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Ben Billion$ Talks All Things Production on ‘Pensado’s Place’

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Multi-platinum producer Ben Billion$ recently sat down with the Pensado’s Place YouTube show.

Based in Miami, Ben is best known for producing hits like Future‘s “Low Life,” Yo Gotti‘s “Down in the DM,” Maroon 5‘s “What Lovers Do,” and The Weeknd‘s “Often.” Most recently, Ben scored placements on DJ Khaled‘s new album Father of Asahd, including “You Stay,” which was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of May.

Ben discussed a number of topics in the interview, such as starting out as an engineer, his signature “low end” sound, his definition of “strip club drums,” using live instrumentation, the importance of being humble, and more.

Watch the interview below.

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Kutcorners Shows How to Produce a Remix in Serato Studio

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Kutcorners, one half of the DJ/producer duo Live Evil, shows how to produce a remix in Serato Studio on a new episode of DJcityTV’s Behind the Beats series.

The Vancouver native rebuilds Live Evil’s remix of Rich The Kid‘s 2014 track “Why You Mad” layer by layer, highlighting the benefits of Serato Studio along the way.

Serato Studio is the company’s first foray into music production. It launched in March and is currently in beta.

Watch above and download Live Evil’s remix on DJcity.

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Laidback Luke Breaks Down His Remix of Avicii’s ‘S.O.S.’

Laidback Luke has shared a behind-the-scenes look at his remix of Avicii‘s “S.O.S.” featuring Aloe Blacc.

“S.O.S.” is the first single off of the late producer’s forthcoming album, TIM. It was DJcity’s most-downloaded track of April. Luke’s remix puts a big room spin on Avicii’s poppy, tropical house sound.

In the video, Luke gives a layer-by-layer breakdown of his remix in Ableton. He discusses the synthesizers, drum samples, and plug-ins he uses, and ends with an overview of his mastering process.

Watch above.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’ Hosts Discuss Rising Demand for Female DJs

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On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses the changes in nightlife noted by the 2018 International Music Summit Business Report. The report points out that while the rates for DJs are decreasing, there is a rising demand for female DJs.

In addition to the IMS Business Report, the guys talk about Meek Mill‘s incident in Las Vegas, Nipsey Hussle‘s clothing store, Wu-Tang Clan‘s recently released documentary, and more.

Watch the excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Watch: MORENNO Delivers Mix for DJcityTV

MORENNO, the Red Bull Music 3Style Brazil champ, has delivered an energetic mix for DJcityTV. The turntablist drops remixes of current and classic club hits, along with one of his own edits.

The Curitiba native is an accomplished battle DJ. He was a 3Style Brazil finalist in 2016 and 2017 before making it to the IX World Finals. MORENNO was also the vice-champion of the 2016 Freestyle Scratches Brasil battle.

Watch MORENNO’s set above.

Tracklist:

1. Clau – Pouca Pausa – Laudz Edit – MORENNO Rework
2. B2K ft. Diddy – Bump, Bump, Bump – Tomcio Remix
3. P. Diddy ft. Ginuwine, Loon, & Mario Winans – I Need A Girl, Pt. 2 – Kevin D Remix
4. The Fugees – Killing Me Softly – DJ Serg Remix
5. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) – Jayli Remix
6. SZA – Broken Clocks – Vandalized Edit
7. Lil Duval ft. Snoop Dogg & Ball Greezy – Smile (Living My Best Life)
8. Ella Mai – Boo’d Up – Vandalized Edit
9. Kanye West & Lil Pump – I Love It – Vandalized Edit
10. Nicki Minaj ft. PTAF – Boss Ass B#tch Remix – VM Edit
11. Marshmello, Tyga, & Chris Brown – Light It Up – DJ Serg Sniper Hype Edit
12. J. Cole – Work Out – Lincoln Baio Contra La Pared Bootleg
13. DJ Casper vs French Montana – Cha Cha Slide – Anthem Kingz Slide 96-122 Transition
14. GoldLink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – Crew – Vandalized Edit

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Watch City Girls’ ‘Act Up’ Video

City Girls have released a visual for their viral hit “Act Up.” The track is the second single from their sophomore album Girl Code. It reached No. 29 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of April.

The video features City Girls member Yung Miami and fans partying around Miami’s South Beach neighborhood. It features a cameo from the track’s co-writer Lil Yachty.

Watch above and download the track on DJcity.

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Traktor DJ 2 First Look and Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 Review

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at two new offerings from Native Instruments.

The Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 updates the controller to make it more beginner-friendly. Also aimed at beginners, the Traktor DJ 2 app now includes the ability to stream music using SoundCloud Go+ among other improvements.

Watch Mo’s first look and review above.

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Watch: DJ Worm Performs at 3Style IX World Finals

DJ Worm, the Red Bull Music 3Style Russia champion, delivered a performance for DJcityTV during the IX World Finals week.

In his routine, the Moscow-based turntablist flipped Russian producer Tapecut‘s track “give it to me” and Travis Scott‘s hit “SICKO MODE.”

Watch above.

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Watch DJ Switch’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

DJ Switch, an award-winning DJ/songwriter from Nigeria, has delivered a mix for DJcityTV’s Bedroom Sessions. In her set, the 34-year old party rocker mixes throwback hits with moombahton and bass music.

In 2009, Switch’s group Da Pulse won the musical competition reality show Star Quest. She went on to win the show Glo X-Factor in 2013, earning the artist a recording contract with Sony Music.

Tracklist:

1. Khia – My Neck, My Back (Lick It) – Benedetto Remix
2. Kelly Rowland – Like This – DJ Switch Flip
3. Jermaine Dupri ft. Nate Dogg – Ballin’ Out Of Control – Acapella
4. Dillon Francis & Skrillex ft. Maluca – Bun Up The Dance – Mozo Dirty Vibe Bootleg – DJ Switch Edit
5. Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’ – D’Maduro Remix – DJ Switch Edit
6. 50 Cent – P.I.M.P. – KAZUSH 2017 Remix

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