Interview

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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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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Why UK Hip-Hop Hasn’t Crossed Over Into the US, According to Cipha Sounds

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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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Melo D Talks West Coast Style of DJing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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Melo D, from the legendary Beat Junkies crew, was featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The Los Angeles native broke down the West Coast style of DJing and how it compares with the East Coast style.

Melo D also discussed J Rocc’s role in founding the Beat Junkies, the crew’s Institute of Sound DJ school, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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If DJing Wasn’t Your Career, What Would You Be Doing?

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If DJing wasn’t your career, what would you be doing?

Z-Trip, Skratch Bastid, Trayze, and others answer at the 2018 Playlist Retreat.

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Boogie Blind Remembers Roc Raida on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Boogie Blind, a member of the X-Ecuctioners and Heavy Hitters crews, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The veteran turntablist and party rocker remembered his former crew member, the late and great Roc Raida.

Boogie also discussed his early DJs with the X-Men, how party rocking is his foundation, East Coast vs. West Coast scratching, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’ Hosts Discuss Rising Demand for Female DJs

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On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses the changes in nightlife noted by the 2018 International Music Summit Business Report. The report points out that while the rates for DJs are decreasing, there is a rising demand for female DJs.

In addition to the IMS Business Report, the guys talk about Meek Mill‘s incident in Las Vegas, Nipsey Hussle‘s clothing store, Wu-Tang Clan‘s recently released documentary, and more.

Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.

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

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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’

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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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