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)

UFC & Club Killers Radio Partnership.

It’s really been quite a year for us here at ClubKillers.com! Supporters like you have really inspired all of us to work harder and smarter. The brand is truly developing into something special. The podcast has grown from 6,000 subscribers to now over 20,000!!! This past week we finalized our deal with the UFC, can’t even believe it. Club Killers Radio will now be powered by UFC Gyms & we will be producing their all new UFC Gym Podcast.

I will be in charge of all the mixing in the start then I hope to also showcase other DJs on that podcast like we do now on Club Killers Radio. We’re going to switch the focus on the podcast for a bit and only focus on the amazing cast of official Club Killers DJs, such as JD Live, DJ Obscene, Mike Carbonell, & some new faces such who are long time Vegas veterans such as DJ Ikon, Loczi, & Eric Forbes to name a few.

I’m very excited to take the podcast to the next level & very grateful the UFC has taken a chance on us. We look forward to reaching a broader audience and inspiring more people to go towards their own goals ambitiously. It’s crazy the connection you can have with people through music. Truly amazing! Special thanks to David X, Dirty Lou, JD Live, & all the DJs who have part of the last 85 episodes! It’s been a journey! Only the beginning. Happy Holidays friends. Be healthy & keep moving forward.

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Posted by Alex Dreamz


Club Killers podcast now on SoundCloud

Club Killers is a close knit circle of exclusive djs that support each other. We have created an official SoundCloud for official Djs. Now, with the launch of our website, we have made our SoundCloud available to our Club Killers members. Wanting to give back to our CK affiliates, we will now give an opportunity for our Club Killers members to post an exclusive mix for our SoundCloud. Their will be some criteria for members to be eligible, which include Djs to be a Club Killers member for a minimum of six months. Another qualification is, the Djs must have at least 2 years of Dj’ing professionally. You must also let us know why you should be picked to post your mix. Please dont forget to post your last mix in the submission, as well as promo videos (like this – Dj Beno Tokyo Promo), so we can hear what you got! To submit your entry for a Club Killers SoundCloud mix, please CLICK HERE! We will listen to all mixes (if qualified within the criteria), and cant wait to hear you next on our official SoundCloud! This will be the first time a CK affiliate will be featured on Club Killers Radio.

Until then, make sure to listen to our official ClubKillers Djs Today!

Club Killer has now added all recent podcast to SoundCloud!

Make sure to follow us on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/clubkillers


Daft Punk Give Their Reasons For Not Touring.

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With the first single here, the album just over a week out from arriving and information about their big return (for once) not completely non-existent, the burning question for Daft Punk now is what their tour plans are. “We want to focus everything on the act and excitement of listening to the album,” Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone when they asked the Frenchmen amid the Coachella madness. “We don’t see a tour as an accessory to an album.” Another couple of interviews down the track, the robots have elaborated on why there aren’t any immediate plans to hit the road.

“We don’t want to tour this record right away because it seems the magic of music today and the life of music today is on stage,” Bangalter told the Daily Telegraph’s Kathy McCabe. “We put all our focus on the idea of trying to put a lot of life on a record, the same life you would have in a live performance and we don’t want to simultaneously do something that would remove the focus from this thing we spent so much time doing.” Making it crystal clear, earlier this week a representative for the Frenchies told the Huffington Post that “no tour is planned”. All’s not lost, though – when they do eventually tour, the pair told Rolling Stone it will be with a “career-encompassing setlist.”

The duo’s last world tour began at Coachella on Saturday 29 April 2006, an experience limited to a few thousand witnesses in the desert. In the strobing light of the Sahara tent, two robots appeared inside a 20-foot-tall, three-ton pyramid, flanked on either side by a lattice of bulbs. (“We got a sense that it went well,” Bangalter later dead-panned to Mixmag.) Two months later, the duo was headlining the Eurockéennes festival in Belfort, France atop the pyramid, and the tour momentum built from there: Barcelona,Madrid, the Godskitchen tent at Global Gathering in the English countryside, over to Japan, back through Europe, then South America en route to Miami for the Bang Music Festival. The ‘Alive’ tour ended in Australia with four cities over eight days in December 2007.

Posted by Katie Cunningham (via In The Mix)


Free Download: Go Deep (JD Live 2013 Bootleg)

Las Vegas native & official Club Killers DJ JD Live recently dropped this club crushing mash for Club Killers exclusive members and now we’re hooking up everybody with it. I personally love it and play it every single set (Plus how awesome is that artwork?) LOL. Make sure you try it in your peak hour sets, also make sure you download JD’s “Get ready for pool season” mix (Download here: CK Radio Episode 48). Sexy non stop house music inspired by Las Vegas pool parties.

Keep coming back every week. I will be posting exclusive Club Killers edits every week right here for all DJs to download.

Keep looking ahead.

Posted by Alex Dreamz

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Cheating The Beatport Charts: The Costs and the Consequences

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The music business has always been difficult to break into for any artist, regardless of style or genre. For DJs, it’s getting even harder given the increasing competition. Innovations in technology have lowered the barrier to entry for creating dance music, while the press attention on our community means interest is higher. The result is more DJs and producers making more music than ever. More competition makes it harder to get noticed.

The history of the music industry is filled with scam artists who claim to offer shortcuts to success. Payola, MySpace bots, fake “likes,” phantom “plays,” paid “followers.” Like every other digital platform, Beatport has seen its share of fraud—artists and labels who try to boost their sales chart position as a way to generate attention and gain “We’re No. 1” bragging rights.

We’re flattered that a Beatport chart position can have such a profound impact on a DJ’s career. It’s what drives us to do everything in our power to ensure that the DJs gaining that recognition deserve it. To do so requires constant vigilance, innovation, and communication. Over the past few years, we’ve noticed an increase in services offering to boost a track’s Beatport chart position for a price.

In response, we monitor our charts daily, looking for anomalies. We’ve built and continue to improve upon technology to prevent chart-boosting efforts. We’re not saying we’ve succeeded or will succeed every time, but we’re getting better at it every day.

When we spot a boosted record or track, we remove it from the store, and we’ll continue to do so. Our next step is to permanently ban the offending artists and labels. And we’re not bluffing.

As much as this type of thing saddens us, it makes us angry even more. To anyone tempted to use one of these so-called chart-boosting services, we urge you to first consider the cost. Not the monetary cost of what these scams charge, but rather the cost to your career, to your reputation, and the cost to your soul.

First, if you’re artificially boosting your sales to fake the demand needed to score a favorable chart position, you’re robbing someone else, someone more deserving, of that same spot. You’re doing more than cheating. You’re stealing. You’re lying. You’re taking false credit for something you didn’t earn, and you’re hurting someone else by doing so.

Second, chart-boosting rarely works. There are some very easy and obvious clues that help us spot the scammers. These scammers talk a good game, but they’re really just preying on the desperation of aspiring DJs in order to line their own pockets. More often than not, the money spent on these scams is just wasted.

Third, you might get caught. There’s nothing the music industry hates more than an exposed fraud. Do you really want to chance short-term gain for long-term embarrassment?

Cheating is as destructive a vice as there is. Success won legitimately and organically is far sweeter than taking any shortcut, no matter how tempting, easy or anonymous it may seem at the time. Those trying to cheat are being watched…not only by us, but by the entire community.

Posted by David Miller (Via Beatport)


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