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Win a Pair of Ortofon VNL Cartridges by Recreating DJ ND’s Flare & Tear Combo

In a special episode of Made From Scratch, DJ ND demonstrates a scratch pattern that could win you a pair of Ortofon’s new VNL cartridges.

If you’ve got what it takes to recreate this flare and tear combo, film yourself performing it over a beat and upload the video to Instagram. Tag @djcity and @ortofon_dj and use hashtag #MadeFromScratchVNLContest. Entries may be submitted until Wednesday, December 16, and one winner will be announced in the following episode of Made From Scratch.

Watch the tutorial above, grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here, and start preparing your entries. Good luck!

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Mojaxx Takes a Look at Ortofon’s New VNL Cartridges and Gold Smokin Shells

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Ortofon’s new VNL cartridges, designed with turntablists in mind. They’re currently available in an introductory pack containing one cartridge and three stylii, allowing users to decide which of the three available stylus options they prefer.

Plus, he reviews the incredibly bling 24-karat gold-plated headshells from Smokin Shells, which pretty much fall into the “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.

Watch Mo’s first look and review above.

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DJ IKU Flips ‘Mr.Parka jr.’ on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

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Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, performs a scratch routine over “Mr.Parka jr.” on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The song is produced by DJ SAAT, DJ WATARAI, and rising Japanese comedian duo, Chocolate Planet.

Watch The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s performance above.

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‘MikiDZ Podcast’: I Am Not a Life Coach Pt. 2

Last week the MikiDZ Podcast crew introduced professional “organizer” Matt Kennedy. This week, they continue the conversation and hone in on what DJ life is all about. Matt and the fellas talk about following through on ideas, the importance of professional relationships, and what the next step is after DJing.

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’: I Am Not a Life Coach

This week, the MikiDZ Podcast crew links up with professional “organizer” Matt Kennedy. Matt shares his story, offers tips on how to make the right moves for your happiness and success, and talks about why he doesn’t like the term “life coach.”

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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Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in PCDJ DEX 3 Software


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Beatsource has announced that Beatsource LINK is now available in PCDJ DEX 3, a leading performance software among mobile and video DJs.

DEX 3 users can stream tracks from Beatsource’s library, including thousands of expertly curated playlists, directly from the software.

Ryan Sherr, General Manager at PCDJ, says:

“Streaming platforms are firmly the preferred method for consumers to listen to and discover new music, and inevitably DJs want the same access to massive streaming libraries. With Beatsource LINK baked into our flagship DEX 3 software, whether they’re a club jock or a mobile DJ, our customers no longer need to source their music elsewhere. They can just log in and instantly stream from a massive catalog of high-quality tracks from premium artists.”

Beatport LINK, which uses the same technology as Beatsource LINK, is also available in DEX 3.

Start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here and learn how to use LINK in DEX 3 here.

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