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)
When it comes to essential dance tracks, love it or hate it, “The Wobble” is always going to be on that list. Since I’ve had my fill of the original, I decided to turn up the twerk and make this ready for your peak hour mix show.
I actually got the idea sifting through Acapellas and this one really stood out because it has all the elements for a quality twerk banger, but I felt like the original beat dynamics take away from its ability to be included in a serious twerk set.
Stripping it down to the MC call-outs and a couple of key phrases from V.I.C., I think this one now serves as a quality addition to a high energy twerk/EDM set while still catering to the not-so-savvy club goer that wants to hear familiarity. I really hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more Deville remixes coming soon!
My grand finale. #Comptonapple.co/compton
Dr Dre on Saturday, August 1, 2015
The rumors are true: Dr. Dre will release a new album in the near future. The rapper took to his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy to confirm reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack produced by Dre as well as additional details regarding Dre’s first LP since 1999′s 2001. During Saturday’s “Countdown to Compton” episode, Dre revealed that Compton: A Soundtrack will arrive on August 7th exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, the Game and many more will feature on the 16-track LP, which can be
“During principal photography, I felt myself going to the studio and being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” Dre said on The Pharmacy. “I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished. It’s bananas. It’s an ‘inspired by’ album. It’s inspired by Straight Outta Compton, we’re gonna call the album Compton: The Soundtrack. I’m really proud of this.” Dre also called the album his “grand finale.”
Dre also revealed why he never released his long-delayed Detox: “It just wasn’t good.” “This is something you’re not gonna hear many artists say. The reason Detox didn’t come out was because I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good,” Dre admitted. “I’m gonna keep it all the way one-thousand with you, seriously. I worked my ass off on it, I don’t think I did a good enough job, and I couldn’t do that to my fans and I couldn’t do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn’t feeling it.”
On The Pharmacy, Dre was joined by Ice Cube and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray to discuss the N.W.A biopic and its much-anticipated soundtrack.
During the episode, Cube and Dre reminisced about first meeting in high school in 1983 or 1984 (“You’re showing our age,” Dre quipped) and how they bonded over their “mutual love of hip-hop.” “It just grew from there into this crazy, life-changing relationship,” Dre said of his friendship with Ice Cube. The N.W.A pair also talked about growing up in Compton and the biopic itself.
Ice Cube appeared on Philadelphia’s Power 99 Wednesday morning and let slip the news about Dre’s Straight Outta Compton soundtrack. While Cube gave an August 1st release date for the album, multiple sources told Rolling Stone that the album will be released at a later date than Saturday, which is ultimately when Dre confirmed the record. “It’s mega. It’s Dr. Dre, it’s what everybody’s been waiting for,” Ice Cube told the Rise & Grind Morning Show. “It’s definitely a dope record, and he’s dropping it all on the same day.”
During a March 2015 radio interview, Dre first revealed that he was working on a soundtrack for Straight Outta Compton. “I’m working on something right now. I don’t want to put it out there just yet and say that I’m definitely gonna put it out. But I’m really feeling what I’m working on right now,” Dre said. “This would be a record that’s inspired by the movie.” Straight Outta Compton hits theaters August 14th.
2. “Talk About It” (feat. King Mez & Justus)
3. “Genocide” (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4. “It’s All On Me” (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5. “All In a Day’s Work” (feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6. “Darkside/Gone” (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7. “Loose Cannons” (feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8. “Issues” (feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9. “Deep Water” (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10. Jon Connor – “One Shot One Kill” (feat. Snoop Dogg)
11. The Game – “Just Another Day” (feat. Asia Bryant)
12. “For the Love of Money” (feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13. “Satisfiction” (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14. “Animals” (feat. Anderson Paak)
15. “Medicine Man” (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16. “Talking to My Diary”
Daniel Kreps (via Rolling Stone)
In celebration of the release of his debut LP, Professional Rapper, comedian Lil Dicky premieres the music video for the album’s title track on the same day, Friday, July 31.
The music video, directed by Al Levine and Doug Olsen, features the sarcastic Philly rapper getting interviewed by OG rapper, Snoop Dogg, for the position of “Professional Rapper.” His sole objective is to state his case as to why he deserves a chance.
“Coming out of corporate America, every move I made involved a job interview,” Lil Dicky tells Billboard. “So if my next job is being a rapper, I thought it would be super cool to start the album out with a job interview. And who better to be interviewing me for the position than the legendary Snoop Dogg.”
Professional Rapper comes two years after the debut of his mixtape, So Hard. The rapper launched a Kickstarter soon after to fund “phase two of my rap career.” Lil Dicky raised more than $113,000 in one month, exceeding his goal of $70,000.
The Game is as well-versed in rap beef as any other rapper in the, um, game, so of course he drops his video for “100” featuring Drake while the latter’s name is hot. Directed by Theo Skudra, the visual is a ton of performance shots of Drizzy and Chuck intercut with tons of B-roll of the Compton scenery and a ton of city’s residents. Game’s red Blue Jays jersey is dope, and the name on the back being Drake’s is a touch only the name-drop king could pull off.
Game’s Documentary 2 has no official release date, but it was as August 28th recently on Amazon, only to be deleted eventually. While you wait on the album, “100” can be purchased on iTunes
Shouts to one of the veterans in the DJ and producer game, Mr. Collipark aka DJ Smurf. Listen to what he has to say about EDM and Trap music. If you don’t know who DJ Smurf is — you should retire as a DJ.