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JetPack Drop System Bag Review

With venues starting to open up around the world, DJs are on the move again. So in the coming weeks Mojaxx will be reviewing a bunch of recent bags to help them transport their gear in style.

This week, Mo takes a look at the Drop System from US company JetPack, a unique combination of a compact backpack and a large roller bag which attach to each other.

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Enter Our Global Producer Challenge

Enter Our Global Producer Challenge

Beatsource, Beatport, Loopcloud, Plugin Boutique, and LabelRadar have joined forces to host the biggest music producer challenge of 2021.

Producers can enter tracks in six genres: hip-hop/trap, reggaeton, mainstage/EDM, house, techno, and drum and bass.

The grand prize winner will receive a studio setup worth $30,000.

Five winners from each genre will be considered for a release and promo campaign via these labels: Def Jam, Spinnin’ Records, DJcity Records, Shogun Audio, Rekids, and Nervous Records.

30 finalists will receive $2,500 worth of equipment from hardware and software partners such as Akai, Reason Studios, Denon DJ, and more.

Learn more here.

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South Asian Playlist Is Now Available On DJcity

South Asian Music Is Now Available On DJcity
Guru Randhawa.

Due to high demand from our subscribers, we are now adding South Asian music to the DJcity record pool. You can check out new South Asian releases on the DJcity Playlists page, which is updated monthly. The South Asian playlist will be curated by Ambo Magic, Jay Dabhi, and DJ Rewind.

Check out the South Asian monthly playlist here.

Search our new South Asian genre here.

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DJcity Launches ‘Lifestyle Program’ With Worldwide Collection 01

DJcity Launches ‘Lifestyle Program’ With Worldwide Collection 01

DJcity Launches 'Lifestyle Program' With Worldwide Collection 01Worldwide Collection 01

In celebration of 21-years of DJcity, we have teamed up with Miki Guerra of The Magnolia Park (and co-host of the MikiDz Show) alongside Jerry Avila, Barry Saravia, and The Premier Group out of Los Angeles, California, in curating, designing, and introducing the “DJcity Lifestyle Program.”

DJcity Worldwide Collection 01 is the first release to be available to our members and supporters from around the world. This drop features the “DJcity Worldwide” graphic designed by DJ Marvel, which was inspired by the diversity and footprint of the DJcity family. It is available in sweatshirts and t-shirts in multiple colors. We are also including a tonal “DJcity Basics” hoodie and jogger combination in four different colorways. All items are limited and will never be reproduced again.

Preview the collection below and shop here.

Worldwide Collection 01: Group Shot

Tees
Moden fit (true to size). Size up for a relaxed/oversized fit.
Fabric: 100% Cotton. 6.1-ounce Garment-dyed fabric. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.
Features: Screen printed in Los Angeles, California.
Care instructions: Machine wash cold with like colors – hang dry only.

Worldwide Collection 01: Tees White

Worldwide Collection 01: Tees Black

Pullover Hoodies
Fabric: 80% cotton and 20% polyester. 8.25-ounce medium-weight.
Features: 3-panel hood fleece lined for extra comfort. 100% cotton face. Side-seamed. Double-needle topstitch on all seams. Dyed-to-match drawcords with tipped ends and metal eyelets.
Kangaroo pocket. Ribbed cuffs and waistband.
Tonal Screen-printed and printed in Los Angeles, California.
Care instructions: Machine wash cold with like colors – hang dry only.

Worldwide Collection 01: Hoodies Worldwide

Worldwide Collection 01: Hoodies Tonal Basic

Jogger
Features: Gusset inserts for drop-crotch feel. Side-seamed. Ribbed bottom cuff and waistband, drawstring at waist. Two side pockets and a back pocket.
Fabric: 80% cotton and 20% polyester. 8.25-ounce medium-weight.
Tonal Screen-printed and printed in Los Angeles, California.
Care instructions: Machine wash cold with like colors – hang dry only.

Worldwide Collection 01: Jogger

Trucker Hat
60% polyester & 40% cotton.
5 panel.
Adjustable strap – one size fits most.
Printed in Los Angeles, California.

