European DJs and Artists Will Require a Visa to Perform in the UK Starting 2021

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Busy P performing at the XOYO Club in London. (Source: Facebook)

Earlier this week, Britain’s Home Office announced that EU artists and performers will need to apply for a Tier 5 visa to work in the UK once the Brexit transition comes to an end in December.

This controversial decision will halt freedom of movement for any live performers between the UK and the EU. A Tier 5 visa will cost performers up to £244 and requires a certificate of sponsorship. Once granted, the permit will last between 12 to 24 months.

There have been a lot of disagreements on this subject within the UK government, Culture Minister Nigel Adams stated last month that “it was absolutely essential” to protect free movement for artists post 2020 in an interview with Music Week.

Music industry groups in the UK have started petitions demanding a free or affordable two-year working visa for artists and performers.

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DEFRA Delivers Pop Routine for DJcityTV

German DJ/producer, DEFRA, has returned with another creative routine for DJcityTV. In this performance, the 34-year-old turntablist cuts up a mix of new and old pop tracks.

Originally from Munich, DEFRA is best known for his Toneplay Tuesday series and for his collaborative hit single “Lit,” with German R&B singer, Marko Leano.


1. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
2. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
3. Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
4. DMX ft. Swizz Beatz – Get It On The Floor

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Listen to Alex Moreno’s DJcity Podcast Mix

Alex Moreno is from Stockholm, Sweden. He is an official Pioneer DJ ambassador and holds a club residency at Café Opera in Stockholm. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.

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01. Kanye West – Use This Gospel vs. Sarai – Winner Represent – Pepperjuice Remix
02. TV Noise vs. Henry Fong – Freaky All Night Jump Up – Alex Moreno Mashup
03. Steve Angello – Knas – BROHUG Remix
04. Daft Punk vs. Albert Gonzalez – Pon One More Time vs Boneless – Alex Moreno Edit
05. Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z – Alex Moreno Hype Tool
06. Ape Drums & Major Lazer vs. Malaa – Way We Do This Revolt – Alex Moreno Mashup
07. Ches ft. TT Artist – POP DROP work it
08. Eliminate & Mine Sweepa – Hotel Trash
09. Peep This – Freaky Deaky – Get Ur Freak On
10. Lady Bee – Starlife
11. Rich Rubillar vs. J Balvin – Mi Gente – D-Star Remix
12. Usher – Yeah ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris – Arman Aveiru Mix – Alex Moreno Re-Edit
13. M.O.P & Dawin vs. Tujamo – Ante Up Boom – Alex Moreno Transition Edit
14. MOTi X Riggi & Piros vs. Dijo – Keeping It Front 2 Back – Alex Moreno Mashup
15. Kyanu – Work Hard – Stupid Goldfish Remix – Alex Moreno Hype Intro
16. Pryda vs Axwell Ingrosso – More Tromb Than You Know – Alex Moreno Mashup
17. Plastik Funk & Tujamo – Who – Victor Niglio Remix
18. Otira – Soundboy Burnin’
19. Hairitage – The Movement
20. Kanye West – New Slaves – Snake Remix
21. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – Rockstar – VAVO Remix

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Watch: Treble T Discusses the Real Value of Vinyl on DJ Volatile’s ‘Selectors’

On the debut episode of Selectors, London’s DJ Volatile spoke to UK’s renowned DJ, Treble T. The BBC Radio 1Xtra veteran presenter and Rampage Sound host explained what he considers to be the real value of vinyl records.

Treble also discussed how he adapted, survived, and flourished when all of his music was taken from him at a time when it was nearly impossible to replace.

Watch the first episode of Selectors above and stay tuned for more from DJ Volatile.

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How To Read The Crowd

Depending on the gig, there are a number of directions a DJ can take the music in. But it’s important to keep an eye on the crowd and see how they’re reacting throughout the night.

On this episode of Share the Knowledge, DJ TLM offers some advice on how to get the vibe right for your audience.

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Listen to DJ Lil Quize’s DJcity Podcast Mix

German-based DJ Lil Quize is a resident DJ for the “Illyrian Glamour” events that take place in Dusseldorf. He also performs throughout Europe in countries like Austria, Switzerland, and his home country Kosovo. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.

