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:
Dan White (Via DJTechTools.com)
Huge congrats going out to Club Killers family & friend – DJ Obscene. He recently kicked ass @ the 2015 regional qualifier in Tampa, Florida.
Red Bull Thre3style is a DJ contest that promises to be a night of dance- floor mayhem. The participants have to play a selection of at least three genres or styles of music in 15 minutes. It doesn’t matter what genres of music are chosen so long as the DJ can make them work together. DJ Obscene battled at the Red Bull Thre3style 2015 regional qualifier in Tampa, FL. Take a listen to his winning set below. It’s so obscene.
DJ Obscene – USA – Tampa Regional Qualifier 2015 by Red Bull Thre3style on Mixcloud
This mix was recorded live at The RITZ Ybor on 2/19/15.
An hour before the expected drop time, Skrillex and Diplo‘s collaborative project has dropped via the iTunes Store update. The album, which features 10 tracks including both
familiar and unheard tunes, marks the studio album debut for the Jack U effort, marking a special moment in history for the American electronic music sound.
Features range from lyricist 2 Chainz to the ever polarizing Justin Bieber.
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Chris Brown and Tyga stopped by Hot 97′s Ebro in the Morning show to discuss their Fan of a Fan collaboration and their feelings about Kylie Jenner (positive), the Grammys (negative), and Drake (also negative). Watch the interview below:
Unsurprisingly, Tyga’s rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner was the first topic of conversation. (Tyga and Kylie’s brother-in-law Kanye both spoke about the relationship last week in separate interviews with Power 105.) “She’s just a good person,” Tyga said of the 17-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star. “I love being around her. My decision is to continue to be around her and be involved and have her be involved in my life. I don’t think it’s the world’s decision to dictate that.”
Brown came to Tyga’s defense on this point — as he did throughout the interview, overwhelming Tyga at times. “Some people don’t have to initiate [messing around] to be cool with somebody,” Brown explained. “It’s just energy,” he added. “Just like if I would have 15 girls in the studio… am I boning the 15 girls? No. But they’re giving me inspiration.”
What else inspires Chris Brown? Definitely not the Grammys. “I’m not a hater,” he said, before declaring “I just feel like the Grammys is f—ing bullshit.” Ebro asked if Brown participated in the Grammy-voting process, and Brown responded that he doesn’t. “I shouldn’t have to!” he continued. “I’m that great that I shouldn’t f—ing need to vote for myself.” He suggested that his run-ins with the law should not impact his Grammy chances, since they haven’t prevented other artists from being honored. “You might as well take away James Brown’s stuff, you might as well take away Michael Jackson’s stuff… if we going off how they are as people, that’s bullshit.”
When it came time to talk about the latest episode of the Drake vs. Tyga situation, Brown kept interrupting Tyga and attempting to change the subject. “This n—a not making no money by talking about [Drake]. We make him hot… I’m not gonna give [Drake] no more ratings… and I’m not gonna let Tyga do it.” When asked about his own relationship with Drake — the two collaborated not long ago on Nicki Minaj’s “Only” — all Brown would say was, “I don’t mess with the dude,” and “I’m on probation.”
When Tyga finally got to speak, he admitted to tweeting “u still a bitch” at Drake recently, but he was more willing to talk about his relationship with Cash Money. He expressed a desire “to start fresh.” “I was supposed to be out [of] the deal,” he explained, though that hasn’t happened yet. “They agreed to a number to let me out the deal… even though they owe me money I was gonna pay them ’cause I ain’t petty. I just want to move on with my life.”
Fan of a Fan came out last week.
Elias Leight (via Billboard)
Zedd and Selena Gomez’s hotly-anticipated collaboration “I Want You to Know” has finally and officially be unveiled, in full and for sale. Wait no longer, Zeddlena fans.
Followings its mere 15-second teaser clip that easily identified Gomez’s vocals with a very obvious Zedd-produced backing track, “I Want You To Know” follows those distinctions upon its full version.
Destined to be another dance pop smash from the hit maker, “I Want You to Know” follows Zedd’s chart-topping success alongside other female vocalists including Ariana Grande on “Break Free” and Foxes on his Platinum crossover “Clarity.”
David Miller (Via Dancing Astronaut)