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DJcityTV Launches New Twitch Series, ‘First Play’ Feat. KidCutUp and Eddie Boy

DJcityTV Launches New Twitch Series, 'First Play' Feat. KidCutUp and Eddie Boy

DJcity is excited to announce our new weekly Twitch series, First Play, which will be hosted by veteran DJcity in-house remixers KidCutUp and Eddie Boy. Every Friday, the series will showcase new releases and exclusives from the DJcity record pool, including a first look at each week’s New and Notable picks.

Starting this Friday, May 14, First Play will air every Friday at 2PM PT on DJcityTV’s Twitch channel.

Follow KidCutUp on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, Twitch, and Twitter.

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New Remixers Page Now Available On the DJcity Mobile App

New Remixers Page Now Available On the DJcity Mobile App

Earlier this year, DJcity introduced a new and improved Remixers Page to their website. This new feature has now been added to the DJcity mobile app. The remixers page and enhanced search function allow users to quickly search and listen to all the exclusive edits and remixes from their favorite DJcity remixers.

Download the DJcity mobile app here and try it out for yourself.

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Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Beatsource LINK’s Offline Mode is Now Available in Serato DJ

Streaming is the future of DJing, but DJs need to be able to mix with or without an internet connection. Today, we’re excited to announce that Beatsource LINK’s offline mode, which enables DJs to mix without Wi-Fi, is finally available in Serato DJ. The update, which is integrated with Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5, follows over a month of public beta testing.

Asher “Styles Davis” Finkel, at Beatsource, says:

“We’re super excited to be the first service to bring offline mode for streaming content to Serato DJ. We know that DJs need to build trust with streaming technology, and our offline locker will provide the stability and insurance they need. This is a watershed moment in the way DJs get music.”

Download Serato Pro 2.5 and Lite 1.5 here and start your free trial of Beatsource LINK here.

Watch a tutorial on how to use the offline mode below:

Related Post: First Look: Serato DJ Pro 2.5 Public Beta

Website Update: DJcity Launches Dark Mode and New Remixers Page

Website Update: DJcity Launches Dark Mode and New Remixers Page

DJcity has added Dark Mode and a new Remixers Page to their recently redesigned website.

Dark Mode:

You can easily activate Dark Mode with the toggle switch at the top of the page. You can switch between Light and Dark Mode as you wish.

Remixers Page:

We are very proud of our team of editors and remixers. This new page allows you to check out all the exclusive edits and remixes our team has done for DJcity. For example, if you enjoy KidCutUp’s work, you can click on his photo and take a look at his entire back catalog.

Both of these new features are live on the site now. Watch Mojaxx’s walkthrough below and head over to DJcity.com and try them out for yourself.

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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 Is Now Available in Denon DJ Devices

Beatsource LINK Is Now Available in Denon DJ Devices

No laptop? No problem. After four months in beta, the Beatsource LINK streaming service for open-format DJs is now available in Denon DJ Engine OS-enabled gear. That includes standalone devices such as the Prime SC6000 player and Prime 4 controller.

Beatsource President, Brian “DJ Quickie” Wong, says:

“This is the future of DJing. Imagine showing up to your gig with just a pair of headphones and your DJ skills, logging into the Denon gear, and your personal playlists and DJ library become instantly available.”

Launched in May, LINK enables DJs to stream tracks from the Beatsource library in their DJ software, along with thousands of playlists. In addition to Engine OS, LINK is also available in Serato DJ Pro and Lite, Pioneer DJ rekordbox, VirtualDJ, Algoriddim djay and djay Pro, Hercules DJUCED, and PCDJ DEX 3.

Get a free trial of LINK here and learn how to use LINK with Engine OS 1.6 here.

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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.

Related Post: Beatsource Launches First-Ever Licensed DJ Edits

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.

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

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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