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Watch Chris Villa’s ‘Work’ Tone Play Tutorial for Super Hero DJs


Chris Villa. (Source: Instagram)

The Super Hero DJs online school has dropped a tutorial from DJcity’s Arizona representative Chris Villa. In these two preview videos, the turntablist breaks down one of his Red Bull 3Style routines.

Super Hero DJs offers multilingual lessons from world-class DJs, including former 3Style and DMC champs like Trayze, Hedspin, Fong Fong, JFB, and 69Beats.

Watch the preview videos below sign up for Super Hero DJs to watch the full videos. (Take advantage of the #stayhome special offer for 33% off memberships until the end of the month.)

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Da Phonk & Rogerson Remix Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’: DJcity Exclusive

Dutch duo Da Phonk and Rogerson‘s latest remix is a low-end-heavy take on Lady Gaga‘s 2008 hit “Poker Face,” available exclusively on DJcity. Upping the ante on pace and power here, this features the original vocals, plus an extended breakdown after the chorus. This one is definitely aimed at getting peak hour club spins.

The duo offered their thoughts on the remix: “After our ‘Pon De Replay’ Remix went to #1 on the DJcity charts, we decided to team up again & this time we took a classic song by Lady Gaga and made it into a pumping 2020 version,” Da Phonk says. Rogerson continues, “We wanted to create another crazy build-up with the chorus and have a massive drop with the typical Lady Gaga synth, and gave the song even more energy with a groovy bassline.”

Preview the remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

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Beatport Presents ReConnect 24-Hour Live Stream To Benefit COVID-19 Charities

On Friday, March 27, Beatport will present ReConnect, a live 24-hour global DJ marathon in partnership with Twitch. The goal of this streaming event is to provide a platform to unite our global community during these unprecedented times, while also supporting charities to help those most in need.

From Friday, March 27th at 8 pm GMT to Saturday, March 28 at 6 am GMT via live Twitch stream, Beatport will broadcast 24 artists including Carl Cox, Bonobo, Nina Kraviz, GRiZ, RÜFÜS DU SOL, A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, Chris Liebing and Nora En Pure. They will be performing from their homes or studios around the globe. Beatport will be providing track IDs as songs are played on Twitch so fans can purchase any of the music they hear and support the independent artist and label community directly. Beatport will also be working with key industry partners to give away gear and merchandise to randomly selected donors during the live event.

During the live stream on Twitch, viewers can make donations, with the money going directly to benefit those most impacted by the crisis. The funds will be administered by the AFEM (Association For Electronic Music), the global non-profit trade association for the electronic music industry, and will be distributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization looking after the frontline health concerns, and the AFEM Members COVID-19 Hardship Fund.

Are you a DJ or music fan looking for a unique way to assist others during this global pandemic? Tune in here on Friday to watch the all-star lineup of selectors. Thanks in advance to the DJcity community of readers for your support.

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More Tips for Live Streaming DJ Sets


Eskei83 streams a DJ set on YouTube. (Source: Mojaxx)

With more and more DJs looking to tap into the power of live streaming, DJcityTV’s Mojaxx continues to provide Tips and Tricks to help them do just that.

Last week we recapped Mo’s earlier advice on how to live stream effectively. This episode builds off of that with new ways to get your online DJ sets crisp, clean, and ready to broadcast.

Watch this week’s episode below, along with a previous episode on live streaming DJ sets via phone.

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Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Push It’ Remixed by Safety First!: DJcity Exclusive


Safety First!. (Source: Safety First!)

Veteran Manchester-based DJ/producer Safety First! has released a DJcity exclusive remix of Salt-N-Pepa‘s hip-hop classic “Push It.”

Originally released in 1987, “Push It” allowed Hot, Cool and Vicious – the female rap group’s debut album – to become the first platinum-selling rap album for female artists. In 2011, Rolling Stone listed the song as one of the 500 greatest of all time.

Thumping house vibes replace synth-heavy breaks in Safety First!’s remix. “I wanted to do a more contemporary version of this that felt good in a club but still used the full vocal without sounding cheesy,” the remixer says.

Preview his “Push It” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

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‘MikiDZ Podcast’: Quarantined – What Would MikiDz Do?

In this week’s episode of the MikiDz PodcastMikiWARDJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell discuss staying motivated and inspired during the coronavirus outbreak, thoughts on going live on Instagram, and book recommendations.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple PodcastsMixcloud, 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 Dainjazone, 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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