May 16, 2011 by Dan Walsh

Mobile Beat, May 2011, #135 coverMOBILE BEAT – MAY 2011 – #135

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Even non-subscribers can read a COMPLETE online edition of Mobile Beat’s 20th Anniversary issue online. This issue features extra content in honor of MB’s milestone year!

Normally, only a 16-page sample of the online magazine is available to you if you are not a subscriber. We invite you to check out this one FULL issue, then subscribe to get access to EVERY online issue, as well as to receive the physical magazine in your mailbox 7 times a year.


20 Years…Really? Yes, Mobile Beat is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this issue!

Inside, Mobile Beat founders Bob Lindquist and Mike Buonaccorso take us back to the beginning and talk about HOW IT ALL BEGAN. We also take a look at MB history from a bunch of different angles: We check in with the magazine’s FIRST DJ PROFILE subject, Chris Pangalos to see where he went with his mobile DJ career; we look at how close MB came in predicting gear developments in FUTURE JOCK, REVISITED; Mike B. talks MB Las Vegas show history in an excerpt from his upcoming book TURNTABLES, HARD DRIVES AND EGOS; and much more!

Rather than “make room” for the anniversary items, we added pages and kept our usual assortment of info-packed articles at full strength. A major highlight is the addition of financial expert Dave Ramsey to our high-powered stable of business writers, with his new column, DAVE SAYS…ON DJ BUSINESS. Also on the business tip, John Stiernberg continues his in-depth discussion of how to delegate and SHARPEN YOUR TEAM’S SPECIAL SKILLS. Multi-system managers should not miss this series!

Stu Chisholm offers his typically practical tips in two pieces: GOING COMMERCIAL gives you fair warning about new government regs on your traveling rig; and he reprises his previous column, Sweating the Small Stuff with a head-smackingly helpful selection of miscellaneous tips. (Duh, why didn’t I think of that?)

People-wise, we get a quick look at what makes DJ CRASH COURSE creator JOSH YAWN tick. Publisher Ryan Burger offers an eye-opening look at what event planners think of DJs in TEAMING UP. DJ Coach Paul Kida discusses how COMPLACENCY KILLS; and Mark Johnson has more to say about those who say I’M A DJ TOO!

In the tech realm, MB 135 contains reviews of: the DENON’s new DN-MC6000 control unit; BEATS PRO high-end HEADPHONES; and a TALE OF TWO MIXERS from SOUNCRAFT and STANTON.

This collector’s edition of Mobile Beat is literally bursting with material to make your DJ life better, and celebrate the magazine’s place in DJ history. Don’t miss it!

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