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Beatsource Launches ‘VIP Crates’ Curated by World’s Top DJs

Beatsource Launches ‘VIP Crates’ Curated by World’s Top DJs

Beatsource Launches ‘VIP Crates’ Curated by World’s Top DJs

Today Beatsource announced the launch of VIP Crates, an on-going series of playlists curated by the world’s most influential DJs. Compiled exclusively for Beatsource, the playlists give insight into which tracks grace the sets of top tastemaker DJs worldwide.

To kick off the series, Beatsource has called upon a diverse group of open-format DJs from hot spots like Los Angeles, London, Las Vegas, Miami, and beyond. They include:

  • Lil Jon, GRAMMY award-winning multi-platinum artist
  • Tay James, Justin Bieber’s tour DJ
  • DJ Amen, music director at LA’s REAL 92.3 and DJ for San Francisco 49ers
  • ZHU, GRAMMY-nominated artist
  • Walshy Fire, member of Major Lazer
  • DJ EFN, co-host of Drinks Champs podcast
  • Craig DavidGRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum artist
  • Charlie Sloth, host of Apple Music 1’s Charlie Sloth Rap Show
  • Joel Corry, platinum artist
  • Nathan Dawe, platinum artist
  • James Hype, platinum artist
  • DJ Javin, mixer at SiriusXM’s Globalization and Phoenix’s Power 98.3

Beatsource board member, A-Trak, says:

VIP Crates is a perfect example of Beatsource’s brilliance. DJing is more than just keeping up with the newest releases and knowing the classics. Every DJ has their own personal go-to’s, those tracks that never leave the crates even though they never charted. Weapons, tools. Being able to tap into that with a subscription is huge.

Kidd Spin, Beatsource’s head of curation, adds:

“DJs are often curious as to what other DJs are playing in their sets. Clubs and live shows are far and few between these days, so there’s virtually no way to know what our favorite DJs are currently into or being influenced by without a direct connection. VIP Crates gives insight into what top tastemaker DJs are feeling right now, and the varying playlists show great diversity – from all genres, eras, and styles.”

Edwin Paredes, Beatsource’s chief content officer, also commented:

“The groundswell of support we’ve received from these enormously successful artists and DJs wanting to be a part of our initial rollout of VIP Crates has been amazing. We’re looking forward to adding more influential tastemakers to the VIP Crates mix in the coming months.”

The playlists are available on the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs.

Browse VIP Crates here.

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Check Out Craze’s ‘Disconnect 2 Reconnect’ Mix


(Source: Slow Roast Records)

Slow Roast Records boss and all-around DJ legend Craze has dropped “Disconnect 2 Reconnect,” a cinematic-style DJ mix. At an hour in length, he’s discovered an innovative format for evolving DJ culture during the quarantine.

Musically, the performance is made up of a blend of pop-adjacent hip-hop, R&B, and bass music. Visually, it’s a non-stop highlight reel of music videos, memes, and other entertaining video clips.

On his Twitter account, Craze noted that he worked on the mix for three months and called it “a masterpiece.” Premiering via his Twitch channel on December 30, 2020, notable DJs like Skratch Bastid and DJ Green Lantern have used phrases like “life-changing” and “too cold” to describe the set.

Grab downloadable copies of the mix through the Slow Roast Records website.

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‘MikiDZ Podcast’: 2020 Wrap-up With DJ Spryte

As the year comes to a close, the MikiDZ Podcast crew brings back DJ Spryte for a year-end wrap-up. The fellas talk about 2020’s biggest artists and best tracks, and also recap what would have been this year’s best moments in nightlife… hypothetically.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, 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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‘MikiDZ Podcast’: The Lower Rate Effect

This week, the MikiDZ Podcast crew welcomes back special guest DJ Spryte. The fellas talk about the future of DJ rates, Too Short and E-40‘s classic tracks, and more.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, 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’: Nick Bike on the Popularity of ‘The Bike Crate’

R.O.A.D. Podcast: Nick Bike

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew spoke to Vancouver-based DJ/producer Nick Bike. The renowned remixer described how it feels to have DJ legends like DJ Jazzy Jeff and Questlove praise and play his edits.

The fellas also shared some of their favorite edits and remixes from “The Bike Crate” and asked Nick how he managed to migrate his audience from Bandcamp to Patreon after getting his account shut down due to the recent DMCA copyright infringement crackdowns.

Download Nick Bike‘s remixes and edits on DJcity.

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

Follow the R.O.A.D. Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube.

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‘MikiDZ Podcast’: Dead in the Group Chat

'MikiDZ Podcast': Dead in the Group Chat

With 2021 right around the corner, the MikiDZ Podcast crew reflects on how they navigated the challenges of the past year. They also talk about the dynamics of a good group chat, Jack Harlow‘s track “Tyler Herro,” and the legendary DJ Indiana Jones.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, 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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