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Pioneer DJ Official Introduction: DJM-S7

URNTABLI7M: Meet the DJM-S7, the scratch-style 2-channel performance DJ mixer
Perform with precision and express your individuality

This new 2-channel battle mixer gives you the freedom to customize your setup and bring your own unique style to every performance. The unit enables free use of Serato DJ Pro and it’s a Hardware Unlock device for rekordbox, so you can use performance features in either application.

Open-format DJs, who chop and change between musical styles, need the tools to rapidly and fluidly transition between tracks. And in the hyper-competitive world of battling, DJs are always looking for equipment that can help them perform more creatively and capture the attention of the audience. The DJM-S7 is designed to make it all possible.

If you’ve played on the DJM-S11 before, you’ll feel at home using the clean layout of the DJM-S7. The large Load button and 16 Performance Pads (8 per deck) make it easy to select tracks and trigger samples and features during energetic sets. All 22 Beat FX from the DJM-S11 are included and the effect levers offer an animated way to engage them as well as software effects. Pad modes are independent so, for example, you can trigger Hot Cues on channel 1 and use Roll on channel 2 at the same time. And with the Magvel Fader Pro, you can enjoy slick-feeling and stable crossfader performance.

posted by David Miller

RANE ONE Unboxing | First look with Serato

From the Serato Studio's in East London, Blakey takes you through the latest from RANE, the RANE ONE. This portable and powerful controller is packed with features and equipped with extensive connectivity that provides a true turntable experience in a controller. Take a closer look.

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Gwen Stefani: Let Me Reintroduce Myself

Gwen Stefani performed her new single, "Let Me Reintroduce Myself" on The Tonight Show on Tuesday night (Jan. 5) and told host Jimmy Fallon the story of her "pretty magical" October engagement to longtime love Blake Shelton. "Wasn't expecting it at the moment that it happened, at all," she said of her shock after beginning to suspect that the country singer might never put a ring on it.

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The Weeknd - Save Your Tears (Official Music Video)

The Weeknd is gearing up for a big 2021, following an impressive 2020 that saw him release the strong After Hours album that racked up multiple awards and spawned several jarring music videos.

Those videos have gotten progressively darker and his new clip for “Save Your Tears” definitely continues that trend. In his previous video for “Too Late,” Abel Tesfaye’s decapitated head was used as a plaything by two sisters before ultimately being reattached. Videos for “In Your Eyes” and “Snowchild” were equally as menacing.

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Dr Dre in ICU After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

Dr. Dre is in the ICU at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm, TMZ is reporting. The rapper and record producer, 55, apparently had the aneurysm on Monday (Jan. 4) and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

Tests are being performed to uncover the source of the bleed. According to TMZ, Dr. Dre is stable and lucid.

Peers and fans have taken to social media to support Dr. Dre, including Ice Cube, who wrote “send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre” on Twitter.

In a statement posted on Instagram on Tuesday night, Dre thanked fans for their support and thanked the hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai.

“Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!”

posted by David Miller (via Spin)

Algoriddim Adds Gesture Control To Djay Pro

Algoriddim has been big on innovation this year; having already added a Neural Mix feature to its djay app - which enables you to break elements of a track apart in realtime - it’s now introduced gesture control, enabling hands-free, ‘air DJing’ on a supported iPad.

This means that you can do a variety of things without using the touchscreen: set up loops, apply filters and effects or transition from one song to the next, for example. Hand gestures are intelligently detected in three-dimensional space and mapped in real-time, and we’re assured that the system is responsive and accurate.

posted by David Miller

Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 l Official Trailer

Discover the Official Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 Trailer and dive into the brand-new digital venue NAOZ. Prepare for a magical celebration at the end of the year with more than 25 of the planet’s best artists on 4 mesmerizing digital stages.

