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Pioneer DJ Releases XDJ-XZ Controller

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ
Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has released a new all-in-one controller, the XDJ-XZ.

The device, which can be used with USB drives or a rekordbox-equipped laptop, “feels exactly like you’re using the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2,” according to the press release. Serato DJ Pro support will be added in early 2020.

“It is the closest thing you can get to a full two deck [Pioneer DJ] NXS2 setup at around a third of the price,” DJcityTV’s Mojaxx says.

The XDJ-XZ is available now at $2,299. Watch Mo’s first look below and stay tuned for a full review.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Holocryptics and the Future of Hologram DJing

ROAD Podcast

On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew talks about the Las Vegas-based hologram company, Holocryptics. The guys discuss the pros and cons of giving venues the option of hologram DJs and how this can affect the DJ industry.

The fellas also review Gang Starr‘s latest album, One Of The Best Yet, and explore the legacy of the iconic hip-hop duo.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Reloop Announces RMX-10 BT Bluetooth Mixer

Reloop RMX-10 BT (Source: Reloop)

Reloop has announced the RMX-10 BT, a Bluetooth-enabled two-channel DJ mixer.

The budget-friendly mixer has standard features like a 3-band EQ, replaceable crossfader, and mic input. The built-in Bluetooth interface allows users to route audio from a phone or tablet to either channel.

The RMX-10 BT is scheduled for a December release. Learn more about the mixer here.

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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DJM-REC App


On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at Pioneer DJ‘s DJM-REC app.

DJM-REC is an affordable high-quality recording app that allows users to efficiently record and archive DJ mixes via iPhone or iPad.

Watch Mojaxx‘s review of the app above.

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Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1 Adds Support for Denon DJ PRIME 4 and SC5000M

Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1, an update that provides support for the Denon DJ PRIME 4 controller and SC5000M media player. Upon updating DJ Pro and the Denon DJ firmware, the units will work as Official Serato Accessories with enhanced functionality like hot cues, FX, and more.

Watch Mojaxx‘s first look above and download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.1 here.

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How Travis Scott and Drake’s SICKO MODE Was Produced

Rogét Chahayed

Grammy-nominated producer, Rogét Chahayed, recently sat down with Native Instruments and explained how an organ sound on KONTAKT inspired the hook for Travis Scott and Drake’s multi-platinum “SICKO MODE.”

Scott’s “SICKO MODE” was the second single from his third studio album, Astroworld, it is the first hip-hop song in history to spend more than 30 weeks on Billboard’s top ten.

Watch the Los Angeles based producer break down “SICKO MODE” above.

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