Deorro and MAKJ Drop New Track, ‘Ante Up’

Deorro performing at LE’BOOM at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood.
Last August, Deorro and MAKJ joined forces for an electro house heater titled, “READY!” The track became a festival favorite and currently has over 3,000,000 SoundCloud plays.
Now, nearly a year later, the California natives have returned with another hard-hitter: “Ante Up.” The song is pretty much what you’d expect from Deorro and MAK except for one big difference: it contains a sample of M.O.P.’s hip-hop anthem from 2000 of the same title.
For those who don’t know, M.O.P. is a respected hip-hop duo from New York that collaborated with DJ Premier in the ’90s and ’00s. Their 2000 single, “Ante Up,” achieved mainstream success and is now a classic of the era. Considering that MAK is returning to his roots as an open-format DJ, it makes sense that he’d flip a track from a group like M.O.P.
Stream and download Deorro and MAK’s “Ante Up” below. You can also grab it on DJcity.

Related: MAKJ Says He Wouldn’t Be a DJ If It Wasn’t for Hip-Hop

Watch Adam Baum’s ‘Cold as Ice’ Scratch Routine

Back in December, we posted a video of Roli Rho juggling M.O.P.’s “Cold as Ice,” which samples Foreigner’s 1977 song of the same name. Today, we’re sharing a routine by Adam Baum (formerly DJ@War), which is based on the same sample. Watch above as the Pennsylvania native flips his original production with two Technics, a Z2 mixer, and a Maschine controller.
Fun fact: Mark Ronson’s stepdad, Mick Jones, is a founding member of Foreigner.
Related: Roli Rho Juggles M.O.P.’s Classic, ‘Cold as Ice’

DJ Scene, Four Color Zack, and M.O.P. Team On ‘Slap It Down’

At first glance, it seems like an unusual pairing. But DJ Scene and Four Color Zack’s collaboration with legendary rap group M.O.P. makes a lot of sense. The twerk-influenced song was just released through A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label, which is no stranger to combining artists of different genres. Seattle’s Scene and Zack are also known for their versatility, having both competed the Red Bull Thre3style — a competition that requires DJs to incorporate multiple music styles. With their eclectic production style and M.O.P.’s powerful vocals, “Slap It Down” is sure to get some club play.
Fun fact: the kid featured in the cover art is an eight-year-old from Seattle that goes by “Yung Lenox.” He drew the art that he’s holding in the photo, and his previous work has been praised by rappers such as Kool Keith and Cam’ron.
Download: DJ Scene & Four Color Zack ft. M.O.P. – Slap It Down
Related: Four Color Zack’s Advice to DJs