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Red Bull 3Style Announces Headliners for 3Style X World Championships


Mix Master Mike performs at Forward Festival in Paris. (Source: Instagram)

An all-star lineup of guest DJs will converge upon Moscow on April 20-28 for the Red Bull 3Style X World Championships. Most significantly, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz (A-Trak, Qbert, D-Styles, Shortkut, Apollo, Mix Master Mike) will reunite for the first time in two decades, with Apollo’s appearance being his first with the Piklz in 27 years.

All nine previous 3Style World Champions will be in attendance. Plus, names including Australian DJ and producer What So Not, Grammy award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff, NLV Records founder Nina Las Vegas, and nearly two dozen more top turntablists and selectors will appear.

20 National Champions and four Wildcard competitors from around the world will compete for the World Championship. But, as 3Style organizers note, the competition has a deeper purpose. “Red Bull 3Style is a global community that brings 24 competitors together with a guest lineup of the most skilled and established DJs in the world, to learn, develop and celebrate the art of ‘playing with music.'”

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Watch The Producers of Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Explain How They Made The Track

The Box

Producers 30 Roc and Dat Boi Squeeze recently sat down with Genius for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Roddy Ricch‘s “The Box.”

The soulful trap rap ballad reached #1 on the Billboard charts six weeks after its December 6 release. As the Genius clip notes, this was accomplished without a video accompanying the track. If looking for the “secret” to the hit, there’s a nod to the Roland SRX Orchestra VST.

30 Roc is currently signed to a production deal with Mike WILL Made It‘s EarDrummers Entertainment. He has produced other notable club favorites, including Yo Gotti‘s 2017-released Nicki Minaj collaboration “Rake It Up,” and “Bartier Cardi,” Cardi B‘s 2018-released collaboration with 21 Savage. He’s also the producer of “King’s Dead,” the Black Panther soundtrack single featuring Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake.

Watch the making of “The Box” above.

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Nelsaan Drops Official Remix Pack for ‘Love Lockdown’ on DJcity Records


Nelsaan. (Source: Nelsaan)

Norwegian DJ/producer Nelsaan has released an official remix pack for his DJcity Records single “Love Lockdown,” a contemporary rework of Kanye West’s 2008 hit.

The pack, which was also released on DJcity Records, includes remixes from Tom Budin, Mr. M!X, and Hella.

Watch the remix pack preview video and download it below.

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Mojaxx Talks Mixer Technology and More with Craze

Mojaxx returns with a special episode of Tips and Tricks filmed at last month’s NAMM Show in Los Angeles. Mo had the opportunity to interview Craze while the world-renowned turntablist was demoing the Rane SEVENTY mixer. In their conversation, the two discuss mixer technology, practice, and collaborating with other artists.

Watch Mo’s interview above.

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‘MikiDz Podcast’ Special Edition: Memories of Kobe Bryant

Whether as an athlete or humanitarian, Kobe Bryant‘s impact on anyone who came in contact with his life and its success was profound. Our MikiDz Podcast hosts MikiWARDJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell celebrate the legacy of the 18-time NBA All-Star upon his untimely passing.

Watch this special edition of 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 MikiWARDJ 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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Major Lazer Drops New Single ‘King of the Party’


Major Lazer. (Source: Dancing Astronaut)

12 years later and Diplo‘s side project Major Lazer has set a standard as progressive as that of the DJ/producer himself. The trio’s latest is “King of the Party,” from their just-released Soca Storm EP. Caribbean and South American Carnival season starts in two weeks (February 20-25), so this soca-meets-trap-meets-hardstyle production is right on time.

Check out “King of the Party” below and download it on DJcity.

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