MusicMakers Hacklab – Shaping Digital DJing

Kunstquartier Projektraum, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin Map
Tickets: Free entrance


17:00 19:00

Presentation by DJ Shiftee and Friedemann Becker (Senior Product Designer, Traktor).

Shaping the Future of Digital DJing

DJ Shiftee
Friedemann Becker - Senior Product Designer, Traktor
moderated by Peter Kirn - Editor-in-chief, CDM (

Technology is transforming the definition of what a DJ set can be, reshaping creative possibilities in club music. The implications of this evolution may be considered from every angle -- artist, developer, and audience.

New York’s World-champion DJ and turntablist DJ Shiftee discusses how makes his performances more dynamic and more visually exciting for his audiences. Friedemann Becker joins us from the Traktor design team to share the challenges of balancing user experience, accessibility, and functionality as this leading tool expands what it can do for its artists. The session is moderated by Hacklab host Peter Kirn, who keeps an eye out on the changing landscape for DJ technology, including how hackers are warping tools to their own end. Together, DJ Shiftee, Becker, and Kirn explore the interplay of makers, users, professional DJs, and club audiences, as well as where the world of digital DJing may be headed next.

The MusicMakers Hacklab is a weeklong open, collaborative laboratory that allows pre-selected practitioners from a range of disciplines to reconnect with the work of early pioneers in a new context. Open to the public throughout its week of hacking, the Hacklab’s experimentation will culminate in a final performance at HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) on Sunday 2.2.

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