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Cardi B 'Moves' to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Bodak Yellow


"Bodak," released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, makes Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar, in the Bronx, New York) just the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 without any other billed artists, following Lauryn Hill's first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), "Doo Wop (That Thing)," for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1.

Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper ever to lead the Hot 100 at all. After Hill, Lil' Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on "Lady Marmalade"; Shawnna reigned as featured on Ludacris' "Stand Up," which topped the Dec. 6, 2003, chart; and Iggy Azalea's introductory Hot 100 hit, "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, led for seven weeks in 2014.

Cardi B is also the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 with a debut track unaccompanied by another artist since Meghan Trainor, whose "All About That Bass" led for eight weeks beginning Sept. 20, 2014.

"Bodak" bullets at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart with 46.4 million U.S. streams, up 14 percent, in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Nielsen Music. It bounds 12-3 on Digital Song Sales, up 85 percent to 56,000 downloads sold in the week ending Sept. 21, marking the Hot 100's top gain in download sales (aided by a 69-cent discount price in the iTunes Store). The track also lifts 16-13 on Radio Songs, with 62 million all-format audience impressions, up 8 percent, in the week ending Sept. 24. ("Bodak" spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Rap Airplay chart and a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; crowns the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, with a 3-1 rise; and debuts on Pop Songs on at No. 37.)

Notably, for a second straight week, a song tops the Hot 100 but is not the week's No. 1 title in streaming, airplay or sales; still, it accumulated enough overall chart points to reign.

As for Atlantic Records in 2017, thanks to Cardi B's new No. 1, multiple leaders on the label have ascended to their first weeks at the Hot 100's summit in the same calendar year for the first time since 2012, as Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ruled for 12 weeks from its debut at No. 1 in Jan. 28. Five years ago, Flo Rida's "Whistle" and Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" each ascended to the top for Atlantic.

Posted by David Miller (via Billboard)

Wu-Tang Clan Disses Martin Shkreli on New Song 'Lesson Learn'd'


The contentious feud between Wu-Tang Clan and "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli heated up on Friday (Sept. 22), when the prestigious rap group thrashed the pharmaceutical boss on their latest offering "Lesson Learn'd."

Inspectah Deck delivers the massive haymaker, rapping: Hater/ Wouldnt last a day in my shoes/ You know very well/ Bet he swell/ You can tell he jeal/ My price hikin like the pills Martin Shkreli sell." In 2015, Shkreli became notorious for spiking the price of Daraprim from $13 to $750 per pill. Daraprim is medication used to treat AIDS patients.

Last year, Ghostface Killah slashed Shkreli in a scathing 12-minute interview, in which he referred to him as "the man with the 12-year-old body" and "PeeWee Shkreli."

Earlier this month, Shkreli opted to put the $2 million album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, up for sale on eBay. Last week, rumors surfaced regarding the legitimacy of the album. Domingo Neris, manager of U-God, debunked the entire project: "It's not an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album. It never was," he said.

Posted by David Miller (via Billboard)

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP1 Official Introduction

Pioneer DJ is releasing a new controller to go with the updated version of rekordbox.

The DDJ-XP1 is a pad-orientated controller built to supplement turntables or CDJs with hot cue, track selection, looping and sampling functions and a touch-sensitive FX strip on each channel.
Its designed with the hybrid set in mind, opening up creative possibilities to DJ performances, by controlling all the features in rekordbox dj.

Pioneer DJ also revealed the free rekordbox 5.0 update that aims for a "more stable, responsive performance". This includes improved beat grid analysis and the ability to load tracks from an SD or USB to any computer.

posted by David Miller (via mixmag)

Cash Me Outside Girl Signing Marks The Official Split of the Music Industry

There are now two completely separate music industries.

And most dont even realize this. It has been a long time coming.

One, you have the traditional music industry. I call it the Superstar Business. And its run by the major labels. For a while now, of course, they have been solely focused on how to make the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. This year. This week. This day. This moment.

