• Premiere: Inukshuk Remixes Ra Ra Riot’s ‘Water’

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    Inukshuk Remix

    From London Canada, Inukshuk drops the official remix of Ra Ra Riot‘s smash single “Water”. “Water” is the most recent single off of Ra Ra Riot’s 4th album, “Need Your Light” and it was a collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij.

    The single has been spun over 500 times on AltNation, over 400 times on Sirius XMU, and has played over 10 million times on Spotify and Apple Music.

    Check out Inukshuk’s remix, as he continues to draw in more attention to his unique “Future Indie” sound.

    Download the remix via DJcity HERE.

    Related: DJcity Launches Latin-Inspired ‘Puro Pari’ Edit Series

  • Cleaning a Turntable Needle With an Eraser Sponge

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    DJs often use their finger or a brush to wipe off their turntable stylus, but a deep clean requires an eraser sponge like Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser.

    On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx explains why eraser sponges are a great way to clean needles and demonstrates how to use them properly.

    Related: Why You Should Clean Your Control Vinyl

  • DJ Cross Performs Unheard Thre3style Routine

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    DJ Cross, the 2016 Red Bull Thre3Style Belgium Champion, has performed an unheard Thre3style routine exclusively for DJcityTV. The two-a-half-minute piece was intended to be the intro of his set at the world finals, but he didn’t get a chance to perform it.

    Tracklist:

    1. The East Flatbush Project ft. DeS – Tried By 12
    2. Cronelnegro Acapella
    3. TNGHT – Bugg’n
    4. Eek-A-Mouse – Anarexol – D-DOTs Remix
    5. Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (BaBaBa) – Acapella
    6. RL Grime – Core

    Related: Meet Red Bull Thre3style World Finalist, DJ Cross

  • Reloop Introduces RMX-90 DVS Mixer

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    Reloop RMX-90

    Reloop has announced the RMX-90 DVS, a new four-channel club mixer designed for Serato DJ. It is the company’s first mixer designed to support the software’s full DVS capabilities.

    Key features:

    – 8 in/8 out DVS audio interface, 24-bit for Serato DJ
    – Serato DJ with DVS expansion pack
    – Digital architecture with extensive adjustment possibilities
    – Beat FX unit with 12 effects in studio quality
    – Two digital displays for visualization of parameter changes

    The RMX-90 DVS will be available in March with a suggested retail price of $1,069.98.

    Watch Reloop’s promo video below and learn more about the mixer on their website.

    Related: Chris Karns Performs With Reloop’s Mixon 4

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  • DJcity Trends Charts for Jan. 2017

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    DJcity Trends

    The January 2017 edition of DJcity Trends is now available here.

    DJcity Trends is a monthly collection of charts intended to help DJs discover new and emerging club music.

    This month’s edition features picks from the following DJs:

    Chris Styles (mixer at SiriusXM’s The Heat and D.C.’s WPGC 95.5 and 94.7 Fresh FM)
    First Choice (mixer at New York’s Power 105.1)
    Klutch (member of Electric Bodega)
    Mind Motion
    Play (director of DJcity UK)
    Santarosa (Latin director at DJcity; mixer at SiriusXM’s Globalization)
    Scene (Fool’s Gold recording artist)
    Spintelect (DJ for BJ the Chicago Kid and Talib Kweli)

    Related: Watch Chris Villa’s ‘Trends Mix’ for Dec. 2016

    Posted in Charts
  • Stuttgart’s Master HP Drops DJcity Podcast Mix

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    Master HP

    DJ, producer, and founder of the music label “TurntUP”, from Stuttgart Germany, Master HP drops a genre-bending hip hop and twerk mix for the DJcity podcast. Stream or download below.

