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


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

The $250,000 Song Request!


Some of the world’s richest and most prominent celebrities are common guests at Las Vegas’s hottest nightclubs. Signs of excessive wealth and bar tabs that far exceed our annual income are nothing out of the ordinary. But the story you’re about to hear, reaches a level that will be sure to blow your mind. Recently, at a nightclub in Las Vegas, one wealthy man committed to ordering a $250,000 bottle of champagne so long as the DJ performing played a single track that he had requested. Ed Shapiro is the source of this information. Shapiro is the most active transactional lawyer for superstar DJs on the strip. He is responsible for the signing of $30 million in contracts for EDM artists in Vegas this year.

Shapiro, who represents artists such as Kaskade and Above and Beyond, refused to share the name of the club. the person who made the request, or the DJ performing. Several rumors are floating around that Marquee nightclub was the site of the transaction, but that has yet to be confirmed. Shapiro did however, share some details of the story. After a request made by the unnamed celebrity, a club representative approached the DJ performing and said, “I would never ask you this, but we have a gentleman who has got a table with a fairly large entourage with him. If you spin this one song … he will buy a $250,000 bottle of champagne.” The DJ was handed a USB drive with the song on it. He knew he wasn’t going to get a cut of the profits, but he figured that it would be in the best interest of future contract negotiations if he were to find a way to fit it in his set. He did exactly that, and the club got their $250,000.

This was just the beginning of the purchases for the wealthy guest. Shapiro mentioned that the subject of the story, “bought something like another 30 bottles for the whole place.”

So, any guesses as to what the quarter million dollar song was?

Posted byTyler Cole (Via Las Vegas Review)

Mr Collipark & Meaux Green ft DPK – No Discrimination

Known for his colossal successes with everyone from the Ying Yang Twins to Soulja Boy, Mr. Collipark needs very little introduction. The Atlanta based label owner and producer has played an integral role in the evolution of Southern hip-hop from early Atlanta booty shake to crunk to kiddie club music and everything in between.

Now the certified “Twerk King” brings us a whole new side to his productions, by entering the dance music world with his debut EP No Discrimination. Setting the bar high with this jam-packed package, Mr. Collipark’s music guarantees to make its way into club sets far and wide.

Leading the EP is his collaboration with Meaux Green that comes out guns fully blazing with a twerk worthy anthem, catchy vocals from DPK and a bass big enough to erupt madness on the dance floor. Long time ColliPark collaborator and Atlanta native, Mr. Hanky lends a hand on the Bounce Mix of the single. Video dj pioneer DJ Roonie G joins the twerk fest and Denver, CO native duo The Basscrooks give their rendition of the track as well. The EP provides a variety of mixes to No Discrimination that are sure to please dj’s and twerkers alike from Atlanta to Paris.

This is the first of many for Mr. Collipark, with more music coming from releases alongside Waka Flocka Flame and Mayhem as well as Dirty Audio Featuring Ying Yang Twins. So get ready to bounce and twerk with the “Twerk King” himself, Mr. Collipark.

Posted by Dennis Blaze

SoundCloud hires former Warner Music Group VP as new VP of Business Development and Strategy


A company that has been dodging bullets around music headlines lately is further stapling the notion that indeed, change is coming. SoundCloud, the brand in question, is welcoming Stephen Bryan as their new Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Bryan joins the Berlin-based platform with 17 years of experience as Warner Music Group’s Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development under his belt, along with obvious links to WMG’s own digital development.

Interestingly enough, it seems as though Bryan’s ties with WMG won’t be severed completely just yet, as SoundCloud prepares to exchange stake for licensing freedom with three major labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner. In regards to his career change, Bryan told Billboard, “I’ve always felt a deep passion to navigate this incredible transition to digital platforms. I think that change will accelerate in the near future, and a company like SoundCloud enables me to continue that.”

Posted by Andrew Flanagan (Via: Billboard)

DJ Bento in Tokyo, Japan

Last week, Club Killers Official Dj, Dj Bento, performed for the people in Tokyo, Japan. Follow him through the lens as he arrived in Tokyo via helicopter, and takes every view with him to Japan. With Club Killers Djs in demand all over the world, videos have been posted regularly of performances, both Nationally and Internationally. Come join Dj Bento as he kills ColoR in Tokyo, Japan. Japan is known for their over the top events, props, shows, and good times. So sit back, relax, and welcome to Tokyo!

Beyonce & Jay Z Announce Summer Stadium Tour


The Carters have officially announced their rumored joint tour. Beyonce and Jay Z will head out on a 16-date stadium tour they’re calling On The Run, to kickoff in Miami on June 25th and wrap in San Francisco on August 5. The tour is sponsored by Chase.

Chase cardholders as well as Beyonce Fan Club members will be granted access to a ticket pre-sale tomorrow, April 29, at 10AM. General pre-sale will be available at 10AM on May 1. $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides scholarships to underserved students. The donations are in partnership with Beyonce’s #BeyGOOD initiative, which supports a number of charities.

The couple recently made surprise appearances during the first weekend of Coachella, with Beyonce popping in during her sister Solange’s set and Jay Z dropping by Nas’ midnight set in Indio.

Jay Z’s tour with Justin Timberlake in 2013 brought in an average of $5 million a night, according to Billboard Boxscore. Check out concert schedule after the jump.

Wednesday, June 25
Miami, FL

Sun Life Stadium

Saturday, June 28 Cincinnati, OH Great American Ballpark
Tuesday, July 1 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 5 Philadelphia, PA Citizen’s Bank Park
Monday, July 7 Baltimore, MD
M & T Bank Stadium

Wednesday, July 9 Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre

Friday, July 11 East Rutherford, NJ
MetLife Stadium

Tuesday, July 15 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dome

Friday, July 18 Houston, TX
Minute Maid Park

Sunday, July 20 New Orleans, LA
Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Tuesday, July 22 Dallas, TX
AT&T Stadium

Thursday, July 24 Chicago, IL
Soldier Field

Sunday, July 27 Winnipeg, MB
Investor Group Field

Wednesday, July 30 Seattle, WA
Safeco Field

Saturday, August 2 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Tuesday, August 5 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park

Posted by Andrew Flanagan (Via Billboard)

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