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Serato DJ 1.9.3 Now Available

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The Serato DJ 1.9.3 update includes a number of important bug fixes and performance improvements for all users as well as an upgrade to the Serato Sampler. Our improved Sampler section now includes 8 slots giving control of 32 samples over 4 banks for sample play. The first Serato DJ enabled controller in our partnership with Roland, the DJ-808, is also supported in this update.

As well as this, 1.9.3 brings support for Ableton Link which enables you to send BPM information over a wireless network to keep multiple Link applications, including Ableton or a second Serato DJ setup in time.

Serato Sampler

The Serato DJ Sample Player has been updated from the classic SP-6 and transforms into the new Serato Sampler, which now includes two extra sample slots, allowing a total of eight samples to be loaded at once. We’ve also made a number of changes to the design for better usability.

Roland DJ-808

Support for the DJ-808, the first Serato DJ Enabled controller from our partnership with Roland. It is the first DJ controller to include built-in drum sequencing with Roland’s iconic TR drum sound.

On board is a 4-channel mixer, VT vocal processing unit, ultra high-performance platters with dual-deck control, 2 AIRA link USB ports, MIDI out and tight Serato DJ feature integration.

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Posted By David Miller (via Serato)


Calvin Harris’ new single ‘My Way’ has hit #1 in 13 countries

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Calvin Harris officially released “My Way” on September 16, but only two days later, the track has already made it to the top of the iTunes charts in 13 different countries. The DJ/producer, who flaunted the triumph on Instagram, is clearly no stranger to major radio play and music chart domination, especially after “This is What You Came For” with Rihanna dropped earlier this year.

The personal lyrics of “My Way” had fans speculating that the song was about his high-profile split with Taylor Swift, but Harris recently clarified the song’s meaning in an interview with Elvis Duran for the Z100 Morning Show. Harris explained that he actually wrote the song about his time working at a grocery store :

“It’s breaking out of a situation. I thought of the concept years ago, when I left Safeway. I was trying to move to London and I was working in the store in Scotland, I was trying to go on and make music for a living but I couldn’t because I didn’t have any money. I was like, damn this grocery store! If I could break out of this I could have enough time to work on music and get good.”

Harris has indeed broken out of a bleak situation following the rags-to-riches trajectory which inspired “My Way,” the release of which reportedly will kick off his new business model where he aims no longer release albums, just singles.

Thank u to all my favorite countries MY WAY is out now!

A photo posted by Calvin Harris (@calvinharris) on

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The Chainsmokers Tease Potential Linkin Park, Big Sean & Weezer Collaborations

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The Chainsmokers are so busy these days, they don’t even have time to bum a cig.

Corny jokes aside, the current Billboard cover story gives a lot of insight into the inner-workings of EDM’s chart-topping duo. Among other topics, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall talk buying mansions in Los Angeles to make constant travel to their Las Vegas residency breezier, and they drop knowledge on “a new multi-tiered LED setup.”

Most tantalizing of all, though, is news that Chainsmokers have been in talks with none other than Linkin Park, Big Sean, and Dua Lipa for potential collaborations. Even Weezer hit ‘em up not too long ago after turning down the Chainsmokers’ invite to join them onstage at Coachella 2016.

“I can’t blame somebody for saying no early on, but it depends on how you said no and how you came back to us,” Pall tells Billboard in the current cover story. “If you own it, like, ‘I didn’t see the vision, but it’s clear now and it’s super sick,’ I get that. It feels good when those people are like…” Taggart cuts in, “Thirsty.”

Read full Billboard cover story here.

Posted by David Miller (via Billboard)


Dance Label Wants Beatport to Prove It ‘Juiced’ the Charts

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Italy based dance music label Art & Music Recording, or AMR, has asked the judge handling SFX Entertainment’s chapter 11 case to green light a probe into possible sales manipulations of its songs within the Beatport store.

The Wall Street Journal reports that AMR is responding to Beatport’s earlier claims that several tracks by label artists were “juiced,” or purchased repeatedly by non-fans in an effort to bump songs up on Beatport’s popularity charts. AMR denies any official wrongdoing and is asking the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. to intervene.

According to the filing, AMR has approached the SFX-owned site to provide more information on its “juicing” claims but has so far been rebuffed. “AMR is looking for evidence that as-yet unidentified third parties are interfering with and manipulating the very ‘bread and butter’ of Beatport’s operations — its digital music charts,” said lawyers for AMR, which does not have a working website.

Court papers indicate six AMR tracks were removed from Beatport as a result of the alleged “juicing.” A hearing is on the proposed investigation is set for Sept. 26 in Wilmington.

SFX filed for bankruptcy in February after losing an estimated $18 million in 2015. It announced plans to sell off Beatport in order to pay down its debts but that auction was later suspended. In May, Beatport announced it was shutting down its music and video streaming platforms, its mobile app, its Beatport News section and its Events vertical, and putting the focus solely on the 12-year-old Beatport store.

Posted by David Miller (via Billboard)


Major Lazer Drop Official “Cold Water” Video

Major Lazer have been riding high on a wave of success following the release of their latest single “Cold Water,” a collaboration with Justin Bieber that has gone on to top Spotify’s Global Top 200 chart, while enjoying plenty of radio success as well. While a lyric video was put together for “Cold Water” around the time of its release, the dancehall trio has delivered an official music video this week to accompany the single.
The official video for “Cold Water” focuses on the behind the scenes lifestyle of a major DJ group as the trio travels the globe on tour. Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire all appear in the video, with candid footage capturing the group backstage hanging with their dancers, on planes mid travel and performing in front of packed crowds, all shot in stark black and white. The song’s vocal star power in Justin Bieber is notably absent from the clip, however.
The new “Cold Water” video is a serviceable effort with plenty of tour footage for fans to enjoy, but the lack of a visual concept and vocalist Justin Bieber points to a low budget production. Major Lazer would have been wise to work the pop star into the music video, as the singer currently holds down three of the 27 YouTube videos that have cracked a billion views and would probably have helped to drive more traffic to it. Either way, fans will probably flock to stream the “Cold Water” video now that it’s been released.

Posted by David Miller (via dancingastronaut)