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Watch Asi-C Remix R. City and Adam Levine’s ‘Locked Away’


 
Israeli DJ and turntablist Asi-C has returned with a video remix of R. City and Adam Levine’s “Locked Away.” It follows his popular Calvin Harris routine for DJcityTV in December.
 
“Locked Away” peaked at number six on Billboard’s Hot 100 and its remix featuring Lil Wayne was one of the most downloaded tracks on DJcity in October.
 
Watch Asi’s three-minute video remix above.
 
Related: Watch This Impressive Remix of Calvin Harris’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by Israeli DJ Asi-C

Meet DJ Bedz: The Official DJ for the Denver Broncos

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DJ Bedz performs at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. (Garrett Ellwood)
 
The Denver Post has released a behind-the-scenes video on DJ Bedz, the official DJ for the Denver Broncos. The two-and-a-half-minute piece was filmed at Mile High Stadium, where Bedz sets the mood for the players and fans at home games.
 
A 20-year veteran, Bedz is also the official DJ for the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Buffaloes.
 
Watch below as he discusses his job and reveals which player has the most eclectic taste.
 

 
Related: Meet the Official DJ of the Seattle Seahawks

9th Wonder Makes a Beat With Three Random Records


 
The latest episode of Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette features legendary hip-hop producer 9th Wonder. Besides being a member of Little Brother, 9th has produced for heavyweights like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole.
 
Watch above as the North Carolina native makes a beat on the fly with three random records, which he picked up at The Record Krate in Raleigh.
 
Related: Scoop DeVille Makes a Track With Three Random Records

Listen to Grandtheft’s Mix for ‘Diplo and Friends’

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“He’s one of my favorite producers; he had a big year.” – Diplo

 
Coming off the release of his Quit This City EP, Toronto native Grandtheft dropped a mix for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Diplo and Friends show on Saturday night. The Mad Decent-signed artist delivered an hour of future bass, trap, and hip-hop, including plenty of new and unreleased material. Stream his set below.
 

 
Tracklist:

1. Grandtheft & Jesse Slayter – So Wavey
2. Major Lazer & Grandtheft – Buddy
3. Grandtheft ft. Kabaka Pyramid – Politics – Drops Remix
4. Kutcorners & K-Maxx – Need 2 Know – Durkin Remix
5. Boombox Cartel ft. Ian Everson – B2U
6. The Weeknd – The Hills – RL Grime Remix
7. Baauer – GoGo!
8. Kendrick Lamar vs Jackal & Hyde – Carbomb City – Grandtheft Edit
9. Nina Las Vegas ft. Snappy Jit – Contagious
10. Spenda C – Big Money
11. Migos – Look At My Dab
12. Major Lazer ft. Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & Mad Cobra – Night Riders – VIP Edit
13. Teeko & Mr. Carmack – See Whatchu Got
14. Tame Impala vs RL Grime & Wuki – Let It Happen vs Kingpin – Grandtheft Edit
15. Autoérotique & Hunter Siegel – ID
16. Don Dias – Bathing Apes
17. Neana on The Trak – Yeezus 2 – The Str8 Out The Salon Blonde Mix
18. Ballast ft. Kid Enigma – For Club Use
19. Club Cheval – Discipline – Ryan Hemsworth Remix
20. Nick Jonas – Area Code
21. LIZ – When I Rule The World – Grandtheft Remix
22. Giraffage & Viceroy ft. Patrick Baker – Impression of You – Electric Mantis Remix
23. Billboard – Souvenir
24. Miguel & Sam Gellaitry – Coffee Reflectionz – Hedspin Edit
25. Keys N Krates – ID
26. Grandtheft ft. Lowell – Quit This City
27. Champagne Drip – Journey Into The Champagne Sea
28. Disclosure – Moving Mountains – Infuze Re-Flex
29. Grandtheft ft. Fantastic Modern – Summer In The Winter
30. Mele – Body Thing
31. Joey Negro – Dougswana – Audiowhores Remix
32. Leftfield – Afro Left – Mele Edit
33. MANT – Dip Dab
34. Animal Youth – ID
35. Scott Garcia ft. MC Styles – It’s a London Thing
36. George Morel – Let’s Groove
37. MJ Cole – Sincere – Jazzanova Sincerely Yours Remix
38. Skream – Bang That – Ossie Remix
39. Fis-T – 6 Drums of Tribal
40. Sunship – Almighty Father – Solid Groove Remix
41. Bakongo – Grind
42. Masters At Work – Work – Acapella
43. Hardrive – Deep Inside (The Dub)
44. Skrillex & Diplo ft. AlunaGeorge – To U
45. DJ Haus ft. Chambray – Houz Mukiz
46. Lil Tony vs Lumidee – Never Leave Semble vs Uh Oh – Justin Kayes Bootleg Re-Edit
47. Bizzi – Bizzi’s Party – Booker T Vocal Mix
48. Sunday Roast – Set the Scene
49. Big Grams ft. Skrillex – Drum Machine – Mele Remix
50. Jus Now & T. Williams – You Got Me – Dub Mix
51. The Tribe – Go-San-Do – The Holivic Remix
52. Klose One – One One One
53. Bleaker – Rymez
54. Mele – No Diggity

