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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

29Apr/130

Crizzly’s Remix of Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Thrift Shop, you heard of it? I know you have. Its this year's unlikely chart topper, hitting #1 on Billboard a few weeks back and still holding the #1 or #2 position depending on what chart you look at. Also, their newer song, "Can't Hold Us", is flying up the charts and is currently also holding a #1 or #2 position depending on the chart you are looking at. Anyhow, Lets talk Crizzly, if you dont know, its time to know him. He is an amazing artist and this remix is good. There is a saying "Crizzly fixed it", this song didn't really need fixing (aside from the over exposure), but this remix is good and will breath a bit of life back into the song for any DJ that is completely sick of it. One question, where is the music video version!? That would be cool.


If you click to soundcloud and click download, itll take you to Crizzly's fb page for a free download (or just click that link).

Thrift Shop (Crizzly Remix)

Thrift Shop (Crizzly Remix)

 

19Apr/130

Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” is Now Available!

The album will drop on May 21st, but you can get the new song right now on iTunes, click to go there! This song is going the be the song of the summer! Get it now and be the first to pay it this weekend at the clubs. This album is going to be big too, but this song is infectious. The track was leaked around the internet a couple days ago, people were on the fence left wondering if it was the real thing or not. If it wasnt real, it was close. But now you can get it officially. This song will get into your mind, body, and soul. Singing on the track is Pharell Williams, on guitar is the amazing Nile Rodgers, and of course the robots (Daft Punk).

Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams] - Daft Punk

Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams] - Daft Punk

14Dec/120

The Jetpack DJ Bag review by DJ Color TV

Every DJ needs a good bag. The problem is they are expensive and its hard to tell if you are buying what you need until you bring it home and pack it up. If its too tight, then thats no good, if its too big, same problem. Like Goldilocks, it needs to be just right. I found one that fits my needs, and more importantly, all my equipment. I have fit a lot in the Jetpack bag including a Rane 57, and it all fits quite comfortably. But don't get me wrong, if you have less stuff, the bag can be collapsed down and be smaller, so thats good. Its the Jetpack DJ Bag. Checkout the video so see the rest of my take on this bag. Also there are many pics of this bag and more info, like where to buy it, after the jump:

Jetpack DJ Bag Review, by DJ Color TV

25Sep/120

Any DJ or Photographer needs a good camera strap

Lets face it, its important to take pics and video of your events to show how great you are to the world. And most of us use a DSLR of some sort which means you need a nice camera strap. A fashion designer friend of NYCelectro.com, Melissa Patenaude of A7 Branding Firm, has designed these extremely high quality, leather, camera straps. They are designed in brooklyn and 100% produced in Brooklyn, a true made in the USA product. Click here to participate in their crowd funded efforts (like kickstarter but they are called Smallknot and its more focused on local small businesses), and be the first to get these amazing camera straps, but act fast because you only have 2 days left to get in on the pre-orders. Below is the making of video, and click through for more pictures and videos of the straps. >jump

A7 | The Making Of.

27Mar/120

MIAMI 2012 Wrap-up: WMC, Spring Break, Ultra Fest

This past week, Miami was the host to three huge events; the Winter Music Conference (WMC), Spring Break, and Ultra Music Festival. If you are into music, especially electronic music, then there is no other place you should have been. NYCelectro.com was there representing the WMC and checking out all the amazing events, amazing weather, and amazingly beautiful people in Miami.

Keep your eyes peeled for in the next few days here on NYCelectro.com for a complete wrap-up. We will be talking about Miami, The WMC and the DJ battles it hosted, The Parties and Night Life, Ultra Fest, and Money in Miami.  Way too much for one article. So buckle up, its going to be an amazing/exhausting ride.

Miami Music Week

31Dec/110

Top 10 Best Club Tracks of 2011 from NYCelectro.com (with videos)

It was a good year for music. More genre crossing tracks hit this year in a big way that combine our favorite things, catchy sing-along lyrics with music you can really dance to. We are going to run down the top 10 Club tracks of 2011 that have been hitting hard in New York City and across the globe. Are you ready? Click through for the list plus their pictures and videos:

9Dec/115

Thailand: Clubs, Nightlife, and Ladyboys (videos and photos)

Thailand, a mysterious land filled with questions and intrigue for many westerners, especially Americans. My questions were, what is the nightlife like? What type of music do the DJs play? Are there really ladyboys everywhere? Those questions, and more, were burning in my brain, so there was only one way to find out... go there for two weeks! Click through to follow me through the exciting nightlife of Thailand.

16May/113

How to set up Kontrol X1 for Serato

If you have been DJing in the last few years, then you know that controllers are becoming widely used. Personally, I use turntables with Dicers. But I just picked up a Traktor Kontrol X1 to expand my capabilities, mainly to control effects and loops. After testing some other controllers that are similar, I settled on this one, and its way better than some of the other controllers out there. However, it was NOT easy to set up. Watch the video below for a run-through and instructions, and click through for download links and more thoughts on this controller.

How to map Traktor Kontrol X1 with Serato, easy setup

2Dec/100

Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Custom Adidas Headphones are Pretty Bad-Assed

Remember the review on headphones a while back? I almost picked up the regular Sennheiser HD 25 headphones. They sound absolutely great and now you get match them to your freshest Adidas gear. These are pretty cool. These are a bit more pricy than the non-Adidas branded headphone. Check-em-out! More info and pics after the jump!

Adidas Senheisers