Tuff Turf latest offering is a Deep, Housey remix of Ciara latest hit “Overdose”. The Tuff Turf duo consists of two veteran San Diego Club DJs. Angle & Este. Each has firmly established themselves in the San Diego nightlife scene.
Mostly playing open format gigs , the duo decided to get back to some of their “Djing Roots” and open opportunities to play some of their favorite styles of music. Their remixes and originals all have a similar sound and vibe. A Deep, Vocally, Nu-Disco, House feel. This “hybrid” has quickly gained support from artists such as Cajoline, Le Youth, & Steed Lord just to name a few.
Is fair to say that the term DJ is being thrown around a little bit. Maybe even dragged through the mud in some cases. It seems nowadays anyone in front of some CDJs can call themselves a DJ. Understandably so, some of the people that have dedicated their lives to being DJs and producers are beginning to take offense to the situation when MTV reality show stars and hotel heiresses begin to plague the scene. To add insult to injury, these counterfeit acts are capitalizing at an alarming rate, pulling in astronomical amounts of money from aimless party-people stuck wondering when will the bass drop? Fortunately however, some of the patriarchs and pioneers are starting to respond; DJ Craze‘s two cents on the matter might be the best counter so far.
The Slowroaster supreme recently uploaded a video to Youtube of his latest routine behind the turntables that he has built his legacy upon. With more DJing championship titles than you can count on three hands, one of the greatest, truest, classically trained disc jockeys in the world started off with Kanye West’s “New Slaves,” to deliver a sharp message about what real DJing actually looks like.
Blindly trusting his cross-fader to lead his body, the Miami-made DJ carves out a head-spinning scratch routine with an unteachable finesse. Dropping in spastic samples and crisp scratching, the Slowroast Records founder genuinely feels the music as he glides between the decks, rather than calling for another “everybody put your hands in the air.” Not only does Craze highlight the fact that real DJing is seldom come by, but points to the unfortunate truth that anyone who is a true turntablist might be one of the last of a dying breed.
David Klemow (via dancing astronaut)
Since it’s Halloween week we feel it’s only right to share an amazing track pack with all the non members of the site. We only do this a couple times a year so make sure you tell your friends & share the pack.
17 Halloween edits including our exclusive Halloween intros. 13 regular club edits, just a tease of what we work on, we don’t want to give out too much of that good stuff we post weekly for the CK fam. If you’re a active member of the site most of this stuff is old news cause we always make sure we take care of the CK fam first. Happy Halloween!
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Last month we sat down with R3hab in our Las Vegas radio home KLUC 98.5 FM. & talked shop on his tour life as well as his ambitions on future music projects. Special thanks to R3hab, Roc-Nation,, DJ CO1 @ KLUC, Dirty Lou, & Jon Que.
Britney Spears and Celine Dion have made bank in Las Vegas. Kanye West reportedly could’ve done the same, but, according to TMZ, said “no thanks.”
The proposed residency for Kanye at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater was brief but lucrative enough to make him Vegas’s highest-paid performer: three weeks, three shows per week, one $4.5 million paycheck. That’s $500,000 per show. TMZ says Britney’s current rate is about $475,000 per show, and Celine Dion’s is $476,000 per show.
Just last week, word came in that Jennifer Lopez was also in negotiations for 72 shows, or 24 weeks of three performances a week. The report said J.Lo’s salary would be in the $350,000-per-show range. Spears’ Britney: Piece of Me has been running since December 2013 and will continue through 2017. That steady gig has added roughly $20 million to Planet Hollywood’s annual earnings, according to a recent report.
Zach Dionne (via Billboard)
Our official Club Killers remix of The Weeknd’s latest hit “Often” has hit the blogosphere as of this week. Check out our Soundcloud page for a listen & free download. Special thanks to Davey Dee @ Republic/Universal, DJ Mike D, & Phil Nieves @ Ultra Records
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