NYC Electro
21Aug/120

Paris Hilton, the faux DJ

On Paris Hilton's debut as a DJ it was filled with embarrassing moments and was widely reported on. NYCelectro didnt want to give her the press, but now its just getting dumb. Not only was her set pre-recorded, she played it badly. Now she is at it again. Looks like the same stage hand DJ is sighlently still fixing her set. Just let her fail!

Afrojack, who is dating her, should be embarrassed and sounds like he is. Listen below, and the original video of her messing up and further insight is after the jump.

This is Paris' 2nd gig, still f-ing up
Paris Hilton, the faux DJ

6Jul/120

Electric Zoo, Coming to NYC, Aug31-Sept2 (Promo Video)

Electric Zoo! One of NYC's best festivals of the year has landed! They just released their official trailer video. Check it out below. The line up is insane, including massive names like Tiësto, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, David Guetta and so many more. Including some of our NYCelectro.com favorite real DJs (whatever that is these days): DJ Z-Trip and A-Trak. Every day there will be 4 main areas/stages, so bring your clones to enjoy all the fun. The event flyers/lineups and ticket links are after the jump. See you all there! And I am sure we will be hosting some awesome after parties!

27Jun/120

WMC VJ Competition with DJ Lazor, The Champs and gossip

The Winter Music Conference was a few months back and as you may already know, yours truly, DJ Color TV came home with the 3rd place championship for the DJ Mixing Competition. There was also a scratching competition and a VJ or V-DJ competition, in which NYCelectro.com's own DJ Lazor competed in. The VJ competition was not the best run competition in the world and for sure it was the not managed well. It seemed as if the people running the competition were more worried about keeping the volume low than on the skill of the competitors. But that being said, the winners were great. Lazor may not have placed (they only named 1st and 2nd) but his set was great. Check it out below, also check out the winning sets and the real scoop/shit of the battles after the jump.

DJ Lazor- WMC 2012 VJ Challenge

10Apr/120

Miami: DJ Color TV, 3rd place WMC Battle Set, (with Video and the other winners too)

Your's truely, DJ Color TV, competed in the 2012 Winter Music Conference (WMC) 5-Minute DJ-Spinoff battle, and brought home the 3rd place title. The battle was long with 20 competitors and the competition was tough. DJ Manny took home 1st Place and DJ Ease was 2nd. If you have ever wondered what goes into a battle like this, click through. Also, there are videos and pictures of the event.

DJ Color TV - 2012 WMC DJ-spinoff 3rd Place Champ

1Mar/120

Hey Mr DJ: 10 Questions for Clinton Sparks, With Video!

Last year, 2011, at the Winter Music Conference, I was at a pool party that had a hand full of DJs and acts. One act was this DJ crew and some singer on the mic. They turned out the party hard. They were pouring shots in girls mouths and bodys, and made everyone go nuts. The one break-out song that made everyone jump was "Killer" (videos after the jump:), I will add my video from the Miami show here soon. He was not the DJ though, that was covered by The Disco Fries. He was lead vocals and hes got a killer stage presence (no pun intended). Not the typical role of a DJ right? I like it...

On question number 10, he said something that I have been saying for years now: "Virtually anybody can say they are a DJ but what you do and how you do it is the difference between you saying, 'I’m a DJ' to people saying, 'That’s my favorite DJ.' "

That all said, he got nominated for a 2012 grammy, and for any DJ that is a HUGE deal! So read on, watch the videos and look ahead! This is not he last time Clinton Sparks will be heard from, its just the beginning. More info and the videos after the jump:

Clinton Sparks

23Feb/120

Projection Mapping for Serato

Ever want to get away from the computer but still use Serato? This projection concept allows for that, sorta. Check out the video, its a pretty interesting concept. Your tracks or waveforms get projected right on the records and the playlists are infront of you. I have no idea how they did this. And I dont really see a real life application for this, unless you were doing a special artsy show. But its cool nonetheless. Video is after the jump:

Projection Mapping for Serato

17Feb/121

Everything is a Remix Project comes to a conclusion, Watch parts 1 – 4 here

Back in September of 2010, Kirby Ferguson brought us the first of 4 parts to "Everything is a Remix", a video project that explores remixing through all media and the copyright laws that have evolved around this phenomenon. Here, you can watch all 4 parts after the jump. Its very interesting to see all of the different places people have drawn inspiration from or "stolen" from, as it is today. Copyright law needs to be revised! But in the spirit of remixing and reusing other people's materials, I give you "Everything is a Remix" Parts 1 through 4. Click through to view:

Everything is a  Remix

7Feb/120

Early 80s Expose about Sampling, “What is it?”, “Ahhhhh”

Hip-hop and sampling have always gone hand-in-hand. The laws are basically figured out these days, but watch the video below to feel nostalgic about the era when sampling laws were still being figured out. Its really interesting to here the artists' reactions on the subject. I wonder if Tom Petty, and the others, still feel the same? Click through for more thoughts on the subject...

Mini-documentary on 'sampling' circa 1988

14Dec/110

Serato Video SL, now on sale! (video examples)

Not the biggest of news, but it is noteworthy. If you have ever  wanted to expand your mixing abilities to video, this is a great chance. Right now, Video SL, the plugin for Serato Scratch Live that allows you to play  video files, is on sale for $99! That is half off the normal price of $199. Buy it from Serato. It is a great plugin and even if you don't use videos while you are mixing, it allows you to use MP4s (or other video files) like MP3s. Otherwise they wont even show up in your music library (however that might have been an old problem, but they wont play without the plugin). If you are on the fence, get off the fence and buy yourself a gift! Click through for some videos of some great usus of Video SL.

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.