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Saturday, April 19, 2014

11-year-old DJ Young 1 to Perform at The White House

An 11-year-old DJ from Los Angeles is scheduled to perform during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21. DJ Young 1, the youngest-ever graduate of Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles, will spin two 20-minute sessions of classic and new hits, reports Live Design.

More than 30,000 people are expected to assemble on the South Lawn of the White House for the event, which will feature live music, sports, cooking stations, storytelling and Easter egg rolling.

"It's really awesome to see her talents getting recognition on such a national level. We couldn't be more proud of DJ Young 1 for this event and all of her accomplishments!" - DJ Spark

DJ Young 1 has already made several high-profile appearances in her career, including Supperclub San Francisco, Pride Celebrations in Los Angeles and Oakland, and a spotlight on the Queen Latifah Show. She's also made a cameo appearances in the music video for Jessica Sanchez's "Tonight" featuring Ne-Yo, and competed on NBC's America's Got Talent.

A Stanton endorsed artist, DJ Young 1's musical influence dates back to her mom, Ellen, who played jazz and hip-hop throughout her pregnancy. DJ Young 1 credits Charlie Parker, The Ohio Players, Grandmaster Flash, Jam Master Jay and Run-D.M.C. as sources of inspiration.

Tune in for live streams of the event on April 21 at

Here's a video of DJ Young 1 scratching at NAMM 2013:

Related: 13-year-old DJ Dwells Wins DMC New York City Regional

Friday, April 18, 2014

Future Discusses His Upcoming Album 'Honest'

Rapper/singer Future recently spoke with Parker Vision about his upcoming second studio album, "Honest." The Atlanta-based artist also discussed how he finds inspiration, working with Beyonce, being a father and more.

"Honest" is scheduled to release April 22 and features Andre 3000, Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa.

Download Future on DJcity

Related: Schoolboy Q Talks 'Oxymoron,' Prescription Pills & Alchemist

DJ Drama & DJ Envy Settle Dispute on Live Radio

Last week, DJ Drama stopped by The Breakfast Club to catch up and discuss new music. The interview took an unexpected turn though when co-host DJ Envy spoke candidly about his disappointment regarding a failed mixtape collaboration between Drama and the show (skip to the 12:33 mark).

The two proceeded to go back and forth about the issue on live radio, eventually coming to a mutual understanding and settling the dispute. Their discussion sheds light on the tricky situations that DJs and other music industry professionals often face.

Related: DJ Drama Joins Atlantic A&R Team

Inside A-Trak's Brooklyn Home

The FADER visits A-Trak's home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to check out how he listens to and makes music when not on the road.

Related: A-Trak & Cam-ron to Release Joint EP

New & Notable Tracks - April 18, 2014

Here's a list of new and notable tracks that were added to DJcity this week.
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Deorro ft. Adrian Delgado - All I Need Is Your Love
Singer Adrian Delgado joins Los Angeles native Deorro for a feel-good electro track.

MAKJ & Lil Jon - Let's Get F#cked Up - TAKU Trap Remix
Japan's TAKU drops a 75 BPM remix of MAKJ and Lil Jon's party banger.

Tiesto ft. Matthew Koma - Wasted
Tiesto enlists the singer from Zedd's "Find You" for an indie-influenced dance track.

Katy Perry - Birthday
Dr. Luke lends a hand for Perry's disco house-influenced birthday anthem.

Related: New & Notable Tracks - April 11, 2014

DJ N9NE - Friday Fix - April 18, 2014

This week's Friday Fix is hosted by Wired 96.5's DJ N9NE. The Philadelphia-based DJ puts down 30 minutes of new and throwback hip-hop tracks.

Download via iTunes

01. Skrillex ft. A$AP Rocky - Wild For The Night - Joel Fletcher Kill The Robots Mashup
02. Kronic & Krunk - Hey Ho - DJ Primetyme Quick Hitter
03. Mercer & DJ Snake - Lunatic - DJ Scene Hype Edit
04. The Chainsmokers - #Selfie - DJ Demand MAW
05. Bro Safari & UFO - Drama - Party Favor Remix
06. Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says
07. C-Murder ft. Magic & Snoop Dogg - Down For My Hittas
08. YG ft. Young Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - My Hitta
09. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg - Next Episode
10. B.O.B ft. 2 Chainz - Headband
11. DMX - Give ‘Em What They Want
12. LL Cool J - Headsprung
13. Drake ft. Lil Wayne - The Motto
14. Chris Brown ft. Nicki Minaj - Love More - Mastamonk Twerk Edit
15. JAY Z & Kanye West - Otis
16. Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy - Hard
17. Lil Kim - Lighters Up
18. JAY Z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind - DJ NeilBeats Remix
19. The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
20. Trey Songz - Na Na
21. Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown - Show Me
22. Pras ft. Mya & Ol' Dirty B#stard - Ghetto Superstar
23. Philly's Most Wanted - Cross the Border
24. Nas ft. Puff Daddy - Hate Me Now
25. Jadakiss ft. Swizz Beatz & OJ Da Juiceman - Who's Real
26. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy
27. DJ Webstar ft. Jim Jones - Dancin' On Me
28. Trey Songz ft. Fabolous - Say Ahh
29. 50 Cent - If I Can't - Johnny Roxx Twerk Remix
30. Sly & The Family Stone - Trip To Your Heart
31. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
32. Beanie Sigel ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard & Peedi Crakk - When You Hear That
33. Freeway ft. Peedi Crakk - Flipside
34. Beanie Sigel ft. Freeway - Roc The Mic
35. 2 Chainz - I'm Different
36. Clipse - When The Last Time
37. Wale ft. French Montana, Mase & Diddy - Slight Work Remix
38. Missy Elliott - Work It
39. Kanye West - Stronger
40. Tyga - Make It Nasty
41. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake - Get Low

DJcity's new Friday Fix podcast features the hottest club tracks mixed by East Coast DJs. Every week our New York City Director Latin Prince will showcase a different DJ with a 30 minute mix. Press play and start your weekend right!

Listen to last week’s Friday Fix hosted by Sammy Needlz

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MAKJ Celebrates Coachella with Special Mix

Last weekend, rising DJ/producer MAKJ rocked Coachella for the first time ever. In preparation of the festival's second weekend which the California-based DJ will also perform at, MAKJ has dropped a mix featuring exclusive edits and tracks from other Sahara Tent performers.

Download via SoundCloud

Watch MAKJ explain how he produced "Countdown" with Hardwell:

Related: MAKJ Explains How He Co-produced 'Encore'

Drake Sued Over Sample Used in 'Pound Cake'

Drake has been sued over a sample used in his JAY Z-assisted track, "Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2," TMZ reports.

The estate of late jazz musician Jimmy Smith alleges that Drake sampled the intro to his 1982 song "Jimmy Smith Rap" without permission. While the liner notes reflect that the sample was properly licensed, the lawsuit claims that Drake never asked for permission.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Smith's estate is suing Drake, Cash Money and others for over $300,000.

Download: Drake ft. JAY Z - Pound Cake