Music Production

Watch the Producer of Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N#gga” Explain How He Made the Track

Producer Jahlil Beats recently sat down with Genius for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bobby Shmurda‘s “Hot N#gga.”

Shmurda’s breakthrough track was released in 2014 and peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Over the past five years, the music video has reached 590 million views on Youtube.

Jahlil Beats made a name for himself producing for Meek Mill before working with Shmurda. In the video, he breaks the hit song down layer-by-layer in FL Studio.

Watch the making of “Hot N#gga” above.

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iZotope Mastering Software Now Available in Serato Studio


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Serato has teamed up with iZotope to bring their powerful music mastering software to Serato Studio. iZotope’s Ozone 9 Elements plug-in is now included in Serato Studio users’ subscriptions.

Ozone 9 Elements comes with a selection of mastering presets that allow beatmakers to produce professional-sounding tracks. For a more tailored sound, the plug-in’s “Master Assistant” feature will analyze your track and create a custom preset based on your style.

Watch Serato’s Ozone 9 Elements video below and click here for more info.

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Goldie Awards Winners Announced

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Lionclad winning the 3rd Annual Goldie Awards beat battle championship at Brooklyn Steel on October 17, 2019 (Source: Instagram)

The 3rd Annual Goldie Awards winners have been announced! The DJ battle champion is DJ ADMC, and the beat battle champion is Lionclad. Congratulations to the new champions!

The battle was hosted by Denzel Curry and YehMe2. The judges consisted of Armand Van Helden, Just Blaze, Busy P, Craze, Take A Daytrip, Alison Wonderland, UNIIQU3, and Kittens.

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2019 Goldie Awards: Watch Live


YUTO performs at the 2018 Goldie Awards in New York City. (Credit: Deon)

UPDATE: The 3rd Annual Goldie Awards DJ battle champion is DJ ADMC, and the beat battle champion is Lionclad.

The 3rd Annual Goldie Awards DJ and beat battle is going down tonight, Oct. 17, at Brooklyn Steel in New York City. The beat battle starts at 7:30pm EST, with the DJ battle kicking off at 9:00pm EST.

For those in the NYC area, tickets are available here. For everyone else, DJcity will be livestreaming the event on our Facebook page.

The battle will be hosted by Denzel Curry and YehMe2. Judging the battle are Armand Van Helden, Just Blaze, Busy P, Craze, Take A Daytrip, Alison Wonderland, UNIIQU3, and Kittens.

Click here for more info and tune in tonight.

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DJcity Teams With Serato for Serato Studio Workshop Series, ‘DJs Make Beats’

DJs Make Beats workshop

DJs Make Beats workshop
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DJcity has teamed up with Serato to host a series of Serato Studio workshops called DJs Make Beats. The workshops will teach DJs how to quickly transform their ideas into beats using Serato’s beat making software, Serato Studio.

The workshops will take place in five cities across the West Coast of North America during October. Check out the schedule below. Space is limited; RSVP is required.

Vancouver
October 7
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fortune Sound Club
Register now

Las Vegas
October 24
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Park on Fremont
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Los Angeles (Hollywood)
October 27
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ruby Theater
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Oakland
October 28
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
YR Media
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Los Angeles (West LA)
October 29
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Scratch DJ Academy
Register now

Download a free trial of Serato Studio here.

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How Bad Bunny and Tainy’s ‘Callaita’ Was Produced

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Puerto Rican producer Tainy recently sat down with Genius to break down how he made his and Bad Bunny‘s crossover hit, “Callaita.”

With over 340 million streams on Spotify alone, the track peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and No. 52 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It adds to a growing list of Spanish-language songs that have crossed over into the US mainstream.

Born in Puerto Rico, Tainy has become one of the most in-demand producers in the Latin world. His credits include Cardi B‘s “I Like It,” Bad Bunny‘s “Solo de Mi,” and Ozuna‘s “Bebe.”

Watch Tainy break down “Callaita” above.

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