• DJ TLM: DJs Should Learn How to Play Longer Sets

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    While veteran DJs may be used to playing longer sets, new DJs might not be getting the same experience. Promoters have started booking more DJs per event, which means each DJ ends up with a shorter time slot. But there are a lot of skills that DJs can only learn by rocking a party for more than an hour.

    On this episode of DJcityTV’s Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM talks about the advantages of playing longer sets and why promoters should book fewer DJs per event.

    Related: Should All DJs Know How to Scratch?

  • Miles Medina to Perform on ‘MikiDz Show’ Live Stream

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    Miles Medina

    Award-winning DJ Miles Medina will perform on DJcity’s MikiDz Show live stream on Monday, Oct. 22. It will be the Bay Area native’s second appearance on the show, the first being back in 2010.

    Medina has built a reputation over the years as one of the most skilled and versatile DJs from the West Coast. He has won a number of local competitions, and in 2017, took the national spotlight when he won the DJ battle at A-Trak‘s Goldie Awards. A seasoned party rocker, Medina also stays busy performing at clubs around the US.

    The MikiDz Show is hosted by MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone and includes an opening set from DJ Rell. Watch it at 7 p.m. PT on DJcity’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, or website.

    To receive email updates about the MikiDz Show, click here.

    Related: Sak Noel to Perform on ‘MikiDz Show’ Live Stream

  • Listen to DJ Shean’s DJcity Podcast Mix

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    DJ Shean

    DJ Shean has produced for legendary French hip-hop artists like Sully Sefil and Diam’s, and US artists like Smif-N-Wessun. He’s a member of the Press Play DJ crew with DJ Kayus and Captain Pytch. Shean is also a mixer on the radio show “Just Listen” on So Good Media. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.

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    Download on iTunes HERE

    Tracklist:
    01. Nicki Minaj – Barbie Dreams
    02. Notorious B.I.G. – Just Playin’
    03. Bas & J. Cole – Tribe
    04. The Pharcyde – Running
    05. Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones
    06. H.E.R ft. DJ Scratch – Lost Souls
    07. LSG – Curious
    08. Lil Duval ft. Snoop Dogg & Ball Greezy – Smile (Living My Best Life)
    09. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – Ain’t no Fun
    10. The Game ft. YG, Ty Dolla Sign, & Jeremih – DTF
    11. Nipsey Hustle ft. Kendrick Lamar – Dedication
    12. Jay Rock ft. Jeremih – Tap Out
    13. Ella Mai ft. Chris Brown – Whatchamacallit
    14. Ashanti ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Say Less
    15. Tory Lanez – Hypnotized
    16. Lil Wayne – Uproar
    17. G DEP ft. Craig Mack – Special Delivery Remix
    18. LOGIC ft. Young Sinatra – Warm It Up
    19. Ghostface Killa ft. Apollo Brown – Blood On The Cobblestones

    Related: Listen to Hoodini’s DJcity Podcast Mix

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  • Watch: DJ Brace and Asian Hawk Join Forces on Routine

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    DJ Brace and Asian Hawk, two of the world’s most innovative turntablists, have joined forces on a routine for DJcityTV.

    While this is their first time working together, both DJs are veterans of the battle scene. Brace is a three-time DMC world champion and Asian Hawk has claimed five UK DMC titles.

    With only twelve hours to put together a routine, the duo created a soulful, R&B-tinged song. Asian Hawk combined singing and finger drumming, while Brace played a melody by scratching with the Fretless Fader.

    Watch above.

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    Follow Asian Hawk on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Twitter, and YouTube.

    Related: Watch Turntablist and Singer Asian Hawk Perform ‘Shining’

  • Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Oct. 12

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    Kungs at R2 Rooftop in Marseille, France on Sept. 19, 2018. (Credit: Valentin Chalandon)

    Terror Squad, Fat Joe, & Remy Ma – Lean Back – Robin Roij Remix
    The hip-hop crew’s 2004 smash gets the moombahton treatment.

    Kodak Black ft. Travis Scott & Offset – ZEZE
    A highly-anticipated single from an all-star lineup.