Their vision and strategic timelines have been getting shorter and shorter. Gone are the days where a Columbia records sticks it out through two failed (full length) albums because they believe in an artist like what happened with Bruce Springsteen.

Now the majors wont even sign you unless youre already proven with the numbers to tout.

If you hadnt lost all respect for major record labels yet, well you have now. Atlantic Records just signed someone who is not a musician. Is not a rap artist. Is not any more talented than the next 14 year old kid who can kinda rap. But has a following. A massive one at that.

If you have been living under a rock the past week, you may have missed that Atlantic Records just signed (a 360 deal no doubt) Danielle Bregoli (a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie) who got shot to stardom by her colorful appearance on Dr. Phil. The Cash Me Outside meme (and remix) was born. And in true Kardashian fashion, she has since gained millions of Instagram followers.

posted by Ari Herstand (via digitalmusicnews)

Apple Musics Clive Davis documentary premieres October 3rd

The documentary film Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival in April and was picked up by Apple, will premiere on Apple Music on October 3rd. The film is based on Davis' autobiography and joins other Apple exclusives like 808: The Movie, Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour film and The Cash Money Story: Before Anythang.

The Davis documentary features interviews with artists whose careers were shaped by Davis as well as archival footage. Davis who was instrumental in bringing performers like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin -- along with many, many others -- to the forefront, has had a long and incredibly influential career, which is captured in the film.

posted by David Miller (via engadget)

Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 Official Introduction

Pioneer DJ is on a roll right now. With BPM approaching and a string of new stuff being announced, theyre clearly looking to fill every corner of their stand with new shiny, and the updated and rekordbox standalone XDJ-RX2 will absolutely garner the attention of a broad spectrum of the shows visitors.

Theres a price to pay for all this embedded stuff, and its one that initially made my arse cheeks clench. The XDJ-RX2 is going to set up back a full $1699/1699/1529. Yeah I know right? Thats almost 400 more than the old one at launch. But what you have to get past is that this isnt a simple brainless MIDI controller. Its fully standalone and a mixer too essentially bar a CD drive, its a take anywhere with all bases covered device. It is a good slice of the booth that it wishes you to inherit.

Theres a price to pay for breaking free of the shackles of the laptop, and this is it. But if its anything like experience of the old one, its likely to be worth it.

posted by David Miller (via DJ WORX)

Club Killers Boston DJ Meet Up

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Just want to take some time & thank every single DJ who came out to our first DJ meet up! We had people come down to Boston from Rhode Island, Connecticut, & even all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada!!! Special thanks to DJ Costa & Vinny Vibe for helping us put everything together @ Empire in Boston. To all the New England area DJs we will hopefully be doing a meet up quarterly in the area.

To all the other DJs using the site, stay on the look out we're in talk to do meet ups in Chicago, Scottsdale, Pittsburgh, Shanghai, & Dubai. Always great to hear your thoughts on the changes coming to the site, your constructive criticism, put faces to the names we know, have some food & drinks to help us all possibly build in future endeavors. We look forward to connecting with you all.

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Avicii: True Stories Documentary - Official Trailer

Theres a pivotal scene in Avicii: True Stories, a new documentary about the superstar Swedish DJ and producer arriving at select movie theaters on Oct. 26. Its March 2016 and Tim Bergling, the real-life then-27-year-old behind the EDM moniker, is about to announce his retirement from touring after five straight years of astronomical success, but in order to make it official via a social media post, he has to inform his handlers, friends, and business associates that hes about to pull the trigger convincing them all the while that its just something he has to do. Its nearly pitch black in the room, save for the glow of Berglings Apple laptop, and one can sense the darkness in the air, too as if the world is crying out in unison, Why?

