Styles Davis

Watch: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Q&A at Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Styles Davis and DJ Jazzy Jeff
Styles Davis and DJ Jazzy Jeff at Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals (Credit: Julian Melanson)

During the Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals in Taiwan, DJ Jazzy Jeff sat down with DJcity’s Styles Davis for an in-depth Q&A about DJing. The legendary party rocker discussed a variety of topics, sharing his wisdom throughout the talk.

What 3Style means to him:

“This became my most inspirational week of the year … You don’t ever get chance to spend a week with your peers that you can kinda talk a complete circle about what you do. And you start to realize that after that week was over, you were more excited to play, you had more weapons in your arsenal …”

How the scene has shifted from EDM to hip-hop:

“It’s natural. … If you are fortunate to be around long enough, you realize that everything is in cycles. … Anybody that was around in the ’80s can easily identify that EDM is nothing but [Afrika Bambaataa‘s] “Planet Rock” with a little twist on it. … the Joey Bada$$‘s, the J. Coles, and the Kendrick Lamars, that’s just the rebirth of ’90s hip-hop with a twist on it. …”

If technology is making DJs less important:

“I am never afraid of technology replacing me until technology enables you to look around and see how people are vibing and make adjustments … If you want to keep a job, you have to let your employer know how much you’re needed. You gotta go in that club and play like there’s no f#cking machine that will ever be able to play like this. …”

Watch the convo below and stay tuned for DJcityTV’s mini-documentary about 3Style IX.

Related: Watch: Inside DJ Jazzy Jeff’s 2018 PLAYLIST Retreat

Listen to Styles Davis’ DJcity Podcast Mix

DJcity’s National Director Styles Davis has served up 32 minutes of dance music for the DJcity Podcast. In addition to featuring a fresh selection of tracks, Styles’ mix includes live blends throughout.

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Tracklist:

1. Wantigga – Nobody Does It Better
2. Faith Evans – Love Like This – Freejak Voodoo Song Bootleg
3. Todd Terry & DJ S.K.T ft. Jess Kondoors – Preach
4. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know – FooR Remix
5. CamelPhat & Elderbrook – Cola
6. The Magician & Julian Perretta – Tied Up – Kideko Remix
7. Problem ft. Bad Lucc – Get On It – Acap
8. Duke Dumont & Gorgon City ft. NAATIONS – Real Life
9. Ryan Blyth & After 6 ft. Malisha Bleau – Show Me
10. MK – 17
11. James Hype ft. Kelli Leigh – More Than Friends
12. Icarus ft. Talay Riley – Trouble
13. Freejak & Safety First! ft. BB Diamond – Closer Than Close

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Related: Listen to djlazyboy’s DJcity Podcast Mix

Unreleased Footage of DJcity Scratch Session

Scratch session

In February, DJcity hosted a scratch session at its studio in Los Angeles. The event, which was live streamed, featured turntablists like Trentino, Yonny, FlipFlop, PattyClover, Xist, Spinobi, and Styles Davis. Watch some unreleased footage of the session above.

Related: Scratch Combo of the Month: April 2017

Watch DJ Nu-Mark’s Set for the MikiDz Show

DJ Nu-Mark

DJ Nu-Mark
 
DJ Nu-Mark is known for including his famous “toy set” in performances these days, in which he plays children’s music toys as instruments. The Jurassic 5 member took things to a new level on Monday’s MikiDz Show, though, when he pulled out a pair of three-inch turntables mid-way through his set. Mark proceeded to rock the spot in front of a stunned audience, weaving together new and classic material in an unforgettable performance.
 
Watch below and download the audio via iTunes.
 


 
Styles Davis and MikiWAR
Hosts Styles Davis and MikiWAR. (photo: Visual MVMT)
 
The audience
The audience. (photo: Visual MVMT)
 
Related: Watch DJ Ease’s Set for the MikiDz Show

Listen to Styles Davis’ Mix for the DJcity Podcast

Styles Davis
Styles Davis at the MikiDz Show on February 8, 2016. (Matthew Ito)
 
DJcity’s National Director Styles Davis is known for delivering creative mixes. For this week’s DJcity Podcast, he returns with a 30-minute set that features an eclectic selection of mostly current R&B and hip-hop tracks. The Los Angeles native also included some funny interludes.
 