    Kungs & Throttle – Disco Night
    A g-house-influenced heater that features looped spoken word vocals.

    Lil Baby & Gunna ft. Drake – Never Recover
    A stand-out track from the duo’s Drip Harder collab album.


    Featured on DJcity earlier this week:

    – Bad Bunny ft. Drake – MIA
    – Jennifer Lopez – Get Right – DJ Serg & DJ Stressy Remix

    DJcity’s weekly picks are selected by Kidd Spin. To receive them via email, click here.

    Related: Must-Play Tracks for the Weekend: Oct. 5

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  • Listen to DJ Aldivas’ DJcity Podcast Mix

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    DJ Aldivas

    Aldivas is a DJ from Italy. In addition to rocking some of the biggest clubs in her country, she has also performed at HÏ and Privilege in Ibiza and the Pride festival in Germany. Stream or download her DJcity Podcast mix below.

    Follow DJ Aldivas on Facebook and Instagram.

    Download on iTunes HERE

    Tracklist:
    01. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy – DJ Primetyme Acap Intro
    02. Chaka Demus – Murder She Wrote – DJ Magic O Remix
    03. Lele Pons – Celoso
    04. Missy Elliot – Get Ya Freak On – Koshii Remix
    05. Iggy Azalea ft Tyga – Kream – DJ Aldivas Intro Rework
    06. Tyga – SWISH
    07. Drake – In My Feelings – DJ Aldivas Intro Edit
    08. Farruko ft. Bad Bunny – Krippy Kush
    09. DMX ft. Starjac & G Wizard – Party Up – Sun Philips Bootleg
    10. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper – DJ 212 & Mayeda Twerk Remix
    11. C&C Music Factory – Everybody Dance Now – DJ Rocco & DJ Ever B Remix
    12. Mr Collipark ft. Fatman Scoop – Put Yo Click Up – Party Break Mix
    13. Gangstarr – Full Clip
    14. Kanye West & Lil Pump ft. Adele Givens – I Love It
    15. Daddy Yankee, Rkm y Ken-Y & Arcangel – Zum Zum – Rajobos & Mula Remix
    16. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam – Reggaeton Mix
    17. Pharrell Williams – Freedom
    18. Kanye West – Stronger
    19. Fugees – Ready Or Not
    20. DJ Aldivas – Rapper’s Delight X Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – Mash-Up
    21. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
    22. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk – Kid Cut Up The Breaks Acap Intro
    23. Celia Cruz – La Vida Es Un Carnaval
    24. Duke Dumont – I Got U – ETCETC! Moombahton Edit
    25. Childish Gambino – This Is America – DJ Aldivas Intro
    26. Lola Indigo – Ya No Quiero Na – DJ Salva Garcia & Dj Alex Melero Edit
    27. McFioti – Bum Bum Tam Tam – Avi S +18 Reflip
    28. 6ix9ine ft. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz – FEFE
    29. Eminem ft. Royce Da 59′ – Not Alike
    30. Blocboy JB ft. Drake – Look Alive
    31. Kanye West & Jay-Z – N*ggas In Paris
    32. Travis Scott – 5%
    33. Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla Sign – Psycho

    Related: Listen to DJ Karr’s DJcity Podcast Mix

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  • Nathan Dawe Presents UKG & Bassline Remix Package For ‘Cheatin’: DJcity Exclusive

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    Nathan Dawe

    “Cheatin” is the very first release from the 24-year-old Burton upon Trent talent. The track has performed outstandingly so far for a debut single.

    It’s been played on Kiss, Radio 1Xtra, and BBC Radio 1, receiving support from MistaJam, Jordan North, Scott Mills, and more. It’s been in the Spotify viral chart peaking at #2, rose to #63 iTunes and #15 iTunes Dance, and entered the Top 100 on Apple Music.