Avicii: True Stories, directed by longtime Bergling friend and visual collaborator Levan Tsikurishvili, delves deep into the decision-making that goes into making such a drastic call before the age of 30, and also the star-making process from a vantage point rarely seen. Its a compelling and cautionary tale that touches on an industrys greed to cash in on the dance music craze and the pressure an artist feels when his managers and agents all-too-willingly risk health and friendship in order to keep the train rolling at maximum speed.

Fans will be able to see the movie theatrically for one night only (in 40 countries and 600 theaters, though dates vary), and, in the U.S. it is being released through new fan on demand service TUGG. Avicii True Stories was produced by Piece of Magic Entertainment, whose CEO Caspar Nadaud announced a bonus concert film of Aviciis very last performance in Ibiza in Aug. 2016 which will be shown in theaters. This cinema event is a must see for all electronic music fans across the world,

posted by David Miller (via variety)

Warner Music Group Acquires Spinnin Records


Spinnin Records have always been one of the best independent labels to share dance music. Not only have they converted millions of fans, but they've given big breaks to some of the biggest artists in the scene right now. Artists like KSHMR, EDX, Chocolate Puma, Sam Feldt, Alok, Umeet Ozcan and many more consider Spinnin' their home. In addition, Martin Garrix was also associated with Spinnin' Records for a very long time before he parted ways with the label. To top things off, Spinnin' Records is also home to and acts as a parent company to many sub labels that includes Musical Freedom by Tiesto, Dharma Worldwide by KSHMR, Hexagon by Don Diablo, Heldeep Records by Oliver Heldens and Maximized by Blasterjaxx.

Now, as time changes, so does business. The label that was founded in 1999 by Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graaf has now been bought by the Warner Music Group in a $100M+ deal. This might seem like a heft sum, but actually it's not, considering the big names that is currently associated with the label. Currently the label will be operated by the Spinnin' Records co-founder Roger de Graaf, while co-founder Eelko van Kooten is leaving the music business to pursue interests in other industries.

posted by David Miller (via wmg)

Afrojack & Laidback Luke Talk Pre-Recorded Sets

Special vlog with Afrojack! Talking about pre-recorded sets with Laidback Luke. Check it out!

Posted by David Miller

EDC Las Vegas 2018 Official Announcement

Ever since its start back in 1997, Electric Daisy Carnival has continued to break ground in the electronic music scene. Founder Pasquale Rotella has made waves in the industry, creating one of the most well-known music festivals on the planet.

Just today, EDC released their official announcement for the 2018 edition of the festival, with the theme All Are Welcome Here. A ton of huge updates that many guests have deemed necessary were also rolled out.

According to Rotella, there will be plenty of new changes: hours, new stages, and new dates with better weather and camping. Thats rightcampsites, RVs, sound camps, and morefor the first time ever at EDC Las Vegas. Wake up and walk in.

This year, the festival is going to be held from May 18th-20th. The reason for the earlier dates is to protect the attendees from the extremely high Las Vegas temperatures in mid-June. Rotella did not make this decision uneducated, and in fact found out that over the past 10 years, average high temps on this weekend in May have been 90 and the lows have been 64. This is going to be much improved from the typical temperatures that EDC sees that are usually well over 100.

One of the biggest changes to the festival is going to be the new addition of camping. Both tent and RV camping will be available in hopes to alleviate some of the awful traffic to and from the speedway. With a large amount of attendees never having to leave, less cars will be going to and from the festival each day. Another change that will work to hopefully lessen the traffic nightmare will be extended hours. One stage in the cosmicMEADOW will feature extended sets from artists each day before sunset, so that the flood of people entering the area will be more spread out through a longer time period.

