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Get Tickets: Red Bull Thre3Style USA Finals
The Red Bull Thre3Style USA Final will be hosted in Philadelphia this year with six of America's best open-format DJs taking the stage to try and claim a spot at the world finals in Chile later this year. Grab tickets now and watch history go down!
Tags · 3style · red bull thre3style · red bull · battle djing
25 Jul, 2016
Denon DJ MCX8000 / Pitch Play Demo w/ DJ Olde
Off the back of his hot new mini-mix for Denon DJ, DJ Olde breaks down some of the core features of the MCX8000 as well as some of the unique features that are available in conjunction with Serato DJ, including Pitch Play with Pitch 'n Time DJ, Slicer and more. Learn how he does it!
Tags · mcx8000 · pitch play · demo · tutorial
19 Jul, 2016
DJCity Showcases "Portablism" w/ DJ Manwell & FlipFlop
DJCity showcases "Portablism" with DJ Manwell and FlipFlop in their new video series "Off the Beat". Portable turntable / mini fader setups are becoming more and more popular, with DJs taking their skills outside of the booth. Check these guys out!
Tags · artist · djcity · manwell · flip flop
18 Jul, 2016
DJ Olde Mini Set w/ the Denon DJ MCX8000
Watch DJ Olde make the most of the Denon DJ MCX8000 in this new mix full of huge tracks and clever transitions. Also check out the all-new Serato DJ Pitch Play feature used in some great tone-play mini routines throughout this set.
Tags · dj olde · denon dj · mxc8000 · pitch play
18 Jul, 2016
Thump & Serato Presents: Sunsets LIVE (Nick Hook & Nadus)
Tune into Sunsets, a new live stream series from Thump HQ showcasing the best in forward thinking music against the background of a Manhattan sunset. First up, Nick Hook and Nadus who are sure to drop plenty of exclusives!
Tags · artist · nick hook · nadus · thump
14 Jul, 2016
DJ Big Wiz Reviews the Mixars DUO
Watch DJ Big Wiz take you through the new Mixars DUO, 2-channel mixer for Serato DJ. Check out a short demo of the on board controls and some of the unique features available on this mixer.
Tags · serato dj · mixars · mixars duo · battle mixer
12 Jul, 2016
Red Bull 3Style: NZ Finals
The New Zealand regional Red Bull Thre3Style final is happening next week! Check out all the finalists and watch their entry videos to get a taste of what they will bring to the battle in the quest for a ticket to Chile to fight for the world championship.
Tags · rb3style2016 · thre3style · #3style · NZ
21 Jun, 2016
DJ AM Documentary Available Worldwide On Demand
AS I AM, the DJ AM documentary following the story of his life, career and the battles he faced personally is now available to view on several on-demand platforms worldwide. Read more and find out where you can watch this.
Tags · DJ AM · film · documentary · djing
14 Jun, 2016
#DJLife: Play for Free / Play for Fee?
Do you think you should be invoicing for your services yet? Getting paid for most DJs is a rule of thumb, but there are probably times early in your career where this might be a bit tricker to navigate. Product Specialist and local DJ, Ian Wan from Serato HQ talks about his experiences early on and offers some advice.
Tags · #djlife · djing · dj services · club dj
8 Jun, 2016
#DJLife: Four Tips for Smooth DJ Changeovers
In order to keep the night flowing, DJ changeover needs to be a seamless process. Following on from our article on DJ Booth Rules, here are a few pieces of advice when preparing to change over.
Tags · #djlife · dj changeover · club djs · djing
2 Jun, 2016
DJ Shortee shows off the Numark NVII
The Numark NVII is available now for use with Serato DJ 1.9.1. Check this in depth tutorial with DJ Shortee to see all of the new features found on Numark's latest controller.
Tags · dj shortee · artist · tutorial · numark
2 Jun, 2016
Announcing the Numark NVII for Serato DJ
Available now is the all new Numark NVII for Serato DJ 1.9.1. Based on the Numark NV, the NVII is Numark’s latest 4-channel Serato DJ Enabled controller featuring dual high-resolution 4.3-inch, full-color screens and a bunch of new and exciting look and features.
Tags · new · serato dj · numark · nvii
1 Jun, 2016
#DJLife: Booth Rules
As a DJ, the booth is probably the most important physical location on Earth, at least while you’re doing your job. Here are a few handy tips to make this space work for you, so you can deliver a killer set.