    Now he is back with a big remix package including a UKG remix featuring Jaykae & Bru-C and a bassline remix from Jamie Duggan & Booda. Both these tracks are available for download exclusively via DJcity. Download the remixes from below:

    Nathan Dawe ft. Jaykae & Bru-C – Cheatin’ – UKG Remix

    Nathan Dawe – Cheatin’ – Jamie Duggan & Booda Remix

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    Related: Nathan Dawe Announces ‘Step Forward’ DJ Competition

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  • Watch: Swishahouse Founder DJ Michael 5000 Watts Drops a Mix at DJcity

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    DJ Michael 5000 Watts recently stopped by DJcity to throw down a mix using Roland’s DJ-808 controller. Watts is the founder and owner of the legendary Swishahouse record label and a mixer on Houston’s 97.9 The Box.

    Swishahouse was influential in the rise of the “chopped and screwed” sound, releasing hits from Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and more.

    In his routine, Watts chops up Southern hip-hop tracks, scratches acapellas, and puts the DJ-808’s range of features to use.

    Watch above.

    Tracklist:

    1. Smackwater – Intro
    1. Treal Lee & Prince Rick – Throwed Off (F#ck Everybody)
    2. Mike Jones ft. Slim Thug & Paul Wall – Still Tippin’ – Acapella
    3. DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, & Rick Ross – All I Do Is Win
    4. Beyonce & JAY-Z – APESH#T
    5. Z-Ro – Outro

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    Related: Travel Tips for DJs Visiting Houston

  • Review: Allen & Heath Xone:96 Mixer

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    Back in June, Mojaxx provided an exclusive preview of Allen & Heath’s Xone:96 mixer. Now, after spending a couple of weeks with a production unit, Mo delivers his verdict.

    Watch on this week’s Tips and Tricks.

    Related: Review: Rane SEVENTY-TWO Mixer

  • Nathan Dawe Announces ‘Step Forward’ DJ Competition

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    Nathan Dawe

    UK DJ and producer Nathan Dawe announces his annual DJ Competition “Step Forward”. This competition aims to give a DJ a higher platform to perform on, whilst also giving them some extra tools to be able to push themselves further. Last years competition was won by Alfie Cridland & Caimen Kinder. They both received a support set at Nathan Dawe’s first ever headline show at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. This year it’s bigger!

    PRIZES:
    – A support set at Nathan Dawe’s Headline #0121 Show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham in front of 3000 people.
    – A support set at Nathan Dawe’s Headline Show at the O2 Islington Academy in London.
    – A support set at one of the Nathan Dawe live dates at Plus Club in Zante 2019.
    – A headline set on the VVIP Yacht Party in Zante 2019 – courtesy of A-List Zante.
    – A Year Premium Subscription to Mixcloud – courtesy of Mixcloud.
    – 6 Month Subscription to DJcity UK – courtesy of DJcity.
    – A one-to-one session with Nathan Dawe, where he will offer his advice, and discuss your future vision.
    – A professional promo video and press shot pack to make sure you have the best content to use in your future marketing – courtesy of EV Pro.

    HOW TO ENTER:
    – Submit a mix, the first track of your mix MUST BE, Nathan Dawe’s – Cheatin’ (Available on iTunes or DJcity).
    – Your mix must not exceed 30 minutes in length.
    – Your mix must be uploaded to your own account on MIXCLOUD ONLY. Entries on other streaming platforms (ie. Soundcloud will not be counted).
    – Your mix must be uploaded to one account only and must be exclusive to the competition.
    – Your mix must be titled with the following ONLY – “Step Forward DJ Competition 2018 for Nathan Dawe” – Failure to use the correct title will result in your mix not being found and subsequently you will not be entered into the competition.
    – The artwork for your mix MUST be the design we have made for you. This is available on the Mixcloud competition page or by clicking HERE.
    – All entries must be uploaded and available online by 05/12/18.
    – Your mix can consist of just one specific genre or include many different genres. Be creative.
    – The use of your personal DJ Tags/Jingles is perfectly fine, and encouraged.
    – Share and Promote your mix as much as possible, be proud.

    For more information on the competition go to the official website.

    THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 09/12/18.

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    Related: Nathan Dawe Drops Brand New Single ‘Cheatin’