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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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What It Takes For DJs to Break Music in 2019: ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew invites veteran open-format DJs Eleven and Ayres to discuss breaking new music in the club. The guys also talk about making mixtapes, the history of mash-ups, and how important it is for DJs to start their own party.

Eleven and Ayres are founders of The Rub, a monthly party that’s been a staple of New York City nightlife since 2002.

Watch an excerpt above and listen to the full episode here.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’ Talks New Music and Potential Summer Hits

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On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses new music and potential summer hits. The guys also address the recent controversy between Cipha Sounds and WizKid fans, among other topics.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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DJ Yoda Talks Staying True to Himself by Not Playing Certain Artists

DJ Yoda

While in Las Vegas for a gig at On The Record, the UK’s DJ Yoda sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The veteran hip-hop DJ discussed how he stays true to himself by not playing certain artists.

Yoda also talked about the influence of reggae and dancehall in the UK scene, helping design products for Pioneer DJ, among other topics.

Watch an excerpt of the interview above and the full episode here.

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Attend the Launch of ‘The DJ Show’ 2019

The DJ Show

The DJ Show

This summer sees the launch of the UK’s newest DJ show. The DJ Show is a show for all DJ’s – bar/club, mobile, performance, music producers, and is aimed at both new and aspiring DJs. As well as having a huge range of exhibits from the leading brands in the DJ world, The DJ Show will also have a lighting & FX zone, a music production zone, learning zones, a social zone, a PA zone, and a retail zone. The DJ Show will even feature the UK’s first ever DJ museum.

Inspiration for The DJ Show 2019 came from hugely successful open evenings co-ordinated by retail partner DJKit.com. These were held at Newbury Racecourse during 2017 & 2018, and is being organised by ESP Music Disco ltd, parent company of DJKit.com. The committed and enthusiastic team behind the show have more than 30 years experience in the DJ Industry.

The event takes place on the 29th & 30th June, between 10am – 6pm, at The Dubai Duty Free Grandstand, Newbury Race Course. For more information on the event and to buy tickets visit www.thedjshow.co.uk

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Why UK Hip-Hop Hasn’t Crossed Over Into the US, According to Cipha Sounds

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Veteran DJs Cipha Sounds, Roctakon, and Steve1der sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The crew discussed UK hip-hop and why it hasn’t crossed over into the US.

They also talked about the Bay Area’s reaction to Lil Jon and Mac Dre‘s new single, “Ain’t No Tellin’,” which is currently No. 9 on DJcity, among other topics.

Roctakon was a guest on the R.O.A.D. Podcast in March along with A-Trak and Craze, where they debated the current state of open-format DJing.

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

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Melo D Talks West Coast Style of DJing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Melo-D

Melo D, from the legendary Beat Junkies crew, was featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The Los Angeles native broke down the West Coast style of DJing and how it compares with the East Coast style.

Melo D also discussed J Rocc’s role in founding the Beat Junkies, the crew’s Institute of Sound DJ school, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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If DJing Wasn’t Your Career, What Would You Be Doing?

Z-Trip

If DJing wasn’t your career, what would you be doing?

Z-Trip, Skratch Bastid, Trayze, and others answer at the 2018 Playlist Retreat.

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Boogie Blind Remembers Roc Raida on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Boogie Blind, a member of the X-Ecuctioners and Heavy Hitters crews, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The veteran turntablist and party rocker remembered his former crew member, the late and great Roc Raida.

Boogie also discussed his early DJs with the X-Men, how party rocking is his foundation, East Coast vs. West Coast scratching, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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