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Sample Scratch Tutorials – DDJ-FLX6

Sample Scratch: Get creative with your favorite sounds
Sample Scratch is a brand-new pad mode in rekordbox which enables you to choose sounds you’ve assigned to the sampler and load them onto the decks. So, when you want to create a live remix of a track or simply add some texture to the music, you can scratch with your favorite sounds. If you’re using Serato DJ Pro, you can use Scratch Bank to trigger samples by hitting the Performance Pads.

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Kygo Teaches Electronic Music Production

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and record producer. He drew international attention with his ‘Ed Sheeran – I See Fire’ remix in 2013 and garnered international fame with his single ‘Firestone’ together with the Australian singer and songwriter Conrad Sewell in 2014.

In 2015, he became the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Not only was he the first house music artist to perform at the closing ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Kygo was also ranked 3rd on the Billboard Dance 100, and ranked 32 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s of the world. This world-class artist is excited to share his knowledge and experience in music production with the world through his newest masterclass called Kygo Teaches Electronic Music Production.

posted by David Miller (via weraveyou)

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry — Official Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Billie Eilish documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, is out now.

It opens with her hanging out in a bedroom with her brother FINNEAS before giving a glimpse into her life. The footage includes scenes of Eilish passing her driving test, a shot of her “dream car” (a Dodge Challenger), her relationship with her family and of course, performing early in her career.

posted by David Miller (via Spin)

Bose L1 Pro16 Review & Guide

The original L1 speaker system was a revolution back in 2003 when Bose first revealed the modular line array PA system. Now in 2020, Bose have redesigned this popular system from the ground up with innovative features such as an oval Race Track subwoofer and inbuilt Tone Match mixer.

Today we take a look at the Pro16 model which sits in the middle of the range, aiming to provide the perfect blend of power and portability!

posted by David Miller (via Crossfader)

Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 Overview

Back with a brand new DJ video, this time looking at the highly anticipated Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000s.

posted by David Miller (via Point Blank Music School)

Deconstruction: Justin Bieber ft Quavo - INTENTIONS

Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with David Harrow – a music industry legend and lead Point Blank LA instructor.

For this deconstruction, they pulled back the curtain on Justin Bieber’s track ‘Intentions’. ‘Intentions’ was released as the second single from his fifth studio album Changes and features Migos’ Quavo. The track itself was produced by Poo Bear and ?The Audibles and is a stripped-back melodic trap beat which revolves around a hooky arp. ‘Intentions’ peaked at no.1 in Bieber’s home country Canada as well as no.8 in the UK Singles Chart.

To kick off the deconstruction, David Harrow runs through some of the song’s music theory noting that ‘Intentions’ features a three-chord pattern in A major. He then lays down the drums for the track punching in a simplistic beat consisting of hi-hats, a snare and a bass drum. To play in the arpeggiated melody, he slows down the track before showing how you can find any melody using Ableton’s “Convert Melody to MIDI Track” function. Last but not least, he beefs up the track with an 808 bass shot.

posted by David Miller (via djmag)

Rekordbox - EDIT MODE

Edit mode in the rekordbox Creative plan makes it easy to make custom versions of tracks and prepare for your performances – even if you’ve never produced or edited music before.

Clone sections of a track that you want to repeat so the intro, outro, or break is extended. Delete parts that you think will suck energy from your mix. Or copy sections and paste them anywhere else in the track. These are just a few of the useful things you can do in Edit mode.

Everything stays perfectly in sync with the beatgrid and, when it’s ready, you can export your unique track edit as an audio file and drop it in your next set.

posted by David Miller

DOOM Running On A Pioneer DJ Controller (XDJ-RX2)

Recording mixes at home is notoriously tough. Trying to re-create the vibe of the club with no crowd – it usually leads to over-doing it on the FX, or mixing out too early just for something to do, and messing up the transition. Admit it, you’ve done it. A YouTube user called TheRasteri has the solution – he’s has hacked a Pioneer DJ XDJ-R2 to run the classic videogame DOOM. In the video, the user can be seen plugging a USB stick into the R2, as well as a keyboard into the second USB port and loading the game onto the touchscreen.

