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Warner Buys David Guetta's Music Catalogue For $100 Million

David Guetta has sold his music catalogue spanning two decades to Warner Music for over $100 million, reports the Financial Times.

In a deal that also gives Warner the rights to any music that the producer creates in the future, the record label now owns Guetta’s notable tracks such as ‘Titanium’, ‘Memories’ and ‘Sexy Bitch’.

The 53-year old is now one of the youngest musicians to have sold their backlog of music for such an astonishing amount. Stevie Nicks, Neil Young and Bob Dylan are amongst the highest priced catalogue sellers in recent years.

Neil Young sold just half of his 1,180 song catalogue to Hipgnosis for $150 million earlier this year. David Guetta, who has made 50 million record sales worldwide during the span of his career, stated that the deal would help in “working my extensive catalogue and continuing to build my career.”

posted by David Miller (via Mixmag)

World's Smallest Mobile Nightclub (Guinness World Records)

Australian twins Harry Nathan and Boonie Labrakis have set the Guinness World Record for 'smallest mobile nightclub'.

Doof Shed, a nightclub measuring 1.53m x 0.74m x 1.88m which features a full Pioneer deck setup and a disco ball, took the GWR crown for the smallest portable club.

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Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit Official Video

After becoming a favorite target of conservative politicians and commentators for her explicit lyrics and visuals, Megan Thee Stallion flipped the switch on her blistering new single "Thot Shit" and its music video. But when Ben Shapiro -- the exact kind of person that "Thot Shit" addresses -- had something to say about it, Megan once more made sure she was the one who had the last word.

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Buck Rodgers | RANE ONE Performance

Buck Rodgers gives the platters, fader, and pads of the RANE ONE a thorough test with this creative performance.

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RANE ONE - Serato FX

In this video, discover the FX section on the RANE ONE. Access up to 6 effects within Serato via the dedicated FX buttons.

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Swizz Beatz Calls Out Justin Timberlake

During Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's of Verzuz rematch over the weekend, Swizz was ready to settle some business with Justin Timberlake.

Sunday's rematch not only celebrated both megawatt producers' catalogs, but also the last year of Verzuz battles they spawned at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. But when Timbo started pulling songs from JT's discography, Swizz was ready to hit pause.

"Until you can get Justin Timberlake on Verzuz, I don’t really wanna hear those vocals," he said with a laugh after his competitor played Jay-Z's 2013 Grammy-winning song "Holy Grail," which Timberlake is featured on.

Timbo previously teased a Verzuz battle between Timberlake and Usher on ESPN's Jalen & Jacoby earlier this year, which Drake pitched as his dream battle via Instagram DM. "Drake hit me up about it too. He said, 'We gotta make that happen, we gotta make that happen,'" he recalled of their conversation. "Soon to come, soon to come."

"He gotta admit that he love the Black culture and he gotta be on this stage," Swizz continued before formally inviting him to participate in the long-awaited Verzuz battle. "You took from the Black culture, you give to the Black culture! Come to Verzuz and be a part of the Black culture!"

posted by David Miller (via Billboard)

Better Days: The Story of UK Rave | Official Trailer

It’s been over thirty years since rave culture rose to prominence in the UK, launching a new youth movement that genuinely shaped a generation. With Britain’s youth facing similar socio-political challenges to those that provided a dark backdrop to rave’s early years, Amazon Music explores where UK rave culture is to date, and where it might be going next.

‘Better Days’ documents over 30 years of UK rave culture; from the first wave of illegal free parties to lockdown gatherings during the global pandemic and everything in between. Featuring interviews with Prospa, Sherelle, Orbital, Dance System, Denis Sulta, TSHA, and more. Original score by Overmono.

posted by David Miller

Watch Lil Nas X Perform on 'Saturday Night Live'

Lil Nas X made a memorable debut on Saturday Night Live‘s season 46 finale this weekend, performing live renditions of his No.1 track “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and his new single “Sun Goes Down.”

The 22-year-old rapper opened up his musical set with the platinum-selling track and partially reenacted the controversial music video. Halfway through the song, Lil Nas X headed to the back of the stage to perform a pole dancing routine but encountered difficulties.

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BTS 'Butter' Official Music Video - Most YouTube Plays in 24 Hours

K-pop supergroup BTS just shattered another record — previously set by the band themselves — for the biggest YouTube music video premiere in history.

On Thursday, the band released a music video for their new single “Butter,” the second all-English song for the group after last year’s hit “Dynamite.” According to YouTube, the song held a record 3.9 million peak concurrents when it first released on the site, racking up an impressive 108.2 million views within the first 24 hours.

“Dynamite” previously held the record for most YouTube views within 24 hours, boasting 101 million views after it was released on August 20, 2020. The video currently has over one billion views.

