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Watch: Global Turntablists Unite on ‘Boom City Jam Session Vol. 2’

Boom City has been expanding on its Inside Turntablists mini-documentaries with the Boom City Jam Session series. The series feature roundtable-style sessions with some of the best scratchers from around the globe.

The second episode features SWIFTSTYLE, Djackulate, FSO, DJ Manipulate, Dooban, Perez, El Statiko, Pan Jaras, Lone Wolf, Cesare Giulio, DJ Crypt, and DJ Perly. The crew cuts it up over a beat from Kodac Visualz.

Watch the second episode above and stay tuned for more jam sessions from Boom City.

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Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 With Support for Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 Mixer


(Source: Serato)

The latest update to Serato DJ Pro has arrived and includes support for the Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 mixer. With Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 and a Serato DJ Club Kit license or subscription, DJs can fully tap into the capabilities of the six-channel mixer.

By using Serato DJ Pro or Serato DVS, DJs are able to control up to four decks, while the mixer offers a number of ways to creatively sculpt your sound including four-band EQ, filters, and effects.

Serato’s Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren says “The Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 gives professional DJs all the flexibility and creativity they need. It’s the first 6-channel mixer supported in Serato, and we’re excited for DJs to be able to add extra instruments and dimensions to their set, while keeping control over the 4 decks in Serato DJ Pro.”

Download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 here.

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Mojaxx Reviews Denon DJ’s PRIME GO Controller

After taking a first look at the controller back in January, Mojaxx is back with a full review of the Denon DJ PRIME GO. The standalone device allows DJs to perform anywhere thanks to its built-in lithium-ion battery, 7-inch touchscreen, and WiFi connectivity.

Watch this episode of Tips and Tricks above.

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‘MikiDz Podcast’: Love/Work Language

In this episode week’s episode of the MikiDz Podcast, MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell get personal with each other on how to communicate effectively at home and in the workplace. They also talk about the recent incident between Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion, Snoop Dogg and DMX‘s Verzuz battle, and more.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

The MikiDz Podcast is a talk-show that discusses news and topics in the DJ and nightlife industries. It is hosted by MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazine, and DJ Rell. The MikiDz Show, which is also hosted by Miki and Dainjazone, features live performances from the world’s most-skilled DJs.

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‘Save Our Stages Act’ May Provide Economic Relief for Music Venues


(Source: National Independent Venue Association)

The “Save Our Stages Act,” a bipartisan bill that aims to provide economic relief for independent music venues affected by COVID-19, was introduced to the United States Congress earlier this week. The bill was co-authored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) in response to concerns raised by the National Independent Venue Association.

The bill calls for $10 billion, spread over the next six months, to be made available in the form of Small Business Administration grants. Applicants will be eligible for up to 45% of their 2019 operating costs or $12 million, whichever is less.

In order to reserve funds for those hit hardest by the pandemic, the “Save Our Stages Act” strives to “narrowly define independent live venue operators, promoters, and talent representatives to prevent large, international corporations from receiving federal grant funding.”

According to concert industry publication Pollstar, venues are at risk of losing a combined $8.9 billion in revenue if they were to remain closed for the rest of the year. NIVA’s Adam Hartke issued a statement, saying:

“While existing government assistance programs have helped other industries, they weren’t tailored to meet the needs of small businesses like ours that have zero revenue, enormous overhead and no visibility into when we can fully re-open. The Save Our Stages Act will provide the assistance we need to get through the shutdown until we can reopen safely and once again become the economic generators for our communities that we’ve always been.”


H/T: Rolling Stone

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Billboard Announces New Dates for Latin Music Week 2020


Rosalia performs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Source: Instagram)

Billboard has announced new dates for the 30th anniversary of Latin Music Week, the largest and longest-running event in the Latin music industry. The event was originally scheduled for April 20 to 23 in Las Vegas but was postponed due to COVID-19. It will now be happening virtually from October 20 to 23.

Billboard Latin Music Week 2020 will feature conversations by artists, industry panels, workshops, and performances by J Balvin, Black Eyed Peas, Maluma, Ozuna, Rosalía, and Carlos Vives.

Additional participants and schedules will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out the Billboard Latin Music Week website for more information and to RSVP.

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