posted by David Miller

Carl Cox In Conversation: The Late 80s & The Thrill Of Vinyl

Mixmag and Ballantine's have been invited into the homes of our favourite DJs to ask how to kill time and stay true over lockdown. In this episode we spoke with techno titan, Carl Cox.

posted by David Miller (via Mixmag)

Resorts World Las Vegas Makes Its Debut Next Summer, With Several New Clubs

As a customer, Ronn Nicolli is no stranger to the chaos that ensues when trying to get into a nightclub. "I've gone to clubs in other cities, and you start the night dealing with a less-than-positive experience at the door," he says. "Then you have to battle back from that to have a good time."

From behind the rope, Nicolli is also familiar with the rollercoaster ride that comes with working at and running some of Las Vegas' most successful clubs.

In his new role as vice president of nightlife and lifestyle marketing at Resorts World Las Vegas, the 15-year Las Vegas industry staple hopes to shift both of those paradigms, and he'll have an entire 100,000-square-foot entertainment ecosystem in which to do it. The new $4.3 billion casino-resort with three Hilton hotel brands and a 5,000-seat theatre will debut in summer 2021 across from Wynn on the site of the former Stardust. It will feature Zouk Nightclub; a Balinese-style beach club called AYU; a vibe dining restaurant dubbed FUHU; and RedTail, a social gaming bar.

These venues serve as a big stateside debut for Zouk Group. What began as Zouk Nightclub in Singapore 29 years ago has since expanded into a portfolio of dining and entertainment venues and a music festival headed by CEO Andrew Li. In Vegas, these environments are designed to keep Resorts World customers "in house" to pump up non-gaming offerings, which account for about 70% of a resort's revenue these days.

posted by David Miller (via Billboard)

Big Sean - Wolves ft. Post Malone

Big Sean and Post Malone have unleashed the video for their single "Wolves."

In the visual for one of the standout tracks from Big Sean's chart-topping album Detroit 2, the artists play with the theme by creating a lunar experience. It also features a cameo from Big Sean's mother

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Reloop Stand Hub - Laptop Stand with USB-C PD-Hub (Introduction)

With the Reloop Stand Hub, we introduce the industry‘s first combination of a multi functional laptop stand and an advanced USB C-hub with power delivery support.

This innovative solution is the ultimate USB hub for DJs, producers & creative minds, providing connectivity for all devices whilst optimizing workspace with a flexible assembly.

Reloop Stand Hub – Advanced Laptop Stand with USB-C PD-Hub

- Innovative combination of laptop stand & advanced USB C-hub with PD support
- Flexible assembly with 6 positions for a wide range of applications and places
- USB-hub for DJs, producers & creatives: stable power routing and connectivity

Posted by David Miller

Lil Wayne Recording Process Captured On Video

The recording booth is Lil Wayne’s sanctuary. In the studio, he’s at ease and peace on his own planet as the King Martian. Throughout his over 20-year career, the New Orleans MC has dropped an ungodly amount of music. And during that time, there are plenty of Weezy's bars, songs or projects that wowed us. As humans, we have an innate curiosity about how things come together once we witness something special. In this case, Wayne is that extraordinary talent. And luckily, whether he was aware that he was being documented or not, he's been captured a good amount of times cooking up his special Good Burger-type sauce from scratch in the studio over the years.

While watching Lil Wayne record a song is rare, you could hit a quick Google search right now and witness footage of the lauded rapper back in the 1990s as a member of the Hot Boys. As the young blood in the group, he seemed to be more reserved than the dominant figure he would soon become. Of course, time went on, he got older and his confidence grew (in 2005, he proclaimed himself to be the "best rapper alive"). At a certain point, he knew that he was the best and confidently asserted himself as such. Tunechi internalized his crown and in the process of him ascending to the top, the lyrical beast was filmed in his natural habitat.

Posted By David Miller (via XXL)