CassKidd drops his new single “Feel Free”, in collaboration with Ogranya. Cass’ first offering of 2020 sees him take us on a musical journey from Abbey Wood (London) to Port Harcourt (Nigeria). “Feel Free” sees the UK producer combine house and dance grooves with Ogranya’s smooth afro-soul tones, layered with funky vibes.
The track has already received the seal of approval from afrobeats pioneer DJ Edu, who premiered the track on his BBC 1Xtra show.
Download “Feel Free” on DJcity.
Berlin-based DJ, Kim She has dropped a UK hip-hop mix for the DJcity Podcast. Kim She is the founder of the “Moralisch Flexibel” collective. She has been featured on Highsnobiety and also performed at the Splash Festival. Stream or download her DJcity Podcast mix below.
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01. Digga D – No Diet
02. Aitch – Raw
03. Unknown T – Homerton B
04. Skepta & Hudson Mohawke – Gooo – Realm Edit
05. Poundz – Opp Thot – Qnoe’s Ice Rink Remix
06. RUSS (SPLASH) & Tion Wayne – Keisha & Becky Remix – Jay1, Aitch, Swarmz, & Kav’o
07. Dutchavelli – Only If You Knew
08. SL & Pa Salieu – Hit The Block
09. Aitch & AJ Tracey ft. Tay Keith – Rain
10. Giggs – BABY
11. Nadia Rose – Skwod
12. AJ Tracey ft. MoStack – Dinner Guest
13. Skepta, Chip & Young Adz – St Tropez
14. Trillary Banks – Get The Strap
15. Lady Leshurr ft. Busy Signal – Quaranting
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Solo Suspex is a fast rising DJ/producer from London. His single “They Don’t Know” signed to All Around The World/Universal has over 9 million Spotify streams. His work has received support from MistaJam on Radio 1 Dance Anthems and KISS Fresh. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.
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01. Solo Suspex – Lost In Your Love
02. Oliver Heldens ft. Boy Matthews – Details – Joel Corry Remix
03. Jax Jones & Martin Solveig ft. Madison Beer – All Day And All Night – Kream Remix
04. Joel Corry – Lonely – Next Habit Remix
05. PARTYNEXTDOOR ft. Drake – Loyal – Dots Per Inch Remix
06. Jerome Price – Put It Down
07. Infinity Ink – Infinity – R3WIRE VIP Bootleg
08. Stormy ft. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy – Own It – Joel Corry Remix
09. Regard – Ride It – James HYPE VIP
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The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion features a DJcity Japan Exclusive from Cocco Music Lab, which is a music school in Taiwan organized by former Red Bull 3Style Taiwan champions Mr. Skin and DinDin.
Watch DJ IKU’s routine above.
DJ Nokin is an open-format DJ and turntablist from Lisbon, Portugal. He is the resident DJ for the events company Sweet Parties in Lisbon and the Algarve. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.
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01. Drake – Toosie Slide – Miles Medina Remix
02. The Partysquad ft. MX2 – Bounce Ting-A-Ling
03. Justin Timberlake x Graves & Maazel – Mirrors – COSTA Bootleg
04. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – DJ Scene 5 AM Edit
05. Wax Wreckaz ft. Javada – Bun Dung
06. DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR
07. Bad Bunny, Jowell & Randy & Ñengo Flow – SAFAERA – MarkCutz Get Ur Freak On Toneplay Edit
08. Snoop Dogg ft. Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna & Slim Jxmmi – Do It When I’m In It – Cutswell & Squared Remix
09. DJ D-Tale & DYNE – Bootay!
10. 6ix9ine – GOOBA – YANISS Remix
11. Rema & Rvssian – Beamer (Bad Boys) – DJames Dumebi Edit
12. ETC!ETC! – Indian Flute
13. MERDAN D – RUDE BOY TING – DJ Nokin Edit
14. G-Eazy ft. Tory Lanez & Tyga – Still Be Friends
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Jordan Davies. (Source: Jordan Davies)
Just in time for summer, Jordan Davies and Gavin Francis have collaborated with Ishod Blaq on a feel-good rework of Mario‘s 2004 hit “Let Me Love You.” The DJcity Records/Grimey Limey/Warner Music Group ADA release flips the R&B style of the original into an uptempo, piano-driven house tune.
Jordan Davies is a Welsh DJ, music producer, and reality star, having appeared on a number of British reality shows including Ibiza Weekender. Gavin Francis is a DJ, producer, and DJcity representative based in Antwerp, Belgium. Featured artist Ishod Blaq is a vocalist from the UK.
