially for scratch and back-cueing                                                                                                                  Very good sound quality
Good sound quality
                                                                                           Twin Case                                                                                                                                                           Twin Case
                                                                                           Two Concorde cartridges                                                                                                                                             Two Concorde cartridges




                                                                            Set Case                                                                                                                                                            Set Case
                                                                            OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus                                                                                                                             OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus



Nightclub S Characteristics                                                                                                                                      DJ E Characteristics


  NIGHTCLUB                  The Nightclub S is amongst the top                           Spherical Stylus                           Frequency Response                                        Vivid listening experiences at all times are                   Elliptical Stylus                          Frequency Response
                             performers in its category, Scratch & Mix.                   Scratch                                    20-18.000 Hz + 3 / – 2 dB                                 guaranteed by the DJ E, a well-crafted blue                    Club                                       20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
                             A spherical diamond and a customised                                                                                                                              cartridge with elliptical stylus and aluminium
                             design provide the basis for the cartridge’s                 Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus                                        cantilever. The narrow profile of the oval                      Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus
                           undeniable supremacy. The stylus remains in                    3,0 g                                      Nightclub S                                             diamond enables it to accurately trace the                       3,0 g                                      DJ E
the groove during the scratching and back-cueing, making it unfailingly                                                                                          grooves of your records. The extra-strengthened cantilever is as close to
reliable - even when giving a night-long performance. The Nightclub S is                  Output                                     Available Versions          unbreakable as you can get, but still it transmits the stylus movements                      Output                                     Available Versions
recommended by professional DJs the globe over!                                           6 mV                                       OM + Concorde               perfectly. Absolutely ideal for all-purpose DJ use!                                          6 mV                                       OM + Concorde




Anti-skating
                                 Tracking ability is decisive for DJs,       being that anti-skating adjustment, if not at a very moderate level, will           disco/techno environments. So as a rule, never use more than one half           The stylus unit for the Night Club black/yellow coloured cartridges
especially when doing scratching, back-cueing and live artistic              double the skating effect when back-cueing and cause mis-tracking                   of normal anti-skating relative to the tracking force.                          is made from a fluorescent yellow material which makes it totally
performance. In this situation, an increase in tracking force could be an    and even jumping. Lowering the anti-skating force is very often more                To facilitate cueing, the nose on all Ortofon disco cartridges has an extra     luminous in ultraviolet light.
immediate, but in many cases not very effective, solution - the reason       useful than increasing the tracking force when working the cartridge in             large cut-out which makes the stylus freely visible from above.
bE




Ortofon | Nightclub E                                                                                                                                         Ortofon | Gold
                                                                                                             Single                                                                                                                                                            Single
Equipped with special elliptical diamond                                                                     OM or Concorde cartridge                         Top model with gold plating and Pro E Diamond                                                                    Concorde cartridge

Perfect for usage in discotheques and clubs                                                                                                                   Amazing sound quality
Superb sound quality                                                                                                                                          Perfect for usage in discotheques and clubs
                                                                                              Twin Case                                                                                                                                                        Twin Case
                                                                                              Two Concorde cartridges                                                                                                                                          Two Concorde cartridges




                                                                               Set Case                                                                                                                                                         Set Case
                                                                               OM or Concorde cartridge + extra stylus                                                                                                                          Concorde cartridge + extra stylus



Nightclub E Characteristics                                                                                                                                   Gold Characteristics


  NIGHTCLUB                  Club DJs and studio workers believe the                         Elliptical Stylus                          Frequency Response
                                                                                                                                                                     GOLD
                                                                                                                                                                                           Using this cartridge for the first time feels                       Elliptical Stylus                     Frequency Response
                             Nightclub E to be an absolute high-end car-                     Club                                       20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB                                like striking gold. It is indeed a flagship                         Club                                  20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
                             tridge. It is indeed a no-nonsense performer                                                                                                                  product with its gold plating and special Pro
                             with fascinating musical resources. Its output                  Tracking Force                             Replacement Stylus                                 E Diamond. The Gold enjoys an excellent                            Tracking Force                        Replacement Stylus
                           is superb with a frequency response rating                        3,0 g                                      Nightclub E                                     reputation for its amazing sound quality.                             3,0 g                                 Gold
high enough to compare the Nightclub E to any audiophile cartridge. And                                                                                       The special elliptical stylus provides the optimal balance between skip
the special elliptical stylus guarantees sound with insignificant scratching.                 Output                                     Available Versions    resistance and accuracy of sound reproduction. Compatible to a very                             Output                                Available Versions
Recommended for frequent use in discotheques and clubs!                                      6 mV                                       OM + Concorde         wide range of turntables and perfect for all entertainment purposes!                            6 mV                                  Concorde




Mounting Standards
                                 With the exception of Concorde Gold,           in tone-arms with standard sockets. Cold-plated terminal pins ensure          OM                                                                          Concorde
Ortofon professional cartridges are available in OM versions designed           perfect signal transmission and the linearity of the low-inductance
to match tone-arms with standard headshells or in the elegant, well-            Ortofon coil system is not influenced by capacitive loads ranging
known, integrated Ortofon Concorde design for direct and easy mounting          between 200 pF and 600 pF.
          Finally, technology has become an art.




                                                                                         Artwork : World Starr Dj & noe-artwork.com
Finally, technology has become an art. The Digitrack is the perfect
marriage of ease and function. With the advent of new computer
technology, a DJ can now manipulate MP3’s with the style and feel
of a turntablist and the tradition of a turntable. Introducing the
world’s first needle designed specifically for coded vinyl with
low wear, high output and the best mix and scratch ability .




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