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Digital Dave on Club Killers Radio



1. M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar
2. Humble (Original => Flip & Hatz Remix) - Kendrick Lamar
3. Believe It - Meek Mill & Rick Ross
4. 2 U (Fraze Remix => Original) - David Guetta vs. Justin Bieber
5. DNA - Kendrick Lamar
6. Moves - Big Sean
7. Put On - Young Jeezy
8. I Don't Like (Remix) - Chief Keef ft. Kanye West & Pusha T
9. Where U Been? - 2 Chainz
10. Got Money - Lil' Wayne
11. Power (Remix) - Kanye West
12. Bounce Back (Deville Hype => St. Clair Remix) - Big Sean
13. Bounce It - Juicy J
14. Bandz A Make Her Dance - Juicy J
15. Pop That - French Montana
16. Work (Remix) - A$AP Ferg
17. Cumbia In Paris - Phoreyz
18. Niggas In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West
19. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
20. Sugar We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
21. No Sleep Til' Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
22. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See - Busta Rhymes
23. Wild Thoughts (Club Killers => Wellman Remix)
24. Sorry (Chespi Intro => LaFame Remix => Origina) - Justin Bieber
25. Carnaval - Banks & Rawdriguez
26. Suerte - Cesqeaux & D'Maduro
27. Controlla (BSSMNT Remix) - Drake
28. Work (Nugget => Trabalho => Bad Royale Remix) - Rihanna vs. Siroj
29. Shape Of You (MAJK Remix) - Ed Sheeran
30. One Dance (Turner S. Remix) - Drake
31. Shaky Shaky (Nikko Calor & Big Syphe Remix) - Daddy Yankee
32. Back To Back - Drake
33. Rack City - Tyga
34. Everybody (Original => Kay Stafford => Mave & Zac x Nicole Chen vs. Calligra Remix) - Backstreet Boys
35. Devotion (Jewelz & Sparks Remix) - Bingo Players
36. Boom - Tiesto & Sevenn
37. Show Me What U Got (Stanton Warriors Remix) - D-Bass
38. Rattle - Bingo Players
39. Booyah - Showtek
40. Body Language (Kahikko & Jespr Remix) - M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade
41. Bailar (Deville VIP) - Deorro ft. Elvis Crespo
42. Calabria x Work (Alex Guesta Tribal Bootleg) - Enur vs. Masters At Work
43. Banana Boat Song => 6 Foot 7 Foot (Max Methods Transition) - Harry Belafonte vs. Lil' Wayne
44. Bad & Boujee (All Gold Remix) - Migos ft. Lil' Uzi Vert
45. T-Shirt (Benzi Edit => Spider Blend) - Migos
46. Mosh Pit - Flosstradamus
47. Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine
48. 10 Crack Commandments - Notorious B.I.G.
49. 679 - Fetty Wap
50. Sexy Lady - Yung Berg
51. Lean On - Major Lazer ft. MO
52. Despsacito (Salsa => Original => Spindiana Jones 'Mi Gente' Toneplay) - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
53. Mi Gente - J. Balvin ft. Willy William
54. Unforgettable (Major Lazer Remix) - French Montana & Swae Lee
55. Mask Off (Scene Marshmello Bootleg) - Future
56. No Problem (Made Monster Bootleg) - Chance The Rapper
57. XO Tour Life (Havok Roth Remix) - Lil' Uzi Vert
58. Trap, Trap, Trap (Aazar Remix) - Rick Ross
59. Purple Lamborghini - Rick Ross & Skrillex
60. What U Know - T.I.
61. Anti-Dote - Travi$ Scott
62. Hot Boy - Bobby Shmurda
63. House Party - Meek Mill
64. Redbone - Childish Gambino

Pioneer DJ HDJ-X Models Official Introduction

Meet the new HDJ over-ear headphone models.
They designed a new range of DJ headphones to create the HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7 and HDJ-X5, offering brand-new headphone experiences to suit every DJ.

The new flagship HDJ-X10 headphones are designed for professional DJs to use at clubs and festivals. Built to withstand the rigours of the road, theyre comfortable to wear for long sets and allow you to hear frequencies other DJ headphones cant reproduce so you can make a deeper connection with the music and the dance floor.

