Thursday Thoughts

We used to play a lot of Fela Kuti in the early days of hip-hop. In my DJ sets I’ll jump off into rock, salsa, African. I like to play some crazy stuff and see the vibrations of the people.

Afrika Bambaataa

BeaTunes Review

We tried beatunes after trying to organize our huge library of music.  We use iTunes, but there was not a way to analyze for BPM (Beats Per Minute).

BPM is used by DJs to be able to mix two tracks together by getting the tempo the same and match the beats so when the DJ mixes over to bring the new track in, there is not a drum clash (called train wrecking).  Without beat matching, it would sound like a bunch of horses galloping away.

BeaTunes is a great program.  It can analyze your whole iTunes library adding metadata (info about the song) to each song.  It does a lot of other functions, but I really use it for removing duplicate songs and finding the BPM.

Once analyzed, beaTunes syncs with your iTunes library and keeps updating songs and metadata that you grab from beaTunes.  It is an indispensable tool for our workflow when organizing music and getting a handle of new tracks as they are added.

You can check out beaTunes here.

Welcome Inside the Booth

Welcome to the Keva Events Blog.

We will be posting articles, news and music (Produced Tracks and DJ Mixes).  You can check here for updates and insights into the Keva Events business.  Our ethos is based on a desire to share music and provide outstanding DJ/MCing to your Special Events at a cost that will work well with clients who need great music and MCing without breaking the bank.  You can be sure to book a DJ/MC that will allow you to spend more of your budget on other aspects of your event.

Our Event services are powered more than just a way to make music.  DJ Not Applicable, aka Bryan Fowler is driven by music throughout his everyday life.  He is always listening to music, whether it is checking out new tunes, enjoying older favorite songs while he is in his office working, sitting on his deck in nice weather having a drink with his wife and even needs music while he is in the shower.

Music is Life.