Worldwide Collection 01: Trucker Hat

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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Coming to Serato DJ

In October, after months of anticipation, Beatsource integrated the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs with Serato DJ. It was a groundbreaking advancement; however, it was just the beginning of their partnership with Serato.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without an internet connection, is coming to Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 soon. You’ll be able to mix anywhere with Beatsource LINK.

Can’t wait? You can test Beatsource LINK’s offline mode in the public beta of Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here.

Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Try it free.

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Beatsource Launches First-Ever Licensed DJ Edits

Beatsource Launches First-Ever Licensed DJ Edits

As DJs, we know how important it is to have versions like intro edits and instrumentals in your arsenal. That’s why our friends at Beatsource have teamed up with Create Music Group and EMPIRE to offer exclusive DJ versions of thousands of tracks from their catalog in the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs. The versions include “intro edits,” whereby approximately 15 to 30 seconds of the instrumentals are added to the beginning and end of the track to facilitate easier mixing. Instrumentals and acapellas will also be available.

The collaboration is the first step in Beatsource’s broader initiative to authorize and monetize DJ edits for streaming, which has never been done before in the music industry. The initiative will provide DJs with official DJ versions while introducing new revenue streams and data for artists and labels.

Beatsource’s President, Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong​, says:

“While streaming has saved the music industry from over a decade of declining revenues, DJs were left out of this wave of innovation because they were never officially provided with the content they need. … Not only does this collaboration create, for the first time, an authorized and monetized channel to stream DJ edits, but artists will gain unprecedented insight into how DJs are playing their music … We can now track things like how many plays a song is getting in the clubs, who played it, and performed to what size audience. This information was never aggregated until our forward-thinking partners at EMPIRE and Create helped challenge the music supply chain to better serve the most important tastemaker in the industry, the DJ.”

Create Music Group’s EVP of Operations, George Karalexis, comments:

“Alongside the rise of streaming we’ve seen a striking downturn in the tools and resources that music creators and record labels offer to open-format DJs, an extremely important group of tastemakers that can really help to break new artists. In order to re-engage this vital part of the music promotion ecosystem, we’ve opened up our catalog to Beatsource who have tailor-made a huge catalog of custom mixes and edits for their vast network of DJs. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with them as our catalog grows and their network of DJs expands.”

EMPIRE’s Founder and CEO, Ghazi, adds:

“EMPIRE’s focus on innovation through technology has transformed providing independent music to the world … and the support of the DJs as tastemakers and record breakers has been integral to our success. We know these tools are essential to DJs, and this partnership with Beatsource will ensure that our most dedicated supporters have access to the right content to continue making an impact with our artists. Salute the DJ.”

Create Music Group and EMPIRE have mined deep into their catalogs, identifying some of their most popular tracks, and assembled a variety of DJ edits exclusively for Beatsource. Tracks included in the first wave of edits include hits by Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Rich The Kid, Anderson Paak, Tory Lanez, the Insomniac Records catalog, and more.

Beatsource is currently engaged with the major labels to ensure their content is included as licensed DJ edits by April. In the meantime, hits from Create Music Group and EMPIRE are now available exclusively to Beatsource LINK and DJcity subscribers.

Don’t have Beatsource LINK? Try it free.

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Beatsource Launches ‘VIP Crates’ Curated by World’s Top DJs

Beatsource Launches ‘VIP Crates’ Curated by World’s Top DJs

Today Beatsource announced the launch of VIP Crates, an on-going series of playlists curated by the world’s most influential DJs. Compiled exclusively for Beatsource, the playlists give insight into which tracks grace the sets of top tastemaker DJs worldwide.

To kick off the series, Beatsource has called upon a diverse group of open-format DJs from hot spots like Los Angeles, London, Las Vegas, Miami, and beyond. They include:

  • Lil Jon, GRAMMY award-winning multi-platinum artist
  • Tay James, Justin Bieber’s tour DJ
  • DJ Amen, music director at LA’s REAL 92.3 and DJ for San Francisco 49ers
  • ZHU, GRAMMY-nominated artist
  • Walshy Fire, member of Major Lazer
  • DJ EFN, co-host of Drinks Champs podcast
  • Craig David, GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum artist
  • Charlie Sloth, host of Apple Music 1’s Charlie Sloth Rap Show
  • Joel Corry, platinum artist
  • Nathan Dawe, platinum artist
  • James Hype, platinum artist
  • DJ Javin, mixer at SiriusXM’s Globalization and Phoenix’s Power 98.3

Beatsource board member, A-Trak, says:

VIP Crates is a perfect example of Beatsource’s brilliance. DJing is more than just keeping up with the newest releases and knowing the classics. Every DJ has their own personal go-to’s, those tracks that never leave the crates even though they never charted. Weapons, tools. Being able to tap into that with a subscription is huge.