Thanks to their HD drivers,1 the HDJ-X10 headphones are the worlds first DJ headphones to produce high-resolution sound ranging from 5 Hz to 40 kHz.2 When connected to our flagship TOUR1 set up or the NXS2 set-up, you can experience up to 96 kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio reproduction with superb clarity and sound separation. And in another world first for DJ headphones,3 the ear pads and headband on the HDJ-X10 model are protected from sweat and dirt by water repellent nano coating. This means you can keep your headphones looking fresh and easily prolong their lifespan with regular cleaning.

The HDJ-X7 headphones are based on our previous flagship model, the HDJ-2000MK2, and are equipped with newly developed drivers, while the HDJ-X5 headphones inherit high-quality audio design from the model above, giving you clean monitoring even at high volumes.

Full pricing:

HDJ-X10: 299/$339/339
HDJ-X7: 179/$199/199
HDJ-X5: 89/$99/99

Availability is early October, just in time for Christmas. Yes, its getting close.

posted by David Miller (via djworx)

Lil Uzi Vert Finally Drops Official 'XO Tour Llif3' Video

After a lengthy wait for fans and the song reaching high success, Lil Uzi Vert finally releases his anticipated visuals for XO Tour Llif3.

The Luv Is Rage 2 rapper keeps things grim and trippy for the new set of visuals, which sees him in different shots sporting some blank eye contacts, walking through a dark city, as well as laying out in what appears to be a murder scene while tracing blood on the walls with his fingers. Although the music video seems to be a bit haunted, its brought to life by some superstar appearances by The Weeknd and Nav. While Nav stays a bit in the background of the visuals, we do see the Feel It Coming vocalist lip-syncing along to Uzis famous hook from the record.

XO Tour Llif3? has gained a large amount of traction in the past year, with the Philadelphia hitmaker releasing an official lyric video for the song back in July. This summer, the track also reached three times platinum status, making it Uzis biggest song of his career to date. He even performed the record alongside Ed Sheeran at this years 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

posted by David Miller (via XXL)

CTRLCAP Lets You Tweak FX By Pinching It

CTRLCAP is a special fader cap that lets you adjust effects on your DJ software by squeezing it. It replaces the standard fader cap on your mixer or DJ controller, and it sends Midi signals to a dongle connected to your laptop. This lets you manipulate controls on your software such as effects parameters and volume it can even be used to control lighting software.

You can send various Midi signals depending on how hard you pinch the CTRLCAP, and its sensitivity to pinching can be customised through the accompanying Caps Companion app.

We think its a cool idea why not add a layer of expressiveness to something that youll already be touching anyway? Digital DJs who have controllers that have tons of effect controls onboard may find it unnecessary, but for scratch DJs who want to minimise hand movements during routines, or for portablists who have a minimum of onboard control, the CTRLCAP may be quite useful.

posted by David Miller (via digitaldjtips)

Back to Life, Back to Reality Singer Melissa Bell Dead at 53

After a lengthy battle with kidney disease, soul singer Melissa Bell has passed away. She was 53.

Bell formed part of the popular group Soul II Soul. The group is best known for their hit single, Back to Life (However You Want Me). The song later became known among music fans as simply Back to Life, Back to Reality.

Formed in 1988, Soul II Soul first rose to fame in the UK with Back to Life, Back to Reality.

Melissa Bell joined the soul group in 1993 after Jazzie B listened to her single Reconsider. Six years later, she formed a new group called Soul Explosion.

In 2008, the Islington Tribune reported that Bell suffered from kidney disease which ran in her family. Accordingly, she needed regular dialysis treatments. The treatments made it difficult for her to watch her daughter, Alexandra Burke, perform on and eventually win the X Factor.

posted by David Miller (via digitalmusicnews)

Rare Cash Money Documentary Surfaces Online

Cash Money Records changed the game. But before signing their huge deal with Universal and taking over for the 99 and 2000s, in the mid-1990s, they were just a fledgling label trying to get it how they lived. Former Hot Boy, Turk recently uploaded a rare documentary on his YouTube page that showcases the label before their nationwide fame.
Featuring the likes of Birdman, Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Slim and more, the nearly 40-minute doc takes viewers on a ride with the label in its early days.

