DJcity & Serato Team for Limited Edition Control Vinyl

Serato 'DJcity' Control Vinyl
DJcity and Serato have teamed up for a limited edition pressing of Serato DJ control vinyl. The run includes a pair of 12-inch records with 15 minutes of Serato’s NoiseMap™ Control Tone on both sides — a first for Serato.
The records are promotional items and are not for sale.
Related: Watch Serato’s Q&A Livestream Hosted by DJcity

Mark Ronson Goes Digging for Vinyl at Amoeba Music

Aside from producing hits for superstars like Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson is an accomplished and respected figure in the DJ community. He’s also known for his eclectic taste in music, which has shaped his production style.
Recognizing Ronson’s in-depth knowledge of many genres, Amoeba Music invited him to go digging at their massive Hollywood store for their What’s In My Bag? series. Watch above to find out which records and CDs he picked up.
Related: The Story of Mark Ronson: From DJ and Behind the Scenes Producer to Superstar

A-Trak Goes Digging for Vinyl at Amoeba Music

A-Trak is an innovator known for embracing technology, but the legendary DJ/producer got his start on vinyl in the ’90s. For the latest episode of Amoeba Music’s What’s In My Bag?, A-Trak stops by their famous Hollywood store to go digging for wax.
His picks include records by friends such as Quasimoto and Boys Noize along with classics from Zapp, Biz Markie, Rare Earth and others. A-Trak also shares interesting facts and tidbits throughout about his career and music in general.
Related: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Z-Trip Go Digging at Amoeba Records

45 King Performs on Boiler Room

45 King
Today at DJcity we’re celebrating Throwback Thursday with a recent Boiler Room set by legendary hip-hop producer and 7″ encyclopedia, 45 King.
While known for producing his classic breakbeat “The 900 Number” and remixes for Gang Starr, Eric B. & Rakim, and Digital Underground, 45 King has also produced modern hits such as JAY Z’s “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” and Eminem’s “Stan.”
The New Jersey native’s hour-long set features a variety of hip-hop, soul, and funk classics, some of which contain famous samples.

Download the audio here
Related: DJ Premier Tells His Story & Speaks on Today’s Music

Mark Ronson’s Vinyl Collection

Grammy-winning DJ/producer Mark Ronson has an impressive vinyl collection.

In Fuse’s latest episode of “Create Diggers,” the London native takes us through his massive collection and reflects on some of his most prized possessions. As one might expect, Ronson’s taste is electric and includes just about every genre.

Both music fans and vinyl diggers alike will enjoy this episode because Ronson adds interesting commentary, including stories about DJ AM, Z-Trip, Prince, Q-Tip, Diamond D, Large Professor, Amy Winehouse, and others.

“My love of records has brought me into contact with more people in my life than probably anything else.”

Related: DJ Qbert Shows Off His Record Collection

IKEA Discontinues Vinyl Shelves

IKEA is discontinuing their EXPEDIT line of shelving which is widely popular among music fans across the world. The shelves are considered by many enthusiasts to be the best option for storing vinyl.

The news was first reported in Germany which led to the formation of a German-based Facebook page to protest the decision. The page has amassed nearly 14,000 likes since launching on January 14.

IKEA’s decision comes despite a huge increase in vinyl sales over the last few years. In 2013, sales increased by 30%, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

It’s not all doom and gloom for collectors though: Dangerous Minds reports that IKEA has announced a similar line of shelving called KALLAX which also fits vinyl.

Shout out to our German team for breaking the news to us. RIP EXPEDIT.

Related: World’s Largest Vinyl Record Mounted Atop the Forum in Inglewood