Ean Golden

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Ean Golden
Birth nameEan Golden
Born (1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 39)
OriginSan Francisco, California
Years active1996–present
LabelsDj TechTools
Associated actsCRFTP, LYVE, Moldover
WebsiteOfficial website

Ean Golden (born January 17, 1980) is a San Francisco, California-based DJ, controllerist, designer of DJ equipment, and founder of the digital DJ blog, DJ TechTools.

Life and career[edit]

Golden started as a DJ in 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 16, and moved to San Francisco in 1999 to DJ full-time in a number of residencies and collaborative groups. In 2003, he switched equipment from traditional turntables to a MIDI controller, and developed a DJ performance style that focused around such controllers. This style would later come to be known as controllerism.

In 2005, Golden began writing a digital DJ column for the now-defunct Remix Magazine, during which he popularized the term and concept behind controllerism.[1] He founded DJ Techtools in 2006 as an extension of his Remix column, with content focused towards educating digital DJs and now runs the organization today.

Golden has played a notable role in developing and designing controllerist-based DJ equipment, with lead design credits on the VCI-100 Ean Golden Edition, Midi Fighter, Midi Fighter 3D, Traktor Kontrol S4, the Novation Dicer, Chroma Caps and the Midi Fighter Pro.[2] Golden continues to work to bring his own versions of controllers to market, having announced[3] in January 2012 that Vestax would be releasing an Ean Golden-branded edition of their flagship controller, the VCI-400.


  1. ^ http://remixmag.com/performance/dj_tips_techniques/music_maneuvers_digital_dj/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.djtechtools.com/2012/01/04/the-vestax-vci-400-ean-golden-edition/

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