• Neckcutter

    I got Serato for the simple fact that it allows me to use ANY track I have (on my laptop) on my turntables and that is how it should be applied to the DMC championships.

    Using midi controllers is simply not the same, somebody could hook up a midi sequencer to play the whole set for them!

  • Mw

    Half of these digital djs look like fools playing Nintendo’s Track & Field.  You can teach any real turntable/analogue dj how to push buttons, but you can’t teach every button masher how to spin the 1s and 2s.

  • Mw

    How sad.  Button mashing is no replacement for the real thing.  I grew up with 1200s, have midi and CD gear as well.  There’s nothing like the REAL thing, plain and simple.  I could teach a 10 year old how to push a bunch of buttons.  It takes years of practice to be able to manipulate the wheels of steel.

  • HillBilly

    Again. Analog vs Digital Threads. 
    Wake up guys. The digital is nothing if compared to analog. 
    Wake up Ean, you should learn how to scratch from Q-Bert and not collaborate with him, you’re nothing if compared to him. 

    What is a DJ if he cant scratch. Operator. 

  • HillBilly

    Again. Analog vs Digital Threads. 
    Wake up guys. The digital is nothing if compared to analog. 
    Wake up Ean, you should learn how to scratch from Q-Bert and not collaborate with him, you’re nothing if compared to him. 

    What is a DJ if he cant scratch. Operator. 

    • emzero

      You’re not helping to stop this stupid Analog vs Digital thing.

      I don’t really understand why you guys are so prehistorical.. DJ != SCRATCH. A DJ does NOT need to know how to scratch everything. A DJ has to know how to rock a crowd and keep them dancing all the time, no matter what he’s doing or using… accept this.

      Scratching is a really hard thing to master, but IMO is a ugly effect to mix tracks, I don’t like it at all. Learn how to mix harmonically.

      • Mw

        part of mixing is knowing how to beatmatch.  Something 99% of digital djs never needed to learn.  Why learn when you can let your computer do it for you?  That’s like saying why learn to fly when there’s an autopilot.

  • Djing

    Well, you gotta do whatcha gotta do, I guess..?
    If interest is going down or you want to expand what ever it costs, you have no choice than to “embrace” (aka include) new categories. For most Djs it wont compare anyway but what is pretty cheap, is that they will write “DMC WORLD CHAMPION 2012″ under their name which will basically destroy what DMC stands for. I already feel sorry for the guys who win supremacy and the worlds that there´s gonna be a third controller dude standing in the same row. years and years of hard work VS….eh…the light version of it. Dj battle LIGHT. That´s what they should call it! Haha.
    It should become a habit to write “DMC CHAMPION IN CONTROLLING”.
     

  • Djing

    Well, you gotta do whatcha gotta do, I guess..?
    If interest is going down or you want to expand what ever it costs, you have no choice than to “embrace” (aka include) new categories. For most Djs it wont compare anyway but what is pretty cheap, is that they will write “DMC WORLD CHAMPION 2012″ under their name which will basically destroy what DMC stands for. I already feel sorry for the guys who win supremacy and the worlds that there´s gonna be a third controller dude standing in the same row. years and years of hard work VS….eh…the light version of it. Dj battle LIGHT. That´s what they should call it! Haha.
    It should become a habit to write “DMC CHAMPION IN CONTROLLING”.
     

  • Djtechfools

     bye bye djtechtools.com ! im tired of your analog vs. digital threads, this  was my last visit here . . .

  • Djxsquizit

    DMC battles should always be turntables & mixer only (Wouldnt mind Serato). MIDI CONTROLLERS SHOULDNT BE ALOUD AT A DJ BATTLE. Thats cheating and that aint showing any skills whats so ever  

    • http://twitter.com/MasterRokku Jeremy Ailes

       What?  You wouldn’t mind a DVS that turns your turntables into a controller and adds a computer that allows you to have cue points at the press of a button, but MIDI controllers are cheating….right…that makes tons of sense.

      • Djing

        Im sure he meant Serato is ok so that you dont have to cut your own vinyl and pay tons of cash all the time. I agree with hxsquizit .

      • Djing

        Im sure he meant Serato is ok so that you dont have to cut your own vinyl and pay tons of cash all the time. I agree with hxsquizit .

