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:

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DJ Craze sends a message with ‘New Slaves Routine’

Is fair to say that the term DJ is being thrown around a little bit. Maybe even dragged through the mud in some cases. It seems nowadays anyone in front of some CDJs can call themselves a DJ. Understandably so, some of the people that have dedicated their lives to being DJs and producers are beginning to take offense to the situation when MTV reality show stars and hotel heiresses begin to plague the scene. To add insult to injury, these counterfeit acts are capitalizing at an alarming rate, pulling in astronomical amounts of money from aimless party-people stuck wondering when will the bass drop? Fortunately however, some of the patriarchs and pioneers are starting to respond; DJ Craze‘s two cents on the matter might be the best counter so far.

The Slowroaster supreme recently uploaded a video to Youtube of his latest routine behind the turntables that he has built his legacy upon. With more DJing championship titles than you can count on three hands, one of the greatest, truest, classically trained disc jockeys in the world started off with Kanye West’s “New Slaves,” to deliver a sharp message about what real DJing actually looks like.

Blindly trusting his cross-fader to lead his body, the Miami-made DJ carves out a head-spinning scratch routine with an unteachable finesse. Dropping in spastic samples and crisp scratching, the Slowroast Records founder genuinely feels the music as he glides between the decks, rather than calling for another “everybody put your hands in the air.” Not only does Craze highlight the fact that real DJing is seldom come by, but points to the unfortunate truth that anyone who is a true turntablist might be one of the last of a dying breed.

Posted by David Klemow (via dancing astronaut)

Free Download: 2014 Halloween Treats (30 Track Pack)


Since it’s Halloween week we feel it’s only right to share an amazing track pack with all the non members of the site. We only do this a couple times a year so make sure you tell your friends & share the pack.

17 Halloween edits including our exclusive Halloween intros. 13 regular club edits, just a tease of what we work on, we don’t want to give out too much of that good stuff we post weekly for the CK fam. If you’re a active member of the site most of this stuff is old news cause we always make sure we take care of the CK fam first. Happy Halloween!


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5 Minutes with R3hab

Last month we sat down with R3hab in our Las Vegas radio home KLUC 98.5 FM. & talked shop on his tour life as well as his ambitions on future music projects. Special thanks to R3hab, Roc-Nation,, DJ CO1 @ KLUC, Dirty Lou, & Jon Que.

Posted by John Cha

Report: Kanye West Turned Down Becoming Las Vegas’s Highest-Paid Star On The Strip


Britney Spears and Celine Dion have made bank in Las Vegas. Kanye West reportedly could’ve done the same, but, according to TMZ, said “no thanks.”

The proposed residency for Kanye at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater was brief but lucrative enough to make him Vegas’s highest-paid performer: three weeks, three shows per week, one $4.5 million paycheck. That’s $500,000 per show. TMZ says Britney’s current rate is about $475,000 per show, and Celine Dion’s is $476,000 per show.

Just last week, word came in that Jennifer Lopez was also in negotiations for 72 shows, or 24 weeks of three performances a week. The report said J.Lo’s salary would be in the $350,000-per-show range. Spears’ Britney: Piece of Me has been running since December 2013 and will continue through 2017. That steady gig has added roughly $20 million to Planet Hollywood’s annual earnings, according to a recent report.

Posted by Zach Dionne (via Billboard)

The Weeknd – Often (Club Killers Remix)

Our official Club Killers remix of The Weeknd’s latest hit “Often” has hit the blogosphere as of this week. Check out our Soundcloud page for a listen & free download. Special thanks to Davey Dee @ Republic/Universal, DJ Mike D, & Phil Nieves @ Ultra Records

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