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Trayze Drops Cardi B and Bruno Mars ‘Please Me’ Blend: DJcity Exclusive

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Trayze at Inside Club in Guangzhou, China. (Source: Facebook)

Following his popular blend pack in January, DJ/producer Trayze has returned with a new exclusive for DJcity. This time, the Washington, D.C. native blends the acapella of Cardi B and Bruno Mars‘ “Please Me” with the instrumental of Ghost Town DJ‘s’ “My Boo.”

“Please Me” is currently No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, having peaked at 3. It was produced by the Grammy-winning team The Stereotypes, which produced the duo’s previous collab, “Finesse Remix.”

Ghost Town DJ’s’ Miami bass-influenced anthem “My Boo” was released in 1995 and remains a staple throwback.

Watch Trayze perform the blend below and download the blend only on DJcity.

Related: Trayze Drops ’90s Blends Pack: DJcity Exclusive

Watch Trayze Perform Live Remix With Roland TR-08 and Serato DJ Pro TR-SYNC

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Trayze has dropped a live remix of the classic house track “Percolator,” along with a breakdown of his equipment setup. In the routine, he uses Serato DJ Pro’s recently added TR-SYNC feature with a Roland TR-08 drum machine.

After the performance, Trayze shows how he combines the TR-08 with his turntable setup and Serato DJ Pro. Using the TR-SYNC feature, he is able to match the BPM of the track with that of the drum machine.

Formerly known as Cajmere, Green Velvet‘s Chicago house anthem “Percolator” has been a staple for dance music DJs since its release in 1992.

Watch Trayze’s routine above.

Related: Trayze Drops ’90s Blends Pack: DJcity Exclusive

Trayze Drops ’90s Blends Pack: DJcity Exclusive

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Trayze in Las Vegas (Source: Instagram)

Trayze is best known for competing in the Red Bull Music 3Style, but the two-time world finalist also produces DJ tools. His remixes, bootlegs, edits, and blends have been supported by heavyweights like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid, and Chuckie.

Recognizing his skills, DJcity has recruited Trayze as a contributor to its music team. To kick off his role, Trayze has dropped an exclusive pack of blends that combine acapellas of current hits with instrumentals of ’90s classics.

He also put together a mix that’s comprised entirely of his blends, including those in the pack.

Download the blends and listen to the mix below.

Blends

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Also available on iTunes, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

Tracklist:

1. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss – Trayze Show Me Love Blend
2. Tiesto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone – Jackie Chan – Trayze Lick It Blend
3. Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves – Trayze Good Life Blend
4. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You – Trayze Snap Blend
5. Dua Lipa – New Rules – Trayze Gypsy Woman Blend
6. Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity – Trayze Ride On Time Blend
7. Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – Finesse Remix – Trayze Guy Blend
8. DJ Snake – Taki Taki – Trayze Macarena Blend
9. Liam Payne ft. Quavo – Strip That Down – Trayze You Can Do It Blend
10. DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts – Trayze Fu-Gee-La Blend
11. The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer – Trayze Genie Blend
12. G-Eazy ft. Halsey – Him & I – Trayze Sky’s The Limit Blend
13. The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming – Trayze Usher Blend
14. Drake – I’m Upset – Trayze Street Sweeper Riddim
15. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne – I’m The One – Trayze Big Poppa Blend
16. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – rockstar – Trayze Wonderwall Blend
17. Lil Jon ft. Offset & 2 Chainz – Alive – Trayze Prodigy-Kernkraft Blend
18. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow – Trayze Down Bottom Blend
19. Gucci Mane ft. Migos – I Get The Bag – Trayze Love Of Money Blend

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Watch: 2018 PLAYLIST Retreat DJ Battle

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At this year’s PLAYLIST Retreat, six of the attendees were selected to compete in an impromptu DJ battle. Nick Bike, EASE, DJ Jaycee, Trayze, DJ BYTE, and Damianito competed to win a pair of Rane TWELVE controllers and a Rane SEVENTY-TWO mixer. The battle was hosted by DJ Zimmie, and the judges chose EASE as the winner.

Each contestant was given a USB drive with a selection of songs from which they had to build their sets. This meant that the DJs had to come up with new routines, as opposed to relying on material from previous battles.

DJ set times:

Nick Bike: 1:40
EASE: 5:48
DJ Jaycee: 11:17
Trayze: 17:28
DJ BYTE: 23:35
Damianito: 29:12

Watch above.

Related: Watch: DJ Day’s Set at PLAYLIST Retreat

How to Redrum With Roland’s DJ-808

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On this episode of DJcityTV and Beat Refinery​’s Turntable Techniques, Trayze​ explains how to do live redrums with Roland’s DJ-808 controller using its TR-S drum machine and sounds. The technique can be used to beef up sections of tracks that don’t have drums (e.g.: the breakdown).

Related: Review: Roland DJ-808 Controller

How to Use Pitch ‘n Time’s Key Sync Feature

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Serato DJ’s Pitch ‘n Time plugin enables DJs to shift and sync the key of a track. It improves your ability to mix harmonically, helping to make your blends and transitions sound cleaner.

On this episode of Turntable Techniques, Beat Refinery instructor and 2016 Red Bull 3style U.S. Champion Trayze breaks down how to use Pitch ‘n Time’s key sync feature.

Watch the tutorial above.

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