• Enter the Serato Sample Challenge to Win $10,000

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    Serato has launched the Serato Sample Challenge, a beat-making contest in which the winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Yes, you read that right.

    How to enter:

    1. Create a beat using Serato Sample.

    2. Make a video that showcases your beat. It must be less than 60 seconds and show Serato Sample in use.

    3. Upload your video to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag #seratosamplechallenge and @seratosample. (Make sure your profile is set to public.) Facebook submissions must be posted on Serato Sample’s Facebook page.

    Public voting, which takes place up until the deadline, will determine 10 finalists. (Early entry is encouraged in order to accumulate votes.) Judges Kenny Dope, DJ Spinna, and Suzi Analogue will then select the winner from the final 10 based on musicality and originality.

    Launched in July, Serato Sample is a plugin that enables producers to find and manipulate samples in tracks using any DAW that supports VST and AU formats, such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, and Logic Pro.

    Get more info about the contest and vote for your favorite entries here.

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  • Avicii ‘Without You’ Remix Contest Winners Announced

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    Avicii in the studio. (Photo source: Instagram)

    After careful consideration, Avicii has picked France’s Notre Dame and Japan’s Tokima Tokio as the winners of DJcity’s “Without You” remix contest!

    The original plan was to select one winner, but Avicii loved both Notre Dame and Tokima Tokio’s remixes, so he chose both! They will both receive the $5,000 cash and have their remixes released on Geffen Records.

    Listen to their remixes and the original version below.

    Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!

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  • Finalists for Avicii ‘Without You’ Remix Contest

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    DJcity has picked the 10 finalists for the official AviciiWithout Youremix contest.

    We received entries from all around the world and of a wide variety of styles. It took a long time to listen to them, but we made sure to hear each one. Now that we’ve selected the finalists, it’s up to Avicii to pick the winner.

    The winner, which will be announced on Sept. 20, will receive $5,000 and have his or her remix released on Geffen Records.

    Check out the finalists below (in alphabetical order).

    Arc North, Sweden

    Mark Pride, Croatia

    MAYACCII, Russia

    Melo.Kids, Poland

    Notre Dame, France

    Redax, Germany

    Rozen, Brazil

    Tokima Tokio, Japan

    Tony & Voxon, Latvia and United Arab Emirates

    Vinil, Sweden

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  • DJcity, SiriusXM, and Pitbull Launch Contest to Find ‘Globalization’ Mixer

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    SiriusXM, Pitbull, and DJcity have launched a contest to find an on-air mixer for a new show on Pitbull’s Globalization channel, which can be heard on SiriusXM channel 13.

    The winner will be awarded a paid, one-year mix show on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT. They will also get a Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer and Serato license pack.

    The contest, which is open to U.S. residents only, will begin with an online submission process. Entries will be judged on technique, creativity, and music selection, and must be submitted no later than Sept. 19, 2017. DJcity will select five finalists, and Pitbull will choose the winner. The finalists and winner will be announced on Sept. 25. and 27, respectively.

    Launched on SiriusXM by Pitbull in May 2015, Pitbull’s Globalization takes listeners on a “musical journey of rhythm around the world.” Its daily mixers include Big Syphe (Pitbull’s former DJ), DJ Rawn (former Power 106 mixer), and DJcity’s Kidd Spin and DJ Santarosa. Other mixers include BBC 1Xtra’s MistaJam, Mad Decent’s SpydaT.E.K, and KIIS FM’s DJ Drew.

    Get more info and enter the contest here.

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  • DJcity and Geffen Records Launch Remix Contest for Avicii’s ‘Without You’

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    DJcity has teamed up with Geffen Records on a remix contest for Avicii‘s new single “Without You” featuring Sandro Cavazza. The infectious progressive house track recently debuted at No. 18 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

    Geffen Records was founded in 1980 by industry heavyweight David Geffen. Earlier this year, Universal Music Group relaunched the label with a roster that includes Avicii, DJ Snake, Lil Jon, AlunaGeorge, and Gryffin.

    The winning submission will be released by Geffen Records as an official remix. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $5,000 and be featured on DJcity’s blog and social media.

    Get more info and enter the contest here.

  • A-Trak Launches New DJ and Beat Battle

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    A-Trak at the We the Future Festival in Puerto Rico. (Photo credit: Steve Garfinkel)

    A-Trak has launched a new DJ and beat battle called the Goldie Awards. The Fool’s Gold chief first announced it on DJcity’s MikiDz Show back in May 2016.

    “The Goldie Awards isn’t the same old DJ battle,” A-Trak says in the trailer for the event. “We’re allowing literally any piece of equipment you want to bring. We’re welcoming anything that’s part of the art form of DJing now in this day in age.”

    The competition is “designed to reflect the genreless, borderless, and limitless nature of music today,” according to Thump, which is a co-sponsor of the battle.

    The Goldie Awards will feature six DJs and six producers competing in their respective categories. The DJs will be judged on originality, creativity, technical ability, music selection, crowd response, and stage presence. The producers will be judged on originality, creativity, technical ability, musical range, and crowd response.

    Judging the categories will be a star-studded panel that includes Diplo, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Destructo, and Mija. Harlem rapper Dave East will host the event.

    The winning DJ will get to perform at the Fool’s Gold Day Off festival, and the winning producer will release a song on the Fool’s Gold label.

    To enter, entrants must upload a one-minute video to their Instagram or YouTube accounts with the hashtag #GoldieAwards and fill out the application on the contest’s website by August 6. The judges will then select six DJs and six producers to be flown to the live battle, which takes place at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on September 7.

    Get more information, including the competition’s rules, at the Goldie Awards website.

    Watch the trailer below and grab your tickets for the event on June 9.

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  • A-Trak Is Organizing a New DJ Competition

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    A-Trak has revealed that he’s organizing a new DJ and beat battle that will take place later this year. The Fool’s Gold boss made the announcement during Craze‘s appearance on DJcity’s MikiDz Show on Monday night.
     
    “[Turntablism] is not old school. It’s not some shit from the old heads or whatever,” A-Trak said. “There’s ways to do it with the sonics of music that’s current. We all listen to new music, we all play new music, and the new routines are updated to fit with the new shit, and I think the battle world needs to adapt to that too.”
     
    A-Trak added that Craze, Four Color Zack and “all the other homies” would judge the battle.
     
    Craze, who was standing next to A-Trak during the announcement, described what to expect from him as a judge. “I’m gonna be the Simon Cowell of that shit,” he said with a grin. “I’ll be like, ‘you’re not supposed to be out here. What are you doing?'”
     
    A-Trak said he would reveal more details about the competition in the next couple of months.
     
    Watch the announcement below and stay tuned for video of Craze’s set and interview.
     

     
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