BTS now hold the first and second spots on YouTube’s all-time top 24 hour music debuts.

posted by David Miller

Free Party: A Folk History

As illegal underground and outdoor parties began popping up across the UK in place of acid house orbital raves and commercialised events charging top dollar, the government made attempts to crack down on events culminating in the party moving underground.

“The film is a unique look at how a pre-internet radical unifying youth culture exploded entirely through word of mouth and outside of the commercial mainstream and how that creative and radical energy is still making ripples in our challenging times,” said director, DJ and producer Trinder.

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Virtual Burn 2021 Teaser

Presenting the worlds of the Virtual Burn 2021, a collection of virtual Burning Man experiences hosting events for Virtual Burn Week 2021, providing space for connection, creative collaboration and celebration for Burners and would-be Burners alike.

posted by David Miller

The MPC One Retro from Akai Professional

The most powerful standalone workflow now in the iconic retro MPC look for a truly timeless music production experience.

posted by David Miller

Numark Party Mix Live DJ Controller

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to DJing or a seasoned professional, the Party Mix Live DJ controller has all of the features you need to rock the party! Simply connect the Party Mix Live to your laptop or mobile device and mix your way through your ultimate party playlist. The built-in speakers allow you fill the room with sound and the integrated LED lights take things to the next level with a beat-synchronized, colorful light show!

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CDJ-3000 Artist Series: ZEDD Interview

DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist ZEDD is renowned for his high-energy shows on the world’s largest stages.

Here, he talks about his approach to putting on those massive shows. From inception through rehearsals to execution on the night.

He also explains how the CDJ-3000 professional DJ multi player will help him keep the crowd in raptures, thanks to new features such as dedicated Beat Jump buttons, 8 reorganized Hot Cues, and full audio file caching.

posted by David Miller

Denon DJ LC6000 PRIME Performance Expansion Controller

Inheriting the same DNA from the ultimate club experience SC6000 PRIME Media Player, the LC6000 PRIME is the world’s most versatile DJ controller. Bringing professional club-style layout, design and control to both Engine OS standalone and laptop-based DJ workflows.

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PRIME 2's Unique Features

PRIME 2 is a workhorse and packed with features and creative options for DJs.
In this video, Denon DJ Product Specialist Matt Reay gives you the lowdown on what makes the PRIME 2 stand out.

posted by David Miller

Technics Unveils ‘Entry Level’ Turntable, the SL-100C

Technics is releasing a new ‘entry level’ turntable, the SL-100C.

Its design is inspired by the company’s SL-1500C turntable – a model that is geared towards audiophile hi-fi afficionados.

The SL-100C features a coreless direct drive motor, S-shaped aluminium tonearm, two-layer platter with improved vibration-damping performance, high-rigidity cabinet and high-damping insulator for thorough shut-out of vibrations, Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge, optional and tonearm auto-lift.

To hit Technics' entry-level price point of Ł799 (€899), the SL-100C loses the phono stage of the SL-1500C. It's also fitted with a different cartridge, in this case, Audio-Technica's VM95C, complete with a conical stylus plus aluminium cantilever and coil.

The SL-100C features both a high-rigidity cabinet and a high-damping insulator to help minimise vibrations. Technic’s in-house developments in platter design are carried over with a two-layer structure combining deadened rubber and aluminium.

posted by David Miller

Reloop Ready - Portable Performance Controller For Serato

This powerful lightweight was designed and developed in close partnership with industry leaders Serato for seamless integration of Serato DJ Lite (included) and DJ Pro. The Ready balances first-rate functionality in a practical design for DJs to perform at their highest level whilst maximizing portability and minimizing space.

Its impressive feature set includes dedicated controls for track navigation, loops, effects, filters, EQs, master volume, cue section, key lock, sync, key sync, slip mode, vinyl mode, censor, jump to beginning of track, and user mode. The highly responsive jog wheels can be used for pitch bending, scratching, and fast searching within a track, and the 16 large RGB pads give access to 9 different pad modes.

posted by David Miller

Serato DJ Pro 2.5 + Lite 1.5 | Overview

From our Brooklyn studio, OP! takes you through the latest updates packaged inside Serato DJ Pro 2.5 and Serato DJ Lite 1.5. From macOS Big Sur, there's a lot to cover. Here's what you'll find.

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Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) (Official Video)

On Tuesday (April 13), Columbia Records released a statement via Twitter, which reads, "Thanks for all your comments regarding @LilNasX 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name),' It’s unfortunately out of our control but we are doing everything possible to keep the song up on streaming services. We will keep you up to date as we hear more. Thank you for understanding.

posted by David Miller