 
Related: Grandtheft and Sleepy Tom Release ‘Hold On’

DJ Dynamix Drops Power 106 ‘Jump Off Mix’

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DJ Dynamix performs at the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style US Final in Phoenix, Arizona. (Aaron Rogosin)
 
Los Angeles’ DJ Dynamix threw down a stand-out set for Power 106’s Jump Off Mix last weekend. The Thre3style competitor served up a half-hour of new and classic hip-hop, along with trap and twerk remixes.
 
Stream and download his mix below.
 

 
Tracklist:

1. A-Trak ft. Milo & Otis – Out the Speakers
2. INTL Party ft. MYTYMYKE – Super Jumpin
3. Nas ft. Bravehearts – Oochie Wally – Steve1der Remix
4. Rae Sremmurd – Come Get Her – Aazar Remix
5. 2Pac – California Love – Mayeda Remix
6. Colonel Loud ft. T.I. & Young Dolph – California Remix
7. Daz Dillinger ft. Val Young – In California
8. Mack 10 ft. The Dogg Pound – Nothin’ But the Cavi Hit
9. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
10. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – Still D.R.E.
11. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – Dre Day
12. Nate Dogg ft. Warren G – Nobody Does It Better
13. Jidenna ft. Kendrick Lamar – Classic Man Remix
14. Lil Dicky ft. Rich Homie Quan & Fetty Wap – Save Dat Money
15. Lil Troy x TWRK x TroyBoi – Wanna Be a Baller – Danny Diggz Drop Swap Remix
16. Dozay – Swang
17. J. Cole – A Tale of 2 Citiez
18. J. Cole – No Role Modelz
19. Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40 – Saved
20. Tinashe ft. Chris Brown – Player
21. Brownstone – If You Love Me – Chloe Martini Remix
22. Tory Lanez – Say It
23. Jamie xx ft. Young Thug & Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) – Take Dat Remix
24. Drake & Future – Jumpman – Dynamix Prison Riot Edit
25. We Are Toonz ft. Lil Jon, T-Pain, & French Montana – Drop That Nae Nae Remix
26. IAmDLOW – Bet You Can’t Do It Like Me
27. 4B & Aazar – Pop Dat
28. Silento – Watch Me
29. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Crank That (Soulja Boy)
30. Drake – Hotline Bling – Dynamix vs Esentrik Edit
31. Travis Scott – Antidote – A-Rock Remix
32. Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – U Mad – Clips & Ahoy Remix
33. Kanye West vs Flosstradamus & TroyBoi – Power Clash – GRIFF Trap Bootleg

 
Related: Watch DJ Dynamix’s Redbull Thre3style U.S. Finals Routine

Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole Freestyle Over Each Other’s Songs

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As millions of Americans celebrated consumerism on Black Friday, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole gave back to fans by dropping freestyles over each other’s tracks. Cole went in over Kendrick’s anthem, “Alright,” while K. Dot took on Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez.”
 
