Serato sent out a press release regarding them working with Roland on a forthcoming product launch. Click Here for a teaser of what is to come.
We know the relationship between Serato and Rane ended. Rane was sold to InMusic, which also owns Numark, Denon, Akai and others. (I wonder what InMusic has up their sleeve in the future). Serato and Pioneer have also parted ways, even with the DJM-S9 shipping out with Serato DJ.
Pioneer has really been pushing their Rekordbox solution. I forgot to mention Rekordbox DJ, which many Serato users were able to hack using Serato hardware and timecode. For all we know, This is a clap back to Pioneer, and we speculate this will be the next line of Serato mixer to rival the current DJM-S9. Roland is no joke with a great history as a leading manufacturer and distributor of many instruments. A partnership with Serato is definitely a positive entry into the DJ market. The sky is the limit as to what this next product is. We are excited, That is for sure.
Rae Sremmurd came through and shared some amusing things about themselves. The brothers just found out about the glory of foot massages and can’t stop raving about them. An excited Slim Jxmmi described them as a “golden discovery,” while Swae Lee broke down the way his masseuse magically interlocked her hands with his toes during his first massage. Despite their hit song, “Do Yoga,” the brothers don’t share the same appreciation for the practice. Swae told us that he recently tried yoga for the first time, but Jxmmi said he isn’t into the idea because he’s got more Pokémon to catch. Check out the video above and watch Rae Sremmurd talk about why they love sci-fi and what makes a good porn star.
A truly heartfelt interview from Sway Calloway with Steve Aoki on his relationship with his father, The founder of Benihana, and his new documentary, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” which is out on Netflix.
Pioneer DJ has just announced it has updated one of its popular USB-only multiplayers to create the XDJ-1000MK2. The new player inherits even more features from the club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2, including its 7-inch full-color high-resolution touch screen, enhanced track browsing functionality, and support for playing high-quality FLAC and ALAC files. Quickly finding the perfect track to play next is easy thanks to Track Filter, which filters tracks by BPM and key, and the new Matching feature which displays suitable tracks you’ve previously tagged in rekordbox when they’re mixed with the track that’s currently playing.
The XDJ-1000MK2 also retains key features from before. You can use the Qwerty touch-screen keyboard to search for keywords, then scroll through results on-screen or with the large rotary dial. You can analyze and prepare your tracks in rekordbox and the screen will display at-a-glance information such as Wave Zoom, Beat Counter, Phase Meter and Key Analysis – as well as provide instant access to your pre-prepared cues, loops and customized rekordbox settings. Plus, you can color-code your USB devices and the illuminated USB port will reflect that color, so you instantly know what’s on each device.
To add even more creativity and variety to your performances, you can connect the DDJ-SP1 controller (sold separately) and use its large Performance Pads for tactile control of many of the new or improved features on the XDJ-1000MK2, including its eight Hot Cues.
The XDJ-1000MK2 will be available in the U.S. and Canada from September 2016, with a retail price of $1,199.00.
“I’m proud and pleased to show you what the PLAYList Retreat was all about! I want to Inspire,Motivate and push for more Collaboration in music. The music industry scarred a lot of people. PLAYList is outside the music industry to help heal the people who have been damaged and to protect the ones who haven’t! I can’t invite all the people I would like at one time because it’s at my home to keep it personal…but I’m very proud of what our team accomplished. Enjoy!!”
Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus have a storied history of linking up together as a three-headed trap beast mononymously known as Dillstradamus. Just earlier this year they tag-teamed a Holy Ship! set together, while footage of a new collaboration between the three producers has recently surfaced at a Mad Decent Block Party. Now it looks like the unofficial super group are now making it real with a special one-night event in Los Angeles this fall. Holding down the Shrine Expo Hall on November 3, Josh, Curt, and Dillon will host the first ever Dillstradamus Presents: IDGAFOS HDYFEST 3UNION.
50 Cent is a man of many talents. He’s an actor, a producer, a rapper and he also owns a highly successful chain of retails stores which are currently having a big back-to-school sale. Watch this funny video from Jimmy Kimmel.