Reigning World DMC DJ Champion DJ Vajra puts the new Rane Sixty-One mixer for Serato Scratch Live through its paces.
THE FOLLOWING WAS CITED FROM: http://snowdownsia.com/artist/dj-vajra
One of the best all-around DJs in the scene today, DJ Vajra has earned a place among the industry’s elite. Whether he’s competing in the biggest battles in the world or dropping a crushing mix set at the club, fans are quickly learning why he has become DJ Q-Bert’s “Favorite DJ in the world”.
The name Vajra strikes fear into the hearts of DJs in the battle realm. His skills have earned him many accolades over the years including becoming 2011 DMC USA Champion, 2010 & 2011 Red Bull Thre3style Colorado champion (3rd place USA finals), winning 5 DMC regional titles (2nd place in 2003 USA Finals, 3rd place 2004 USA finals), earning a coveted spot in the Allies All-Star Beatdown World Finals (3rd place North American finals), and becoming WSTC World Champion.
Crowds around the world have been amazed by Vajra’s live performances, blowing the roof off of venues from New York to LA, Paris to Madrid, Tokyo to Beijing, and everywhere in-between. He has thrown down with The Roots in Amsterdam, Arrested Development in London, and travelled across America with A Tribe Called Quest. He has also shared the spotlight with such legendary acts as RUN DMC, Digable Planets, Common, and Mos Def.
DJ Vajra is always pushing the envelope during his live shows, with his unique skill set of turntable tricks and party blends. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch him do his thing when in your area!
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://djvajra.com/
KEEPING THE BEAT “SICK”!
MANY OF YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT I HAVE BEEN DEEP IN THE THROWS OF PREPARING TO MOVE BACK EAST TO BOSTON!!! I’M VERY SAD TO LEAVE BEAUTIFUL CALI AND IT’S INCREDIBLE NIGHTLIFE SCENE, HOWEVER, MY BOSTON PEEPS ARE ALREADY EXTENDED THEIR HANDS TO ME! I’M EXCITED AT THE PROSPECTS OF HAVING NEW PLAYGROUNDS TO EXPLORE!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING A BIT BEHIND THESE DAYS. I AM WORKING ON MY JANUARY HITS LIST! COMING SOON!! I HAVE AN UPCOMING MIAMI GROOVE CRUISE THAT I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO STOKED FOR. IT WILL BE AN OASIS IN THE MIDST OF A CRAZY BUSY TIME!!!
PLEASE HANG WITH ME AND DON’T GIVE UP ON ME!!! ONCE THE MOVING DUST SETTLES, I WILL BE BACK IN THE BUZZ SADDLE AGAIN SOON!! I STILL OW SOME ARTISTS THEIR VOCAL DROPS…THEY ARE COMING, I PROMISE!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FROM MY HEART FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE BUZZ!!! WE WILL GET THERE MY FRIENDS!!! ONE PARTY AT A TIME!!! ONE HAWT VMIX!!! WHOOT WHOOT!!!
Rewind Mix of 2011's biggest tracks Look At Me Now - Chris Brown Gucci Gucci - Kreayshawn Racks - YC 2012 - Jay Sean Til The World Ends - Britney Spears On The Floor - J.Lo You Make Me Feel - Cobra Starship Yeah 3x - Chris Brown Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5 Boomerang - DJ Felli Fel Audio: Leslie Perez Video: Aaron The Era
I wanted to wish you Happy Holidays!!! I also wanted to let you know about some exciting things that are going on. Billboard just released the Top Dance/Club Songs of 2011 and I'm very happy to have been involved with remixes for artists like Britney Spears and Selena Gomez that made the list. I am also very thankful for everyone's support of S&M which I also remixed. It was the # 2 most played record of the year. Congrats to my girl Rihanna!!!
Rihanna - S&M (Joe Bermudez - Chico Mix)
Also, I'm not sure if I sent this to you yet, but here's the live recording from some of my set in Cape Town, South Africa when I opened for David Guetta and Akon back in October.
Thank you for making 2011 such an amazing year for me and if you're in the Boston area this weekend, I'm playing Bond tonight, Felt tomorrow and Ultra 88 at Mohegan Sun on Saturday before I head back to Africa to ring in the New Year.
THE T-PAIN EFFECT BY IZOTOPE
OK so if you’re a music producer or an avid music fan and I say to you “The T-Pain effect” first thing you will think of is AUTO TUNE which is one of the things he is known for but for those who aren’t as Hip Hop minded as some let me tell you a little bit more about T-Pain or aka Faheem Rasheed Najm to his mum. Lets start with the basics – 25 years old from Tallahassee Florida, debuted as a solo artist in 2005 and in that time has produced and featured on over 45 top ten songs and 16 #1's all over the world which is success on the highest level so whatever this T-Pain effect is I WANT it.
So what is this new product from Boston based audio technology company iZotope and music mastermind? The T-Pain Effect consists of following –
The T-Pain Engine is a stand-alone beat making and vocal recording application that allows you to select from over 50 professional song templates. After you pick the beat you want (which is hard as they are all bangin) you can then record a vocal or rap over it and if you need a little help getting your vocals right then add the T-Pain Vocal Effect which will have you sounding amazing in no time. You can customize the beat and edit vocals then when you have everything sounding like a hit record simply use the built in exporter to publish straight to SoundCloud for the world to hear.
iDrum: T-Pain Edition, a virtual drum machine that includes hundreds
of custom beats covering different genres and inspired by over 50 new T-Pain iDrum kits with all- new samples. Used as a standalone application or a plug-in users can arrange beats into songs, create new kits and patterns, import their own samples, and edit samples with effects like pitch, filter, and decay.
