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DJ Spadus Drops ‘DJcity Podcast’ Mix


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Dallas, Texas’ DJ Spadus follows up his 2020 Bedroom Sessions routine with a bass-heavy mix for the DJcity Podcast. His 30-minute set combines hip-hop bangers with funky house tracks.

Spadus is a resident at Public House in Denton, Texas. Prior to COVID, he hosted the monthly #RNBBasementParty in Denton and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which he has since shifted to Twitch. He also works with Been iLL, an artist collective promoting the new wave of conscious hip-hop.

Also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

Tracklist:

1. Fat Joe ft. Nelly – Get It Poppin’ – Fresco Remix
2. Troyboi & Nina Sky – Eyez On Me
3. Matsu – Teriyaki Breaks 01
4. Jon Swaii – All Night
5. Yella Beezy ft. Erica Banks – Star – KidCutUp Transition Edit
6. Curt Summers – Da Void
7. ScHoolboy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens
8. Dirty Chocolate – Hologram
9. Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing
10. Cardi B – UP
11. Bree Runway ft. Missy Elliott – ATM – KidCutUp Transition Edit
12. Jack Harlow ft. Big Sean – Way Out – Mark Cutz Club Edit
13. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It – KidCutUp vs Fresh Mode Transition Edit
14. The Brothers Macklovitch & A-Trak ft. Leven Kali – Give Love to Get Some
15. Chuck Roberts ft. Monique Bingham – In the Beginning
16. Bucketheads – The Bomb – JAYDVL Remix
17. Cajmere – Brighter Days – Odd Mob Edit
18. DJ SC – My Love
19. OMNOM & VNSSA – Skin
20. Chapter & Verse – Free Your Mind – Myles Club Edit
21. Tiga – Woke – Jaime Jones Remix
22. Tiesto & Ty Dolla $ign – The Business, Pt. II – SH8K Remix

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Mojaxx Reviews Shure MV7 Microphone

For the 300th episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx tests out the Shure MV7 microphone. Shure has already established itself as one of the leading names in studio and stage microphones, and with the MV7, they have released their first-ever mic designed with podcasting and live streaming in mind. Featuring both USB and XLR connections, could it be the missing link in many DJ’s streaming rigs?

Watch Mo’s review above.

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DJ Snake Pairs With Selena Gomez for New Single and Video, “Selfish Love”

Following the success of 2018’s “Taki Taki,” DJ Snake and Selena Gomez have reconnected for the smooth, bilingual pop jam “Selfish Love.” This is the latest of Snake’s stream of collaborations, after 2020’s “ACTION” with the Black Eyed Peas and “Amarillo” with J Balvin. For Gomez, this release follows up Rare, her third album, which dropped in January 2020.

In the visually stimulating video, Gomez is seen running a beauty salon with a crew of dancers whose services border on performance art.

Watch the video above and download “Selfish Love” here.

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Ariel Assault Drops ‘DJcity Podcast’ Mix

Miami-based DJ/producer Ariel Assault has delivered a bouncy, high-energy club mix for the DJcity Podcast. In his half-hour set, he drops current and throwback hip-hop, reggaeton, dancehall, and house.

Ariel Assault’s skills have earned him gigs nationwide, from San Diego to Chicago and New York City. He’s spun at legendary Miami hotspots Mynt Lounge, the Clevelander, and Eden Roc, and festivals like Wynwood Life and HIVE. Ariel says that he “likes to keep his sets fresh by constantly remixing and editing tracks which are available on the most popular DJ record pools.”

Also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

Tracklist:

1. Big Syphe – Hip-Hop Throwback Break
2. 50 Cent – Part Of The Game
3. Fat Joe ft. Nelly – Get it Poppin’ – Fresco Remix
4. Ty Dolla Sign ft. J. Balvin, YG, Tyga & Post Malone – Spicy Remix
5. Jack Harlow ft. Chris Brown – Already Best Friends
6. 50 Cent – In Da Club – Tall Boys Best Friend Edit
7. Sweetie ft. Doja Cat – Best Friend – KidCutUp Acap Intro
8. Reyanna Maria ft. Tyga – So Pretty – Tyga Remix
9. BRS Kash ft. Mulatto – Kash App
10. CJ ft. French Montana – I’m Lit
11. Bad Bunny, Jowell & Randy & Ñengo Flow – Safaera – MarkCutz Get Ur Freak On Toneplay Edit
12. Daddy Yankee – PROBLEMA – Da Phonk Club Edit
13. Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be – Richastic Remix
14. Charly Black & Sak Noel – Diggy Dee
15. Beenie Man – King of the Dancehall – Anthem Kings Thick Tok Edit
16. Tiësto & Ty Dolla Sign – The Business, Pt. II – DJ Smerk 100-120 Transition
17. Fat Joe & DJ Khaled ft. Amorphous – Sunshine (The Light) – Anthem Kingz Remix
18. Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On – JØRD & Mojjo Remix
19. Nelly Furtado – Maneater – Hypelezz & Sam Collins Remix
20. CJ – Whoopty – James Hype Remix
21. Steve Aoki & Willy William ft. Sean Paul, El Alfa, Sfera Ebbasta & Play-N-Skillz – Mambo – J Medina Club Hype Intro

Follow Ariel Assault on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, and Twitter.

