Direct Music Service

September 25

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Mixes, Podcast

MIX: DMS MINI MIX WEEK #288 KAMEO

Mix #288 we bring you KAMEO. Carlos Perez, P.K.A “KAMEO” is becoming a well known name throughout venues & DJs on an international level. This Firefighter / NASA Lieutenant serves his country and serves up fire records and remixes, breathing life back to the dance floor! Working with top nominated mix show Dj’s all over the country, to include Dj Jaymac, Dj Noodles and more, his sound continues to lift him off into new heights. Getting official remix project’s with labels such as, Atlantic Records, Def Jam, Capital Records and writing credits on labels like Spinnin and HighRize, it’s no wonder why Kameo as been quoted as “The Next Joe Maz” whom he looks up to!

Recently working with artist such as Grammy award winning Angela Hunte, Yooth, dEVOLVE, Dj Buddha and even Henry Fong you can see why he is quickly raising the bar and carefully crafting his propelling sound. His idea of complex sound design within his drops, while writing thought out chord progressions, seem to find a happy medium within the Radio Mix show’s, Club Venue and Festival Circuit format. His music has also received massive radio support throughout, including Pitbull’s Globalization, Dash Radio, Noodles Nation, dEVOLVE Radio (Jamaica) & Nationally syndicated Twitta Mix. His original “Bomb Pon Dem” was also recently added into Nick Cannons newest project “King Of the Dancehall” where Nick plays A young Brooklyn man that gets caught up in the Kingston music scene while on a visit to Jamaica. Keep Kameo on your radar, his music is fire you won’t want to put out!

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Check out the tracklist after the jump with links to download all of the edit’s he used in this mix. Be sure to check back every Monday for a brand new mix. (more…)

September 25

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW: From SoundCloud to Success with Post Malone

In the two years since Post Malone released his mammoth viral single, “White Iverson,” his life has been a steady stream of platinum records, cigarettes, and Bud Light bottles. He’s mixed lucid trap with pop, rock, and bedroom folk, rising from a SoundCloud sensation to a radio staple, writing for Kanye West, touring with Justin Bieber, and collaborating with everyone from Quavo to 2 Chainz.

And, at just 22 years old, his versatility as a songwriter and artist means that his future might be even brighter than his past. In this episode of Noisey Raps, we join Post in Los Angeles to talk about his sudden rise to stardom, his love for music, and his attempts to out-cool his own father. With all the fame and fortune, he tells us, there’s always someone waiting to tear him down. He doesn’t care.

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POST MALONE

September 25

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

VIDEO: Skrillex’s Full Burning Man Set

After a slow start to 2017, Skrillex has rung the second half of the year in full force with some hot new releases and outstanding sets. Skrillex’s set at Burning Man was one for the books, and fortunately David Kupferberg has posted the full set in high quality video on YouTube letting viewers not only relive the set sonically but visually as well. Skrillex had renowned visual artist Infinight do a custom light show for the set, making this video one not to miss.

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SKRILLEX

September 22

Author: Audio1

Category: Weekly Picks

September 21

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

VIDEO: A-Trak ‘Believe’ Performance

A-Trak puts it down for Serato in this incredible routine of his new track “Believe”.

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A-TRAK

September 21

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

VIDEO: Foo Fighters Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

James and the Foo Fighters take a drive through Los Angeles singing the band’s classics before dropping into a music store for a quick drumming session with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.

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FOO FIGHTERS

September 20

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

September 20

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

VIDEO: Macklemore Shows Off His Never-Before-Seen Jordan Collabs

Macklemore shows Joe La Puma his sneaker and vintage clothing collection for the latest episode of Complex Closets and talks about what it was like to design his own Air Jordans and shows never-seen-before Air Jordan VIs.

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MACKLEMORE

September 19

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Mixes, Podcast

MIX: DMS MINI MIX WEEK #287 DJ GUTIERREZ

Mix #287 we bring you DJ GUTIERREZ from New York. Gutierrez,​ ​a​ ​name​ ​that​ ​is​ ​rapidly​ ​emerging​ ​on​ ​the​ ​NYC​ ​nightlife​ ​scene​ ​&​ ​beyond.​ ​By encompassing​ ​seamless​ ​blends,​ ​drops,​ ​&​ ​other​ ​turntablist​ ​techniques,​ ​this​ ​DJ’s​ ​open-​format approach​ ​elevates​ ​energetic​ ​party​ ​levels​ ​to​ ​extremes,​ ​allowing​ attendees​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​the passion​ ​of​ ​his​ ​craft.

