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Skratch School Announces ‘Boasty’ DJ Challenge

Skratch School

Skratch Bastid’s Skratch School has announced their “Boasty” DJ Challenge. The star-studded collab by Wiley, Stefflon Don, and Sean Paul features vocals from actor/DJ Idris Elba. It peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles chart.

Competitors must record a video of them flipping the track in a creative, skillful way as they would in a club set. The winner will receive a pair of 12″ Serato control vinyl, a Red Bull Music 3Style “Play With Music” hat and sweater, and a Bastid’s BBQ apron.

Here’s how to enter:

– Download the tools here. Record a video using at least one part of “Boasty”, whether it’s the full song, the instrumental, or pieces of the acapella.
– Your entry must be at least 16 bars long (approx 37s), up to a max of 2 minutes.
– This challenge will be judged on musical creativity (50%) as well as technical skill and technique (50%). The goal here is to create a routine that works in the club, and showcases your skills.
– The contest is open until Friday, May 3 at midnight ET.

Learn more about the challenge here and watch DJ Kamo‘s submission below.

Related: Super Hero DJs Launch DJ Challenge

Watch Rich The Kid’s ‘Save That’ Video

A lot of rappers brag about spending money, but Rich The Kid advocates saving in his aptly-titled anthem, “Save That.”

The track, which appears on Rich’s new album, The World Is Yours, is currently No. 10 on DJcity’s Hot Box chart, after hitting No. 2. It was produced by the in-demand D.A. Doman, who DJcity recently interviewed.

Watch the video above and download the track on DJcity.

Related: D.A. Doman: One of Hip-Hop’s Most In-Demand Producers

DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: April 16

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Benzi performs at Q Nightclub in Seattle on December 8, 2018. (Credit: Parallax)

DJcity’s Spotify playlist update for the week of April 16:

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – S.O.S.
Benzi ft. Bhad Bhabie, Rich The Kid, & 24hrs – Whatcha Gon Do
Dua Lipa – Swan Song – aboutagirl remix
Kaytranada ft. VanJess – DYSFUNCTIONAL
Marhsmello & SOB X RBE – Don’t Save Me
Schoolboy Q ft. Travis Scott – CHopstix

Stream the entire playlist below or from within Spotify.

Related: DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: April 9

Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ Remixed by D’Maduro: DJcity Exclusive

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D’Maduro at Club Vie Rotterdam in the Netherlands. (Source: Instagram)

Rising Dutch DJ/producer D’Maduro has dropped a dancehall-influenced remix of Icona Pop‘s 2012 breakout hit “I Love It” featuring Charli XCX. It is available exclusively on DJcity.

D’Maduro’s rework combines the original vocals with dancehall-influenced drums and acoustic guitar rhythms. It follows his remix of Blu Cantrell‘s 2003 hit, “Breathe,” which peaked at No. 1 on DJcity’s daily Hot Box chart.

Preview his “I Love It” rework below and download it only on DJcity.

Follow D’Maduro on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Twitter.

Related: Aaliyah’s ‘Try Again’ Remixed by D’Maduro: DJcity Exclusive

Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-800 Rekordbox Controller

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Pioneer DJ DDJ-800 controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller, the DDJ-800. Designed to be used with the company’s rekordbox DJ software, the DDJ-800 takes cues from the popular DDJ-1000. However, the DDJ-800 is smaller and more affordable.

The device offers two channels, switchable between four virtual decks, with a wide selection of Sound Color and Beat FX.

Its five-inch jog wheels feature full-color screens in the center, providing real-time display of waveforms, BPM, time, and more. They also have tension adjustments, enabling DJs to personalize the resistance.

Several pad modes are found on the DDJ-800, including hot cues, keyboard mode, beat loop and jump, Pad FX, and pitch shift. It’s also the first rekordbox DJ controller to support the software’s new Feedback Reducer feature, which is designed to instantly detect and remove the howling sound of feedback when using the unit’s two microphone inputs.

The DDJ-800 will be available worldwide in mid-April for $899. Get more details here, and stay tuned for Mojaxx’s first look this week.

Related: Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Controller

RELLY RELS Delivers ‘DJcity Podcast’ Mix


RELLY RELS (Source: Instagram)

RELLY RELS, a mixer and host on Vancouver’s CiTR 101.9 FM, has dropped a half-hour of West Coast hip-hop for the DJcity Podcast. His set includes two of his own edits.

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, and TuneIn.