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401 WST Delivers ‘DJcity Podcast’ Mix


4KORNERS (left) and Ashton Adams (right). (Source: 401 WST)

Canadian DJ/producer duo 401 WST (Ashton Adams and DJcity Canada Director 4KORNERS) has delivered a high-energy mix for the DJcity Podcast. The half-hour set is full of house tunes flavored with pop and hip-hop and includes a number of their original tracks.

4KORNERS and Adams formed 401 WST, named after the highway connecting their hometowns of Toronto and Cambridge, out of a shared love for the origins of house music. The duo’s debut EP Our House is out now, and they plan to drop a follow-up project in the spring.

Also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

Tracklist:

1. 401 WST, 4Korners & Ashton Adams – Do The Damn Thang
2. Nelly Furtado – Maneater – Hyplezz & Sam Collins Remix
3. CJ – Whoopty – James Hype Remix
4. Cardi B – Up – Traze Pshet Edit
5. N.E.R.D ft. Nelly Furtado – Hot N Fun – Boys Noize Remix
6. Missy Elliott – I’m Really Hot – Angger Dimas Rebomb
7. Congorock – Babylon – 4B Remix
8. J. Balvin – Amarillo – Clips x Hoy Remix
9. A-Star – Balaya
10. DJ Crown Prince, Justin Himself & 1takennandos – Sunke
11. Studio Bros – Malaia
12. Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Starting Something
13. Cajmere – Perculator
14. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey – The Stickmen Breathe Bootleg
15. 401 WST, 4Korners & Ashton Adams ft. Dom Vallie – Alive
16. Dog Blood – Next Order
17. Erica Banks – Buss It
18. Jay Psar, Cheery-O & 4Korners – Comin In Hot – Hooders Remix
19. Tiesto & Ty Dolla $ign – The Business Pt. II
20. Jamaica – Freejak
21. Inner City ft. Idris Elba – We All Move Together – Kevin Saunderson x Latroit Remix
22. Raye – Regardless

Follow 401 WST on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and YouTube.

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On Daft Punk’s Amazing Musical Legacy, 1993-2021

Daft Punk

Daft Punk made dance music in France, sung in English and aimed at the whole world,” said Universal Music France A&R and Label Manager Antoine Ressaussière in the now-retiring duo’s 2015 documentary Daft Punk Unchained. As noted by their publicist today, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have parted ways as Daft Punk.

The news was announced with an 8-minute video “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma.

Disco music’s turn of the 1980s rise was built around the idea that the music was bigger than the creator and that the audience’s ability to experience incredible euphoria via music was the formulaic sound’s true winner. To wit, the duo always pushed the image over the sound. Slickly suited robots in glistening electrified helmets created music so ironically iconographic that — especially in the case of the group performing in front of tens of thousands at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in 2006 and 2013 — it was described as “the return of the future,” serving up “magical, trans-dimensional, electrified funk” that signaled the “dawn of a new age.”

Moreover, it was the group’s ability to synthesize and globalize the influence of 70s funk, 80s disco, and 90s house into a soulful metronomic thump that inspired artists as diverse as Chic‘s Nile Rodgers, Swedish House Mafia‘s Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams. In inspiring these five artists, the archetypes of what bleeds into modern pop music’s undefinable, genre-free, open-format style emerge.

For electro house’s leading Swedes, it was attempting to mirror the blend of hip-hop breaks and synthpop in Daft Punk’s 1995 single “Da Funk” that unified them as friends and young producers. For Kanye West, it was hearing A-Trak play the duo’s 2001 hit “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” that inspired the sample for his 2007 global breakout hit “Stronger.” The single ultimately keyed West’s growth from a backpack rapper favoring sped-up soul samples into being the 2010s most avant-garde and sociopolitical zeitgeist-challenging creator. As for Wiliams and Rodgers, their pairing with the robots for “Get Lucky” revitalized the latter for a new generation of music aficionados, while for the former, it allowed his seamless blend of fashion and music to have a timeless soundtrack that extended beyond the boundaries of keyboard-enabled boom-bap production excellence.

On the duo’s final 2013 album Random Access Memories, the vocals from the track “Beyond” offer a quote that sums up Daft Punk as a source of inspiration, now and forever:

“You are the light behind a cloud. You are the end and the beginning.”

Check out Beatsource‘s 100% Daft Punk playlist here.

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