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11Jun/140

Dj Color TV – Live mix from Solas – June 2014

This is a mix from a friday night in June 2014, recorded at Solas NYC. DJ Color TV had the place jumping all night long. This mix is just 1 hour snippet from the full night. Listen to it, like it, and share it with everyone!!!!

 

Equipment used for this mix: 2 Technics 1200's and a Rane 62 mixer. Serato is the DVS and the program that recorded the mix. This is about 1 hour from a 6 hour set, from about 11:45pm to 12:45am. The place was hype all 6 hours. And of course the intro and outro were recorded after the fact. Click Through for a full track listing.

DJ Color TV - Live at Solas - June 2014

DJ Color TV - Live at Solas - June 2014

19Mar/140

DJ Color TV new Schedule, NYC, Miami, Vegas

Its time again to head back to Miami for the Winter Music Conference. Its a week long of music industry events, parties, and bikinis in Miami. On Monday and Tuesday, its the WMC Mixing and Scratch battles, and Thursday is the Scratch Summit at The Scratch DJ Academy in Miami. Not to mention all the other parties, and Ultra Music Fest, its going to be bananas. Then a week later, its Vegas time baby! Check out DJ Color TV's schedule and come on out!

DJ Color TV in Miami

DJ Color TV in Miami

28Jan/140

DJ Color TV’s newest remix: “Gypsy Woman” by Crystal Waters

Bringing it back to some classic house, now with a modern twist. Its Crystal Waters "Gypsy Woman (DJ Color TV remix). If you would like the track, go to DJ Color TV's soundcloud page and you can get it there.

Gypsy Woman (DJ Color TV remix)

Gypsy Woman (DJ Color TV remix)

18Dec/130

DJ Color TV on Sway in the Morning show on Shade 45 on SiriusXM

This morning, your's truly was on Sway's show in the morning. If you missed it, you can listen to it right here. It was a very interesting experience. The Sirius XM offices host shows like Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony and more. I got to walk past some of those studios too. While I was there, there were celebrities all around the offices. Ben Stiller almost literally ran into one of the hosts on the Sway show (while turning a corner). Anyhow, my part of Sway's show was shotr but sweet. There was a few minutes where he interviewed me. We talked about my DJ name, NYCelectro.com, and whats next for me. Then I DJ'd for right around 30 minutes. It was over fast, but was really fun. Here is the mix, and what they said from the site, and more things after the jump:
"Everyday on Sway in the Morning we have a special guest DJ take over our turn-tables and mix for 30 minutes straight. Today, @DJColorTV rocked our mix! Missed it? Listen and love it below. http://swaysuniverse.com/in-the-mix-w-dj-wonder/dj-color-tv-mixes-live-on-sway-in-the-morning
And for some Pics:

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More pics after the jump:

10Nov/130

Redbull Thre3Style DJ Battle 2013 Wrap-up and winners

In November, in Toronto Canada, for an entire week, Redbull brought out the best DJs from all over the world to compete for the world championship called The Redbull Thre3Style. For those of you that don't know, its a 15 minute DJ battle where the DJs must play at least three different genres of music, thats about the only limitation, the rest is up to the DJ to rock the crowd as hard as they can! So, lets go through a brief day-by-day, then we will get to the world finals and champions, all after the jump...

Redbull Three Style

Redbull Three Style

30Oct/130

Halloween night at Solas with DJ Eskei 83, DJ Ease, and DJ Color TV

Its a spooky time of year, ghouls are in search of blood to terrorize yall's neighborhood. That means one thing, Halloween is upon us. This thursday night, October 31st, aka Halloween night, you must come and dance your demons away at Solas in the East village, NYC. We have a very special guest DJ all the way from Germany, DJ Easkei 83, the national Redbull Thre3style champion. He is rocking the house with International DJ Ease, and your's truly DJ Color TV. The doors open at 9pm, and its FREE! Make sure to mention DJ Color TV at the door, they will be counting, and if there is a line you can skip it that way (unless the place is completely packed).

Get there early and get there in costume! Best girl costume gets to dance in the DJ booth!
Solas
232 9th street, between 2nd and 3rd ave (closer to 2nd ave)
E
ast Village, NYC
9pm till Death (or close)

DJ Eskei 83, DJ Ease, DJ Color TV

DJ Eskei 83, DJ Ease, DJ Color TV

29Aug/130

Labor Day Weekend Parties in NYC w/ DJ Color TV, DJ Sancon, DJ Jonny Santos, and Jeremy Bastard

Labor Day and other summer holidays in NYC are always great. Lots of the "Bridge and Tunnel" crowd are out of town/at the beach somewhere and so are many people in Manhattan. So that makes the parties on a weekend like this one much more fun. The spot you normally would hate to go to on a weekend night, due to over crowdedness or unpleasant people, is safe to hit. It will still be the quality music you would expect but with room to actually dance! The bar is accessible, people are more approachable and generally having a good time.