Tags · dj booth · #djlife · djing · best practice
30 May, 2016
News: Stream DJ Mixes on Spotify
A new partnership between Spotify and Dubset has been announced at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, opening the door for DJ mixes and individual remixes to be uploaded and streamed through the platform. Read more...
Tags · news · industry · spotify · mix
26 May, 2016
European Finals: Red Bull Thre3Style 2016
European champions have been crowned and tickets to Chile have been booked. Check out a wrap up of the 2016 European Red Bull Thre3Style Finals and a selection of our favourite moments and videos.
Tags · red bull · 3style · thre3style · red bull thre3style
25 May, 2016
DIY: Custom Akai Pro AMX Stand
Check out one of the best custom DIY jobs we've seen! At our last workshop series in Switzerland, Serato DJ user Dominik Efendi recently showed us his awesome custom case / riser for his Akai Pro AMX - complete with extra MIDI control built in! Take a look and watch a short video walkthrough.
Tags · akai pro · amx · DIY · user hack
25 May, 2016
Pyro Playlist: Movement Detroit 2016
Movement Detroit is here for 2016! An international electronic music festival, it's a celebration of the cutting-edge and underground sounds of global electronic music as well as a celebration of Detroit's influence on it. Read more and check out an exclusive Serato Pyro playlist put together to showcase the music of this special event.
Tags · movement · detroit · festival · electronic music
25 May, 2016
News: Are DJ mixes safe on Soundcloud?
Soundcloud has been in the spotlight over the last couple of days around claims by Digital Music News that it was planning to remove / block all uncleared DJ mixes. There's been a statement issued by Soundcloud denying this subsequently but are your mixes still safe? Is this a good place to host your DJ sets?
Tags · industry · news · soundcloud · social media
17 May, 2016
#DJLife: Ear Protection
As a DJ, your ears are everything. If you're working night after night in loud environments, you need to think about protecting yourself against damage. Here are a few things to know so you can prevent permanent damage and keep DJing for many years to come.
Tags · #DJLife · Ear Protection · DJing
16 May, 2016
DJCity: Cleaning Your Control Vinyl
If you're starting to lose tracking with your Serato Control Vinyl or you can see they are just getting pretty stanky, it's a good idea to give them a clean! It's actually really simple. Mojaxx from DJCity TV shows you how.
Tags · control vinyl · djcity · education · dj admin
12 May, 2016
Controller DJ "The Abbott" Wins DMC Online Round
Controllers have been relatively standard for a while now, and their use and acceptance has been widespread except in the battle scene... until now! Check out this routine from local NZ DJ "The Abbott" who has taken out round 4 of the DMC Online World Championships.
Tags · controller · DMC · DMC Online · battle
11 May, 2016
Now Supported: Mixars DUO
The Mixars DUO is our very first partnership with all new Italian based DJ company, Mixars. An all-new DVS enabled 2-channel mixer for Serato DJ. Now supported in Serato DJ 1.9.1. Learn more.
Tags · mixars · mixars duo · serato dj · mixer
10 May, 2016
Learn: Using Samples & The SP-6
Whether you're adding your custom DJ drops, blasting airhorns or setting off the dub siren, the SP-6 Sample Player in Serato DJ is your best friend. Read a quick guide to using this Serato DJ feature like a pro.
Tags · learn · serato dj · sp-6 · samples
5 May, 2016
DSTRUKT 2016 DMC Routine
Straight from Serato Studio 2 in New York, check out DSTRUKT's 2016 DMC routine with some added extras.
Tags · DMC · DSTRUKT · turntablism · artist
3 May, 2016
DJ Trayze: "Spell My Name Right" Routine
Watch Red Bull Thre3Style 2016 USA finalist, DJ Trayze with a quick word play routine, recorded in the booth before the club opens! Very cool use of acapella in this.
Tags · dj trayze · turntablism · thre3style · artist
2 May, 2016
Hedspin on CDJs. It's not what you use...
As a working DJ, you want to try out as many different setups as you can for that one moment when you may need to step up and work with something you're not used to. Check out DJ Hedspin putting some time in with a set of CDJs and laying down a killer juggle routine with some classic breaks.
Tags · artist · hedspin · CDJs · Serato DJ
28 Apr, 2016
From the Forum: Help me with my DJ name!
Welcome to a new blog series where we discuss some of the most famous, frequent and controversial questions and topics from the Serato Forum. First up, "Help me with my DJ name!"
Tags · from the forum · dj name · djing · promo
26 Apr, 2016
SeratoCast: Livin' Proof
The Livin' Proof team have been in a mainstay in London's nightlife with their well known hiphop party by the same name. We catchup with guys in the third instalment of the UK Special Takeover.
