Music Industry

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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BBC Radio 1 Search for Christmas Presenter

Anyone with radio experience is being invited to send their demos to BBC Radio 1 with a chance of appearing on their Christmas schedule. From Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve, Radio 1 wants to showcase the best in new and emerging talent and offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast nationally with them.

The station is looking for those who know their way around a radio desk and have previous radio experience, be it in community, hospital, student or local radio.

Aspiring presenters can submit their demos via the Radio 1 website with submissions closing midnight on Sunday 27th October.

All applicants must be 18 or over and have prior radio experience.

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Official Dubai DJcity Linkup *Reminder*

The official Dubai DJcity Linkup is taking place next Wednesday 16th October from 4pm to 6pm at Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Centre. This time we have teamed up with Sample Music Festival to deliver an interactive networking event.

The DJcity Linkup is a FREE event.

To RSVP and for more information on the event visit HERE.

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Last Chance to RSVP for the DJcity UK Linkup

We have joined forces again with BEATGEEK for an exclusive DJ, producer, and brand event. The official DJcity UK Linkup is taking place this Sunday 29th September from 3pm to 6pm at Aures London, 18 Leake Street, Lambeth, SE1 7NN.

The DJcity UK Linkup is a FREE event.

RSVP if you would like to attend the Official DJcity UK Linkup 2019 HERE.

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Dubai DJcity Linkup Announced

The official DJcity Linkup is back in the UAE.

After the success of the April event, we have joined forces with Sample Music Festival to deliver an interactive networking event featuring demos from top brands such as Ableton and Native instruments.

The Sample Music Festival event is taking place at Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Centre. The event is from 15th – 17th October, with the DJcity Linkup taking place on Wednesday 16th October from 4pm to 6pm.

For more information on the Sample Music Festival event visit HERE.

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DJcity UK Linkup 2019 Announced

The official DJcity UK Linkup is back for another year. After the success and positive feedback from last year’s link up, we have joined forces again with BEATGEEK for an exclusive DJ, producer, and brand event.

The BEATGEEK event is taking place at Aures London, 18 Leake Street, Lambeth, SE1 7NN. The event is from 27th – 29th September, with the DJcity UK Linkup taking place on Sunday 29th September from 3pm to 6pm.

The Sunday event will be broken down into below:

Portablist Lounge 2019 Battle Finals
On Leake Street itself, a whole day of open portable turntables, networking, tutorials, cyphers, the Portablist Lounge Battle and much more. Portablist lounge is completely portable, powered by a minirigs soundsystem.

Products 4 Sale
Located in the Link Tunnel, there are trade stalls from various brands with products available to purchase on the day.

Official DJcity Linkup
The Official DJcity 2019 London Linkup will be located inside Aures.

RSVP if you would like to attend the Official DJcity UK Linkup 2019 HERE.

For more information on the BEATGEEK event visit the website.

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Review: Denon DJ Prime 4 Standalone DJ System

Tips and Tricks

In March, Mojaxx provided a first look at Denon DJ’s Prime 4 standalone DJ system. Now, following a firmware update, Mo has returned with a full review.

Watch above on this week’s Tips and Tricks.

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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.

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Audio-Visual Arts Festival Announce London Conference



AVA (Audio-Visual Arts) started in Belfast 5 years ago, and now they are one of the UK’s leading electronic music festivals and conferences.

Now they are bringing the conference to London. The conference will offer an insight into the music and arts industry from artists, agents, labels and innovators. ​Bicep, Octave One​, ​Abbey Road Studios, Ninja Tune, Artwork and more will form line up of panels, workshops and keynotes alongside some of the industries most notable names and brands.

The conference is free-to-attend, for all-ages and is a perfect opportunity for all starting out or wanting to get into the music industry.

Addres​s – The Printworks, ​Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ
Date​ – Friday 15th March
Timings​ – 10:00 – 17:00

The full AVA London programme can be found at here.

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Charlie Sloth Leaves BBC for Apple Music

Drake and Charlie Sloth

Drake and Charlie Sloth
Drake and Charlie Sloth (Source: BBC)

Charlie Sloth, one of the leading hip-hop radio DJs in the UK, has announced that he’s leaving BBC Radio for Apple Music.

Sloth, who has been with the network for a decade, has hosted shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. His rap freestyle segment “Fire in the Booth” is globally renowned. The segment has featured appearances from Drake, Stormzy, Big Shaq, and many more.

It hasn’t been revealed what his role at Apple Music will be, but there is speculation that he will be hosting a new show on Beats 1 and contributing to the platform’s playlists.

Sloth isn’t the only BBC host to leave for Apple Music. In 2015, Zane Lowe departed the network to launch a show on Beats 1.

Sloth posted the following message on Instagram:

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After almost 10 years of dedicating my life to BBC radio 1xtra & Radio 1 and achieving everything I set out to I’ve decided the time has come to leave the BBC and seek a new challenge. I want to thank everybody who has listened to me over the years and supported me in everything I have done I love you and the journey continues. I also want to say a huge thank you to the following people for always believing in me and supporting me while at the Bbc. Dellessa James Alex lawless Carlene Morlese Rob little john Julie Shepherd Rebecca frank Joe Harland Rhys Hughes Lim La Richards Janine kempadoo Hermet Chadha Rachal Mcalroy Alex Rata Lucy Hickling And especially Ben cooper for being a great leader and for giving me all the opportunities he has to prove myself I’m forever grateful I hope all my colleagues at 1xtra and radio 1 keep up the amazing work it’s been an incredible place to work and I’m honoured to have done so. I joined the BBC as a boy and I leave as a man. Together we have created some moments that will live forever. Charlie Sloth ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ANNOUNCEMENT ON WHATS NEXT COMING SOON ❤️

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