That being said, we got some parties here for you all!
• Tonight (Thursday night) is DJ Color TV and Jeremy Bastard at The Delancey
168 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002
YELP Invite Facebook Invite

• Saturday Night, DJ Jonny Santos (NYC) and DJ Sancon (Kyoto, Japan) will be rocking at Over the Eight
594 Union Ave (between Richardson St & Frost St) Williamsburg Bk, NY 11211
Their Yelp Page Facebook Invite

* Sunday Night, DJ Color TV and DJ Sancon will be at LeftField for the Labor Day Eve party! Its goth in the basement and hip-hop up top. 87 Ludlow Street, just south of Delancey St.
Their Yelp Page with a coupon Facebook Invite

 

 

7Aug/130

DMC US Finals Battle Roundup

If you are a DJ and you were in the NYC area, then this past weekend was for you. 2 huge DJ battles happened back to back: The DMC US Finals on Saturday (Aug 3rd), and Roc Raida's Gong Battle on Sunday (Aug 4th). These battles were super dope and the talent that came out was top notch. Both had their elements of stress and controversy, but thats is what DJ battles are all about. So, lets take a look at what happened at both events! (Update, there is too much for 1 article, so come back tomorrow to hear all the drama from the Gong Battle) Click through to read it all and to see the pictures.

DMC US Finals Stage

DMC US Finals Stage

28Jul/130

International Ease and DJ Color TV in Ohio!

If you were in Bowling Green, Ohio and you were at Clazel Nightclub, you were in for a treat this past weekend. International Ease and Dj Color TV, from NYC, came all the way to Ohio to rock this small college town. And rock it, they did! Clazel is right in the heart of downtown BG. Coming from NYC, you never know exactly what to expect, but our good friend DJ Manny, from near by Toledo, booked us and we had a feeling it was going to be good. In fact, the people in BG know how to party! Girls twerking on the stage, champaign showers, hands in the air, you name it, it happened. The weekend isn't over yet, we are on the move to a party island: Put In Bay, OH. We will be DJing along side with DJ Manny tonight at Club "Level 2"! You need to come if you are in the Toledo, OH area. Click through for more photos and info...

Intl Ease and Color TV in Ohio, photo credit: Chance Photography (BG, Ohio)

Intl Ease and Color TV in Ohio, photo credit: Chance Photography (BG, Ohio)

10Jun/130

Will Producers Make DJs Obsolete? (repost + more insight)

From time to time, we here at NYCelectro.com repost articles that are worth reposting, and this is one of those articles. DJ Tech Tools, a site that continuously posts amazing articles, recently posted this article about if being a producer is a better path to follow than being a DJ. It is an amazing read and very insightful. As a DJ myself, that is learning/turning producer, this article really hits home. Here one of my favorite quotes of the article: ..."being a great music producer/DJ is about moving the ball forward a few inches every day", good stuff. After the jump, there is more insight about the article/current state of DJ affairs, and the link to the original article.

 Will Producers Make DJs Obsolete?

Will Producers Make DJs Obsolete?

I know that DJs are feeling the pressure from these Producers that "DJ". They are getting the gigs, and money, that the experienced DJs should be getting/were getting. So why is this? The phenomenon is a bit new but is no surprise. Back in the day; pre Final Scratch (you remember that?, I had it)/Serato/Tractor/iTunes/whatever; you needed records, music knowledge, a good local store to buy from, and money to buy the records (usually doubles of each song) in order to DJ a gig. The level of entry was high and not too many people could really get into it. There were simply too many obstacles for regular people, thus making the art of DJing valuable. But now, things are very different. You can easily get libraries of great songs, a cheap controller, or just iTunes, and claim to be a DJ. As most young DJs do, they are over confident with their "skills", Pauly D haha, and go out and get that gig, even get big gigs cause they know people, all while under cutting the guy with actual DJ skills. This is why its nearly impossible to make a steady living DJing these days, literally everyone is a "DJ". This is why the Producers are becoming so sought after as "DJs". They are making the music and then playing it live. For example, would you rather see Daft Punk live, or hear some guy play their songs off his laptop? An example, we just saw CRNKN live. CRNKN was on turntables and Jayceeoha, an amazing DJ, opened for him. Jayceeoh is a way better DJ, but CRNKN has his own music. And if you didnt know, Jayceeoh just won the 2013 Master Of The Mix challenge and he was not the headliner.

Combo, Jayceeoh, and Color TV

Combo, Jayceeoh, and Color TV

So, if you are an amazing DJ only, constantly being undercut by amateurs, what do you do? What can you do? The answer is simple, make our own music, edits, remixes, and cuts. This is what the DJ Tech Tools' article is all about. Producing will make you a better DJ. And it will get you more gigs with better promotions, and hopefully, better pay. And eventually this, from the article, might ring true :"Your inner producer will ultimately render your inner DJ obsolete." From personal experience, you become a better performer when you produce your own music/remixes.

This is the original article: http://www.djtechtools.com/2013/04/23/will-producers-make-djs-obsolete/

Header Photo Credit: Greg Sagayadoro via DJ Tech Tools

 

Mohamed Kamal is an ex SiriusXM DJ/Producer turned entrepreneur from Washington, DC. He is the Founder and CEO of Gigturn, a platform that connects DJs with fans and gigs.