• Watch 69Beats Perform on Pioneer DJ’s ‘DJsounds’

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    Last fall, 69Beats took home his second consecutive Red Bull 3Style Poland championship. Shortly after, he headed to the Amsterdam Dance Event to play a set for Pioneer DJ’s DJsounds show.

    69Beats delivered a dynamic performance, dropping his signature tone play and finger drumming techniques using Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-XP1. His energetic 53-minute set included genres like future funk, trap, twerk, and more.

    69Beats also gave a quick interview in which he discussed why he switched to rekordbox, his plans for 2018, and how he chose his name.

    In February, he will compete on his home turf in the Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII in Kraków.

    Watch him on DJsounds above.

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  • Watch Mr Switch Perform on Pioneer DJ’s DJsounds Show

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    Mr Switch, a four-time DMC World champion, recently stopped by Pioneer DJ’s DJsounds Show to perform an eclectic mix.

    The UK native’s set featured a variety of genres, including hip-hop, trap, electro swing, funk-influenced tracks, and more. He performed with two limited gold PLX-1000-N turntables and a DJM-S9-N mixer.

    In 2011, Switch became the first DJ to perform on the BBC Proms, an annual classical music festival held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    Watch him above on DJsounds.

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  • House DJs Discuss the Mental and Physical Toll of Touring

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    Pete Tong
    Pete Tong at Blue Marlin Ibiza. (Photo credit: Alex Caballero)

    In 2016, Avicii surprised the dance community when he retired from touring at the age of 26 due to health concerns. Now, more DJs have shared their struggles in a new documentary from Pioneer DJ’s DJsounds.

    Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm explores what drives DJs to put themselves through rigorous schedules and the toll it has on their health.

    “I’m addicted to the feeling of connecting with a crowd and controlling the vibe,” says legendary DJ Erick Morillo.

    The New York City native’s sentiments are echoed in the documentary by renowned house DJs like Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, and Ben Pearce.

    With their addiction to performing comes consequences, however. The side effects include deprivation, loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse, and pressure from fans and management.

    “I was deeply unhappy,” Pearce says. “I was drinking every day and basically chugging my life down the drain. And I think it got to the point that I knew that if I didn’t do something about it, I wouldn’t be around much longer.”

    Tong adds: “It’s a very hard job to get any sympathy for because everyone has this image in their heads of private jets and spraying champagne. But the touring life of a DJ is really hard.”

    The documentary was premiered on Wednesday during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in association with Help Musicians UK and the Association for Electronic Music. Both groups are dedicated to helping musicians with mental health issues.

    Watch it below.

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  • Watch ESKEI83’s Set for Pioneer’s DJsounds Show

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    ESKEI83 performs in the Netherlands on Jan. 29, 2016. (photo credit: Henny van Roomen)

    ESKEI83, the 2014 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion, has been featured on Pioneer DJ’s DJsounds show.

    The German’s set, which was recorded in London last summer, featured 50 minutes of bass music and world-class turntablism. It included unreleased material and releases from his label, Crispy Crust Records.

    During the interview, ESKEI spoke about how Pioneer’s DJM-S9 mixer helped him simplify and improve his game. He also discussed what it’s like playing at festivals as a turntablist and the advantages it gives him over other types of DJs.

    Watch the full set and interview below.

    Tracklist:

