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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Bill Spector on Realizing the DJ Is the Epicenter of a Party

R.O.A.D. Podcast

New York City’s nightlife pioneer Bill Spector and Miami’s Raulizm spoke with the R.O.A.D. Podcast last week. In the interview, Bill Spector recalled hearing Jellybean Benitez in the 1980s at NYC’s legendary Funhouse and realizing that the DJ is the most crucial factor to any successful party.

Bill and Raulizm also spoke about working with icons like DJ AM, Mark Ronson, and Stretch Armstrong.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Navarro Wins Red Bull 3Style Chile Final

Navarro won the Red Bull 3Style X Chile championship on January 16, competing against Diego ZapataDJ RamNashKRYS, and Chris Lopez.

Navarro is a Santiago-based producer and turntablist. He moves on to the Red Bull 3Style Finals in Moscow from April 20-28, 2020.

Listen to his winning set below:

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Serato Releases 20th Anniversary Box Set and Documentary

Serato 20th Year Anniversary Box Set


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Serato is celebrating two decades in business with a series of anniversary releases. First, a three-part documentary chronicling the company’s history has been developed. Also, a limited-edition anniversary box set is available for sale that includes two 20th Anniversary Serato control vinyl and a 20th Anniversary photograph book tracing the story of Serato from 1999 to 2019. These two items are now available on Serato’s website.

Serato has expanded from the minds of two New Zealand-based computer science students to be a worldwide product and tech staple. DJs including the likes of A-Trak, Jazzy Jeff, Rich Medina, Mix Master Mike, DJ Spinna, and more appear in the documentary.

Watch part one below.

For more information, visit Serato’s website.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Bad Boy vs. Death Row Records

ROAD Podcast

On last week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew debated whether Bad Boy Records or Death Row Records has a more lucrative catalog.

The fellas also asked co-host, Jaime Da Great, to share his recent experience attending Diddy‘s 50th birthday celebration in Los Angeles.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: DJ Jessica Who Explains David Grutman’s Infamous ‘Do Not Play List’

DJ Jessica Who

Miami’s DJ Jessica Who spoke with the R.O.A.D. Podcast last week. In the interview, she described the pressure that DJs experienced while performing at LIV Miami during the era of Dave Grutman’s infamous “Do Not Play List.”

The crew also talked about dealing with the performance anxiety that many DJs experience while working in nightlife.

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: 2010’s Decade Recap

ROAD Podcast Decade Recap Feat

Two weeks ago, the R.O.A.D. Podcast crew was joined by Las Vegas’ DJ Cyberkid to debate their picks for the best and worst club songs of the last decade.

The fellas also discussed the most valuable lessons they learned as DJs in the last ten years.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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