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Today’s exclusive mix comes from one of the most reputable DJ’s in North Carolina, DJ A-Minor. Not only is homie one of Red Bull’s main turntablists in the NC region, but, along with DJ Complete, he happens to be an official DJ for the Charlotte Bobcats. This mix is a continuation of his iPod Food series, and compiles a ton of great music that has been influenced by the North Carolina music scene, along with A-Minor’s personal taste. This edition combines a nice mix of trap, Brazilian bass, hip-hop, with a touch of jersey club AKA all of the crack you will need for your commute or next party.
Mixvibes has recently released the most complete and professional DJ software for the Android platform called Cross DJ. Just last week, they have already updated the software with a new 1.2 version update that fixes some of the original shortcomings and also adds a new external Mixer Hack feature that allows users to DJ with an android device and an external mixer in a cool and easy way.
When the Serato DJ software was released, the MixEmergency software plugin that allows Serato users to DJ with video was left out in the cold as it was incompatible with the newest form of their popular DJ software. Serato DJ users were forced to use the Serato Video plug-in to do their Video DJ sets. Now, Serato has made things right by allowing Inklen to produce a new version of MixEmergency 2.4 that is now fully-compatilbe with Serato DJ.
The Reloop Terminal Mix 8 is the newest and top-tier Four Deck Digital DJ controller with a very high quality build, smooth-oversized jog wheels, and an intuitive 16 Performance Pad section that control popular features like hot cues, loops, slicer, and sampler. The Terminal Mix 8 also comes bundled with the full Serato DJ software that unlocks all of the potential of this powerful controller straight out of the box.
Our good friends over at DJServicePack.com have compiled an infographic breaking down the hottest urban tracks in seven of the biggest hip-hop cities in the country. This may sound familiar, but what separates this chart from most, is that it has been compiled by the top DJs in each city. While other charts can be incredibly useful, this one in particular offers a new perspective on what songs are really going off in each city. Some of the results may come as a surprise, but that is what is great about it. The site even goes as far as reporting which DJs came up with the list, so there is no question of legitimacy. The cities included are Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston/Dallas. Click on the link below to check out the full infographic and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section!
The DMC Online DJ Championship launches on February 20th, 2014 and is open to every DJ around the world to enter! This year there is a brand new format that features 11 rounds with the first 10 rounds being decided and voted on by the public and the final round of top-10 DJ's being decided by DMC world champions. Check out the press release and links inside for sign-up and voting info.
The Scratchophone is an electronic DJ device that has a turntable and a mixer wrapped into a drum-shaped enclosure that gives Turntablists a TRUE instrument to call their own. The Scratchophone is made for serious scratch professionals who need a fully portable setup with a familiar feel and layout. Nearly everything from the color to the crossfader angle position is customizable at the time of order. These custom boxes sell for over $2k here in the US, but they are very well made and unique.
Today’s turntablist video comes from familiar faces and renowned DJs Skratch Bastid and Chris Karns. To celebrate Valentines Day, the two turntable whisperers did a nice routine using the Doobie Brothers’ track “Long Train Runnin”. The vocal sample goes “Without love, where would you be right now?” which would likely be their inspiration for a v-day video release. Whether you have a valentine or not this year, check out Chris Karns killing it on the finger drumming while Skratch Bastid cuts it up. This video takes place at the Beat Drop music and production school in Calgary. Enjoy!
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