• Diplo to Launch His Own SiriusXM Channel

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    Diplo at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas on Jan. 21, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

    Diplo has announced that he will launch his own, exclusive channel on SiriusXM called Diplo’s Revolution. It will replace Electric Area on channel 52.

    The channel, which will launch March 22, will feature tracks selected by Diplo, as well as original shows hosted by Diplo, Dillon Francis, and Major Lazer members Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire. Diplo’s Revolution will also air live coverage from electronic music festivals around the world like Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, and more.

    Diplo will host a weekly show, Records on Records, that will air on Fridays at 7 pm ET. He will also host a monthly show, Diplo’s Wavelength, which will showcase the cultures and music he discovers while touring the world. Diplo’s Wavelength will air the first Friday of every month.

    He said in the press release:

    “Back in 2012, I had a show with [SiriusXM] called ‘Blow Your Head,’ and it’s awesome to be back in the family launching this project together … I’m excited to share my favorite music from all over the world, and can’t wait to have tons of friends on to do the same.”

    The channel will be kicked off with a live performance from Faena Theater in Miami Beach on Thursday, March 22 at 9 pm ET. It will feature DJ sets from Diplo and others.

    Related: Diplo Teams With Lil Yachty and Santigold for New Single and Video, ‘Worry No More’

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  • TonyTone Wins Globalization Mixer Contest

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    TonyTone performs at The Empire Room in San Francisco on July 29, 2017. (Photo source: Facebook)

    DJcity has selected TonyTone as the winner of SiriusXM and Pitbull’s Globalization mixer contest! The San Francisco DJ will get his own mix show on the network’s Globalization channel, along with a Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer and Serato license pack.

    A native of Santa Rosa, Tony is currently a mixer on San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9 and an official DJ for the 49ers. In 2015, he competed in a regional qualifier for the Red Bull 3Style.

    All of the finalists’ mixes were impressive, so it was a difficult decision. To show them our respect, we’ve decided to give all of them a one-time, guest mix spot on Globalization. We’d also like to thank everyone who entered the contest.

    Listen to Tony’s winning mix below and tune in to his first show on Globalization on Friday, November 3.


    1. TonyTone – Intro
    2. JSTJR – Phases
    3. Daddy Yankee ft. Pitbull & N.O.R.E. – Gasolina – DJ Buddha Remix
    4. J. Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente – Deville Edit
    5. DJ Baysik – Sound Of The Police
    6. P-Lo ft. E-40 – Put Me On Somethin’ – TonyTone Blend
    7. Major Lazer ft. J. Balvin & Sean Paul – Buscando Huellas
    8. K.P. & Envyi – Swing My Way – Lemi Vice & Action Jackson Remix – DJ Baysik Moombahsoul Edit
    9. Chance The Rapper ft. Knox Future – All Night – Chris Villa Acap Intro
    10. Something For The People – My Love Is The Shhh! – TonyTone Blend
    11. Pitbull ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Better On Me
    12. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
    13. Egyptian Lover – Egypt, Egypt
    14. Pitbull – Shake – TonyTone 2 Live Crew Blend
    15. 2 Live Crew – Move Somethin’
    16. Tropkillaz – Bonde Do Sorriso
    17. Kendrick Lamar vs JSTJR – m.A.A.d city – MMK Edit
    18. G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B – No Limit
    19. Vicente Fernández – Volver Volver – TonyTone Blend
    20. J. Balvin ft. Farruko – 6 AM

    Related: Finalists for Globalization Mixer Contest

  • Finalists for Globalization Mixer Contest

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    TonyTone at El Chingon in San Diego. (Photo source: Facebook)

    Here are the finalists for DJcity, SiriusXM, and Pitbull’s Globalization mixer contest! The original plan was to select five finalists, but with so many great submissions, we decided to choose ten instead. Thank you to everyone who submitted a mix!

    DJcity will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 27. The winner will receive a year-long mix show on SiriusXM and Pitbull’s Globalization channel, along with a Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer and Serato license pack.

    DJ Ammunition, San Antonio, TX

    Bounz, Austin, TX

    DJ Dynamix, Los Angeles, CA

    DJ Eighty-M, Phoenix, AZ

    DJ Image, Chicago, IL

    MytyMyke, San Jose, CA

    DJ Precise, Los Angeles, CA

    DJ Splash, Springfield, MA

    TonyTone, San Francisco, CA

    DJ Wat Else, New York City, NY

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  • Meet Globalization’s Program Director, Edwin Paredes (DJ Phenom)

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    Edwin ‘DJ Phenom’ Paredes at SiriusXM’s headquarters in New York City.

    Last week, DJcity launched a contest with SiriusXM and Pitbull to find a new U.S. mixer on the network’s Globalization channel. The winner of the competition will receive their own year-long mixshow, along with a Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer and Serato license pack.