    Download on iTunes HERE

    Tracklist:
    01. Dr. Dre ft. Nate Dogg – The Next Episode – Autograf Remix
    02. Pitbull ft. Steven A. Clark & Ape Drums – Can’t Have
    03. DJ Snake ft. Yellow Claw – Ocho Cinco – Victor Nigilo Remix
    04. Lil Jon, Kronic, & Onderkoffer – Bad B#tches – Kronic Feel That Fade Bootleg
    05. Ying Yang Twins ft. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – Salt Shaker – Master HP Remix
    06. DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You – Krajno Remix
    07. Kassiano ft. OYE!!! & T.O.K. – Make Money
    08. R. Kelly & Jay Z – Take You Home With Me A.K.A. Body – DJ Valid Remix
    09. Noah Issa – New Stylie
    10. Maitre Gims – Loin – DJ Serg Remix
    11. Cho & Stefflon Don – Popalik – Gualtiero & Sebastian Moreno Remix
    12. Sean Paul ft. Tory Lanez – Tek Weh Yuh Heart – Mozes Remix
    13. Fetty Wap ft. Nicky Minaj – Like A Star
    14. Bonez MC & Raf Camora – Palmen Aus Gold
    15. Shindy ft. Ali Bumaye – Playerhater
    16. Green Lantern – Funk Space Coaster
    17. Mura Masa ft. A$AP Rocky – Love$ick

    Related: Listen to DJ Emby’s DJcity Podcast Mix

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  • Mixars Debuts QUATTRO Mixer and PRIMO Controller

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    Mixars Quattro and Primo
    Mixars QUATTRO mixer (left) and PRIMO controller (right). Source: Mixars

    Italian manufacturer Mixars has debuted two new products ahead of the NAMM trade show in California this week.

    The first is the QUATTRO, a four-channel club mixer designed for Serato DJ. It has dedicated pads for cue, loop, and sample controls, and two USB ports for easy DJ changeovers.

    Other key features:

    – Two microphone inputs
    – Dedicated four high-quality effects for each channel with a single knob
    – Completely MIDI mappable
    – 24-bit digital output
    – Rugged metal construction
    – Auto loop encoder
    – Sampler switch
    – Dedicated sampler volume
    – Effects send/return

    QUATTRO
    Mixars QUATTRO mixer

    The second product is the PRIMO, the company’s first foray into the world of controllers. Also designed for Serato DJ, the PRIMO is a two-channel controller that supports the software’s DVS upgrade and features onboard filter, noise, gate and crush FX in either controller or standalone mixer mode.

    Other key features:

    – Performance Pads with hot cues, roll, slicer, sampler
    – Sturdy build quality with brushed aluminum face plate
    – Built-in sound card for simple USB connectivity
    – 100mm pitch control
    – USB powered
    – Large aluminum jog wheels with on-jog display and LED ring
    – Crossfader curve adjustment and reverse
    – Touch needle search strip
    – High-quality audio sound card
    – Plug and play with Serato DJ

    PRIMO
    Mixars PRIMO controller

    The QUATTRO has a suggested price of $1,499, with the PRIMO coming in at a very competitive $599. Both units will be available this spring, and we’ll be taking a closer look at them on location at NAMM later this week.

    Related: Mixars LTA Turntable Review

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  • DJ Brace Explores Chinese Culture Through Turntablism

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    DJ Brace on the cut at Mu’s Mansion in Lijiang, China. (credit: Caroline Dejeneffe)

    DJ Brace, the 2016 DMC Online World Champion, recently traveled to China to explore its culture. However, unlike most tourists, the Canadian native brought along his portable turntable and scratched his way through the country.

    During the two-week journey, Brace recorded sounds from the cities he visited and made beats out of them. He then filmed himself scratching over the instrumentals.

    However, despite receiving offers to perform live, Brace stuck to his plan and continued to explore the country and search for sounds.

    Check out all of his videos and commentary below, and stay tuned for his upcoming EP on Bandcamp, which contains the beats he made in China.

    The Great Wall of China

    “The Great Wall was our first stop the morning after landing in Beijing. When we arrived, I started to imagine what it would be like to guard China and look out for the Mongols who tried to invade. That was the inspiration behind my cuts. The view was amazing, and it was very inspiring to scratch there.”