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Download on iTunes HERE

01. Tory Lanez ft. Snoop Dogg – Beauty In The Benz
02. Kid Ink ft. Lil Wayne & Saweetie – Yuso
03. Travis Barker, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Gimme Brain
04. Leikeli47 – Girl Blunt
05. Yella Beezy ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Ay Ya Ya Ya
07. InkLyfe ft. DJ Fresh – Shake It
08. Leikeli47 – Miss Me
09. Lil Wayne – Clap For Em
10. Kizzy Go Hard ft. Killa F, B Rob & DJ Wess B – Make It Roll
11. Tyga – Ayy Macarena – DJ Lil Quize & MP Beatz Remix
12. Blaq Tuxedo ft. Eric Bellinger – Drop It
13. Jason Derulo – F It Up
14. G-Eazy ft. Tory Lanez & Tyga – Still Be Friends
15. Saweetie – My Type – Dillon Francis Remix
16. Afro B ft. WizKid – Drogba (Joanna) Remix
17. Beyonce ft. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – Already

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Listen to Big Nash’s DJcity Podcast Mix

Big Nash is an open-format DJ from Sardinia, Italy. Stream or download his DJcity Podcast mix below.

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01. The Weeknd – Heartless
02. Eminem ft. Juicy WRLD – Godzilla
03. Gucci Mane ft. Megan thee Stallion – Big Booty – MarkCutz Clapapella Intro
04. Megan thee Stallion ft. Juicy J – Simon Says – BeatCity Hype Intro
05. City Girls ft. Cardi B – Twerk Remix
06. Missy Elliott – Work It – Falcons Remix
07. Yella Beezy ft. Ty Dolla Sign – Ay Ya Ya Ya
08. Amaru Cloud – Calabasas – DJ Edu Distance Blend
09. Limitless & Karl Wine – Duro
10. Tropkillaz & Snavs – Here We Go Now
11. 50 Cent – Just a Lil Bit – Fresko Remix
12. DJ Snake VS Sean Paul – Busy Magenta – SDNX FRAMEDIT
13. Salmo ft. Fabri Fibra – Stai Zitto
14. Saweetie ft. Jhene Aiko & City Girls – My Type Remix
15. JAY-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Richastic Remix
16. Kanye West & Lil Pump – I love it – Jordan Crisp Acap Intro
17. Tujiamo & NoSigne – Shake It – Spryte Salt Shaker 105-126 Transition
18. Stromae ft. Lil Jon & Fatman Scoop – Alors On Dance – DJ Supreme Partybreak
19. Sidney Samson – Riverside – Rogerson Remix
20. Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
21. The Game & Skrillex – El Chapo
22. Tropkillaz – Passito
23. Kanye West vs Travis Scott ft. Rihanna & Drake – All Of The Lights – Four Color Zack SICKO MODE Transition

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DJcity Trends for February 2020

DJcity Trends

DJcity Trends is a monthly collection of tracks intended to help DJs discover new and buzzing club music. They are hand-picked by influential DJs from around the world.

View the February 2020 edition of DJcity Trends here.


DJames, music producer at DJcity
Eski, UK contributor at DJcity
Matsu, New York City representative at DJcity

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eSQUIRE Releases New Single ‘Naughty Girl’ on DJcity Records

eSQUIRE. (Source: eSQUIRE)

Liverpool-based DJ/producer eSQUIRE has dropped a modern update of Beyoncé‘s 2003 hit “Naughty Girl.” The DJcity Records release features pulsating energy and a thumping house groove that provides a funky, seductive vibe.

Having created remixes for the likes of Martin Solveig and Galantis, plus being inspired by Axwell and Eric Prydz, eSQUIRE’s sound is rooted in hook-driven pop. His style is a perfect fit for a song that reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and made it into the top 10 in a half-dozen countries worldwide.

Stream “Naughty Girl” below and download it on DJcity.

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Mojaxx Reviews SolidCutz’s Rane SEVENTY-TWO Fader Upgrade

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx discusses replacing or upgrading the faders in the Rane SEVENTY-TWO battle mixer. He then takes a look at the FAD-R72 fader from German manufacturer SolidCutz.

Watch above.

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