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In today's music climate where something called "hip hop" is the regnant genre, dance fans may feel a little left out. That's why they need to man up and check out the Torq MixLab from M-Audio, a mini DJ mixing studio kit perfect for aspiring Tiestos, Above & Beyonds and ATBs. (The kit includes the X-Session Pro and Torq LE software). Compatible with both PCs and Macs, the Torq MixLab lets you slice and dice all the songs in your digital music library. The software supports two simultaneous song importations, so it's totally conceivable to mix and match "Can't Sleep" with "Tracking Treasure Down."

No word on how much this complete DJ kit will run you, but you can safely assume that it's aimed at DJ wannabes rather than seasoned pros. These devices have always been somewhat clunky in the past, but by the looks of it, M-Audio has made it pretty bulletproof.

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Update: I've just been informed by an M-Audio mole that the Torq MixLab will hit the streets at $99, which is only about double the price of the entrance fee to most dance clubs 'round here.

Product Page [M-Audio via CrunchGear]