Tags · SeratoCast · Seratocasts · UK Artists · Serato Artist Profile
14 Apr, 2016
Pitch Play with DJ OLDE, Musikmesse 2016
DJ OLDE, shows off the new Pitch Play mode, unique to the Denon DJ MCX8000 for Serato DJ. This mode allows you to change the pitch of your cue points as you play using Pitch 'n Time DJ, giving you more creative tools for transitions and performance.
Tags · pitch play · denon dj · mcx8000 · musikmesse2016
13 Apr, 2016
SeratoCast: Future Beats Records
In this second instalment of our UK takeover we catch up with our family at Future Beats Records.
Tags · Serato Artists · Seratocasts · SeratoCast · UK Artists
6 Apr, 2016
FREE Serato DJ Bundle with the Xone:43C
Till June 1st, US residents who purchase an Allen & Heath Xone:43C mixer will get a FREE Serato DJ Club kit license and DVS Vinyl pack. Read more on claiming this special offer.
Tags · serato dj · xone · allen and heath · 43C
4 Apr, 2016
Master your Mixtapes with LANDR
Mastering is the process of polishing your raw recording into a dynamic, loud and high quality professionally sounding audio product. The LANDR DJ App offers an instant mastering tool allowing your recording to sound good on a wide array of speakers, not just your personal setup. Read more and try it out.
Tags · LANDR · mastering · mixtapes · serato dj
30 Mar, 2016
Live Recording: Peanut Butter Wolf @ SXSW 2016
Listen to J Rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf closing out this year's SXSW showcase with a gang of exclusives as well as a hearty collection of classic Stones Throw heatrocks. Celebrating 20 years of Stones Throw Records!
Tags · live set · recording · artist · stones throw
23 Mar, 2016
Learn: Pulselocker in Serato DJ
Serato DJ 1.9 now offers Pulselocker support - giving DJs access to a library of over 44 million tracks from around 500,000 labels. Learn how this is integrated tightly inside Serato DJ and how to search, store and play music via Pulselocker.
Tags · pulselocker · serato dj · streaming · djing
22 Mar, 2016
Serato DJ 1.9 and Pulselocker Streaming Now Available
Unlimited Streaming and downloads for up to 44 million tracks is now available in Serato DJ 1.9 with Pulselocker, a new online music service for DJs. Serato DJ 1.9 also includes other changes such as a tempo match display option and a number of stability and performance improvements.
Tags · serato dj · pulselocker · streaming · serato dj 1.9
21 Mar, 2016
Talking with Eskei83
Matty P from the Serato Artist Squad, caught up with our good friend and World Thre3Style champ, DJ Eskei83, to chat about changing his style up to play in the US, how he's using Serato DJ and the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer, as well as some of the hot tracks he's playing right now.
Tags · eskei83 · artist · up to? · interview
16 Mar, 2016
Denon DJ MCX8000 In-Depth Tutorial
The all new Denon DJ MCX8000 packs a serious level of performance, with control for a huge number of recent Serato DJ features including Pitch 'n Time DJ key shifting / sync, Flip and more. Learn all about this new flagship device from Denon DJ in this in-depth tutorial video.
Tags · tutorial · education · serato dj · denon dj
15 Mar, 2016
SeratoCast: Southern Hospitality
For the next six weeks we're profiling some of the UK's upcoming and mainstay musical movements. First up, we introduce you to Southern Hospitality.
Tags · Seratocasts · SeratoCast · UK Artists · Serato Artists
15 Mar, 2016
Numark Dashboard now Supported in Serato DJ 1.8.2
The Numark Dashboard is a new Official Serato Accessory with 3 high resolution screens so you can spend less time on your laptop. Now supported in Serato DJ 1.8.2 - available now.
Tags · 1.8.2 · numark dashboard · numark · serato dj
7 Mar, 2016
Learn: Pitch Play
Pitch Play is a new feature, unique to the Denon DJ MCX8000 that, in conjunction with Pitch 'n Time DJ, allows you to play your cues across a range of different keys - giving you another great tool for routines and creative mixes.
Tags · pitch play · serato dj · learn · denon dj mcx8000
7 Mar, 2016
Serato DJ 1.8.2 Now Available
Serato DJ 1.8.2 is now available with plug-and-play support for the 4-channel Denon DJ MCX8000 controller, the 3-screen Numark Dashboard an Official Serato Accessory as well as some important bug fixes and improvements. Read more and update.
