DJ Culture

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

R.O.A.D. Podcast DJ Ayres DJ Eleven

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

R.O.A.D. Podcast

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

R.O.A.D. Podcast

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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