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Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. WSTRN – In2 – Instrumental
3. YMTK – Free Yourself – Acapella
4. YMTK – Free Yourself
5. Rihanna ft. Drake – Work
6. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum – Pharrell Williams Remix – Instrumental
7. Larry David Is Not A Cool Guy (Interlude)
8. Disclosure ft. Lorde – Magnets
9. ZHU, A-Trak, & Keznamdi – As Crazy As It Is
10. Erykah Badu – Phone Down
11. Fabolous – For The Summer
12. Kanye West ft. Kendrick Lamar – No More Parties In L.A.
13. Kanye West’s rant at SNL (Interlude)
14. Jeremih ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Impatient
15. Puff Daddy & The Family ft. Jadakiss & Styles P – Old Man Wildin’
16. GZA – Cold World
17. Big Sean ft. Pharrell & Detail – What A Year
18. Lido & Santell – Ashley
19. Snakehips ft. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper – All My Friends
20. Wiz Khalifa – Call Waiting
21. Toni Braxton – You’re Makin’ Me High
22. Larry David Hates Birds (Interlude)

 
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DJcity’s weekly podcast features the latest club music mixed by our team and guest DJs. Listen to a new 30-minute set every Tuesday on iTunes and Mixcloud.
 
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Related: Señor Roar Drops Bass-Heavy Mix for DJcity Podcast

Styles Davis’ Summer Mix, ‘One Hundred Fifteen Degrees’

Styles Davis
 
DJcity’s National Director Styles Davis has dropped a new summer mix titled, One Hundred Fifteen Degrees.
 
The San Fernando Valley native is a 14-year-veteran and frequently spins at Los Angeles lounges Elevate and Salvage.
 
Earlier this year, Styles appeared on Power 106’s world famous Jump Off Mix show.
 
Check out his 27-minute mix below.
 

 
Tracklist:

1. Dre Island – Way Up
2. Major Lazer ft. Nyla – Light it Up
3. Mr. Vegas – Go Thru Di Gate (Gas Pedal Riddim)
4. Kranium ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Nobody Has To Know – Major Lazer & KickRaux Remix
5. Major Lazer – Bookshelf Riddim
6. Fuse ODG – Letter To Tina
7. Gyptian – All On Me
8. Deewun ft. Marcy Chin – Mek It Bunx Up
9. CRVFTSMEN & Ape Drums – Fire
10. Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – El Dia De My Suerte – DJ 7resh Moombahton Remix
11. Nicky Jam ft. Enrique Iglesias – El Perdon – Gregor Salto Remix
12. Major Lazer – Watch Out Fi Ska – Mungo’s HI FI Remix
13. Jason Derulo – Get Ugly – Serg Moombahton Remix
14. Patoranking ft. Wande Coal – My Woman, My Everything

 
Related: Styles Davis: 5 Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag

Styles Davis: Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag

Styles Davis
 
When he’s not handling business at the office, DJcity’s National Director Styles Davis can be found rocking parties at various clubs around the US. Below is a list of his must-have items in his DJ bag. It’s the third article in our new series.
 
 

Akai Akai LPD8 laptop pad controller
I don’t use it much at home, but I always have a LPD8 in my gig bag as a handy backup tool. If I show up to a gig and my laptop has to be placed in an awkward or inconvenient position, I whip out the LPD8 and put it beside me for easy access to cues, loops and samples.
 
Adapters Adapter kit
I always keep a small kit of various audio adapters in my bag, as you never know when you’ll need one. I recommend including 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch adapters, RCA extenders, and a couple various XLR adapters.
 
magazine1 Reading material
There’s nothing worse than being stuck at an airport with nothing to do. When I’m burnt out from listening to music, I decompress with a good book or magazine. Right now I have the latest issue of SGD MGZN in my bag.
 
Coolercaps Spare Coolorcaps
I had a bunch of spare knobs after I customized my Rane Sixty-Two. I now carry them in my DJ bag so if I show up to a gig with a sh#tty mixer that’s missing its knobs, I can pop on my replacements. Just make sure you don’t forget them at the club ‘cuz the next DJ will probably steal them!
 
