New tracks that DJs should know about.
DJ Scene performs at Daylight Beach Club in Las Vegas on April 22, 2016. (via Facebook)
Las Vegas’ DJ Scene is one of the most respected and versatile DJs in the open-format community. A native of Seattle, Scene has won Red Bull Thre3style and DMC battles and is currently a resident at Daylight Beach Club in Vegas. He’s also an active producer and dropped an EP with Four Color Zack on Fool’s Gold in May. His latest release, “Wonka,” just premiered on DJcity. Below are five must-have items that he always carries in his DJ bag.
“Too many times have I found myself missing a headphone adaptor and asking to borrow one. One day I just went on Amazon and bought 10 of them and threw five in my backpack. Now I’m never caught without one, and if anyone else needs to borrow one, I’m able to help.”
“I love having them with me to wipe tray tables and armrests on planes. You’d think the crew would clean everything, but they just pick up the big stuff. I started traveling with them the first time I saw snot on a tray table. I’ve also used them on mixers in clubs and TV remotes in hotels.”
USB Flash Drives
“I usually carry five to eight USB drives. I give some of the USBs, which contain my original tracks, remixes, bootlegs, and mixes, to promoters and resident DJs. Some of the other drives have everything I need to switch over or even play a full set (Serato Control Tone, mixes, and songs of different BPM). I also have a USB eLicenser, which is required by some of the soft synths and plugins that I produce with. If the key is missing, the session won’t load correctly. Major key.”
“There have been a few times when I’ve lost my ID or left it in a different pair of jeans. I started keeping my Global Entry card in my backpack at all times as a backup ID, so there’s never any surprises at the airport. It’s definitely saved me. I have a small group of cards wrapped with a rubber band that includes my Global Entry ID, hotel rewards cards, airport lounge cards, companion pass cards, and drink vouchers.”
Plastic Cutlery Set
“It seems like a weird item, but it’s come in handy more than a few times. You don’t always know when, where or what you’ll be eating when you’re traveling around. It never hurts to have a few extra napkins either.”
Stream “Wonka” below and download it on DJcity.