The tracks have reignited speculation that a joint album between the rappers is in the works.
 
Stream both freestyles below and download them on DJcity.
 

 

 
Related: Kendrick Lamar Drops ‘Alright’ Video

Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey on Dance Music Going Mainstream

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Despite getting his start by throwing underground parties in the 1980s, Ultra Music Founder and President Patrick Moxey has always wanted to make the genre as popular as possible.
 
In 2013, the 49-year-old got closer to that goal when Ultra merged with Sony Music. Since then, Ultra has scored hits like Felix Jaehn’s remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader,” Robin Schulz’s remix of Mr. Probz’s “Waves,” and Chris Brown and Deorro’s “Five More Hours.” Ultra also won a heated bidding war for Kygo, the leading figure of the tropical house movement.
 
Billboard recently spoke with Moxey about his beginnings, Ultra’s crossover success, and the challenges that dance music faces.
 
On his background in hip-hop:

“I was working for Russell Simmons and that led to my first label, Payday Records, a hip-hop label through PolyGram. I signed Jeru the Damaja and managed [MC] Guru and DJ Premier from Gang Starr at the time. I was really getting a window into that scene — I was in the studio with Notorious B.I.G. when Premier was doing records with him; I met Tupac. But I also loved dance music, so I went to my boss and said, ‘Look, I think dance music is really on the way up.'”

 
On tropical house going mainstream:

“I remember when Britney Spears [her 2011 hit ‘Hold It Against Me’] did a dubstep bridge — that was a moment where dubstep went ­overground. I felt the same when I heard Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ with the tropical flavors. But I guess that’s just a tribute to the quality. The ­mainstream has to incorporate it to be relevant.”

 
On dance music being single-driven:

“At first there was a certain amount of ­skepticism [at Sony] to working singles-driven dance acts — it was like, ‘Well, where’s the album?’ — but to some extent dance music is the closest thing to the 1950s, where you have the excitement of people buying singles. You can have a huge dance single every week — why not be the best at that?”

 
On the challenges that dance music faces:

“Everyone is making it — anyone with a laptop can make it. There’s no barrier to entry like there used to be, like paying $1,000 to go into a studio. The challenge is going to be reinvention, and reinvention requires musicality. That’s why I think the DJ culture peaked in 2013, and now we’ve moved to electronic artists, where you’ve got to be a real artist, from your live show to playing instruments. There’s no room for somebody to get up and just play a couple of records anymore. Think about how ahead of his time Moby was with his [1999] Play album, with all those deep Southern chants. That’s the type of innovation that will help build artists at this point, and that’s the kind of musical curiosity that dance music artists need to keep growing.”

 
Related: Billboard’s Top 30 EDM Power Players

Effective ‘Drop Mixing’ Techniques


 
“Drop mixing” is a common alternative to beat matching, yet many beginners are unfamiliar or confused by the technique. Thankfully, the Beat Refinery DJ school has released a video tutorial that explains how to do it.
 
Watch above as Red Bull Thre3style competitor DJ Trayze demonstrates how to mix tracks with different BPM without ever changing the pitch.
 
Related: Effective Scratching for Mixing Into Songs

Watch DJ Zo Put Down 7 Minutes of 70 BPM Hip-Hop


 
Los Angeles party rocker and turntablist DJ Zo is back with a third installment of his Zomanno Friday Sessions series. In this episode, Zo puts down a variety of 70/140 BPM hip-hop, showing off his turntablism skills in the process.
 
If you’re in Los Angeles, you can catch Zo at The Line Hotel and Soho House, where he currently holds residencies.
 
Related: Watch DJ Zo’s Hip-Hop Set for ‘Spam N Eggs’

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