Stream “Let Me Love You” below and download it here.
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DJ Louis XIV. (Source: Vanity Fair)
As of June 2020, Instagram will finally financially reward content creators using Instagram Live as a creative and broadcast portal. Via both the rollout of 10-15 second ads in Instagram Live, as well as new program, “Instagram Badges,” creatives will be rewarded for live fan engagement. Instagram’s updates were announced on May 27 via a blog post.
Created, in part, due to a 70% increase in Instagram Live usage at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program — similar to incentivization programs used by online broadcaster Twitch — ultimately allows for creatives to earn revenue via their tune-in fanbase “tipping” during creators’ live videos. As well, the platform will engage in ads that will play at the start of each user’s active engagement. The revenue from these ads will be paid at 55% to the creator, and 45% to Instagram. There is no word, as yet, regarding how long a user must be engaged with the live stream for the revenue to be paid.
Many would presume that the spike in online DJ and music sets, including, but not limited to, the likes of D-Nice and the Verzuz concept would have a significant role to play in the development of this revenue concept. In the month and a half between D-Nice’s March 22 DJ set (which peaked at 150,000 users) to Jill Scott and Erykah Badu’s May 9 Verzuz battle (where 750,000 users tuned in), Instagram Live engagement with well-advertised musical events grew 400%. Unless paid for by a third-party sponsor, these are events that are occurring for free.
Four Color Zack (and others) have adapted to online DJ sets. Moreover, there is potential that festivals like Coachella will either be rescheduled entirely or be streaming-only events. Instagram making a financial play to help content creators and brands having to adjust live-first activities to the current digital-only era makes sense.
Recently, DJs broadcasting live on Instagram had their sets flagged for copyright violations. As of May 28, DJs have been advised to play 90-second clips of music. Furthermore, they have reminded users that “people also have access to a library of custom music and sound effects at no cost using [parent company] Facebook’s Sound Collection.”
Badges will begin testing next month with a small group of creators and businesses. Over the coming months, it will expand across the US, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Mexico. Instagram asks content creators wanting to be considered for Badges access to fill out this form.
Within the past month, numerous updates to Instagram’s relationship with the DJ community have occurred. This is likely the first of many updates on a creative and financial level between the portal and the creative community.
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In the latest episode of DJcityTV’s Made From Scratch, German turntablist and Ortofon representative DJ ND shows off a scratch combo that emphasizes hand control. The technique combines baby, wave, chirp, and transform scratches.
Grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here and watch the tutorial above.
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DJ BLIZZ is a DJcity representative from Munich, Germany. He produces German hip-hop and hype edits for the DJcity record pool. BLIZZ currently holds a residency at the Call Me Della nightclub in Munich. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.
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01. Famous Dex ft. Rich The Kid & Tyga – What I Like – Zamo Remix
02. G-Eazy ft. Tory Lanez & Tyga – Still Be Friends
03. T-Pain ft. Chris Brown – Wake Up Dead – Dany Neville Remix
04. Roy Woods – Cool J
05. Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – The London
06. Milano – ICH WEISS
07. Richastic ft. Mr. Stylez & Frankie Balou – Shy Guy
08. Jords ft. Kida Kudz – So It Go
09. Rubi Rose – Pretty MF
10. DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – ROCKSTAR – J Star Hype Intro
11. Migos – Racks 2 Skinny – DJ Serg Sniper 90-71 Transition
12. Joyner Lucas & Will Smith – Will Remix
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After weeks in beta, Pioneer DJ has released the official version of rekordbox 6.0.1. The latest update to their popular DJing software includes support for the open-format music streaming service Beatsource LINK.
When using rekordbox’s Performance Mode, DJs can access Beatsource LINK’s music library, including curated playlists and charts, and mix them with the songs in their rekordbox library. Beatsource LINK PRO subscribers can store up to 50 tracks in an offline locker within rekordbox, and Beatsource LINK PRO+ subscribers are able to store up to 100 tracks.
Version 6.0.1 also includes such upgrades as an enhanced music analysis algorithm and Cloud Library Sync, which allows rekordbox users who subscribe to its Creative Plan to sync playlists across devices.
Gavin Francis performing at SKYCLUB in Antwerp, Belgium. (Source: Facebook) SAINt JHN ft. Future - Roses Remix Since Imanbek's house remix went vir...
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