Tags · 1.8.2 · serato dj · serato dj 1.8.2 · update
7 Mar, 2016
世界の各都市で行われるSerato公認セミナー「Serato DJ Master Class」が、東京と大阪の二都市で開催されます。ニュージーランドのSerato本社からRuiが来日、Serato DJの基本から実用的なテクニックまで実演を交えてセミナーを行います。是非参加しましょう！
Tags · serato dj · events · japan · education
6 Mar, 2016
101 Apparel: Special 25% Off
As a special offer in association with our recent Serato Artist feature with LeFtO, 101 Apparel have offered 25% off purchases on their online store with a one off discount code. Read more.
Tags · 101 apparel · special · offer · discount
4 Mar, 2016
Serato & Stones Throw @ SXSW 2016
We're teaming up with our Stones Throw family to power their annual SXSW showcase at the Empire Control Room in Austin, TX, with the heavy hitters of the label performing and showcasing their latest.
Tags · serato · stones throw · sxsw2016 · sxsw
2 Mar, 2016
DJ Fong Fong introduces the "SliderKut"
DJ Fong Fong pushes the boat out again with this new video showcasing an innovative new scratch toy called the "SliderKut". Watch some innovative DIY turntablism at its best :)
Tags · SliderKut · Fong Fong · turntablism · routine
29 Feb, 2016
Get Ready for Red Bull Thre3Style 2016
Entries are opening on March 1st for this years Red Bull Thre3Style. With the world finals taking place in Chile this year, the competition is going to be fierce. Do you have what it takes?
Tags · thre3style · rb3style · chile · red bull
24 Feb, 2016
New Vekked "Full Clip" Routine
Vekked does it again with a new routine paying respect to Gang Starr - Full Clip. Watch him juggle, cut up and pull the insides of this classic apart with skills only the reigning World DMC champion has. Watch the routine!
Tags · vekked · routine · turntablism · serato dj
22 Feb, 2016
DJCity Mixtape Mastering
Mojaxx from DJCity discusses the best way to master your mixtapes as part of their "Mixtape Masters" series around making the perfect mix. Learn how to use some free tools such as Audacity and simple techniques to make you stand out from the filler :)
Tags · DJCity · Mixtapes · Mastering · Pro Tip
21 Feb, 2016
Crew Love is True Love!
Crew Love is a collaborative concept from Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap Records and Double Standard - three record labels known for their devotion to music that challenges the mind, moves the heart and sways the hips. Check out a collaborative Serato Pressing of their first album, available now!
Tags · crew love · soul clap · wolf + lamb · vinyl
18 Feb, 2016
UNC x Serato Artist Workshop 2016
Join Serato Product Specialist, Matt "Recloose" Chicoine for an evening of learning, collaborating and exploring the latest Serato DJ has to offer. Read more and RSVP.
Tags · UNC · Serato Workshop · education · workshop
17 Feb, 2016
DJ Eskei83 on the MikiDz Show
Watch Serato Artist, DJ Eskei83 play the DJ City "MikiDz Show" recently on his new weapon of choice, the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 for Serato DJ. Watch the full 1 hour and 20 minutes of action - bangers galore.
Tags · DJ Eskei83 · MikiDz Show · DJ City · Pioneer DJ
15 Feb, 2016
Now Available: Serato Pyro
Introducing Serato Pyro - A brand new music player app from Serato that seamlessly mixes your music from your iOS device or Spotify Premium Account. Read more...
Tags · serato pyro · pyro · app · iOS
11 Feb, 2016
DJ Vice & A-Trak: Tacos and DJ Talk
Check out a new series from DJ Vice, "Electric Taco", where he hangs out with his DJ buddies to eat tacos and chop it up about DJing and DJ culture. Watch episode 2 with A-Trak!
Tags · dj vice · a-trak · tacos · djing
3 Feb, 2016
News: Discogs For Film, Gear, Books and Comics.
Discogs, everyones favourite database for pricing up their records, searching for rare 45's and keeping stock of their collection for insurance purposes, has grown! Read more.
Tags · news · industry · discogs
26 Jan, 2016
Pro Tip: Library Clean-Up (Advanced)
A user recently asked the question "I DJ out of Crates, but my library is a mess and I have a loads of songs I don’t use. How can I get rid of all the tracks that aren’t in any of my Crates?" Here's how!
Tags · pro tip · library · serato dj
25 Jan, 2016
Serato x Boston Workshop
We're hosting a Serato DJ workshop for Boston DJs in association with Mmmmaven Electronic Music Production and DJ School. Read more for details and to RSVP.
