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Party on: Bring the noise

Find out about the best tech to kickstart the party (and your DJ career)


Turbosound Milan M10


The best loudspeakers bring the best audio that can make your bones rattle, but they are often clunky beasts that take a serious amount of muscle to just load them off a van. The Milan M10 changes all that, creating a powerful ten-inch loudspeaker that packs a switchable 100Hz high-pass filter, 600-Watt power and two-way range.
£335 | $340 |


Sony PS-HX500


These days, DJ mixers and controllers are designed and built with digital media in mind, but once upon a time vinyl was the musical platform of choice. So with vinyl receiving something of a revival at the moment, why not invest in a sleek, slick turntable that enables you to play records and capture audio in super high quality?
£450 | $600 |


Pioneer Pro DJ HDJ- 2000MK2-K DJ Headphones


While the headphones included in the Pioneer DJ Starter Pack are fine, if you start taking DJing seriously then it’s time to invest in some good cups. Pioneer’s flagship set, the HDJ-2000MK2-K, offers low-volume air chambers for great sound.
£230 | $400 |


AKAI Professional MPD218 Synth Pad


Want to do more than just play a few tunes and fade them in and out? Then you need a synth pad that looks professional but is easy enough to use yourself. The AKAI MPD218 is portable, making it perfect for a party, and has 16 fat MPC pads for creating the ultimate beat fest.
£80 | $100 |

Pioneer DJ Starter Pack


Whether you’ve always wanted to become the next Eric Prydz or simply the best wedding disco maestro in town, the thought of taking to the decks can still be a little intimidating at first. That’s why turntable expert Pioneer has come up with an all-in-one Starter Pack that has everything you need to be dropping beats and raising roofs like a pro. Including powerful speakers, headphones, a controller deck and all the relevant software, the Pioneer DJ Starter Pack doesn’t need anything else to get going either – just connect everything up, download your included software and you’re ready to start spinning those discs.
£375 | $460 |


Soundboks Speaker


Not every party is going to be contained within four walls, so if you’re going external with your tunes you’re going to need a speaker that’s built to operate in the wild. The Soundboks, which had a successful Kickstarter campaign at the start of the year, offers a battery-powered speaker with an incredible 119dB of audio oomph.
£575 | $760 |

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