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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: Silent Addy Explains Why You Shouldn’t Use DJ Controllers at Clubs

Silent Addy

Miami’s dancehall aficionado, Silent Addy, spoke with the R.O.A.D. Podcast last week. The DJ/producer explained how he learned to DJ with the VirtualDJ software and shared his thoughts on using DJ controllers in clubs.

Silent Addy also discussed the business lessons he learned by observing Diplo and the benefits of starting your own party.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Listen: Henry Fong Interview on ‘The 20 Podcast’

Henry Fong and DJ Spider

Henry Fong and DJ Spider
Henry Fong and DJ Spider

Henry Fong sits down with DJ Spider on this week’s episode of the The 20 Podcast. The Florida native hitting Beatsource’s top 10 chart with his house heater “Jump Up,”

Henry Fong is a DJ/producer from Florida who’s known for his eclectic blend of electronic, Caribbean, and Latin sounds. He has collaborated with heavyweights such as Hardwell and Deorro and has received support from stars like DJ Snake and Skrillex.

Watch the interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available 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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5 Things We Learned From Tainy’s Billboard Interview

From producing Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin‘s #1 hit collaboration ‘I Like It’ to reaching the pages of Billboard Magazine, the past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Puerto Rican producer Tainy. He recently sat down with the magazine to discuss his past and what he has coming up in the future.

He has an EP dropping in March:

Tainy signed a management deal with [his manager/business partner Lex] Borrero, a 34-year-old publisher who previously headed Roc Nation Latino, in 2018. Early last year, Tainy inked a label deal with Interscope for NEON16, and by December 2019, he finalized a deal with WME. Now, the 30-year-old producer is preparing to release his debut solo EP, The Kids That Grew Up on Reggaeton, out in March on NEON16.

Tainy briefly grew up in America:

Born Marco Masís in Puerto Rico, he moved with his family to Hartford, Connecticut when he was in kindergarten but moved back by the second grade. Those three years stateside, however, were crucial: Tainy learned English, devouring American TV and listening to artists like Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

There may be a Marshmello collaboration in the works:

The houses all look the same on a quiet, ­residential block near Miami’s design district: white picket fence, cute front yard, trimmed windows — and no way to know which one is NEON16, the studio launched in 2019 by Puerto Rican producer Tainy and his manager/business partner, Lex Borrero.Inside, Marshmello’s entourage is lounging on couches at the entrance, flanked by giant KAWS and Murakami dolls. Marshmello, sans helmet, is in a room listening to beats with Tainy, who only steps away from his laptop to say a brief hello.

Tainy was discovered by reggaeton duo Luny Tunes.

By 14, Tainy signed to the production team Luny Tunes — the duo behind hits from Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar — and earned the nickname “Tainy Tunes.” Despite crafting hits with the pair in Puerto Rico, Tainy didn’t take off on his own until he moved back to the United States, landing work with Balvin and Bad Bunny, and pushing the boundaries of reggaetón.

Tainy explains the difference between making reggaeton for Latin and American audiences:

“You can’t go too drastic when you’re creating records for the Latin market; it’s about expanding what their ear is used to,” says Tainy. “The American market has more liberty. Hearing the essence of reggaetón from Luny Tunes, but listening to different chords from The Neptunes or how big and full Timbaland’s percussion sounds [are] and adding those pop and electronic elements [influences my work].”

Read the full interview here.

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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 interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available 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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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 interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available 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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