Just announced on Sept 4th, the merging of Serato’s DJ softwares has begun – bringing DVS support to Serato DJ with the launch of a new version of the program, 1.5. The announcement comes in tandem with three new pieces of gear: the Rane Sixty-Four mixer, a Pioneer DJM-900 SRT Serato DJ Edition, and the Pioneer DDJ-SP1 controller.
As many industry experts predicted, developing three different programs (Scratch Live, DJ, DJ Intro) would serve only to frustrate and bog down Serato’s development cycle – and that a unification between them would be inevitable. Today we get to see the complete plan:
October 2013: 1.5 Release – Vinyl and CDJ control added to Serato DJ for the new mixers
December 2013: 1.6 Beta – Beta DVS support for Sixty-Eight, Sixty-Two, Sixty-One, SL2, SL3, SL4
February 2014: 1.6 Release – Full DVS support for above mixers + soundcards
Serato is bringing their trademarked NoiseMap DVS technology from Scratch Live into Serato DJ, meaning that you’re not going to need new timecode CDs/vinyl, and that it will continue to be the same reliable engine that DVS users have grown highly accustomed to performing under pressure.
End Of The Line: Of note, the Rane SL1 and Rane 57SL will not be receiving DVS support – apparently the technology in the soundcards in each is too limiting to be supported in Serato DJ.
Watch Serato’s CEO Sam Gribben detail more information about the future of Serato Scratch Live, Serato DJ, and more in the video below:
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It comes as little surprise that following two Coachella weekends, several electronic artists have topped the most Shazamed tracks of the event this year. DJ Snake dominates both the first and third most Shazamed of Coachella, firstly with his remix of the Alunageorge original “You Know You Like It,” followed closely behind by his collaboration with Major Lazer and MØ, “Lean On.” A surprising “Where Are Ü Now” from Jack Ü and Justin Bieber comes in fourth, despite the fact that none of the three artists of the song were on the Coachella line up. “Hey Mama” from David Guetta and Afrojack rounds the top five, followed by an eclectic array of genres ranging from Deorro’s “Five Hours” to “Firestone” by Kygo and finally, “Runaway (U & I)” from Galantis.
Check out the entire top 10 list below.
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By far this track right here has been my personal favorite song of the year. Love the entire feel of it & I really believe the song has some legs on it to go pretty far in radio.
We just had to do our very own Club Killers take on it so we can play in our sets. Hope it works for you too!
It should come as no surprise that the North American electronic music industry is highly lucrative. But a new report showcased at IMS Engage discovered that its worth is much higher than many might expect: a whopping $1.9 billion. On a worldwide scale, the dance music industry is valued at just over $6 billion.
London-based strategy specialist Kevin Watson breaks down North America’s sources of revenue into three categories: music, DJs and live acts and clubs and festivals. In using Nielsen’s Music U.S. report as concrete data, Watson found that dance music’s share of digital track sales is now 1.5x the level it was in 2011. Though album shares have dropped, streaming more than makes up for this loss with a 6.8% high in 2014.
Watson also notes that New York comprises the highest track sales (13%), with Los Angeles coming in at a close second (about 9%). Furthermore, electronic music is the 4th most popular genre for streams, following R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop.
The author uses a number of other sources to prove just how valuable the industry is, such as Forbes, DJ Mag and Eventbrite. For example, Forbes’ roster of highest earning DJs earn a bulk of their funds in North America, regardless of their home nation. And if we were to consider the festival boom over the last few years, North America is now home to some of the largest festivals in the world, with music fans in the US 13% more likely to attend one of the countless multi-day events.
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We are very happy to bring you the return of DJ Eric Forbes on Club Killers Radio. Another hard hitting mix from Eric featuring over 50 tracks in 60 mins! Yup that’s right 50 tracks. Perfect high energy mix for your next workout. Click “Continue Reading” to check out his full track list.