Taking​ ​his​ ​talents​ ​to​ ​the​ ​heart​ ​of​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City​ ​nightlife,​ ​whether​ ​big​ ​room​ ​or​ ​intimate settings,​ ​Gutierrez​ ​has​ ​rocked​ ​some​ ​of​ ​NYC’s​ ​finest​ ​nightclub​ ​offerings,​ ​including,​ ​but​ ​not limited​ ​to:​ ​Avenue,​ ​Finale,​ ​Gansevoort​ ​Park,​ ​Lavo,​ ​Plunge​ ​Rooftop,​ ​Samsung​ ​837,​ ​&​ ​Tenjune. As​ ​his​ ​brand​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​expand,​ ​Gutierrez​ ​can​ ​be​ ​seen​ ​from​ ​NYC​ ​to​ ​South​ ​Florida,​ ​having showcased​ ​his​ ​in​-demand​ ​skill​-set​ ​at​ ​Fort​ ​Lauderdale​ ​hotspot,​ Himmarshee​ ​Public​ ​House, the​ ​trendy,​ ​celebrity​-studded​ ​STK​ ​Miami​ ​Beach,​ ​and​ ​POV​ ​Nightclub,​ ​atop​ ​of​ ​the​ ​W​ ​Hotel​ ​in heart​ ​of​ ​Washington​ ​DC.

In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​party-​rocking​ ​elite​ ​nightlife​ ​crowds,​ ​Gutierrez​ ​has​ ​rendered​ ​his​ ​services​ ​to​ ​an array​ ​of​ ​A​-List,​ ​corporate​ ​clients,​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to:​ ​Bonobos,​ ​Coors​ ​Light,​ ​Guess Jeans,​ ​&​ ​Lord​ ​&​ ​Taylor​ ​5th​ ​Avenue​ ​.​ ​Twice,​ ​he​ ​provided​ ​the​ ​soundtrack​ ​to​ ​the​ ​unveiling​ ​of Jaguar​ ​North​ ​America’s​ ​2014​ ​F​-Type,​ ​hosted​ ​by​ ​”Gossip​ ​Girl”​ ​actress,​ ​Kelly​ ​Rutherford,​ ​&
their​ ​2015​ ​F-​Type​ ​Coupe,​ ​hosted​ ​by​ ​Dylan​ ​Lauren,​ ​owner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​famed,​ ​”Dylan’s​ ​Candy​ ​Bar,” &​ ​Luis​ ​D.​ ​Ortiz​ ​of,​ ​”Million​ ​Dollar​ ​Listing​ ​New​ ​York.”

When​ ​not​ ​immersed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​hustle​ ​of​ ​the​ ​nightlife​ ​industry,​ ​Gutierrez​ ​is​ ​feverishly​ ​at​ ​work​ ​to deliver​ ​new​ ​episodes​ ​to​ ​his​ ​popular​ ​iTunes​ ​podcast​ ​series,​ ​”Here​ ​I​ ​A.M.”​ ​His​ ​open-format mixes​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​grace​ ​the​ ​ears​ ​of​ ​an​ ​international​ ​audience,​ ​spanning​ ​from​ ​the​ ​USA​ ​to Asia,​ ​Europe,​ ​South​ ​America​ ​&​ ​more. Signing​ ​with​ ​NYC​ ​based​ ​agency,​ ​SET​ ​Artist​ ​Management,​ ​in​ ​early​ ​2016,​ ​Gutierrez​ ​is​ ​a​ ​force destined​ ​to​ ​conquer​ ​sound​ ​systems​ ​both​ ​foreign​ ​and​ ​domestic. Listen to this exclusive mix that he made for us at DMS.

For more information about DJ GUTIERREZ click the links below:

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Check out the tracklist after the jump with links to download all of the edit’s he used in this mix. Be sure to check back every Monday for a brand new mix. (more…)

September 19

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW: A-Trak Talks Introducing Kanye West to Daft Punk’s Music

It’s been 10 years since Kanye West released his multi-platinum third studio album, Graduation, which notably featured the larger-than-life Daft Punk-sampling lead single “Stronger.”

The track leans heavily on the robotic French duo’s Discovery song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” which had only been released six years earlier, helping both acts rise to a new level in the process.

West has credited Canadian DJ and producer, A-Trak — who served as his personal tour DJ in the early 00s — for expanding his sound on Graduation. And, backstage at this year’s Meadows Festival in New York, A-Trak explained how that collaboration flourished including a introduction to that Daft Punk song.

“In those years, genres were a lot more separated,” he says. “You got to credit Kanye’s curiosity period. One of Kanye’s great strengths is identifying these [great] things.”

After hearing “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” West immediately wanted to sample the song, something A-Trak was adamantly against at first. “My reaction was, ‘This is an international hit… you might not know it but [other people do].’ I was afraid it would come off cheap,” the DJ explains.

But hearing that West had completely flipped the song into his own by adding chords, slowing it down and really turned into a “futuristic hip hop beat.”

“Stronger” ultimately won best rap solo performance at the Grammys, has been certified 7x platinum and hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Kanye West – Stronger