Posts Tagged ‘ Serato ’

Jayceeoh, From The Studio To The Stage.


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LA-based party rocker, turntable guru and a Serato DJ, Jayceeoh is a man who does not stop. Following international acclaim for his “Super 7″ mixtape series, Jayceeoh, born Jacob Osher, became the official tour DJ for the likes of DJ Sammy Adams and Wiz Khalifa, and to date has worked alongside Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, Redman and Talib Kweli to name a few.

When he’s not playing at premier club venues around North America and Europe you’ll find Osher in the studio. Along with a steady stream of bass-heavy remixes, Osher has produced original tracks with DJ Scene, Steve1Der and Caked Up. At present, production is number one for Osher, having figured out his way around a turntable long ago (he’s a two-time national DMC finalist and was crowned M.I.C Turntablist of the Year two years running).

Steve Aoki vs. Serato.


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In the midst of his Neon Future tour in December last year at Our:House Festival, we caught up with EDM kingpin and long-time Serato user Steve Aoki for a chat in Auckland Harbour.  In this exclusive interview, he talks frankly about the Aoki-hater bandwagon, his futurist leanings, and why you’ll never see him hunched over a laptop at an Aoki performance.  Say what you will about Steve Aoki, there’s a reason fans flock to his shows by the millions every year. Renowned for his cake-hurling, crowd-rafting antics, the EDM sovereign takes his showmanship to celestial proportions – but his spectacle is by no means ‘it’.

Aoki, who grew up in Newport Beach, California, was in recording studios at 16, and by 19 had founded the now-eminent Dim Mak Records from his college dorm room. Fast-forward 20 years and Aoki is now Grammy-nominated and one of the most successful DJ‑Producers worldwide. Dim Mak, meanwhile, has launched some of indie and electronica’s most exciting careers of the 2000s, from MSTRKRFT, Klaxons and Bloc Party, to Battles and The Kills.  Averaging 250 – 300 shows a year, Aoki is dedication personified. Last year he dropped his second full-length album, Neon Future I and continues to delight EDM fans this year performing it live around the world.

When you’re performing 300 times a year, having a solid tech team is paramount and in this instance, it’s just one guy. Meet the man behind the spectacle and Aoki’s tour manager, Dillon Anderson. In the lead up to Aoki’s performance at Our:House Festival, Dillon talks shop about Aoki’s setup and why Serato Video is crucial to his performance, while Aoki reminds us why “he makes the crowd go f***ing crazy”.

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Serato Icon: DJ Premier.


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DJ Premier is the latest Serato Icon. A true cornerstone of hip-hop and a key figure in the development of the culture. An era-defining DJ and producer, his signature style was a blueprint for the underground and influenced a generation. Probably most well known as one half of Gang Starr, there’s a large chunk of an entire genre that he’s directly responsible for. He’s a legend for die-hard hip-hop fiends but also a household name.

Serato Icon Artist Series – Just Blaze.


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The latest addition to the Serato Icon Artist Series is Just Blaze. Just Blaze is an artist who evolves. He has seamlessly blended his career as one of Hip Hop’s most influential producers with his ongoing career as a DJ, which in 2014, is stronger than ever. His ability to adapt and his hunger to experience and take advantage of what’s new, have kept Just Blaze at the cutting edge of music.

Numark NS7 II Serato DJ Controller


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From the NAMM 2013 Press Preview day, here’s a world first talk-through of the new Numark NS7 II. With four motorised deck control, capacitive knobs, full four channel mixer, touchstrips, performance pads, this is the most fully featured Numark controller yet.

Pioneer Israel Presents Dj BrainDeaD – DDJ-SX


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Dj BrainDeaD & Pioneer Israel in a special collaboration, demonstrating the new Pioneer DDJ-SX Controller. Industry’s first 4-channel performance DJ controller/mixer for Serato DJ software. Performance DJ controller with pro-level build quality, oversize jog wheels featuring CDJ-type on jog display. There is also a 8 soft-touch rubber controller/trigger pads per deck for loop/sample. It also includes Serato DJ software featuring 4 decks, dual deck control, slip mode, sync-able sampler and high-quality FX.  And can be used as a stand-alone 4-channel mixer to connect CDJs and/or turntables.

Mix Master Mike: A Serato Icon.


Just incase you may not be up on DJ culture, and who’s who in our world… (or your a DJ who just lives under a f*ckin rock), Mix Master Mike is, and has always been one of the best in the game.  Mix Master Mike is an American turntablist and contributing member of the Beastie Boys.

Mike is undoubtedly one of the greatest DJs of all time, but also one of the most talented turntablists of this era. A beat conductor who plays the turntable, a DJ to inspire and challenge the best of the best.  It’s no surprise he became a Serato Icon.