Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ: Correcting The Record

Last month, Mojaxx took a first look at the Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ. However, the overview of the all-in-one DJ system wasn’t entirely accurate.

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx gives an updated and corrected look at the XDJ-XZ. Watch above.

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Watch the Show Category Routines for the 2019 IDA World DJ Championships

Daddy Always Ready & Uncle Jaras

Daddy Always Ready & Uncle Jaras
Daddy Always Ready & Uncle Jaras at the 2019 IDA World DJ Championships in Kraków, Poland. (Source: Facebook)

The 2019 IDA World DJ Championships went down in Kraków, Poland on Saturday, Nov. 30. It was another big year for Poland’s Pan Jaras, who also won the Scratch Category for the third consecutive time, and his crew who won the Show Category.

Below are the full Show Category results and videos of the routines.

IDA 2019 Show Category Champions:
Daddy Always Ready & Uncle Jaras – Poland

Vice Champions:
SuperBeast DJsDJ Rena & K-Swizz

3rd Place:
LATipik – France

Stay tuned for more IDA content.

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Watch Beast Mode’s Surprise Routine for DJcityTV

Beat Mode

Renowned turntablist Beast Mode paid us a surprise visit at the DJcity office in Los Angeles, on his way home to Australia from the Goldie Awards.

Beast Mode is an open-format DJ from Australia, he was recently crowned the vice champion at the 2019 Goldie Awards, he is also a former Red Bull 3Style world finalist, two-time Australian 3Style champion, DMC champion, and ITF scratch champion.

Watch above.

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DEFRA Delivers Hip-Hop Routine for DJcityTV


German DJ/producer, DEFRA, has thrown down a high-energy routine for DJcityTV. In his performance, the 34-year-old turntablist cuts up a mix of new and old hip-hop tracks.

Originally from Munich, DEFRA is best known for his Toneplay Tuesday series and for his collaborative hit single “Lit,” with German R&B singer, Marko Leano.


1. Diplo ft. Bizzey & Ramiks – Dip Raar – Instrumental
2. Freak Nasty – Da’ Dip – Acapella
3. YG ft. Tyga & Jon Z – Go Loko
4. Public Announcement – Mamacita
5. Tyga, YG, & Santana – MAMACITA With E-Guitar Tool

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Watch DJ ND and DJcityTV’s New Tutorial Series “Made From Scratch”

German turntablist DJ ND and DJcityTV have released the first episode of the tutorial series Made From Scratch. In this episode, ND demonstrates a combination of flare and wave scratches to create a unique pattern.

Grab the scratch tool here and watch the tutorial above.

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Listen: Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels Interview on ‘The 20 Podcast’

Robb McDaniels and DJ Spider

Robb McDaniels and DJ Spider
Robb McDaniels and DJ Spider

On this week’s episode of Beatsource‘s The 20 Podcast, DJ Spider keeps it in the family and speaks with Robb McDaniels.

McDaniels is the CEO of Beatport and venture advisor at Dubai-based investment company TechInvest. Originally a DJ, McDaniels founded INgrooves in 2002, where he served as CEO until 2014. (INgrooves manages North American digital distribution for Universal Music Group, as well as thousands of indie artists and labels.) In 2017, McDaniels joined Beatport. He has led the company during a period of growth, which includes the launch of Beatsource (Beatport and DJcity‘s digital music service for open-format DJs).

Watch the clip below and stream the episode on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

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