The T-Pain Vocal Effect, as I said T-Pain is famous for using Auto Tune that is used to correct the pitch of vocals and instruments. Best way of describing this is say you sing out of key then Auto Tune uses a Phase Vocoder to correct your vocal to the right key but will add that robotic sound to your voice that you hear a lot in music. It has been used by everyone from Cher to Janet Jackson and not always because the artist can’t sing because I have heard T-Pain without it and the boy can sing so it is sometimes just added to give the vocal a certain sound.
Here is what T-Pain had to say about making this great product –
“When I teamed up with iZotope my goal was to bring people a quality audio tool that produces quality sound. iZotope’s knowledge of audio technology really impressed me and I knew they were the right team to partner with. This is the technology I use on my own records. I wouldn’t put my name on anything I didn’t stand by, and you can hear it on my records.”
As well as stand-alone the T-Pain Engine can be used with popular DAW’s such as ProTools, GarageBand, Cubase, SONAR, Logic and many more.
Priced at $99 and available from www.izotope.com and is a great tool if you want to get involved in making beats but is also really fun to use.
VIDEO LINK _ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgolDRwTsFo
KEEPING THE BEAT ALL GRANGER!!!!!!!!!!!! SCOTT GRANGER!!
MANY THANKS TO TILLLATE.COM WWW.TILLLATEMAGAZINE.COM FOR GRANTING US PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE SCOTT’S ARTICLES!
Hamilton’s Dance – Sizzahandz
Niggas in Paris (DJ Edub Rmx) – Jay-Z & Kanye West (UpTempo Edit) (Dirty)
Can’t Stop (Disco Fries Rmx) – JES & Ronski Speed – Whompingstereo.com
Good Feeling (DJ Chris Roxstar’s BIG ROOM House Rmx) – DJ Chris Roxstar
You Make Me Feel- Cobra Starship ft. Sabi – Disco Fries Rmx
The One That Got Away - Mo Rada Mix
Candy Paint Girl – Michael Sean – Tony Luck
Hangover JumpSmokers Rmx – Taio Cruz Dutch Bangin’ Rmx) – DJ Chris Roxstar
DJ BeatBreaker - TAKE CARE (NEW DRAKE & RIHANNA - PRIMETIME HOUSE REFIX) Ft. Pat C ***SITE PICK**
Manic Monday – Michael Lorbeer (HMD Reglitch)
Mighty Love (DeeJMD Rmx) – John Gold
Hide & Seek – Mike Gloria Big Room Rmx
Love Me – DeeJMD
Flashdance – DEEP DISH (Oldie)
Without You – DJ Cova vs. David Guetta (Reese n Dynamite Mix)
PB&J Time “Xtra Dutchy Peanut Butter” – Roxstar & Centrik Whole Wheat Rmx
Fascinated (Boom Rock Saints First Edit) - FreeSol Ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Pretty Swag Back – DJ Riz
Invincible (Audio) – DJ Snake
Blame it On The Cheers – DJ Starski
Rise Up (The Scene Kings 2K12 Rmx) – Yves Larock
Shutterbug – CVRBND (Digital Dave Moombahton Bootleg)
Longest Road – Jimmy Martinez 2011
Sexy and I know It (DJ Chris Roxstar’s Sexy Time Rmx) – DJ Chris Roxstar
DvDJ Primary Instinct - DJ Starjack - Last Christmas (Hype Redrum + QH)(2 Edits)
Hangover – Jumpsmokers Mix – Taio Cruz – L Rock Vmix
Good Feeling – Flo Rida – Justin Sane Rmx – L Rock Vmix
Candy Paint Girl – Michael Sean – Tony Luck
Marry The Night – Lady Gaga Official Vid
Baby Baby Baby - Make The Girl Dance
Cry (Just A Little) – Bingo Players Official Vid
DJ Dini - DJ Kue - Don't Stop The Rock (DJ Kue 1986 Freestyle Edit Dini Cutdown)
DJ Steve R - Resurrection (Axwell Remix)(Steve R A/V Edit)
VID3O BASTARDZ - DJ Scarmixxed - Police Watchin U (Bmore Banger)
DvDJ Biggie - DJ Serafin - Don't Stop The Feeling
Night Life 702 Sessions
AfterLife @ The Gold Club – DJ Billy Vidal
Seduction Mixshow #105 – Mickey Bono
Electro Smash Vol. IV – DJ Chris Roxstar
Seduction – DJ Spy
Watch Your Step – To KaZantip – DJ MT
Thanksgiving Me These Beats (Centrik Live In The Mix, Nov. 2011)
MixmastEr DJ sciEncE – 11 11 11
KEEPIN’ THE BEATS….FETTYLICOUS HAWT!!
FETTY BE WORE HER MUSTACHE IN HONOR OF MOVEMBER AND ALL OF HER MALE INDUSTRY PEEPS!!
…THE BUZZ DONATED MONEY TO HELP SUPPORT WITH MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS!
I LUVVVVVVVVVVVVV THIS HAWT VID FROM USHER....OH YEAH! "TRADING PLACES"