    Launched on SiriusXM by Pitbull in May 2015, Pitbull’s Globalization takes listeners on a “musical journey of rhythm around the world.” Its daily mixers include Big Syphe (Pitbull’s former DJ), DJ Rawn (former Power 106 mixer), and DJcity’s Kidd Spin and DJ Santarosa. Other mixers include BBC 1Xtra’s MistaJam, Mad Decent’s SpydaT.E.K, and KIIS FM’s DJ Drew.

    We spoke with Edwin “DJ Phenom” Paredes, president of DJcity and program director of Globalization, to learn more about how the channel operates.

    How does Globalization differ from other stations/channels?

    It’s like we took every hot song from every popular radio station and jumbled it into one 24/7 channel. Not only that, but Globalization is bi-lingual, and sometimes we add music with languages other than English and Spanish. But the biggest difference is our DJ roster and mixshow style. Big Syphe and I have handpicked everyone on air. When I was given the green light to mold the station’s sound, I knew what I had to do: pick the best-skilled DJs across the world, pick the right daily time slots for fans across the nation, and give everyone a one-hour show to bring their A-game. Four of our mixers are on Monday to Friday. Those DJs are Big Syphe, Rawn, Santarosa, and Kidd Spin. The rest of our DJs have special weekday and weekend slots. We even have an all-female Monday to Friday mixshow called the “Diva Mix Hour.” Those ladies are better than a lot of the male DJs I know. But overall, we came up with our own fresh programming, and the fans are loving it. It’s a new age in radio and music discovery, and I want to cater to that audience but also give fans the Pitbull party and old school style they love.

    How does your background as a DJ guide you as a PD?

    Growing up in Los Angeles I listened to two main stations: Power 106 and KIIS FM. They helped mold my ear into the open-format style. The DJs on air were incredible, and I always wanted to practice and learn to be just like them. I used to stay up late or wake early to record DJs E-Man, Rawn, and Richard Vission (Powertools) from Power 106, and Drew from KIIS FM. I would use my two-deck tape recorder to edit out the commercials. I would then take the mixes to school and share them with friends. Eventually, I picked up some DJ gear and some club residencies in LA. One, in particular, lasted four years. I was there Thursday to Saturday opening up the night for a predominately Latin American crowd. That’s where I really trained my ear to play everything from hip-hop and house to ‘80s and Spanish rock to old school and new music without losing the crowd. Any DJ that really knows how to hold it down has mastered how to keep the early crowd engaged without burning the headliner. Sometimes I would do the whole night on my own and on those nights I really learned how to stretch the open-format sound for the four hours I was on. I use that model to help me pick the music and program how it airs on the station. I imagine the same club fan and program the station to what they might like. The difference is now it’s millions of listeners across the U.S. and Canada.

    What is your process for adding new tracks to the channel’s playlist?

    The management at the station votes on submissions. That team includes Big Syphe, Disko Drew, Kidd Spin, Santarosa, and myself. I also talk to many DJs from the radio and club world on a daily basis. I have the luxury of having my worldwide peers pitch me good music all the time. DJcity’s charts are a key part of what I look at on a daily basis to discover new tunes. I also look at the U.S. radio bible know as Mediabase, the Billboard charts, the iTunes charts, the Spotify charts, and I listen to new music I get from labels and artists directly. I watch how the music is moving in all of those areas regularly. If it’s doing well, I share it with my team and give it more shine on air. If it doesn’t seem to be moving anywhere else, I have a quick discussion with my team and either remove it or give it another chance. I also take notes from other PDs at Sirius XM. Geronimo, who runs BPM, is incredible at picking new music. His partner Dre, who runs Electric Area and a few other stations, is also on the cutting edge of dance music. Ron Mills is the hip-hop bossman that runs Shade 45, Hip Hop Nation, and a few other legendary channels. My main boss and contact is Kid Kelly, who heads up all the pop stations, hosts the Hits 1 radio show, and programs multiple stations across Sirius XM. I have the benefit of his guidance, and he always makes time to show me the tricks of the trade using our programming software. If you ever get a minute to chat with Kid Kelly, please make sure to use it wisely and soak up as much knowledge as possible. Learning from him and all of the other PDs has been a true honor.

    What do you look for when adding a new mixer to the team?

    I look for people who think outside the box but also follow the rules. I look for people who keep the same energy at minute 45 as they do when they kick off their sets at the beginning. I also look for people who know how to jump between different cultures, specifically English and Spanish. I get surprised when DJs only focus on one or two genres. I like clean mixers that can jump between them all seamlessly.

    How much freedom do the mixers have?

