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Watch: Behind the Scenes with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith

After a long hiatus, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, a.k.a. the Fresh Prince, reunited in 2017 for pair of concerts. The performances, held in Croatia and the U.K., brought the duo together after nearly two decades apart. Some behind-the-scenes footage has recently been shared, showing Jeff and Will rehearsing for their shows.

Watch the duo’s practice session above.

In related news, DJ Jazzy Jeff will be performing along with DJcity president Phenom at SUNBURN Pool Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Saturday, June 29.

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Watch: Nick Bike Delivers Mini Mix for Serato

Nick Bike, a two-time Red Bull Music 3Style Vancouver champion, has put down a soulful set for Serato’s In The Mix series. His performance includes hip-hop, funk, house, and more. It also includes a number of Bike’s own edits.

The Canadian turntablist/producer is a contributor to the DJcity music team, providing exclusive tracks for the record pool. He has also been a special guest at Jazzy Jeff’s PLAYLIST Retreat.

Watch Nick’s performance above.

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A-Trak Announces 3rd Annual Goldie Awards


2018 Goldie Awards DJ Battle winner YUTO competes. (Source: Goldie Awards)

A-Trak has announced the return of the Goldie Awards, his annual DJ and beat battle. Hopeful turntablists and producers may enter by uploading a one-minute video to Instagram or Youtube and submitting it via the Goldie Awards website along with a questionnaire.

Eight competitors will be chosen in each category, and are allowed to use whatever equipment they choose. In the past, the battle has been judged by an all-star lineup of artists including Mark Ronson, Just Blaze, Anna Lunoe, and more. The event will be held at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on October 17.

Click here for more info and watch the 3rd Annual Goldie Awards trailer below.

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Watch DJ Hamma’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

DJ Hamma, the 2018 Red Bull Music 3Style France champion, shows off his skills in a routine for DJcityTV’s Bedroom Sessions. In the performance, the DJcity France representative mixes hip-hop and dancehall with creative wordplay and scratching.

Tracklist:

1. Beenie Man – Romie – CRVFTSMEN Bootleg
2. Matt Deguia – Champion Wrist
3. Que – OG Bobby Johnson – Acapella
4. The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize – Uki Remix
5. Ramadanman – Work Them – Dials Remix
6. Mikey J & The UK Female Allstars – Rock The Mic
7. DJ Halan & Firestorm – Boom Boom
8. Snoop Dogg ft. T-Pain – Boom
9. UB40 – Boom Shacka Lacka
10. Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka

Follow DJ Hamma on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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

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Why UK Hip-Hop Hasn’t Crossed Over Into the US, According to Cipha Sounds

R.O.A.D. Podcast

Veteran DJs Cipha Sounds, Roctakon, and Steve1der sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The crew discussed UK hip-hop and why it hasn’t crossed over into the US.

They also talked about the Bay Area’s reaction to Lil Jon and Mac Dre‘s new single, “Ain’t No Tellin’,” which is currently No. 9 on DJcity, among other topics.

Roctakon was a guest on the R.O.A.D. Podcast in March along with A-Trak and Craze, where they debated the current state of open-format DJing.

Watch an excerpt of this week’s interview above and the full episode here.

Follow the R.O.A.D. Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Twitter, and YouTube

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DJ Mouss Drops New Track, ‘Turn It Up’

DJ Mouss

DJ Mouss

French producer DJ Mouss has released a high-energy moombahton track, “Turn It Up,” featuring Craigy-T. He’s also dropped a playful video to accompany the song release.

“Turn It Up” brings together a worldwide network of artists. The Parisian DJ Mouss is a two-time DMC France team champion and an ITF World team champion. Jamaica’s Craigy-T is a singer/songwriter and member of the dancehall group T.O.K. French artist CEET, who is currently based in China, contributed his signature chicken characters “Los Chicanos” to the music video.

Watch the “Turn It Up” video below and download the track on DJcity.

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