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May 27

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Music

DMS EXCLUSIVE: One Republic x Marshmello – If I Lose Myself x Alone (Spryte Trap Bootleg)

TeamDMS member Spryte just dropped this exclusive bootleg of One Republic x Marshmello – If I Lose Myself x Alone (Spryte Trap Bootleg) grab it now only on DirectMusicService.

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May 27

Author: Audio1

Category: News

NEWS: DMS is a Proud Sponsor of the Los Angeles Screening & Afterparty for the DJ AM Documentary!

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Direct Music Service head Kevin Scott has put together the OFFICIAL Los Angeles “As I Am: The Life And Time$ of DJ AM” afterparty happening on Friday, June 3rd 2016 at THE ARGYLE in Hollywood. DJ’s repping DJ AM that night are Fashen and DJ Spider! This will be a night to remember for DJs and AM fans alike! Please share and help spread the word.

Tickets for the theatrical screening at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood on 6/3 are available HERE

For more info on screenings & tickets near you, visit: www.djamdoc.com

May 27

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Weekly Picks

May 27

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

May 27

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

May 27

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

May 26

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Music

DMS EXCLUSIVE: Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (Kue Remix)

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TeamDMS member Kue just dropped this exclusive remix of Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. Grab it now only on DirectMusicService.

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May 26

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: News

NEWS: DMS is a Proud Sponsor of the San Francisco Screening & Afterparty for the DJ AM Documentary!

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SF Bay Area! Direct Music Service head Kevin Scott has put together the OFFICIAL San Francisco “As I Am: The Life And Time$ of DJ AM” afterparty happening on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at MATRIXFILLMORE! DJ’s repping DJ AM that night are DJ E-Rock, DJ Scene, J. Espinosa & Miles Medina! This will be a night to remember for DJs and AM fans alike! Please share and help spread the word.

Tickets for the theatrical screening at the Landmark Embarcadero Theatre Theatre on 6/8 are available HERE

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May 26

Author: Audio1

Category: Editorials

EDITORIAL: Have DJ competitions become too technical and less musical?

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Have DJ competitions become too technical and less musical? As I’ve been avidly following the 2016 Red Bull Thre3Style global DJ competition, Its leads me to believe that might be the case. DJs used to say that the DMC, ITF and Vestax competitions were too technical, too “turntablist” and things like Thre3style came around to add a sense of balance and fairness.

In essence, You showcase a next to perfect balance of technicality, creativity, multiple genres and crowd participation. Lately, It seems that the DJs are doing more creative live remixing and skipping both the crowd participation and party rocking altogether. You think back to sets like Four Color Zack’s 2012 USA Finals where it was super creative, technical and the crowd reations and participation were thru the roof. I don’t really see that happening and a lot of people agree the same. It leaves many people thinking “but what about the people who came to dance?” This has led to some pretty interesting talk online about a new standard and benchmark being formed for battling and DJ competitions.

A few weeks ago on the Electric Taco podcast with DJ Vice, A-Trak said that “later this year, I have plans for the battle world… I want to shake things up a bit” and more recently has gone public to say that he is putting together a new DJ competition to rival the existing competitions. With 7 DJ championships under his belt, This announcement is very promising. Only time will tell.

For clarification purposes, This isn’t an article bashing Red Bull or the Thre3style competition. This is simply a look at changes that have transpired in this competition that has inspired others to follow suit and push the technical creativity to the next level. We need these competitions. We need guys like Four Color Zack, A-Trak, Craze, Jazzy Jeff, Enferno, Shiftee, Rafik, Eskei 83, I can name dozens. They are elevating the DJ artform to new levels. For the sake of competition, Getting the crowd involved in your sets is still of utmost importance.

What do you think on this subject? Let us know your opinion.

May 26

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW: Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Sonny Digital – Beatmakers Roundtable Lecture (New York 2016)

Over the years, RBMA has brought together artists for joint lectures on the couch. For their Festival New York in 2016, it was the turn of three beatmakers from hip hop’s biggest hit-making city of recent vintage: Atlanta. ATL favorite sons Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital and Zaytoven appeared at Red Bull Studios New York, discussing their early influences and breakout hits, the rise of trap and the producer drop, and their approach to sampling and collaboration. Their hits include work for Future, Drake, Migos, iLoveMakonnen and many, many more.

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