Music Production

Barnaton and DJcity Launch ‘Tocame’ Remix Contest

Sak Noel

Sak Noel
Sak Noel performing at Sucia Bonita in Los Angeles. (Source: Facebook)

To celebrate the release of Sak Noel, Salvi, and Franklin Dam‘s Latin house single “Tocame,” Barnaton and DJcity have collaborated on a remix challenge. Aspiring producers have until April 24, 2020 for their chance to win a slot on the official “Tocame” remix pack.

To enter and receive stems for the remix, applicants must send an email to with their full name, stage moniker, age, and Instagram handle. Five winners will be selected via live stream to be a part of the official remix pack.

Tocame” has over four million views on YouTube and has been supported by DJs worldwide.

Related Post: Watch Sak Noel, Salvi, and Franklin Dam’s ‘Tocame’ Music Video

Morgan Page Talks Approach to Producing, Music Library Management on ‘The 20 Podcast’

DJ Spider and Morgan Page

DJ Spider and Morgan Page
DJ Spider and Morgan Page

Veteran house DJ/producer Morgan Page sits down with DJ Spider on The 20 Podcast. The GRAMMY-nominated producer discusses his approach to producing, music library management system, MP Quick Tips series, college radio beginnings, among other topics.

Watch the interview below. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

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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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Murda Beatz Breaks Down His Hitmaking Success On Pensado’s Place

Multi-platinum producer Murda Beatz recently sat down with the Pensado’s Place YouTube show for a glimpse into his career.

The 25-year-old Canadian beatmaker has produced ten top 10 singles in the past three years. He released back-to-back hits in 2017 and 2018 with Migos, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj‘s “Motorsport” and Drake‘s “Nice For What”.

Murda Beatz discusses his production inspirations, working with Drake, how to make it as a “Youtube producer” in the social media age, and more. He also talks about how Toronto has been able to maintain creative domination over much of hip-hop music and culture.

Watch the interview above.

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Watch Hit-Boy Explain How He Made Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Backseat Freestyle’

Producer Hit-Boy recently sat down with Genius for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Backseat Freestyle.”

Though not a top-ten Billboard hit, Hit-Boy notes in the video that the energy of the track still leads to moments that are “too epic.” He highlights the way that the sing-along hooks ride over the track’s scattershot percussion as particularly impressive.

Hit-Boy’s three-year stint in the G.O.O.D. Music camp yielded top-ten Billboard chart productions like Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborations “N**gas In Paris” and “Clique.” Working with Kendrick Lamar in 2013, the Los Angeles-native producer notes in the clip that he felt a brotherhood with Compton-bred K. Dot, making the collaborative process relatively simple. He takes us through the production layers that comprise the track, showing a deceptively simple brilliance to Lamar’s bell-ringing, sing-along club anthem.

Watch the making of “Backseat Freestyle” above.

Related Post: Watch The Producers of Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Explain How They Made The Track

Watch The Producers of Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Explain How They Made The Track

The Box

Producers 30 Roc and Dat Boi Squeeze recently sat down with Genius for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Roddy Ricch‘s “The Box.”

The soulful trap rap ballad reached #1 on the Billboard charts six weeks after its December 6 release. As the Genius clip notes, this was accomplished without a video accompanying the track. If looking for the “secret” to the hit, there’s a nod to the Roland SRX Orchestra VST.

30 Roc is currently signed to a production deal with Mike WILL Made It‘s EarDrummers Entertainment. He has produced other notable club favorites, including Yo Gotti‘s 2017-released Nicki Minaj collaboration “Rake It Up,” and “Bartier Cardi,” Cardi B‘s 2018-released collaboration with 21 Savage. He’s also the producer of “King’s Dead,” the Black Panther soundtrack single featuring Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake.

Watch the making of “The Box” above.

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Serato and DJcity Launch Serato Studio Beat Making Competition

To celebrate the release of Serato Studio 1.4, Serato and DJcity have collaborated on a beat making challenge. Aspiring producers have until January 28, 2020 for their chance to win $4000 worth of Pioneer DJ gear, Serato Studio and Serato DJ Suite licences, a one-year DJcity record pool subscription, and a $50 Beatsource gift card.

To enter, applicants must make a one-minute DJ edit using Serato Studio and the acapella provided by DJcity Records, Makasi & Gregoir Cruz‘ “Manos En Mi” featuring Tima Dee. Then, film your creation and share the video to Instagram (tag @seratostudio and use the hashtag #seratostudio in your post).

Click here for more details.

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