Goodbye Serato Scratch Live. Serato DJ With DVS is Here.

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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:

Posted by Dan White (Via DJTechTools.com)

DJ Deville on Club Killers Radio

DJ Deville is now back with us in the USA! He’s been killin it in Shanghai the past year and this mix right here is inspired by the sights and sounds of the pool party scene in south east Asia. It’s a perfect blend of chill house vibes and familiar vocals.

Make sure you check back with in a couple days as we have an exclusive Deville WMC bootleg pack that will be available for download here on the blog.

Posted by Alex Dreamz


Dr. Dre Talks About Straight Outta Compton

The legendary Dr. Dre talks about what he hopes people take away from Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. movie!

Posted by David Miller


Beatport Launches Free Streaming Music App for Mobile

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Beatport, the one-stop music store and streaming service for DJs and EDM junkies, has released the company’s first-ever mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app gives users access to Beatport’s free streaming service, with its millions of songs, plus charts, playlists and other new features including a souped-up events calendar.

“The evolution of Beatport involves far more than just streaming music,” said Greg Consiglio, president and COO of SFX, which acquired Beatport in 2013. “We’ve built the definitive home of electronic music in all forms and formats, including festivals and events, streaming, music downloads and news and information available on web and mobile.”

Beatport has named T-Mobile its charter partner for the app and streaming service. In 2014, the mobile phone carrier launched its Music Freedom program, which removes all data charges from streaming music through popular services.

Outside of mobile, the company also announced the beta version of Beatport Live, a new video streaming platform that will let fans watch live and recorded streams of DJs in HD audio and video. The company’s core entities include Beatport Pro, a desktop music manager and media player for DJs, a music download store of the same name, and Beatport.com, the umbrella site where the free streaming service lives.

Posted by David Miller


Mike Free Files Second Lawsuit Against DJ Mustard

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In December of 2014, a producer named Mike Free filed a lawsuit against collaborator DJ Mustard for not receiving proper credit or compensation for his contributions to 20 of Mustard’s biggest hits. The original complaint named eight songs, but a new, amended version balloons that list to 20, five of which — “Banjo,” “Nothin’ Like Me,” “Thuggin’,” “Be Real,” and “It Ain’t You” — Adam claims at a minimum he co-produced.

“Mike is a real class guy,” says his lawyer, intellectual propert attorney Robert Allen. “All he’s looking for is to be properly credited and paid for the things that he did. He doesn’t have any ill will toward Mustard. No bad blood. It’s just about the work that he did in creating these songs, and the masters, and being properly credited and compensated.”

According to the suit and an interview Free gave with Complex, the story begins in 2011. Free (real name Mikely Adam) had started making beats while still in high school in Los Angeles and Mustard (real name Dijon McFarlane), who had already graduated, offered to place his tracks with artists he was starting to connect with, like YG, Ty Dolla $ign, and Tyga. Within six months, Mustard had placed two of Free’s tracks; Tyga’s “Rack City” and 2Chainz’s “I’m Different.” But, according to the suit, Mustard failed to honor an oral agreement, claiming he had produced the tracks himself.

In 2012, after a reconciliation between the two, Mustard claimed again that he had solely produced “T.O.” with Problem and “Make It Clap” with YG. In the former case, for example, Free composed the musical track and combined it with Mustard’s drum track, which became the base for Problem’s lyrics. To avoid future situations like these, Free entered into a written agreement with Mustard’s production company, Top Liner (which can be viewed online, along with other relevant documents to the case), stipulating his share of advances, fees, and royalties from tracks he created or co-created. He maintains that Mustard went on to breach their contract, which was then allegedly terminated via text message exchange between the two parties, a claim Mustard denies.

In the list of documents is a January letter from Francois Mobasser at law firm Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light responding to the allegations; Mobasser says that Free must provide notice of the breach and the opportunity to cure, or rectify the situation, adding that Allen’s original letter contains incorrect assertions and that Free himself breached the production agreement. At the end of all that, Mobasser provides a $2,500 producer fee for eight tracks and a production credit for Free for another 10.

Though Allen does not have an estimate for how much Free is owed in total, he claims a percentage that roughly breaks down to 25 percent of musical compositions he co-created with Mustard and 20 percent of songs containing a sample (such as “24 Hours,” which samples YG’s “I’m Good”). “My Nigga” and “Show Me,” both of which Free asserts he wrote the whole musical composition, entitling him to the entire share attributable to the creator of the music, minus the samples (in this case, 40 percent).

A representative for DJ Mustard did not have a comment on the case at press time.

Posted by Harley Brown (via Billboard)


Krewella debut new single ‘Somewhere to Run’ at OMNIA Las Vegas

So much of Krewella’s recent timeline has been caught up in drama surrounding their split with Rain Man, that it’s refreshing to present a new single from the duo. Just a mere five days after Rain Man unveiled his first solo track, Yasmine and Jahan have returned with their own new original, “Somewhere to Run.” The single was debuted on Friday night at the sisters’ inaugural performance from Omnia nightclub in Las Vegas where they hold a monthly residency.

While much of their past productions have dabbled in pop-friendly dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass, their newest single offers something of a new direction. As one fan on Facebook put it: “it sounds like Daft Punk and Lady Gaga made a track together.” While most dance music purists would shudder at the comparison, the influence on the production is certainly clear and showcases a new side to the sisters. The single is out now on iTunes.

Posted by David Miller (via DancingAstronaut)


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