Tracklist:

1. Berner & Mozzy ft. YG – Ayy
2. G Perico – How U Want It (How It Feel)
3. Schoolboy Q – Numb Numb Juice
4. Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy – Racks In The Middle
5. Larry June ft. Jay Worthy – Floating P’s
6. Kid Ink ft. Lil Wayne & Saweetie – YUSO
7. Blueface – Studio
8. Mozzy ft. Too Short, Yhung T.O, & Dcmbr – Excuse Me
9. G-Eazy ft. Blueface – West Coast
10. Vince Staples ft. E-40 – Fun
11. 03 Greedo & Mustard ft. YG – Wasted
12. Keak Da Sneak – Super Hyphy
13. P-LO – Put Me On Somethin’ – Relly Rels Super Hyphy Edit
14. E-40 – Tell Me When To Go – Relly Rels Fall In Love Edit
14. Anderson Paak & Kendrick Lamar – Tints
15. Suga Free ft. Kokane – Hole In My Heart

Follow RELLY RELS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Related: Christian Flores Delivers ‘DJcity Podcast’ Mix

Watch DJ Per4m’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

DJ Per4m, a 36-year old party rocker from Philadelphia, has dropped a throwback hip-hop mix for DJcityTV’s Bedroom Sessions.

Per4m has been DJing for over 15 years and is active in the Philadelphia club scene. He also runs the mobile DJ company Skyline DJ Group, specializing in high-end events in Philly and New York City.

Tracklist:

1. Nelly – Ride Wit Me – Viceroy Remix
2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money
3. The Notorious B.I.G. vs. The O’Jays – For The Love Of Mo Money
4. Ray Charles – I Got A Woman
5. Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
6. 50 Cent ft. Ludacris – I Get Money – Funkymix

Follow DJ Per4m on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Got what it takes to be featured on the next “Bedroom Sessions” episode? Send a sample video to brs@djcity.com.

Related: Watch Vega’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

Watch: Mista P Drops Mix for Nova System Academy DJ School

DJcity Italy representative Mista P has dropped a high-energy mix for the Nova System Academy DJ and music production school. In his performance, the Bari native mixes current hip-hop hits with upbeat remixes.

Mista P was a 2017 and 2016 Red Bull Music 3Style Italy finalist. He is also a member of the group Bari Hip Hop Metro.

Watch his performance above.

Tracklist:

1. Herb Alpert – Rise
2. The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize – Uki Remix
3. The Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back To Cali – Acapella
4. 2pac ft. Nate Dogg & Snoop Dogg – All About U
5. Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg – Area Codes
6. Tone Tone ft. Tory Lanez – Give It To Ya – Mista Bibs What’s My Name Edit
7. Tyga – Taste – Jose Knight Edit
8. 6ix9ine – KIKA – Mista Bibs Zeze Edit
9. Kodak Black ft. Travis Scott & Offset – ZEZE – ONETED EDIT
10. Migos – Bad & Boujee – Jael Partysquad Edit
11. Uki – Technique (Rakim’s Flip)
12. Lil Wayne – Uproar
13. Trippy Turtle – 21
14. DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim – iMarkkeyz Remix
15. Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me – Chuwe Remix
16. Ekali & SLUMBERJACK – Helios
17. Travis Scott – NO BYSTANDERS – Eskei83 Vexed Bootleg
18. Travis Scott ft. Drake – SICKO MODE – Skrillex Remix
19. Kanye West vs. Travis Scott ft. Rihanna & Drake – All Of The Lights – Four Color Zack SICKO MODE Transition
20. 2 Chainz ft. Drake & Quavo – Bigger Than You
21. Dead Prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop
22. A$AP Ferg ft. Nicki Minaj – Plain Jane Remix – DJames I Know What You Want Edit
23. Damianito – Passport Control

Follow Mista P on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, and Twitter.

Related: Watch the First Episode of Damianito’s Red Bull Music 3Style IX Tour Documentary

Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Apr. 12

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Trayze (Credit: DSTRUKT)

Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On – Drunken Masters & Paul Mond Edit
A dancehall-influenced rework of Missy’s 2001 hit.

Mastiksoul – Latin
The Portuguese DJ/producer delivers a baile funk-influenced house heater.

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me – Trayze My Boo Blend
“Please Me” gets blended with Ghost Town DJ’s’ 1996 hit, “My Boo.” (DJcity exclusive)

DaBaby ft. Offset – Baby Sitter
A stand-out track from the rising Charlotte rapper’s debut album, Baby on Baby.


Featured on DJcity earlier this week:

– Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – S.O.S.
– Meduza ft. GOODBOYS – Piece Of Your Heart

DJcity’s weekly picks are selected by Kidd Spin. To receive them via email, click here.

Related: Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Apr. 5

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