‘MikiDZ Podcast’: Ain’t No Future In Your Frontin’

This week, the MikiDZ Podcast crew talks about the viral producer Sickick, who has come under fire for faking his live routines. They also mourn the passing of DMX and Black Rob, talk about Method Man and Redman‘s recent Verzuz battle, and discuss the “skill” that TikTok dancers and breakdancers in a club share: the ability to ruin a dance floor.

Watch the MikiDz Podcast above. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Mixcloud, and Spotify.

The MikiDz Podcast is a talk-show that discusses news and topics in the DJ and nightlife industries. It is hosted by MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell. The MikiDz Show, which is also hosted by Miki and Dainjazone, features live performances from the world’s most-skilled DJs.

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Richastic Remixes DMX’s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’: DJcity Exclusive

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In honor of DMX, Richastic has put his signature spin on the late rapper’s 1998 classic “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.” The track was one of four singles from DMX’s debut studio album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, which has been certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

“DMX, a great artist has passed away and this is my way of paying tribute to him,” Richastic says. “I hope this remix will find its way into some DJ tracklists & help to keep his sound alive.”

Preview Richastic’s “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

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The Samples Behind DMX’s ‘It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot’


Power 106‘s Wax Only series has returned with a new episode, this time to review the samples from DMX’s debut studio album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.

Released on May 12, 1998, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It sold over five million copies and was certified quadruple platinum in December 2000.

It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot featured the singles “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Get at Me Dog,” “Stop Being Greedy,” and “How’s It Goin’ Down.” It was produced by Dame Grease, PK, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti, and Lil Rob. Some notable samples on the album include Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me,” and The Bee Gees’ “Nights on Broadway.”

Watch above to see Vin Rican go through the samples.

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New & Notable Tracks – March 28, 2014

Here’s a list of new and notable tracks that were added to DJcity this week.
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Wu-Tang Clan – Keep Watch
The Wu drop a new single produced by long-time collaborator, DJ Mathematics.

Showtek & Ookay – Bouncer
Dutch brothers Showtek join San Diego’s Ookay for a trap-influenced house track.

TeeFlii ft. 2 Chainz – 24 Hours
Singer/rapper TeeFlii enlists 2 Chainz and fellow Angeleno DJ Mustard for a new single.

DMX – Party Up – Ruen & Mister Gray Twerk Remix
The rising Miami production duo give DMX’s 2000 classic a twerk update.

Related: New & Notable Tracks – March 21, 2014