First Live DJ Battle on iPhones- IPDJ Mobile Groove Event- GrooveMaker apps Rule!


On November 20th, 2009, I hosted the first ever live DJ Battle using iPhones and iTouches as instruments on stage. It was called the “IPDJ Mobile Groove Event“. I didn’t know if it was gonna actually work, but the event was an absolute hit- and made history! DJs Chris Domingo, Scratch-D of Dynamix II and Speechless performed live on the stage at Voodoo Lounge Fort Lauderdale FL, USA, being the first DJs/Music Producers to perform a LIVE PA using GrooveMaker apps and their mobile devices to rock the dance floor (there were even kick ass breakdancers!). IK Multimedia’s GrooveMaker was the only app used for the performance from the iPhone/iTouch platform, but Scratch-D and Speechless took their effects and guitar playing further with the use of midi controllers and Ableton Live. It was a really cool- techy event, taking place on a Friday night with a packed club in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The music was a mix between house, breakbeat and electro with cool guitar, and even some hip-hop.

The event was sponsored by Sonoma WireWorks FourTrack app, GrooveMaker and VooDoo Lounge Nightclub. Everyone who was there, had a great time, and we definitely had a blast in the GrooveMaker VooDoo VIP lounge! Special thanks to my partner JD – Johnelee Dizon, and my assistant Brian Sapp for running shit flawlessly. If I had to say one word about it? Rad.

Check out the video interview

~ by Starr Ackerman on February 24, 2010.

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