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DJ Big Ben Talks Art of Quick Mixing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Big Ben

DJ Big Ben

On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew travels to New York City to sit down with DJ Big Ben.

The veteran DJ discussed topics such as quick mixing, which he’s known for, working with the legendary Mister Cee at Hot 97, and the impact that rappers like Nipsey Hussle and 6ix9ine had on New York.

Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.

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When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

J. Espinosa
J. Espinosa at the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Jasmine Chang / Red Bull)

J. Espinosa, the Red Bull Music 3Style world champion, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned Bay Area DJ talked about his experience competing in 3Style, what it’s like being the official DJ for the Oakland Raiders, plus more. At one point, Espinosa and the crew pondered the question: when should DJs retire?

Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.

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R.O.A.D. Podcast: Does Marshmello Have a Clone?

Marshmello

On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses a variety of current issues in the DJ and nightlife industries. One of the topics discussed is the rumor that Marshmello uses stand-ins for his live shows.

Watch the excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club Music on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker

Jerome Baker
Jerome Baker performs at Lounge 247 in New York. (Source: Instagram)

Jerome Baker III, a DJ based out of Washington, D.C., talks about regional club music and more on this week’s episode of Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast.

In addition to a long career in nightlife, Baker runs Rock Creek Social Club, a creative agency that also hosts a monthly day party. He is involved in the local Broccoli City music festival, and has performed for the Washington Wizards and Washington Redskins.

In the interview, Baker and the crew also discuss his upbringing in Arizona, his own podcast, and DJing with Phase.

Watch the excerpt below and the full interview here.

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Related: Four Color Zack and DJ Scooter Debate Sync Feature on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Watch the ‘Beyond the Music Retreat’ Documentary

Beyond the Music Retreat

In March, DJcity and DJ/producer Vice joined forces to host the inaugural Beyond the Music Retreat in Black Hawk, Colorado.

The conference, which took place over two days, featured some of the brightest minds in the industry. The panelists included Chuckie, A-Trak, Z-Trip, Justin Credible, Miles Medina, and DJ Spider.

The retreat made an impact on its attendees, including A-Trak, who took to Twitter to reflect on the experience.

Those who didn’t attend can now watch a mini-documentary that includes interviews with panelists and attendees.

Watch below.

Related: Watch DJ Vice’s ‘MikiDz Show’ Set

Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Craze

Craze
Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)

Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.

The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.

At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Tina T Talks Competing on ‘Master of the Mix’ on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Tina T

DJ Tina T
DJ Tina T at Backyard Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA. (Source: Facebook)

Following their highly anticipated interview with A-Trak and Roctakon, the R.O.A.D. Podcast sat down with veteran DJ Tina T.

Based in Los Angeles, Tina is best known for founding Camp Spin Off, a DJ camp for teens. She also competed on the third season of VH1’s Master of the Mix reality show and DJ competition.

Tina discussed a variety of topics in the interview, including what it was like competing on Master of the Mix.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Idris Elba Talks DJing the Royal Wedding and More

Idris Elba

Idris Elba recently sat down with Ellen to talk about how he got the opportunity to DJ the royal wedding. The actor/DJ also discussed his Netflix show Turn Up Charlie, about a middle-aged DJ, and his upcoming performance at the Coachella 2019 festival.

The multitalented Londoner’s vocals can be heard on the song “Boasty” by Wiley, Stefflon Don, & Sean Paul. The dancehall-influenced track was the fourth most-downloaded song of February on DJcity.

Watch the interview above.

Related: Idris Elba to Star as DJ in Netflix Comedy Series

Yo Yolie Talks Breaking Into Radio and Las Vegas Scene, Gives Advice to Female DJs

Yo Yolie

Yo Yolie is a club and radio DJ from the Bay Area who’s now based in Las Vegas. She’s a mixer on San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9 and SiriusXM’s Globalization channel, and rocks crowds from the Bay to Vegas on a regular basis.

DJcity’s MISS DJ BLISS sat down with Yolie to discuss how she broke into radio and the Vegas scene. Yolie also gave advice to female DJs.

Watch above.

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Win a Trip to the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals

Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals

Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals

Do you know someone who would love to attend the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals in Tapei, Taiwan? Nominate them for a chance to win a paid trip with a guest courtesy of DJcity!

The winner will receive two airline tickets and two hotel rooms at the W Taipei from January 25 to 28. They will also receive VIP access to all world finals events.

Here’s how it works: upload a photo or video of the nominee on Instagram and explain in the caption why they should attend the world finals. You must include the following in your caption: @DJcity’s account, the nominee’s account, and the hashtag #TakeMeToTaiwan. The contest is open worldwide.

Terms and conditions:

Nominee and guest must be at least 18 years old. Only one nomination per account, and multiple nominations for the same person will not increase the chances of winning. Prize is non-transferrable. In the case that the winner is unable to travel on the listed dates, all reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate for travel on other dates. Valid passport is required, and the winner is responsible for satisfying any visa requirements within their country, if applicable. Once airline tickets have been issued, any changes become the responsibility of the ticket holder. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. A subscription to the DJcity Record Pool is not required to enter the contest. If for any reason listed prize is unavailable, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded as a substitute. Prize is not redeemable for cash. DJcity and its affiliates take no ownership or responsibility for content uploaded by contestant to Instagram, Facebook or any other third party platforms. This contest is not sponsored by the W Hotel.

Related: Watch: Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII Mini-Documentary

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