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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: DJ Aktive on DJing for Janet Jackson

DJ Aktive

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew sat down with one of the most sought-after tour DJs in the music industry, DJ Aktive. The Phily native spoke about his experience DJing for Janet Jackson’s world tour.

Aktive also shared his plans to open up a DJ school in Philadelphia and talked about working with hip-hop legends like Diddy, Kanye West, and Nas.

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

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New Year, New Routine From DJ IKU on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, celebrates the new year with a fresh hip-hop routine on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s new routine features beat juggling, pitch play, scratches, tone play, and wordplay.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. 宮城道雄 – 春の海
2. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones, Pt. II
3. DJ Hazime & DJ Watarai ft. ¥ellow Bucks & Zeebra – Do It
4. ¥ellow Bucks ft. Eric.B.Jr. – Yessir
5. Pretty Ricky – Your Body
6. Megan Thee Stallion – Body
7. Eric Bellinger ft. 2 Chainz – Focused On You
8. Nas & Bravehearts – Oochie Wally Remix
9. The East Flatbush Project – Tried By 12
10. Wiz Khalifa – Still Wiz
11. Tyla Yaweh ft. DaBaby – Stuntin’ On You
12. NLE Choppa ft. Mulatto – Make Em Say

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RANE Announces Its First All-in-One Controller, the ONE


RANE ONE. (Source: Serato)

RANE has officially entered the controller market with the release of the ONE. Similar to the design of the TWELVE, the ONE aims to satisfy the needs of turntablists while providing the convenience of a portable, all-in-one piece of tech.

The ONE features motorized platters with 7.2-inch removable acrylic disks. The mixer section features an adjustable crossfader, allowing scratchers to fine-tune their experience. Each deck has eight RGB pads and includes the Scratch Bank feature recently added to Serato DJ Pro, which allows users to easily load scratch samples or full tracks to either deck.

In related news, Serato has announced their latest update, Serato DJ Pro 2.4.4. This update provides support for the RANE ONE and will be available on their website at 12 PM PST.

Watch Mojaxx’s full review of the RANE ONE controller below.

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Omnitronic TRM-402 Review: Rotary Mixing On A Budget?

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx reviews the most affordable four-channel rotary mixer on the market: the Omnitronic TRM-402. This mixer sets out to prove that you may not really need to spend $1000+ to have some knob-twiddling fun.

Watch Mo’s review above.

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Watch DJ IKU’s Japanese Hip-Hop Routine on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU

DJ IKU, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion, shines a spotlight on the Japanese hip-hop scene on the latest installment of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

In the episode, IKU showcases his turntablism skills while performing a routine that highlights the best Japanese hip-hop tracks released in 2020.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. Jin Dogg & OVER KILL – ベルセルク
2. 018 – Pineapple Express
3. Red Eye ft. 漢 a.k.a GAMI – Get over it.
4. SANTAWORLDVIEW – Baby What You Want?
5. SIMON, RYKEY & YMG – どうってことねぇ
6. RYKEY – STRIPPER
7. MC TYSON ft. ¥ellow Bucks & OZworld – Chain On My Neck
8. Normcore Boyz – UNDER THE BUILDING
9. BAD HOP – Bayside Dream
10. JAGGLA ft. MC TYSON & Eric. B.Jr – ATTOTEKI
11. AK-69 ft. ¥ellow Bucks – Bussin’

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Mojaxx’s ‘Tips and Tricks’ 2020 Wrap-up

In a special episode of Tips and TricksMojaxx reviews the tech highlights and trends in the DJ world over the past year.

His roundup includes RANE’s SEVENTY-TWO Mixer, Pioneer’s CDJ-3000 media player, the debut of the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for DJs, and much more.

Watch Mojaxx’s 2020 wrap-up above.

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