Tags · workshop · serato dj · boston · demo
25 Jan, 2016
Announcing: Mixars Duo for Serato DJ
Announcing our very first partnership with all new Italian based DJ company, Mixars. Announcing the Mixars Duo, a brand new DVS enabled 2-channel mixer for Serato DJ.
Tags · mixars · serato dj · namm2016 · announcing
21 Jan, 2016
Announcing: Numark Dashboard (Official Serato Accessory)
The latest announcement from NAMM2016 is the Numark Dashboard, a new Official Serato Accessory with 3 high resolution screens so you can spend less time on your laptop. Read more about this new add-on from Numark.
Tags · OSA · serato dj · namm2016 · numark
20 Jan, 2016
Now Available - Serato x Low End Theory control vinyl
We're extremely #blessed to bring you an exclusive Low End Theory x Serato collaboration - not to mention the first Low End Theory vinyl in history, available now on the Serato Online Store.
Tags · serato · serato dj · low end theory · cv
18 Jan, 2016
Announcing: Denon DJ MCX8000 for Serato DJ
The Denon DJ MCX8000 is the latest Serato DJ Enabled controller and offers 4-decks, high definition on-board displays and advanced control for Serato DJ features. The MCX8000 also supports the Denon DJ Engine standalone USB playback technology. Read more.
Tags · serato dj · serato dj intro · denon dj · announcing
18 Jan, 2016
SAVE w/ Limited Time Price Drops on Serato Software
For a limited time we have dropped the price on a number of Serato products including Serato DJ, Serato Video, Serato Remote & Serato Remote Mini. Read for more.
Tags · serato dj · serato video · serato remote · serato remote mini
14 Jan, 2016
DJ Muzzell Bee Gees Routine + More
We came across these great little DJM-S9 / Serato DJ routines by DJ Muzzell during a recent Youtube party in the office. Watch him put together these two short routines, cutting up both Love You Inside Out by the Bee Gees (Serge Gamesbourg edit), as well as Learn From You by Bobby Tank.
Tags · DJ Muzzell · Routine · Artist · Serato DJ
14 Jan, 2016
Free Serato & XONE Masterclass Events
Serato and Xone are offering 4 free Masterclass Events throughout the United Kingdom in February. Click to read more about these upcoming events and register as places are limited!
Tags · XONE · Serato DJ · masterclass · events
12 Jan, 2016
FYI: Dropout Warnings vs Limiter Warnings in Serato DJ
Something that comes up regularly during Serato DJ Workshop tours, on the Serato Forum and elsewhere online, is confusion from DJs about the USB dropout indicator and limiter warning lights in Serato DJ. Read more about what these actually mean and put your mind at ease :)
Tags · FYI · serato dj · dropout · limiter
10 Jan, 2016
Should DJs Stop Playing Soundcloud/Youtube Rips?
Mojaxx from DJCity recently vented (in a good way) about why DJs should stop playing low quality Soundcloud / Youtube rips. Check out his video opinion piece and decide for yourself.
Tags · djing · opinion · djcity · soundcloud
10 Jan, 2016
DJ Premier Recreating Full Clip Live
Here's an interesting video that's been doing the rounds online recently. DJ Premier in New York, recreating his classic sample flip for "Full Clip". Learn how you can take this one step further with Serato Flip, to recreate classics and make your own!
Tags · artist · dj premier · serato flip · hip hop
21 Dec, 2015
Pro Tip: Remapping Fader Start To Cues
A pro tip from our LA artist relations rep, Matty P. Learn how you can remap fader start on your Pioneer DJM-900NXS or DJM-900SRT to cue points and get hands on control, directly on your mixer.
Tags · pioneer · serato dj · pro tip · MIDI
18 Dec, 2015
News: Mixcloud Streaming Directly to Sonos / Chromecast
After recently announcing Apple TV support, Mixcloud is now expanding their services to offer streaming directly to Sonos & Chromecast. Read more about what this means for DJs who use Mixcloud.
Tags · news · mixcloud · industry · sonos
17 Dec, 2015
DJ Woody's video set @ the 2015 IDA World Finals
DJ Woody recorded his 65 minute video set from the IDA World Championships in Poland last week, which takes you on an audio-visual trip through the history of hip-hop. DJ Woody always puts a lot of time and effort into his video performances and edits, animates and builds everything by himself, as Woody puts it, this is a real "Labour of love".
Tags · serato · dj · artist · live
15 Dec, 2015