    A lot. They have a list that we curate and have a few tracks that they need to hit during their one-hour sets. But for the most part, they have a lot of creative freedom. I tell them to keep it funky and energetic. I ask them to play on air as if it was a major club. I think it creates a healthy competitive vibe among our team which brings out the best in everyone. But we all support each other. I make sure the energy among the crew stays positive.

    Enter DJcity, SiriusXM, and Pitbull’s Globalization contest here.

    Related: Pitbull and DJcity Launch Contest to Find ‘Globalization’ Mixer

  • Pitbull and DJcity Launch Contest to Find ‘Globalization’ Mixer

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    Pitbull and DJcity have launched a contest to find an on-air mixer for a new show on Pitbull’s Globalization channel, which can be heard on SiriusXM channel 13.

    The winner will be awarded a paid, one-year mix show on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT. They will also get a Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer and Serato license pack.

    The contest, which is open to U.S. residents only, will begin with an online submission process. Entries will be judged on technique, creativity, and music selection, and must be submitted no later than Sept. 19, 2017. DJcity will select five finalists, and Pitbull will choose the winner. The finalists and winner will be announced on Sept. 25. and 27, respectively.

    Launched on SiriusXM by Pitbull in May 2015, Pitbull’s Globalization takes listeners on a “musical journey of rhythm around the world.” Its daily mixers include Big Syphe (Pitbull’s former DJ), DJ Rawn (former Power 106 mixer), and DJcity’s Kidd Spin and DJ Santarosa. Other mixers include BBC 1Xtra’s MistaJam, Mad Decent’s SpydaT.E.K, and KIIS FM’s DJ Drew.

    Enter the contest here.

    Related: DJcity and Geffen Records Launch Remix Contest for Avicii’s ‘Without You’

  • Listen to DJ KA5’s Mix for ‘Sway in the Morning’

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    DJ KA5

    During a recent trip to New York City, DJ DJ KA5 stopped by Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning to drop a mix. The DJcity Miami representative put down over 30 tracks in 30 minutes, most of which were throwbacks.

    Stream his set below.


    1. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
    2. Trick Daddy – Shut Up
    3. Chris Brown – Look At Me Now – DJ KA5 Edit
    4. XXXTENTACION – Look At Me – DJ KA5 Edit
    5. Santigold – Disparate Youth
    6. Drake vs Jeezy – Headlines vs They know – DJ KA5 Edit
    7. Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Acap Loop
    8. DJ Khaled ft. Drake – To The Max
    9. Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Going Down – DJ KA5 Acap Out Edit
    10. Yung Joc – It’s Goin’ Down – KidCutUp Edit
    11. Juvenile – Set It Off – DJ KA5 Edit
    12. JT Money ft. Solé – Who Dat
    13. Ying Yang Twins – Say I Yi Yi
    14. TWRK – NOLIA
    15. Pitbull – Bojangles – DJ KA5 Edit
    16. JAY-Z – Jigga
    17. Snoop Dogg – Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
    18. Heather B – I Get Wreck – DJ KA5 Edit
    19. Da Youngsta’s – Pass The Mic – Remix
    20. Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
    21. A Tribe Called Quest ft. Leaders of the New School – Scenario
    22. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
    23. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
    24. N2Deep – Back To The Hotel
    25. Mac Dre – Fellin’ Myself
    26. Mac Dre – Get Stupid – DJ KA5 Edit
    27. P. Diddy ft. Ginuwine, Loon, Mario Winans, & Tammy Ruggeri – I Need A Girl (Part Two)
    28. Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine – CFLO Edit
    29. Mobb Deep – It’s Mine – DJ KA5 Edit
    30. Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm – KidCutUp Edit
    31. Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
    32. Mobb Deep ft. 112 – Hey Luv (Anything)
    33. Ball Greezy ft. Lil Dred – Nice & Slow
    34. Eskeerdo – EX’s
    35. Keith Sweat – Twisted – Baysik Remix

    Follow DJ KA5 on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, SoundCloud, Twitter.

    Related: Miami’s DJ DJ KA5 Drops Mix for DJcity Podcast

  • DJcity and Serato to Live Stream SpydaT.E.K’s SiriusXM Show

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    SpydaT.E.K has teamed with DJcity and Serato to live stream his new SiriusXM show Globalization Sessions on Thursday. The event will take place at Serato’s studio in downtown Los Angeles.

    The Mad Decent DJ/producer will be joined by special guests JSTJR, Dave Nada, Kid Kobra, Chaboi (Late Night Laggers crew), and Canyon Cody (Subsuelo crew).

    Globalization Sessions, which airs every Monday night on SiriusXM’s Globalization channel, has received support from DJ Craze, Major Lazer‘s Jillionaire, GTA, Tropkillaz, and more.

    The live stream will air at 3 p.m. PST on SpydaT.E.K‘s Facebook page. It will also be available on DJcity and Serato‘s pages.


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