Eli Escobar and DJ Goldfinger, two veterans of the New York City club scene, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned DJs discussed how to approach long sets, the effect that the 9/11 tragedy had on nightlife, and more.
DJ/producer Eli Escobar has been a fixture in New York’s house and disco scenes for over two decades. His records have been released on classic labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, as well as his own label Night People. Goldfinger is a DJ and producer from Brooklyn. He started DJing at the age of seven and went on to work at the iconic Beat Street record store.
Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.
After a two month break, DJcity’s MikiDz Show live stream returned on Monday with house legends Bad Boy Bill and Richard Vission. The two performed a B2B set, which included records that they pressed exclusively for their “Back to Vinyl” tour.
The hour-long throw down, which broke the show’s peak live viewers record, featured a variety of new and classic house. A former DMC competitor, Bill also showed off his turntablism skills.
Following the performance, Bill and Richard spoke with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone about the current dance scene, their advice to aspiring producers, and more.
Produced by Lil Jon, “Freek-A-Leek” was among the first crunk tracks to crossover into the mainstream. Stressy’s high-energy remix maintains the original vocals and lead synth, while adding new drums and other sounds.
Denon DJ has announced that its Prime series hardware will soon be internet-capable and integrated with a variety of music streaming services. That means that, for the first time ever, DJs will be able to stream music directly from DJ hardware without a laptop.
The following streaming platforms will be integrated: SoundCloud Go+, TIDAL, the newly launched Beatport LINK service, as well as Beatport and DJcity’s forthcoming service Beatsource LINK.
Denon DJ’s Creative Director, Paul Dakeyne, said in the press release:
“With both Wi-Fi and physical internet connection now engaged across the Prime Series hardware, plus access to the huge amount of digital music content from the industry’s premier streaming services, DJs no longer need a laptop computer. This changes everything – right here, right now!”
The Beatport LINK integration will also introduce the first-ever service that enables DJs to store tracks directly on DJ hardware and play them offline. Offline storage will be made available as part of two forthcoming plans: Beatport LINK PRO, which will allow DJs to save up to 50 tracks, and Beatport LINK PRO+, which will allow DJs to save up to 100 tracks.
Beatsource is a forthcoming music service from Beatport and DJcity for open-format DJs. It will include an a la carte download service and the Beatsource LINK streaming service, the latter of which will be integrated into Denon DJ’s Prime series hardware.
Denon DJ’s streaming integrations will be rolled out via firmware updates starting in summer.
TALISA, the 2017 Red Bull 3Style Indonesia champion, has delivered a versatile mix for the DJcity podcast. Her set features a variety of styles including hip-hop, house, and Caribbean-influenced sounds.