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Melo D Talks West Coast Style of DJing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Melo-D

Melo D, from the legendary Beat Junkies crew, was featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The Los Angeles native broke down the West Coast style of DJing and how it compares with the East Coast style.

Melo D also discussed J Rocc’s role in founding the Beat Junkies, the crew’s Institute of Sound DJ school, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Applications Open for Red Bull 3Style X World Finals

J. Espinosa

J. Espinosa
Current Red Bull 3Style IX World Champion J. Espinosa at the IX World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Jasmine Chang)

The application process for the Red Bull 3Style X World Finals is now open. DJs from around the world have until June 30 to apply for a chance to compete at the world finals in Moscow.

To enter, record a five-minute routine and upload it on 3Style’s website. The competition rules can be found here.

Stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style coverage.

Watch DJcityTV’s mini-documentary about the IX World Finals:

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Numark Announces New Mixer, the ‘Scratch’

Scratch

Scratch

Numark has announced the “Scratch,” an affordable two-channel mixer designed to work with Serato DJ Pro.

The Scratch features a mini Innofader crossfader, hardware filters, and other pro features like XLR main outs and a dedicated booth output.

The Scratch unlocks the full DVS functionality of Serato DJ Pro. Four performance pads deliver hot cue triggering, loop rolls, and access to the SP8 sampler. A pair of loop encoders can also be used to select and load tracks. Additionally, the Scratch offers instant access to six effects in Serato DJ Pro, trigged by two-way paddle switches.

Although the Scratch was just announced, it is available in stores now, priced at $499.

Check out Numark’s website for more info and watch Mojaxx‘s review below.

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DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga Team for New Single and Video, ‘Loco Contigo’

DJ Snake

Three of music’s hottest artists — DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga — have joined forces for a bilingual reggaeton heater titled “Loco Contigo.”

The track, which translates to “crazy with you,” contains verses in Spanish and English from Balvin and T-Raww, respectively. It follows Snake’s all-star hip-hop anthem, “Enzo,” which was one of DJcity’s most-downloaded tracks of May.

The trio has also dropped a colorful music video, which is full of Carnival imagery.

Watch it above and download the song on DJcity.

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WS+JR Drops 3 New Edits: DJcity Exclusive

WS+JR

WS+JR

The newly formed duo WS+JR has dropped a new batch of edits available exclusively on DJcity.

Launched in March, WS+JR is made up of Lady Gaga collaborator DJ White Shadow and Red Bull Music 3Style competitor D-JR.

WS+JR’s second batch of tracks contains three twerked-out edits of Dr. Dre‘s “Nuthin’ but a G Thang,” Chance the Rapper‘s “All Night,” and Derez Deshon‘s 2018 track “Waddup Doe.”

Download the edits only on DJcity and watch a video of JR flipping them below.

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Watch Tyga’s ‘Haute’ Video Feat. J Balvin & Chris Brown

Tyga

Tyga has dropped a video for “Haute,” a bouncy, bilingual single featuring J Balvin and Chris Brown.

The track, which appears on T-Raww’s newly released album, Legendary, is currently No. 13 on DJcity.

Watch the video above and download the song on DJcity.

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Boogie Blind Remembers Roc Raida on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Boogie Blind

Boogie Blind, a member of the X-Ecuctioners and Heavy Hitters crews, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The veteran turntablist and party rocker remembered his former crew member, the late and great Roc Raida.

Boogie also discussed his early DJs with the X-Men, how party rocking is his foundation, East Coast vs. West Coast scratching, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Diddy’s ‘Bad Boy for Life’ Gets House Remix From Scissors: DJcity Exclusive

Scissors

Scissors

Mysterious DJ/producer duo Scissors has returned with a house remix of Diddy‘s 2001 anthem, “Bad Boy for Life.” It is available exclusively on DJcity.

Scissors’ previous remix, a house flip of 50 Cent‘s “Candy Shop,” was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of December.

Preview their “Bad Boy for Life” remix below and download it only on DJcity.

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Ben Billion$ Talks All Things Production on ‘Pensado’s Place’

Ben Billion$
Ben Billion$ (Source: Instagram)

Multi-platinum producer Ben Billion$ recently sat down with the Pensado’s Place YouTube show.

Based in Miami, Ben is best known for producing hits like Future‘s “Low Life,” Yo Gotti‘s “Down in the DM,” Maroon 5‘s “What Lovers Do,” and The Weeknd‘s “Often.” Most recently, Ben scored placements on DJ Khaled‘s new album Father of Asahd, including “You Stay,” which was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of May.

Ben discussed a number of topics in the interview, such as starting out as an engineer, his signature “low end” sound, his definition of “strip club drums,” using live instrumentation, the importance of being humble, and more.

Watch the interview below.

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