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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Bill Spector on Realizing the DJ Is the Epicenter of a Party

R.O.A.D. Podcast

New York City’s nightlife pioneer Bill Spector and Miami’s Raulizm spoke with the R.O.A.D. Podcast last week. In the interview, Bill Spector recalled hearing Jellybean Benitez in the 1980s at NYC’s legendary Funhouse and realizing that the DJ is the most crucial factor to any successful party.

Bill and Raulizm also spoke about working with icons like DJ AM, Mark Ronson, and Stretch Armstrong.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Listen: Kutcorners Interview on ‘The 20 Podcast’

Kutcorners and DJ Spider

Kutcorners and DJ Spider
Kutcorners and DJ Spider

Following this year’s NAMM Show, DJ Spider sits down with Kutcorners, an artist relations manager and product specialist at Serato. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Kut is a solo DJ/producer and member of the duo Live Evil and The Freshest crew.

Watch the clip belows and stream the episode on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource’s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

Listen: EXCEL Interview on ‘The 20 Podcast’

DJ Spider and EXCEL

DJ Spider and EXCEL

On last week’s episode of Beatsource‘s The 20 Podcast, DJ Dynamix credited EXCEL for teaching him how to manage his music library. This week, host DJ Spider brought in EXCEL to break down his technique, which is thorough to say the least!

EXCEL is a DJ, producer, and turntablist from Philadelphia who’s now based in Los Angeles. He holds residencies in major markets around the U.S. and performs at events for brands like Nike, Google, HBO, and Playboy.

Watch the clip below and stream the episode on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: DJ Jessica Who Explains David Grutman’s Infamous ‘Do Not Play List’

DJ Jessica Who

Miami’s DJ Jessica Who spoke with the R.O.A.D. Podcast last week. In the interview, she described the pressure that DJs experienced while performing at LIV Miami during the era of Dave Grutman’s infamous “Do Not Play List.”

The crew also talked about dealing with the performance anxiety that many DJs experience while working in nightlife.

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

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Listen: DJ Dynamix Interview on ‘The 20 Podcast’

DJ Spider and DJ Dynamix

DJ Spider and DJ Dynamix
DJ Spider and DJ Dynamix

After a holiday break, DJ Spider returns to speak with DJ Dynamix on the Beatsource‘s The 20 Podcast. The episode was recorded at Beatsource’s new headquarters in Los Angeles.

Dynamix is an award-winning DJ and turntablist from Los Angeles. He’s a former five-time Red Bull 3Style US finalist and finalist on VH1’s Master of the Mix show. When he’s not rocking clubs around the world or battling, Dynamix serves as an instructor at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound DJ school in Los Angeles.

Watch the clips below and stream the episode on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.

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Drake Talks Ghostwriting Rumors and Cultural Appropriation in Rap Radar Interview

Drake recently sat down with Rap Radar‘s Elliott Wilson and Brian “B-Dot” Miller in his Toronto home for an extensive interview. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, the artist talked about ghostwriting rumors, beef with other artists, accusations of cultural appropriation, his current label situation, and more.

On the difference between ghostwriting and collaborating with other artists:

“Look, if it makes a great song…but it’s you and this other person that’s cooking it up, you’re not doing anything wrong.”

On borrowing other cultures’ musical styles in his songs:

“That’s not appropriating… I make a point to give opportunity to people that I respect. Wizkid was on [“One Dance”] with me, and I had blessings from the real dons in that space.”

Watch the interview above.

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