All of the artists look remarkably younger, especially B.G. who was a teen at the time, and Lil Wayne, who was even younger. On top of explaining their come up, the video shows footage of them hitting the road. In one section, they travel to Atlanta to perform. In another scene, they go to Texas to spread their vibes.
If you grew up in this era, its kinda hard to watch this and not feel some type of way. Since the glory days that would occur shortly after this documentary was filmed, the label has reshaped over the years, with rifts with the original artists causing the founding team to split. Lil Wayne stayed the most loyal, but even he is now in the middle of beef with house that Baby and Slim built.
Despite having powerhouse artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj, nothing can top the feeling from the early days.

posted by David Miller (via XXL)

Floyd Mayweather Commends Snoop Dogg for Staying Relevant for Over 20 Years

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is taking place today (Aug. 26) in Las Vegas, and the anticipation is only building as the countdown continues. Snoop Dogg sits down for a thorough interview with The Money Team head for his GSPN network, where they speak on a slew of different topics.
Not only do the two discuss McGregors strengths and weaknesses in comparison to Floyds, but the interview also hears Mayweather complimenting Snoop on his lengthy relevancy in the game.

You got a lot of enertainers, who make a lot of money, and then they come and go, Floyd explains to Snoop. Youre one of the few and I have to commend you on this youre one of the few thats been relevant for over 20 something years.
Floyd also discusses what happens when entertainers dont manage their business well, and arent able to stay relevant, while commending the Lavender rap veteran on his ability to stay on top.
You got rappers thatyou know what they do? They hot for 36 months, 48 months. Even 5 years, like 6 years. Right? But then they gotta go on that chitlin circuit. That chitlin circuit is overseas. They gotta go overseas or get on somebody elses undercard. Where with you, youre like me. Once you became the main event, you stayed the main event, and you stayed the main attraction.

The boxing champion also talks about how he became one of the top businessmen in sports, which includes learning how to obtain his own fortune from some of the best in the industry, rather than benefitting off of theirs. He also talks about why he got involved in a strip club after his investments in real estate.
Mayweather also confesses that he fought against the legendary Pernell Sweetpea Whitaker when he was much younger, with Snoop stating that he is a huge fan of his, and believes he is one of the more underrated fighters.

posted by David Miller (via XXl)

Rane 72 and Twelve Mixer and Turntable Controller Walkthrough

Check it out this may be the MOST in-depth video on the RANE 72 and Twelve!

posted by David Miller (via gearitfirst)

Sony Music Becomes First Major Label To Legalize Unofficial Remixes/Bootlegs


Sony Music unexpectedly just became the first major record label to legalize unofficial remixes and DJ mixes a real game changer for electronic music!

The move comes as Sony signs a deal with tech startup Dubset, a company that works on fingerprinting mixes to provide royalties to rightful sample owners. So, when Sony artists are incorporated into mixes or remixes, the label will get a cut. A fair trade off so listeners can be exposed to more music on more platforms.

Dubset is getting close to securing deals with music giants Warner and Universal as well, an inside source tells TechCrunch.

Soon well be able to hear even more creative work through streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, which is great for music consumers like us, but kind of a scary thought for SoundCloud. Up until now, SoundCloud has been the primary source for bootlegged/unofficial remixes from up-and-comers and an essential tool for uploading DJ mixes, as the site is protected under Safe Harbor law. The already struggling music service might have to fight even harder to keep with it.

But, back to the good news there will be even more music listening possibilities hitting the market very soon. Sonys long list of premiere musicians includes Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and even The Beatles, so theres a lot to look forward to.

Consider this an overall win for music!

posted by David Miller (via youredm)