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February 17

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Music

DMS EXCLUSIVE: Drake – God’s Plan (Scooters Re-Drum / Trap Remix)

Download these exclusive DJ Scooter Re-Drum edits and Trap Remix of Drake – God’s Plan now only on DirectMusicService.

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February 16

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Music

DMS EXCLUSIVE: Bruno Mars – Finesse (Kue Remix)

TeamDMS member Kue just dropped this exclusive remix of Bruno Mars – Finesse. Grab it now only on DirectMusicService.

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February 16

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

February 16

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

February 16

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

February 15

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Editorials

EDITORIAL: DJ Health and Fitness Tips – DJ Alex Nepa

The DJ industry isn’t exactly know for health and fitness.

From late nights, to over eating and indulging in too much booze – the life of a DJ isn’t quite as glamorous as a rockstar, but we face many of the same demons.

Personally, I’ve faced a lot of the poisons and traps involved with our industry; especially as a business owner that puts in about 50 – 60 hours of office work in addition to DJing 3 – 4 nights a week.

What are some of the biggest demons in the DJ business?

1. Booze
2. Unhealthy/fast foods
3. Lack of sleep
4. Too much alcohol

Of course, you don’t have to fall victim and be the stereotypically unhealthy out of shape DJ. I certainly am not the only one in our industry that has made changes to my daily routines to incorporate exercise and eating right; helping to prolong my longevity in a field that is increasingly becoming a younger man’s game.

Two years ago I looked in the mirror and decided to make fitness a priority.

What were the changes I made?

1. I started going to the gym. I wasn’t a gym guy prior to 2016. Yes, I flirted with lifting weights or doing crossfit before, but this time around I made it part of my lifestyle. I worked with a trainer to come up with an ever-evolving routine of weights, cardio and functional training to keep things fun and interesting.

2. Meal prep. This is clutch if you live a busy life. My trainer helped me to devise a meal plan to help me reach my goals. By prepping meals every 4 days you’ve got healthy food ready to go, this way you’re not tempted to grab fast food or delivery when you’re hungry. I prep my own meals, but there are many services throughout the nation that prep and deliver if you’re not a fan of cooking.

3. Drinking less booze. Drinking more water. In the world of DJing clubs it’s super easy to fall into the trap of accepting shots from every DJ homie, appreciative fan or super hot female that offers you one. I actually have a saying I use, “I don’t drink from tiny glasses.” I do love shots, but I save them for when I’m out with homies. I actually rarely drink when I DJ now, and when I do I sip on a craft beer or two (Shout out Kevin Scott!). If you’re looking to avoid beer Vodka and club is a go-to. As far as water goes, I try to drink two gallons a day which is a lot easier than you might realize and definitely have a big glass in between every drink.

Making those changes alone will have you feeling worlds better. But remember, the key is to make it a lifestyle, not a crash thing. You might not see visible results for a few months, but you will feel better almost immediately.

As far as the sleeping thing goes, I’m still trying to work on that.

If anyone has any fitness or diet related questions feel free to shout at me via Facebook or Instagram @DJAlexNepa

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February 14

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tinashe

Tinashe talks about her favorite Migo and the cultural contributions of the group as a whole. She also talked about working with Tom Hanks on the set of The Polar Express when she was just a kid.

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TINASHE

February 14

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW: Wyclef Jean on “Maria, Maria” and “Wild Thoughts

“This is the beautiful thing, constantly being able to reinvent yourself,” says Wyclef Jean, the Fugees cofounder and multiplatinum rapper and producer who recently released his ‘Inspired By’ mixtape. “I remember when I was coming out, I was always singing, rhyming, playing instruments. I don’t think they had a label for me. I was always like the weird rapper. It’s funny how now, the kids now, they think I’m Young Thug’s uncle.”

In our latest episode of Mass Appeal’s producer series “Off The Record,” Clef recalls the making of Carlos Santana’s smash hit “Maria Maria,” which spent 10 weeks on the top of the Billboard charts in Spring of 2000 and recently got a second life thanks to DJ Khaled. “How could you top Maria Maria?” says Clef. “My daughter don’t know no ‘Maria Maria.’ It wasn’t till she was in school and some of the young’ns were like, “You know, that’s your dad’s record that’s being sampled.”

It was legendary record exec Clive Davis, aka “the big mon,” who first approached Clef to make the Santana joint. Wyclef recruited two young singers from New Jersey, Product G&B, to sing lead on a song inspired by the movie ‘West Side Story.’ The record did what it did—Clef had a pretty hot hand at the time—and then 17 years later the phone rang.

“My brother DJ Khaled called me and said you know I have an idea—I’ve been sitting’ on this idea for years. And I need Santana to sign off on it.” Clef noted that “Santana don’t sign off on nothing” but he made the connection to the guitar god and, as Wyclef puts it, “We all good.”

Reflecting on the success of “Wild Thoughts,” Wyclef sees the sampling game coming full circle. “At the end of the day Khaled did the same thing I did with The Fugees. The way that we was flippin’ records, like I’ma do ‘Killing Me Softly.’ It just feels great to see a groove that I sat there and came up with on the keyboard—now the new generation is doing. It’s incredible. Thank you to DJ Khaled, Rihanna, everybody for keeping Uncle Wyclef relevant.”

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Santana – Maria Maria (Wyclef RMX)

DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

February 14

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Videos

February 12

Author: Drew Pierce

Category: Mixes, Podcast

MIX: Fuseamania – Pants Filler Jacket Killer

Fuseamania –

“This is a mix dedicated to the Pop Punk era… This was a lot of what I listened to growing up. Most songs on here have a specific memory, or time associated with them. You might not consider all these “Pop Punk” but most are fitting of the era or time 1997ish-2007ish. I know there are several bands, and songs I am missing on here. I tried hitting a lot of the main bands, and songs with this mix. The album art & title is a hybrid of Sum 41 “All Killer No Filler”, and Blink 182 “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket”. All the tracks on this mix can be found as custom DJ edits on DMS. So djs, if your looking for any of this for your sets, go check out Direct Music Service! Hope you enjoy!”

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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…)