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DJ Premier – Headlines (Feat. Griselda) CDQ

New single from Payday Records! It’s the 3rd of 4 singles produced by DJ Premier for Payday. This one is featured by Conway, Westside Gunn & Benny The Butcher. Video clip coming soon! Here some extra background information:

Denon SC5000M Review

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Reloop RP-8000 MK2 vs Technics SL-1200 MK7

Reloop RP-8000 MK2 vs Technics SL-1200 MK7: Why the DJ Turntable You want in 2019 Isn't Technics

One day after Technics announces its ferociously anticipated, but ultimately conservative Technics SL-1200 MK7, Reloop dramatically ups the ante with with RP-8000 MK2.  

While Technics took a nine-year nap on DJs, Reloop has been powering the new guard of world champions – DJ Brace, Vekked, Kris Karns (fka DJ Vajra), Fong Fong & IFTW.

The RP-8000 MK2 may be their single most impressive contribution to the DJ community to date. Check here how The DJ Hook Up stacks up against the new SL-1200 MK7.

How to Sell Your Used DJ Equipment

A big part of being a financially intelligent DJ and getting the equipment you need is being able to sell your used DJ gear at a good price, quickly. The internet has evolved and there are more options than eBay & Craigslist.

In this guide, The DJ Hookup go deep on various channels available, what you need to know about each and how to offload your gear at the best price possible.

Check the full guide here!

DDJ-1000 review by The DJ Hookup

DDJ-1000 review

Looking for celebrity DJs for your club night?

Booking a celebrity DJ is a great way to raise the profile of your club night – whether it’s already a huge event or you’re just getting started. Big name DJs can help to draw in the crowds in a way that less recognisable names might not – and luckily there are plenty on the books at booking agents MN2S.

Boy George

One of the biggest names in the music industry, Boy George is available to book for DJ sets around the UK and beyond. First made famous by his turn in Culture Club, he was one of the biggest names in the New Romantic movement and has been a successful solo artist ever since. As famous for his gay rights advocacy as he is for his music, he’d be a great choice for an LGBT+ club night.

Samantha Ronson

Sister of producer Mark Ronson, Sam is exceptionally talented in her own right and has a deep understanding of the music industry because of her immersion in it. She’s a brilliant crowd-pleaser with experience DJing at the VMAs and Super Bowl, so a big crowd shouldn’t faze her!

Fazer

During his time with N-Dubz, Fazer was involved in writing and producing three platinum albums and eight top 40 singles, as well as playing some enormous venues around the UK. The trio have now gone their separate ways to pursue different avenues, and Fazer is available to book as an in demand celebrity DJ.

Celebrity DJ booking agencies in London

If you’re looking for a celebrity DJ to book, get in touch with a booking agent at MN2S, where you’ll find Boy George, Lindsay Lohan and Gizzi Erskine amongst many others. By adding a touch of glamour to your event, you’ll make it a hot ticket, and keep people coming back time after time.

Hendrix Lives On In the Hearts of Hip-Hop Producers (And the Internet)


There’s a saying that heroes never die, they just get sampled. The art of sampling is a cornerstone of hip-hop culture, and it’s also become a vital part of keeping the legacy of older artists alive. When a sample is done right, it can spark fresh interest in a classic or obscure song and bring new attention to deserving influential artists.

They say that game recognizes game, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to the most talented producers. These are people with record-collections that will make your eyes bug out. They have a unique ability to introduce listeners to brand-new sounds and make you hear classics in a unique way you never thought possible. Nowhere is this more evident than with the catalog of Jimi Hendrix.

The rock icon has been sampled in some of hip-hop’s most recognizable songs including classic tracks like The Pharcyde’s “Passin’ Me By” and A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario.” Hendrix is one of those artists with such a rich catalog of music (despite his tragically short career) that his samples appear everywhere from the old school to the new school. Rick Ross can be found sampling Hendrix’s blistering hit “Fire” for the song “The World is Ours” with Pharrell and Meek Mill. For another terrific example, look no further than the master himself, DJ Premier. Premier has flipped tons of samples during his career with Gang Starr, but one that stands out in particular for me is the way he puts Hendrix’s “Stone Free” on its ear in the remix for “The Militia II.” It’s such a simple riff, but Premier renders it nearly unrecognizable as it becomes the backbone of the driving track.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Hendrix has such an influence on hip-hop, despite the disparity in genre. As a matter of fact, one of his old producers said that if he was alive today Hendrix might have gotten into rap. Given his willingness to push boundaries and constantly experiment with what’s possible in music, it makes sense that he would continue to be on the cutting edge of industry. Hendrix was an innovator that tested the limits of what’s possible not only with a guitar, but also with production and technology.

That’s why it’s more than just fresh music that’s helping to keep Hendrix at the front of the public consciousness. We still see his legend all over the internet in everything from tribute pages to streaming albums and now there’s video games, too. An online slot game made with the musician’s likeness and music as part of a collection of multiple big name rock band branded slots is a fun way for fans to kick it with the rock god while playing some casual games. These games have proven to be an effective method for older artists to get their names—and their music—in front of fans. They also help to keep influencing new generations beyond their established discographies.

Jimi Hendrix remains one of the most iconic recording artists that ever lived and he managed to accomplish more in a little less than ten years than most musicians do in their entire lives. The affect of his music can still be felt through his classic albums and the producers who continue mining his catalog for some of the best beats in hip-hop.

DJ Premier interview with Philaflava

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DJ PREMIER BLOG BACK ONLINE

Wassuuuuuup everybody, after a week of searching we’re now settled in/on our brand new server. Our new server is located in NYC. We are now working together with Rockstarlabs.fm from Hollywood who offered us free space on their cloud server. They are a very dope company, go check it out in a hurry to show us our love. Much blessings to them and especially Pierre Bradshaw!

Also: a lot of blessings to the other companies/people who wanted to help the site out, you will not be forgotten!!! I’m very emotional thanks to your love… this is why I still do this. Thank you all, can’t say it enough…

If you see some bugs/problems on the site, just let me know!

And now lets get back to the program and post some REAL HIP HOP :D.

-gim




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