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Watch the ‘Beyond the Music Retreat’ Documentary

Beyond the Music Retreat

In March, DJcity and DJ/producer Vice joined forces to host the inaugural Beyond the Music Retreat in Black Hawk, Colorado.

The event, which took place over two days, featured some of the industry’s brightest minds. The panelists included A-Trak, Chuckie, Z-Trip, Justin Credible, and Miles Medina.

The retreat made an impact on the attendees, including A-Trak, who took to Twitter to reflect on the experience.

Watch the mini-documentary below and check out the photos of the attendees at beyondthemusicretreat.com.

Related: Watch DJ Vice’s ‘MikiDz Show’ Set

Watch the Producer of Future’s ‘March Madness’ Explain How He Made the Track

808 Mafia member Tarentino has explained how he produced Future‘s hit song “March Madness” on a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed.

The track was the first single from Future’s 2015 mixtape 56 Nights. By 2017, “March Madness” had been certified platinum.

In the video, Tarentino explains how Future inspired him to come up with the track and then breaks the beat down layer-by-layer.

Watch Deconstructed above.

Related: Watch the Producer of Blueface’s ‘Thotiana’ Explain How He Made the Track

Watch: Brandan Duke the DJ Drops ‘King’s Dead’ Routine

Brandan Duke the DJ, a 12-year old turntablist from Ontario, Canada, has put down a routine for Serato. In his performance, Duke flips Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake‘s Grammy Award-winning track “King’s Dead.”

Duke is the 2018 Goldie Awards Vice Champion. He formerly held the Guinness World Record for youngest club DJ, having played at the Kool Haus in Toronto at the age of six.

Watch his routine above.

Related: Watch Brandan Duke the DJ’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Craze
Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)

Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.

The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.

At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

Follow the R.O.A.D. Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Twitter, and YouTube.

Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Watch: ‘Making Mad Noise’ Turntablist Documentary

British creative collective Boom City has released a turntablist documentary, Making Mad Noise – 10 Years of Community Skratch.

The Community Skratch event series brings turntablists together from around the world for showcases and networking. It began with the Community Skratch Games in 2006 in Galway, Ireland. It later expanded to Brighton, UK, with DJ Manipulate‘s Community Skratch BBQ.

As the turntablism community grew, the event series branched out with UK and European tours. Community Skratch has also begun to collaborate with Battle Avenue, expanding the turntablist network even further.

Watch the documentary above.

Related: DJ Woody Launches Scratch Sample Subscription Service

DJ Stonic Launches Netflix Parody Series, ‘Scratchflix’

Scratchflix

Stonic, a former Red Bull Music 3Style and DMC contender, has launched a Netflix parody series titled Scratchflix. Each episode is a routine that combines turntablism with references to popular Netflix shows and movies.

So far, Scratchflix has released two episodes: “Boscratch Horseman,” a spoof of the animated series, BoJack Horseman, and “Scratch Mirror,” a parody of the sci-fi anthology, Black Mirror.

Watch the episodes below and stay tuned for new videos each month.

Follow Scratchflix on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Related: Watch: Stonic Performs New Turntablism Routine

Serato Announces ‘Serato Studio’ Production Software

Serato Studio
Serato Studio. (Source: Serato)

UPDATE: Serato has paused its public beta of Serato Studio after receiving an influx of users. Anyone interested in joining can still register to be notified of any future openings.

Serato on Wednesday announced its entry into the music production market with its Serato Studio software.

The application aims to lower the barrier to entry for DJs who are interested in music production. Features include access to the Serato DJ library, waveform displays, cue points, and time-stretching and key detection with Pitch ‘n Time.

Serato Studio works with a range of Serato-enabled hardware such as mixers and controllers, allowing them to function as MIDI controllers.

It is currently available as a limited public beta. Upon its full release, Serato Studio will be available via subscription to allow for regular software updates and additional sample content.

Sign up for the beta here and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.

Related: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.1.1

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