DJ Ferno performs at Foxtail Nightclub in Las Vegas during CES 2017. (photo: Cristopher Schafer)
If you’ve ever seen an episode of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination show, then you know who DJ Ferno is. A native of Philadelphia, the DJ/producer started off as a local party rocker and media personality and was recruited by Jeff in 2013 to join him on tour. Ferno has since spent hundreds of days on the road with “The Magnificent,” performing everywhere from Las Vegas and London to Thailand and Dubai. Below are his must-have travel items.
“We tour almost 200 days a year, so it’s important to be able to record while out. UAD nailed it with this interface. I love the converters and being able to record with ultra-low latency. Their incredible plugins are a bonus.”
“I’m an Ableton user, and since its release, the Push controller has been my main instrument.”
“We’ve all been in the position when the connection in the [turntable’s] tonearm gives us issues. Alcohol wipes solve the problem seven out of 10 times.”
“It’s a must that I always have my passport. A while back we were in Los Angeles and got a call that we needed fly to London the following morning. That was actually the day Will [Smith] and Jeff did The Graham Norton Show. I always gotta be ready.”
“I use this to quickly take down ideas and outline projects I’m working on. I prefer writing as opposed to typing.”
Watch the latest episode of Vinyl Destination below:
DJ Ferno performs at Plan B in London. (Christopher Schafer)
If you’ve been to one of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s shows in recent years or watched an episode of Vinyl Destination, chances are you’ve seen DJ Ferno handle the opening set. Like his mentor, Ferno is a Philadelphia native and known for his eclectic and party rocking performances. His mix for the DJcity Podcast is no different, as it includes new tracks from stars such as Drake and Fetty Wap and rising talent like Keys N Krates and ZHU.
1. Stro Elliot – Housemate – Always Here For You – Stro Elliot Mix
2. Bomba Estereo & Will Smith – Fiesta
3. ZHU – Paradise Awaits – FKJ Remix
4. Travis Scott – Antidote – Christian Rich Rework
5. Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – U Mad
6. Masego & Medasin – Bounce
7. Drake – Hotline Bling – Tall Boys Scratch Drop Intro
8. Erykah Badu – Hotline Bling Remix
9. Fetty Wap – RGF Island
10. Sango – Baile Somebody
11. Ta-ku – Electr(on)ic Relaxation
12. D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha – Giovanny Remix
13. Big Grams ft. Skrillex – Drum Machine
14. Drake & Future – Jumpman – DJ Astonish Trap Edit
15. Keys N Krates – Understand Why
16. Craig David – Fill Me In – Where Are U Now Remix
17. MNEK & Zara Larsson – Never Forget You
18. Drake & Future – Big Rings – CRVFTSMEN Remix
19. Bro Safari & Boombox Cartel – Flip
20. Fetty Wap ft. Monty – Jugg
21. Keys N Krates ft. Katy B – Save Me
22. Party Thieves & Lazy Boyz – Rise
23. Lido & CanBlaster – Rush Hour
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The DJcity Podcast features the latest club music mixed by its team and guest DJs. Listen to a new 30-minute set every Tuesday on iTunes and Mixcloud.
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