    1. Mr. Carmack – Death
    2. Psychic Pressure – Geysa
    3. Dirty Audio & Rickyxsan – Gettin’ That
    4. Tropkillaz – Booty To The Bass
    5. ESKEI83 & Johnny Osbourne – Kill A Sound
    6. M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble
    7. Jimmy Pé – Hudson River
    8. Dead Prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop – Acapella
    9. Gladiator & QUIX – Chilly Bin
    10. Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More – Live Evil Remix
    11. Take Dat – The Shots
    12. Bingo Players, Zombie Nation, Jeff Doubleu, TrapHau5, & ETC!ETC! – Rattle The Kernkraft 400 – Vortex Bootleg
    13. Kendrick Lamar – M.A.A.D. City – Eprom Remix
    14. Skepta ft. JME – That’s Not Me – Dirty Remix
    15. Mura Masa – Lotus Eater
    16. Craze & Skratch Bastid – Worldwide
    17. ESKEI83 – Get Down
    18. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini
    19. Yo Majesty – Club Action Smookie Illson Bootleg
    20. Loco Dice ft. Just Blaze – Sending This One Out – Frizzo Remix
    21. Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest – Acapella
    22. Drunken Masters & Karol Tip – Calories
    23. Donkong & Karol Tip – Brilliant
    24. Hermitude – Vibration
    25. Skepta ft. Young Lord – It Ain’t Safe
    26. DJ Cable – I’m A G
    27. ESKEI83 & Snelle Jelle – Step Into The Ring
    28. Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher
    29. DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross, & Snoop Dogg – All I Do Is Win
    30. Skrillex & Diplo ft. G-Dragon & CL – Dirty Vibe – DJ Snake & Aazar Remix
    31. Flosstradamus ft. Casino – Mosh Pit – Acapella
    32. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit – Play-N-Skillz Trap Remix – ESKEI83 Edit
    33. Drunken Masters & Tropkillaz – All Day
    34. Major Lazer & Grandtheft – Number One
    35. Johnny Osbourne & ESKEI83 & Symbiz – Buddy Bye – ESKEI83 Dubplate
    36. ESKEI83 ft. Bunji Garlin – Fire
    37. Dan Gerous – Life Of The Party – ESKEI83 Remix
    38. Flosstradamus & TroyBoi – Soundclash
    39. The Turntablist – Break This
    40. Ben Esser – Love You More – Rafik Remix
    41. ESKEI83 & Drunken Masters & Gunjah – Rave
    42. Wave Racer – Streamers

    Updated on Dec 11. 2016.

    This article was written by Hugo Pacheco.

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  • Watch Chuckie’s Set for Pioneer’s DJsounds Show

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    Chuckie’s last set for Pioneer’s “DJsounds” show has received a million YouTube views since being uploaded two years ago. That, coupled with the Dutchman’s talent and legendary status, was reason enough for Pioneer to invite him back for a second mix last week. Chuckie put down an hour of house and tech house this time around and even got busy with a little scratching near the end (around 49 minutes in). Watch the interview and full set above.
     
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  • Jon1st Performs with Pioneer’s PLX-1000 Turntables

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    2013 World Online DMC Champion Jon1st is back again with another impressive routine. This time, the English turntablist puts Pioneer’s PLX-1000 turntables, along with the DJM-900 mixer and DDJ-SP1 sub-controller, through the paces over a futuristic instrumental.
     
    Stay tuned for a new episode of DJcityTV’s “Cutting Room” featuring Jon1st and other top UK turntablists.
     
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  • Watch Gorgon City Perform on Pioneer’s DJsounds Show

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    Gorgon City is one of the most exciting deep house acts to come out of the UK in recent years. With hit singles such as “Ready For Your Love” and “Here For You,” the duo has achieved mainstream success in their home country and are crossing over into the US.
     
    During a recent visit to Pioneer’s DJsounds Show, Gorgon City dropped an hour-long set packed with new deep house tracks. Watch above as Kye and Matt play back-to-back on the CDJ-2000NXS, DJM-900nexus and RMX-1000.
     
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  • Scratch Perverts Perform on Pioneer’s DJsounds Show

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    London-based collective the Scratch Perverts (Tony Vegas and Prime Cuts) recently stopped by Pioneer’s DJsounds Show to perform a throwback set. Their 50 minute mix was packed with hip-hop classics ranging from the golden age to more recent times.
     
    The session featured a rare setup as both DJs used vintage DJM-909 mixers (which they helped design) along with a pair of CDJ-2000NXS players and Pioneer’s new PLX-1000 turntables, handled by Tony and Prime respectively.
     
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  • TJR Peforms on Pioneer DJsounds Show

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    Los Angeles-based DJ/producer TJR recently stopped by Pioneer’s DJsounds Show to perform a 60 minute mix and chat with host Dan Tait. Unlike many house DJs, the multi-talented TJR can lay down a scratch or two (check him at the 24 minute mark).
     

     
    Related: TJR ft. Benji Madden – Come Back Down

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  • Martin Garrix & Sidney Samson Mix Session

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    Rising EDM star Martin Garrix joins Sidney Samson in his first episode of “Mix Sessions.” The 25-minute set was captured with two cameras and features both DJs mixing with CDJs.
     
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