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How Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Cash Sh#t’ Was Produced

LilJuMadeDaBeat

Dallas producer LilJuMadeDaBeat recently sat down with Genius to break down how he created the beat for Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever standout, “Cash Sh#t.”

The track, which features North Carolina rapper DaBaby, peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and recently reached platinum status. The song also inspired Meg’s 2019 summer anthem “Hot Girl Summer,” where the Houston rapper first coined the term “hot girl.”

“So, her being from Texas and me being from the state of Texas it’s just a gumbo pot of just mixtures, like it’s working so perfectly.” said Lil Ju.

Watch LilJuMadeDaBeat break down “Cash Sh#t” above.

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Mojaxx Shares Quick Tip for Serato DJ Pro

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx shares his favorite shortcut in Serato DJ Pro. This trick lets you quickly reset parameters within the software.

Watch above.

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DJcity Teams With Serato for Serato Studio Workshop Series, ‘DJs Make Beats’

DJs Make Beats workshop

DJs Make Beats workshop
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DJcity has teamed up with Serato to host a series of Serato Studio workshops called DJs Make Beats. The workshops will teach DJs how to quickly transform their ideas into beats using Serato’s beat making software, Serato Studio.

The workshops will take place in five cities across the West Coast of North America during October. Check out the schedule below. Space is limited; RSVP is required.

Vancouver
October 7
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fortune Sound Club
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Las Vegas
October 24
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Park on Fremont
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Los Angeles (Hollywood)
October 27
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ruby Theater
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Oakland
October 28
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
YR Media
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Los Angeles (West LA)
October 29
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Scratch DJ Academy
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Download a free trial of Serato Studio here.

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How Bad Bunny and Tainy’s ‘Callaita’ Was Produced

Tainy

Puerto Rican producer Tainy recently sat down with Genius to break down how he made his and Bad Bunny‘s crossover hit, “Callaita.”

With over 340 million streams on Spotify alone, the track peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and No. 52 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It adds to a growing list of Spanish-language songs that have crossed over into the US mainstream.

Born in Puerto Rico, Tainy has become one of the most in-demand producers in the Latin world. His credits include Cardi B‘s “I Like It,” Bad Bunny‘s “Solo de Mi,” and Ozuna‘s “Bebe.”

Watch Tainy break down “Callaita” above.

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Beatsource Public Beta Launches

Beatsource

Beatsource

Beatsource, the new digital music service for open-format DJs, has launched in public beta. The platform, which is a joint venture between DJcity and Beatport, will begin as a download service. It offers new and classic tracks along with curated playlists from expert DJs.

The public beta is open to everyone.

The download service is the first of three Beatsource products. Its streaming service, Beatsource LINK, expected to release at the end of 2019. Based on Beatport’s patented technology, the streaming service will integrate Beatsource’s catalog into DJ software and hardware and will include offline streaming. The PROMO service will offer a subscription tier for professional DJs. It is anticipated to launch in early 2020.

In September, Beatsource announced that legendary DJ/producer A-Trak was added to its board of managers.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-XP2 Add-On Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2
Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2 (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-XP2, an add-on controller for rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro.

The DDJ-XP2 adds to the functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but retains the build quality and layout of the original unit.

Key new features include:

– Works natively with both rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro
– 32 performance pads
– Silent Cue feature available in Serato DJ Pro for the first time
– Unique Slide FX control

Watch’s Mojaxx‘s first look below, along with an introduction video featuring Mr Switch and Tigerstyle, and a routine from Jon1st.

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