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‘MikiDZ Podcast’: Content Is King

In this week’s episode of the MikiDz PodcastMikiWARDJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell discuss all of the various ways that DJs have successfully dominated streaming content in the past week. As well, they answer a few questions about the economics of the post-outbreak DJ industry, plus offer thoughts on the latest album from The Weeknd.

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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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Chris Landry and Goldfinger Discuss the Legacy of NYC Icon Frank Jugga

Frank Jugga

New York City DJs Chris Landry and Gold Finger joined the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The fellas paid homage and celebrated the life of the late great NYC DJ, Frank Jugga, who recently passed.

In the episode, Crooked also interviewed club owners from around the country and found out how the Coronavirus lockdown is effecting their establishments.

You can donate to Frank Jugga’s GoFundMe here.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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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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DJ Amen Talks Coronavirus Lockdown, DJing for 49ers, Breaking Artists via Young California: The 20 Podcast

DJ Amen

DJ Amen
DJ Amen (Source: Instagram)

Influential West Coast DJ Amen speaks with DJ Spider remotely on this week’s episode of The 20 Podcast. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Amen is the music director at Los Angeles hip-hop radio station, Real 92.3. When he’s not holding it down on the airwaves and in clubs, Amen also serves as an official DJ for the San Francisco 49ers. In the interview, Amen discusses the Coronavirus lockdown, breaking artists on his Young California platform, among other topics.

Watch the interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

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Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

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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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D-Nice’s Instagram Live Set Goes Viral


D-Nice. (Source: Instagram)

With the nightlife scene essentially shut down during the coronavirus quarantine, many DJs have turned to broadcasting live sets on Instagram. One DJ – rapper-turned-mixer D-Nice – managed to rake in hundreds of thousands of viewers over the course of the week. During Saturday’s #ClubQuarantine set, D-Nice played for over 100,000 viewers simultaneously, including some high-profile celebrities. Among the viewers were Drake, DJ Khaled, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and many others.

D-Nice’s #HOMEschool series of streaming performances (which included Saturday night’s #ClubQuarantine set) highlights the power of the growing trend of live streaming. These sentiments were echoed in DJcity’s interview with notable DJs on how to prepare for the onset of the outbreak. Mojaxx’s series of live streaming tips and tricks may also come in handy for any DJ looking for a way to connect to fans during this era of social distancing.

It is unclear how long the coronavirus quarantine will affect the nightlife and live music industries. But as evident from D-Nice, Major Lazer, and DJ Premier to DJcity’s own streaming performance from Chris Villa, the quarantine offers a unique opportunity to engage with fans. Check out a snippet of one of D-Nice’s sets below and stay tuned for more on this growing trend.

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