  • Your mom

    I just don’t have the respect for digital dj’s as i do with turntablists, Digital Djing is a no brainer, any half wit can do it. I welcome new technology, but i’m not hearing anything groundbreaking in the transition.

  • Buffalo Ill

    Fair play to DMC.  We’re in a transitional period, where standard routines AND advanced controller routines are still being worked on.

    I loved the DMC’s back in the day, but the standard in the singles has REALLY gone downhill over the last few years (obviously with exceptions).

    The excitement and possibilities that including controllers and software will bring are gonna inject a whole new lease of life into the DMC’s.

    Hopefully.  ;-)

  • Lasse Mix

    I love those oldschool rutines back in the day. But that was the and this is now. Chock the scene!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724541180 Thomson van den Bakaj

    i was close to ask Ean/DJTT to establish a Controllerist-Championship…

    we could have both… the classic DMC and the new ???-Championship

  • Maximus Moretta

    I would say if it was for tradition, people would still be rubbing two sticks together to make fire, I say The Hell with that! I have a Lighter! lets burn the house down! ROTFLMAO! 

  • Durka durka

     Wow I already hate Macy Gray, and that picture just makes me hate her more. What a terrible picture!

    • Write2kc

       Do you know Macy personally or is it her music you hate? Gotta admit she’s got great teeth if nothing else!

      • Durka durka

        Just the music and well the personality she shows too. Music sounds like shes constipated to death, and personality makes her seem like a a complete moron/drug addict. 

        • SCEPTIQ

          I think she sounds like a child. I kinda like it because children usually cant write lyrics like that. Shes cool man.

        • SCEPTIQ

          I think she sounds like a child. I kinda like it because children usually cant write lyrics like that. Shes cool man.

  • haha lol

     evolve or die

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/PaulHolland-DoubleDutchdj/100001027166218 PaulHolland DoubleDutchdj

    Ah the days when Hip Hop was a culture phenomenon, Still bogles me thinking that DMC was held in the Royal Albert, and then the Wembley Arena.  There’s a funny story about the Wembly Arena finals where the doors had to be barricaded/held by crews, should be looked up by those who are interested.

    Kudos to DMC for experimenting, kinda have to really! and gently slowly is the right way to go. But then again IDA have had an advanced set up round, where anything can be thrown in for a few years and it totally kicks ass. 

    Shame IDA ( formally ITF ) seem to be drifting in to the back ground nowadays, there was a time when it felt like thy were catching up with DMC. 

    The DMC format has been the same for many years now, I kinda lost interest in the solo’s a long while back, the current set up doesn’t mean you get all the best turntablists in the world solo finals as many of the best dj’s are spread across 2 or 3 countries, for instance there was time where 1st, 2nd and 3rd could of all been held by French djs. 

    I love the Teams finals, haven’t missed it in years, you never know what your going to get and every years been different, for better or worse.

    “When you have as many DJs as we do, you have a logistical nightmare with the changeover of every set – it’s time consuming, and you don’t want a live event to slow down to a halt,

    The MC’s do a great job at keeping the crowd warm in the finals on changeover, the biggest problem is the volume jump from set up to set up, it’s dogged the show since the allowance of different mixers, the jump is minimal most times but then all of sudden you get a real quiet or really really loud set.

    • Remote

      Having never watched the DMC, couldn’t they just run multiple tables/desks and have one being set up on while ones being played on? You could do anything from wheeling the tables on and off stage to a curtain partition. partition.

  • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    [Insert passive aggressive comment about "Brostep" and "real" DJing here.]

  • Garygary1

    Can’t wait for the sick routine videos

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

     As a turntablist, it is a little sad to see them step away from tradition…

    But as a new-age, progressive controllerist, I couldn’t be happier and more excited. 

    And I think the latter feelings trump the former. 

    I am really glad to see DMC embrace the “new” and not forsaken the “old.” I really do think this hybrid turntable/controller approach is the future of DJ’ing. Lets face it, nothing scratches better and has more controller over 1 track than a turntable, but there are simply things you can’t do w/o controllers; they really can take you to next level.

    So long live turntablists-controllerism.