    The Temple of Heaven, Beijing

    “The people in the surrounding park on our way to the Temple of Heaven were singing, dancing, doing Tai Chi, and playing cards even though it was cold. The place had a strong vibe, and the people watching me were so respectful of my space while I was recording. They hit me up for selfies afterward.”

    Seven Star Park, Guilin

    “When we first arrived at Seven Star Park, two monks were watching me scratch. You could tell by how they looked at me they knew I was playing with sounds from their culture. It’s amazing how the energy from an audience of only two people can pump you up to do your best. Believe it or not, the baby in this video was the third one to approach me while filming the routine. I let each one of them do some baby scratches. Later, after we finished shooting, we climbed the mountain in the background and ran into some monkeys who ended up chasing us. We found a family of three who were playing music together. I recorded them for the next routine. These are such good memories. Real connections were made to people without a single word. I’ll never forget our time in Guilin.”

    Mu’s Mansion, Lijiang

    “I already had a beat ready for Mu’s Mansion that was made up of sounds from Seven Star Park, but we still went out on our first night in Lijiang to get samples. After a fun night of exploring and recording in the Old Town, we visited Mu’s Mansion. I had a lot of recordings to go through to make this beat, and it all came together nicely. There were so many dope spots at Mu’s Mansion (or Mufu, as the locals call it).”

    Old Town of Lijiang

    “I heard a Na-Xi tribal song all over the Old Town of Lijiang and had to sample it. We thought we were done shooting for the day, but then some dancers invited me to play with them.”

    Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang

    “This park was immense, and every part of it had some calming name like ‘The Moon Embracing Pavilion.’ So with that vibe around us, I decided to pull out a flute freestyle I’d been saving.”

    Related: Watch DJ Brace’s Mini Mix for Daily Mail

    Posted in DJ Culture, Videos
  • Belfast’s DJ Tez Drops DJcity Podcast Mix

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    DJ Tez

    Northern Ireland’s DJ Tez holds residencies at the top clubs in Belfast, as well as party rocking in Essex, Ibiza, Marbella and more. He serves up an urban heavy mix loaded with some big hip hop tracks for the DJcity podcast. Stream or download below.

    Follow DJ Tez on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Download on iTunes HERE

    Tracklist:
    01. Kanye West – Father Stretch My Hands
    02. Rihanna – Needed Me – Mista Bibs Refix
    03. DJ Esco ft. Future & Lil Uzi Vert – Too Much Sauce
    04. Meek Mill ft. Tory Lanez – Litty
    05. K Camp ft. French Montana & Ty Dolla S – Money Baby
    06. Speaker Knockerz – Money
    07. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Not A Regular Guy
    08. Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – Party
    09. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – My Sh#t
    10. TK-N-Cash – 3X In A Row
    11. Post Malone – Money Made Me Do It
    12. Future ft. Drake – Used To This
    13. Mura Masa ft. A$AP Rocky – Love$ick
    14. A$AP Ferg ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – I Love You
    15. Usher ft. Young Thug – Girls Wanna Have Fun
    16. Rich Gang ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – Lifestyle

    Related: Listen to DJ Bluey’s DJcity Podcast Mix

    Posted in DJcity Podcast
  • Norway Becomes First Country to Eliminate FM Radio

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    FM radio
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    Norway has become the first country to phase out FM radio, a process that began last week and will be completed by the end of 2017.

    The Nordic country is switching from FM to Digital Audio Broadcasting, a.k.a. DAB, because digital offers more channels and better audio quality at a lower cost.

    “The main reason that Norway is the first is because of the Norwegian landscape, which has deep fjords, high mountains and scattered communities,” the government said in a statement. “This makes it particularly expensive to operate the Norwegian FM networks compared with other countries.”

    However, critics say the switch is premature, as millions of Norwegians do not have digital radios or adapters.

    While Norway has become the first country to ditch FM, the UK says it will consider phasing out FM radio once 50 percent of listeners use DAB. According to Gizmodo, the figure is currently at 35 percent.

    Switzerland is also considering a switch.

    Related: iHeartMedia Launches New Latin Division, iHeartLatino

    Posted in Music Tech