DJ Culture

DJ Semtex Launches Range of Cases

To celebrate a decade of pivotal radio shows, podcasts, live events, and interviews DJ Semtex has launched his own range of cases for phones and tablets to see us into 2020. They are available for all models in hard back, soft gel, or hybrid versions.

Prices start from £12.95 and are available to purchase now on Amazon.

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‘My DJcities With DJ Spryte’: What Talent Buyers Look For When Hiring DJs

Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Spryte is back with the second episode of his vlog series, My DJcities with DJ Spryte. The series gives a look into the life of a touring DJ.

This time around, Spryte travels from Riverside, California to Reno, Nevada. Between club gigs, he offers insight into his gig-prepping process and talks to the talent buyer at Edge Nightclub about what she looks for when booking DJs.

Watch the second episode above and stay tuned for more from DJ Spryte.

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David Delane Wins Red Bull 3Style Germany Final

David Delane

David Delane
David Delane at the Red Bull 3Style National Final in Hamburg on Nov. 21, 2019. (Source: Abigail Stephenson / Red Bull Content Pool)

David Delane won the Red Bull 3Style X Germany National Final last Thursday, competing against DJ E.T.E, LaikyLaik, Mr. Tone, DJ Deiz, and DJ Kid Rush.

David Delane is an open-format DJ based out of Berlin. This is his first Red Bull 3Style national final win.

Listen to David Delane’s winning set below.

View the national finals schedule here.

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Stonic Wins Red Bull 3Style Italy Final


Stonic at the Red Bull 3Style National Final in Catania on Nov. 15, 2019. (Source: Abigail Stephenson / Red Bull Content Pool)

Stonic won the Red Bull 3Style X Italy National Final last Friday, competing against SupaMario, Doto, Sonny Denja, Stema, and ANTARES COLOR.

Stonic is no stranger to winning competitions, he is a two-time IDA Italy Vice Champion and former DMC Italy Vice Champion. It is his first Red Bull 3Style national final win.

Listen to Stonic’s winning set below.

View the national finals schedule here.

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DJames Wins Red Bull 3Style UK Final


DJames at the Red Bull 3Style National Final in Manchester on Nov. 14, 2019. (Source: Abigail Stephenson / Red Bull Content Pool)

DJcity’s very own, DJames, won the Red Bull 3Style X UK National Final last Thursday, competing against DJ Rumz, Revrt, X-Ray Ted, DJ L-Biz, and DJ Isit.

DJames is a music editor for DJcity, the Dancehall and Afrobeats curator for Beatsource, and resident DJ for the Reggae Recipe show on Capital XTRA. It is his first national final win.

Listen to DJames’ winning set below.

View the national finals schedule here.

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Watch: DJcity and Beatsource at Amsterdam Dance Event

DJcity and Beatsource hosted two events at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which took place October 15 to 20. The first was a brunch with Serato and DJcity, and the second was a Beatsource mixer.

Watch a recap of the week above.

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Beatsource and DJ Spider Launch ‘The 20 Podcast’

DJ Spider
DJ Spider at Hakkasan Nightclub in Las Vegas (Source: Facebook)

Beatsource, the new digital music service from Beatport and DJcity, has launched The 20 Podcast. Hosted by DJ Spider, the show features interviews with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and the guests begin by going through standout tracks from Beatsource’s weekly list of must-have songs, The 20.

For the debut episode, Spider sits down with Miles Beard, VP of A&R at Artist Partner/Artist Publishing Group (APG), an arm of Atlantic Records. Miles was responsible for signing Charlie Puth and has A&R’d hits for stars like David Guetta, Pitbull, and Jason Derulo. Miles discusses his journey from starting as a DJ in Los Angeles to becoming a successful A&R.

Watch two clips below, and listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud or Spotify.

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Mojaxx Shares Advice, Favorite DJ Gear, and More on ‘Off The Record’ Podcast

During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, DJcity’s own Mojaxx sat down for an interview with the Off The Record podcast crew. He talks about his first gear setup, DJing with streaming music, pros and cons of social media, and more. He also shares his top pieces of advice for beginner DJs.

Off The Record is a DJ culture-oriented podcast hosted by the Crossfader online DJ school. Based in the UK, Crossfader offers classes in DJ hardware/software and turntablism.

Watch Mojaxx’s interview above.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: DJ Neva Talks Growing up During the Golden Age of Hip-Hop

On this week’s R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew talks to their very own, DJ Neva. The New York native recalls growing up in the Bronx during the early park jam era and interacting with hip-hop icons, Kool DJ Red Alert and Lovebug Starski.

Neva also explains how he earned his first DJ residencies in New York City and why he relocated to Las Vegas to continue his career.

Watch an excerpt of this week’s interview above and the full episode here.

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Watch Walshy Fire’s ‘MikiDz Show’ Set

Walshy Fire

Walshy Fire
Walshy Fire on the “MikiDz Show”

Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire blessed DJcity’s MikiDz Show on Monday with a one-of-a-kind appearance. The Jamaican native, who’s riding the wave from his Abeng album, kicked off the night with an inspiring interview followed by a high-energy, globally-minded set.

The conversation touched on several topics, including his mission to connect the Caribbean and Africa, and the importance of mic skills for DJs. As for his set, Walshy delivered a variety of Caribbean and African sounds, along with other styles like hip-hop and house. Included were several dubplates, a testament to Walshy’s legendary status.

Watch his set and interview below. An audio-only version is also available via Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

Walshy Fire with DJ Dainjazone and MikiWAR
Walshy Fire with hosts DJ Dainjazone and MikiWAR

"MikiDz Show" audience
Walshy Fire with the audience

The MikiDz Show is hosted by MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone, and includes an opening set from DJ Rell.

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