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Why UK Hip-Hop Hasn’t Crossed Over Into the US, According to Cipha Sounds

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Veteran DJs Cipha Sounds, Roctakon, and Steve1der sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The crew discussed UK hip-hop and why it hasn’t crossed over into the US.

They also talked about the Bay Area’s reaction to Lil Jon and Mac Dre‘s new single, “Ain’t No Tellin’,” which is currently No. 9 on DJcity, among other topics.

Roctakon was a guest on the R.O.A.D. Podcast in March along with A-Trak and Craze, where they debated the current state of open-format DJing.

Watch an excerpt of this week’s interview above and the full episode here.

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DJcity and ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’ to Takeover Las Vegas

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DJcity Linkup

DJcity and the R.O.A.D. Podcast are set to take over Park MGM in Las Vegas this Thursday, June 20.

The takeover will feature two events.

The first event will be a DJcity Linkup and live recording of the R.O.A.D. Podcast at Roy Choi’s Best Friend restaurant from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be an open bar from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. provided by Don Julio.

The second event will be an after party at On the Record from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m featuring sets from Chris Villa, D-Miles, Jamie Da Great, Crooked, Neva, and Eddie McDonald. The podcast recording will continue at the party.

Melo D Talks West Coast Style of DJing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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Melo D, from the legendary Beat Junkies crew, was featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The Los Angeles native broke down the West Coast style of DJing and how it compares with the East Coast style.

Melo D also discussed J Rocc’s role in founding the Beat Junkies, the crew’s Institute of Sound DJ school, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Related Post: Boogie Blind Remembers Roc Raida on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Boogie Blind Remembers Roc Raida on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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Boogie Blind, a member of the X-Ecuctioners and Heavy Hitters crews, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The veteran turntablist and party rocker remembered his former crew member, the late and great Roc Raida.

Boogie also discussed his early DJs with the X-Men, how party rocking is his foundation, East Coast vs. West Coast scratching, and more.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’ Hosts Discuss Rising Demand for Female DJs

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On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses the changes in nightlife noted by the 2018 International Music Summit Business Report. The report points out that while the rates for DJs are decreasing, there is a rising demand for female DJs.

In addition to the IMS Business Report, the guys talk about Meek Mill‘s incident in Las Vegas, Nipsey Hussle‘s clothing store, Wu-Tang Clan‘s recently released documentary, and more.

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Related Post: Eli Escobar & DJ Goldfinger Talk Playing Long Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Eli Escobar & DJ Goldfinger Talk Playing Long Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Eli Escobar and DJ Goldfinger, two veterans of the New York City club scene, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned DJs discussed how to approach long sets, the effect that the 9/11 tragedy had on nightlife, and more.

DJ/producer Eli Escobar has been a fixture in New York’s house and disco scenes for over two decades. His records have been released on classic labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, as well as his own label Night People. Goldfinger is a DJ and producer from Brooklyn. He started DJing at the age of seven and went on to work at the iconic Beat Street record store.

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Related Post: DJ Big Ben Talks Art of Quick Mixing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Big Ben Talks Art of Quick Mixing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Big Ben

DJ Big Ben

On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew travels to New York City to sit down with DJ Big Ben.

The veteran DJ discussed topics such as quick mixing, which he’s known for, working with the legendary Mister Cee at Hot 97, and the impact that rappers like Nipsey Hussle and 6ix9ine had on New York.

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Related Post: When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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J. Espinosa at the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Jasmine Chang / Red Bull)

J. Espinosa, the Red Bull Music 3Style world champion, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned Bay Area DJ talked about his experience competing in 3Style, what it’s like being the official DJ for the Oakland Raiders, plus more. At one point, Espinosa and the crew pondered the question: when should DJs retire?

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R.O.A.D. Podcast: Does Marshmello Have a Clone?

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On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses a variety of current issues in the DJ and nightlife industries. One of the topics discussed is the rumor that Marshmello uses stand-ins for his live shows.

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Related: Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker

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Jerome Baker performs at Lounge 247 in New York. (Source: Instagram)

Jerome Baker III, a DJ based out of Washington, D.C., talks about regional club music and more on this week’s episode of Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast.

In addition to a long career in nightlife, Baker runs Rock Creek Social Club, a creative agency that also hosts a monthly day party. He is involved in the local Broccoli City music festival, and has performed for the Washington Wizards and Washington Redskins.

In the interview, Baker and the crew also discuss his upbringing in Arizona, his own podcast, and DJing with Phase.

Watch the excerpt below and the full interview here.

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