Kidd Spin, Beatsource’s head of curation, adds:

“DJs are often curious as to what other DJs are playing in their sets. Clubs and live shows are far and few between these days, so there’s virtually no way to know what our favorite DJs are currently into or being influenced by without a direct connection. VIP Crates gives insight into what top tastemaker DJs are feeling right now, and the varying playlists show great diversity – from all genres, eras, and styles.”

Edwin Paredes, Beatsource’s chief content officer, also commented:

“The groundswell of support we’ve received from these enormously successful artists and DJs wanting to be a part of our initial rollout of VIP Crates has been amazing. We’re looking forward to adding more influential tastemakers to the VIP Crates mix in the coming months.”

The playlists are available on the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs.

Browse VIP Crates here.

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Beatsource Teams With Serato for All-Stars Competition

Beatsource All-Stars Competition

Beatsource is all about recognizing talented DJs. That’s why they have teamed up with Serato on the Beatsource All-Stars competition. DJs from around the world can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 paid headlining DJ set on Serato’s Twitch channel on Dec. 23, 2020. The winner will perform along with Four Color Zack, DJ Spider, and DJ Diamond Kuts.

How to enter

  1. Film yourself performing a 10-minute mix using Beatsource LINK and Serato DJ. You can only use tracks from Beatsource LINK.
  2. Upload your video to IGTV and tag #BeatsourceAllstars, @serato, and @beatsourceofficial in your caption. Your video must be published by midnight PST on Dec. 8, 2020.

Judging

Beatsource will review all entries on Dec. 9, 2020, and select one winner on Dec. 16, 2020. The mixes will be judged on creativity and vibe.

Additional prizes

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Mystykal Kut Launches his “Reminds You” DJ Challenge

DJcity France ambassador and 2020 Red Bull 3Style France Champion, Mystykal Kut launches his “Reminds You” DJ Challenge in partnership with DJcity, Serato, 12inch Skinz & Red Bull. The challenge is open to DJ’s worldwide.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Download the DJ Pack HERE.
2. Record your video routine with at least one element from this pack (Acapella, Instrumental, Guitar Solo, Vocoder)
3. Upload your video on Instagram with the hashtag #RemindsYouDJChallenge and tag @mystykalkut. Deadline is 30th September 11:59 CET Time

Prizes include:
1st Prize – 1 pair of 12inch Skinz Custom PHASE control records (with their own Logo or Picture), 1 Serato Sample License, 1 Nethub Hoodie, and some energy with Red Bull.
2nd Prize – 1 Serato Sample License, 1 pair of Serato Control Vinyl, and some energy with Red Bull.
3rd Prize – 1 Serato Sample License, and some energy with Red Bull.

The Judges are: Mystykal Kut, B.Kut, Fong Fong, DJ Noise, DJ Ewone, and DJ Stresh.

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Winner Announced for Beatsource and deadmau5’s ‘Pomegranate DJ Challenge’

DJ Fummy
DJ Fummy

Following a two-week contest, Japan’s DJ Fummy has been crowned the winner of the Beatsource and deadmau5’s “Pomegranate DJ Challenge.” The Osaka native has won a $2,000 Apple gift card and a one-year subscription to Beatsource LINK.

A seasoned turntablist, Fummy won second place in the 2018 Red Bull 3Style World Finals and DMC World Championship.

DJ Datflex (Spain) and Sergi Ales (Spain) are the first and second runners-up. Both contestants have won a one-year subscriptions to LINK. Honorable mentions include DJ Michelle (UAE), Devon Kosoko
 (UAE), and DJ ND (Belgium).

All entries were judged on creativity by Beatsource’s global team.

Watch the winning videos:

Download or stream “Pomegranate” on Beatsource and watch the music video:

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