DJ Cruze Top 40 Mix

Last Updated September 18th, 2013

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DJ Cruze is going against the grain this week with an “Not Your Average DJ Cruze Mix.”  Listen below as DJ Cruze adds his flair to the Billboard’s Top Singles of the week.


 

DJ Cruze Tupac Mix

Last Updated September 11th, 2013

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Whether you refer to him as Tupac, Pac, 2Pac,or Makaveli, the late rapper, songwriter, poet, activist and actor is one who made a tremendous impact on the Rap Music Industry and will be forever remembered.

In his honor, we celebrate his life and his musical contributions; as we gear up for the anniversary of his death on September 13th, 17 years later, DJ Cruze takes you back to songs you’ll never forget!

This is DJ Cruze’s tribute to the multi-talented, late, great and for all those music heads to remember what Rap use to be.

 

#RIP

 

2Pac

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DJ Cruze Beyonce Birthday Mix

Last Updated September 4th, 2013

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She must be the most famous Virgo, because it’s Mrs. Carter’s Birthday…and everyone knows it! Join in on the celebration and celebrate Beyonce’s Birthday with this Special DJ Cruze Beyonce Birthday Mix.

 

Enjoy!

 

DJ Cruze “I Like Drinking” Labor Day Mix

Last Updated August 28th, 2013

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Labor Day is approaching quickly; here’s the Ultimate Drinking Mix from DJ Cruze. Relax and enjoy your three-day weekend!

Enjoy!

DJ Cruze Mash Up Mix

Last Updated August 21st, 2013

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For this week’s Wednesday Mix, we have a mashup of Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, R. Kelly and more.

Not only is mashing up beats an art, but the final product shows a complete new, fun sound.  Enjoy and let us know your thoughts!

 

 

DJ Cruze Bootleg

Last Updated August 16th, 2013

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DJ Cruze has been itching to present his newest bootleg to you. Today, we bring you Avicii’s new song “Wake Me Up,” but of course, with a DJ Cruze twist! You’ll hear he’s included what he says is “the hottest beat of the summer:” Pelari Cango.

Enjoy!

DJ Cruze Reggae Mix

Last Updated August 14th, 2013

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Whine the Body Down and Turn the Body Up! It’s DJ Cruze’s Official Reggae Mix bringing Mainstream artists such as Beyonce to the Dancehall. You’ll hear a few classic Reggae Tracks, that’ll never get old in the club!

Enjoy this stream and free download from DJ Cruze and don’t forget to tune in each and every Wednesday for a new release!  DJCruze.Podbean.com!

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DJ Cruze 101, Part Two: Buying Equipment

Last Updated August 13th, 2013

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Aspiring DJ’s… In Case You Missed It:  DJ 101, Part Two by DJ Cruze – Buying Equipment.

This past Friday, Disc Jockey News aired DJ Cruze’s second episode of DJ 101, a viral tutorial for aspiring DJ’s.

Check Out DJ Cruze’s Second Episode here:

 

The Third and Final DJ 101 Episode will air on Disc Jockey News on Friday, August 23rd; be sure to subscribe and tune in!

We encourage any aspiring DJ’s to subscribe to Disc Jockey News and stay up-to-date with the appropriate lessons to better your craft and bring notoriety to your brand.

Sign up for your free issues here.

DJ Cruze Mix: Breaking Old Records, Sampling

Last Updated August 7th, 2013

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For this week’s mix, DJ Cruze expanded on last night’s post Analyzing Drake to show examples of other songs that have been sampled and placed to a new, fresh beat or version; for example, B.I.G.’s Juicy, sampled from Mtume’s Juicy Fruit.



Do the new artist’s renditions pay homage to the past or had you no idea that these were remakes?

We’d love to hear your thoughts; comment below!

DJ Cruze Analyzes: Drake

Last Updated August 7th, 2013

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It’s safe to say that Drake is pretty much well-known across the music industry; this Canadian Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, Recording Artist and Actor has crossed genres and seen pretty much collaborating with all of the latest and greatest artists as of late; first making headway with his association with Lil’ Wayne and YMCMB.  DJ Cruze lends an overall critique of this artist, saying that “although he is a talented artist, he lacks creativity.”

 

 

Let’s analyze this statement…

 

 

Drake’s newest release is “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which was just released this week.  In this song, Drake introduces us to a “good girl” that he’d love to take home with him, and as Billboard quoted, “For All the Right Reasons.”  We see straight R&B from the recording artist, and also feel him channeling the late great Marvin Gaye.

 

 

Based on the instruments and rhythm, most listeners can tell a Drake song when they hear one.  In this release, DJ Cruze knew way before the vocals chimed in, better yet, as soon as the beat dropped.  His first thought that came to mind, he says, was “this is a replica of Take Care” featuring him and Rihanna.
Upon further research, DJ Cruze heard samples with beats identical to those used in Take Care.  Overall, he says, “The Song is Good, but there’s no ‘wow’ factor.”

 

 

DJ Cruze simply wasn’t impressed, for three reasons:

 

  1. His voice is very monotone


  2. With all of Drake’s fame and money, he is able to hire a coach to help him sound much better than he’s coming across in this single


  3. This new release sounds identical to Find Your Love, a previous record released by Drake


If you know anything about DJ Cruze, you know he isn’t going to sleep until he comes to his final conclusion. With that being said, DJ Cruze dissected all three songs: Find Your Love, Take Care and Hold On, We’re Going Home.

 

 

Overall, DJ Cruze says, “Even though Hip Hop and R&B intertwine very loosely, I think drake should take a couple steps back and go back to the drawing board. Instead of putting out recycled stuff like 50 cent was doing.”