1: Louder Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, VINAI
2: Scream Goldfish,Blink,Dani L Mebuis
3: R.A.G.E. The Only(Reece Low RMX)
4: Power Kanye West Vs Puresang (JD Live Bootleg)
5: Smash Ummet Ozcan x Lil Jon (Strip Fucked Up Bootleg)
6: Bounce Baby Joel Fletcher
7: Pyramids DVBBS Dropgun,Monik (Deville to OG Forbes ReEdit)
8: Latch Night Jumper Disclosure, Sam Smith,Hardwell, 3lau, Nom De Strip
9: Wave your Hands Bassjackers, Thomas Newson
10: Back 2 Front Joel Fletcher, Reece Low
11: Neighborhood Drug Dealer Rick Ross, R3hab, Quintino
12: 3% Kush Kronic and Krunk Lil Wayne, Drake (Henry Fong Rmx)
13: 90’s By Nature Showtek vs Matt Watkins (JD Live Melbourne Bootleg)
14: Uptown Funk Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars (Instant Party! Remix)
15: WDYW Carnage ft ASAP Ferg x Rich The Kid& Lil Uzi Vert
16: No Type Rae Sremmurd (Clubkillers Remix)
17: Tuesday Cant Stop ILoveMakonnen, Flux Pavillion
18: 7/11 Beyonce (Jack Ü Remix)
19: CoCo O.T. Genasis (MAKJ Bootleg)
20: No Stopping The Party Deorro, Pitbull (Deville Bootleg)
21: Scream Go Deep Henry Fong JTrick vs Wax Moti, Neoteric, Torro Torro
22: Pursuit Of Happiness Kid CuDi (Bloodtone Fresh Bootleg)
23: Turn Up The Club Uberjak’d,Chardt & Kronic
24: Abnormaal Kylie Hughes & Kandy
25: Man Of The Bounce Schoolboy Q,TJR & VINAI (Strip & Baround Bootleg)
26: Sanctified Rick Ross, Kanye West, Big Sean (Kronic & Parade No. 5 Rmx)
27: Blessings Big Sean Ft Drake (Emkay Remix)
28: Roof Is On Fire Ridvan & Revelino x Gregor Salto(Beatbreaker Bootleg)
29: IDFWU Big Sean (Dj Valid Twerksition)
30: Gimme The Light Sean Paul x Mastamonk x Johnny Rox (Forbe$ Bootleg)
31: Ripper Ruen & Mister Gray (Forbe$ ReWork edit)
32: Dat Sexy Body Sasha ft Fatman Scoop (Anthem Kingz Twerk Remix)
33: Ladyz Crooklyn Clan (Mozes ReTwerk Remix)
34: If I Ruled The World Nas,Lauren Hill,Statik Link (Hot Damage)(Forbes Bootleg)
35: OVO Butter Drake (Miles Medina Remix)
36: Beat Steady Knockin Jack Ü
37: Fight Night Migos (Made Monster Rmx)
38: Drop Top Flosstradamus, Travis Porter (Party Favor & Meaux Green RmX)
39: Out The Speakers A-Trak, Milo & Otis feat Rich Kidz
40: Hit The Hard Way Jantsen x Dirt Monkey x Deorro x Dirty Audio
41: Kick It Niels Van Gogh & Dave Ramone
42: Wassup! Lesware (Reece Low Remix)
43: Rave Century GLOWINTHEDARK & Deorro
44: Jungle Bae Jack Ü
45: How We Party R3hab & VINAI
46: Ass Hypnotized TJR ft Dances With White Girls
47: READY! Deorro & MAKJ
48: Runaway(U&I) Galantis (Quintino Rmx)
49: De Zooya Krunk!
50: Habits (Stay High) To Love (JD Live Electro Bootleg)
51: You Know Zeds Dead, Oliver Heldens
52: Stay Henry Krinkle (Justin Martin RMX)
In case you needed further evidence that Diplo has well and truly entered the major leagues, we present Exhibit A: the Philadelphia selector crushing a Jimmy Fallon performance with the Queen of Pop.
Bitch I’m Madonna is one of seven tracks Diplo wrote with Madonna for her new record Rebel Heart, and it proves you’re never too old for a heavy twerk beat, a Nicki Minaj verse and some party-ready lyrics. Madonna and Diplo performed the track earlier tonight on Jimmy Fallon, and you can watch the clip below. Things kick off backstage with Madonna busting in on Diplo in a dressing room surrounded by flexing dancers (clad in outfits Redfoo would be ashamed to be seen in), before moving out to the studio audience for some serious pelvis-thrusting action. Click play below to see what went down.
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