Business card Business cards
They may be outdated, but people ask for my business card every weekend. I keep a stack of current cards in my bag so I can give them to any potential customers. It’s still the simplest and most direct way to give people your contact information. The last thing you wanna do during your set is have to yell your phone number or email address to someone. Make sure to replenish your stack otherwise you’ll have to give people the “I ran out” speech.

 
Related: D-Miles: 5 Must-Have Items in My DJ Bag

Listen to Styles Davis’ DJcity Podcast

Styles Davis
 
This week’s DJcity Podcast is hosted by our National Director, Styles Davis. His mix originally aired last weekend on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 as part of their “Jump Off Mix” series, and is now available to stream and download. The 36-minute session is filled with remixes and blends of some of today’s hottest club tracks.
 

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Tracklist:

1. Rae Sremmurd – Throw Some Mo – Made Monster Trap Remix
2. Beyonce – 7/11 – Danger Ultra Jersey Club Remix
3. Beyonce – 7/11 – DJ Wellman Trap Remix
4. Flosstradamus ft. Casino – Mosh Pit – Acapella
4. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine – Lido Remix
5. Rae Sremmurd – No Type – CK Remix
6. Dej Loaf – Try Me – Ncredible Devastator Remix
7. Nico And Vinz – Am I Wrong – Acapella
8. ILoveMakonnen – Tuesday – DJ Snake Remix
9. ZHU – Faded – Acapella
10. Drake – Language – Acapella
11. Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow – DJ Mouss Remix
12. Childish Gambino – 3005 – Acapella
13. Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj – Touchin’, Lovin’ – Coucheron Remix
14. Fergie – L.A. Love (La La) – Acapella
15. Nicki Minaj – Truffle Butter – J Farrell Remix
16. Dan Farber – Bellydancer
17. Tinashe ft. Drake – 2 On – Acapella
18. Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder – Kassiano Remix
19. The Notrious B.I.G. – Notorious Thugs – DiscoTech Remix
20. Wale ft. Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb – Styles Davis Pass Out Bootleg
21. Duke Dumont ft. A.M.E. & M.N.E.K. – Need U (100%) – Acapella
22. Chris Brown ft. Akon – Came To Do
23. TLC – Creep – Lemi Vice & Action Jackson Twerk Remix
24. Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney – Only One
25. Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign – You And Your Friends – Acapella
26. French Montana ft. Jeremih – Bad B#tch

 
DJcity’s weekly podcast features the latest club music mixed by its team and guest DJs. Previous mixers include Vice, Dave Fogg, Spider, Reflex, Epic Twelve, Steve1der and Yonny. The 30 minute podcast is available every Tuesday on iTunes and Mixcloud.
 
Related: Listen to DJ Phenom’s DJcity Podcast

Styles Davis Goes Deep for DJcity Podcast

Styles Davis
 
Our National Director Styles Davis has delivered one of the most unique sounding and cohesive DJcity Podcasts of the year. His 30-minute mix consists primarily of nu disco, indie dance and deep house tunes, including new heaters from Gorgon City and Duke Dumont that are rapidly gaining plays.
 

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1. Kiesza – Hideaway – Mitch Murder Remix
2. Sam Smith – Restart
3. Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
4. Tove Lo – Habits – Oliver Nelson Remix
5. Syn Cole – Miami 82 – Kygo Remix
6. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack – SNBRN Remix
7. Tchami – Untrue
8. Gorgon City ft. Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night
9. Duke Dumont – The Giver
10. Mike Mago & Dragonette – Outlines
11. The Weeknd – Wanderlust – Snakehips Remix
12. Sugar Hill – Stimulated
13. Tube & Berger & Juliet Sikora – Set It Off
14. Ten Walls – Requiem
15. Carly Simon – You Belong To Me
16. Raury – Cigarette Song – Snakehips Remix

 
DJcity’s weekly podcast features the latest club music mixed by its team and guest DJs. Previous mixers include Vice, Dave Fogg, Spider, Reflex, Epic Twelve, Steve1der and Yonny. The 30 minute podcast is available every Tuesday on iTunes and Mixcloud.
 
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