• Guest

    Is no one else pissed that he laughs about stealing the club’s cables? I hate walking into the club the night after a punk steals the cables. Makes everyone’s life harder.

  • SEEBISKIT

    NICE TO KNOW HE CAN BEATMATCH-MY ESTIMATIONS OF HIM HAVE GONE UP A NOTCH

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a tip.. I deal with a stupid amount of cables and power supplies.. I do a lot of geeky crap with mod files on old PDA’s and palms, korg DS-10,androids, ipods etc. go to walmart and buy various sized zip lock backs.. put everything in zip locks and you don’t have to wear your cables out winding them up all the time.. besides, as we all well know, you can wind up cables nice and tidy, through them all in a bag, and when you go back to them they’ll all be twisted together like snakes..  With ziplocks you can just stuff the wall wart, headphones, etc seperate bags, zip it up, toss it in.. you’ll never detangle or unwind a cable again. They make ziplocks big enough to fit a 12FT set of jumper cables or a 8 channel 1/4″ snake.. If you wanted to take it up a notch you could jam your notebook in one and all the sudden your bag is weather-proof.. It may LOOK anal rententive from afar BUT you save hours cumulatively not winding, unwinding, and detangling.

  • Pablo Fullana

    what about a “What’s in your DJ bag”? with Richie Hawtin? It would be great!!!!

    • dj fur

      i just saw him describe his setup on you tube.  He uses traktor and some allen and heath mixer/midi controllers and it looks great.  I might sell my technics and get what he has it looked so amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/MOYMA MOYMA

    i had that multi plug and used it on a gig…and it blew up.

  • http://twitter.com/neurokinetic den den neurokinetic

    cool tips, but i didn’t understand the accent on the part where hes saying how to sync ableton to the cdj’s, what function in ableton is he talking about, anyone care to share that

  • http://twitter.com/neurokinetic den den neurokinetic

    cool tips, but i didn’t understand the accent on the part where hes saying how to sync ableton to the cdj’s, what function in ableton is he talking about, anyone care to share that

  • Anonymous

    Clown car +1, good go

  • Anonymous

    Clown car +1, good go

  • AAAA

    the first time i can say  I LOVE THIS!! amazing JZ one of my favourite!!

  • AAAA

    the first time i can say  I LOVE THIS!! amazing JZ one of my favourite!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/noisyshaun Shaun Butler

    Banana is vital to a good set! I absolutely loved this. Zabiela is one of my favorite inspirers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/noisyshaun Shaun Butler

    Banana is vital to a good set! I absolutely loved this. Zabiela is one of my favorite inspirers.

  • Hellokitty

    no vinyl?

  • Hellokitty

    no vinyl?

  • Anonymous

    Um, one thing reading more of the comments here. I just don’t get the constant comparing like “this guy is better than that guy” or “this vid is better than that vid”. Who cares? Especially the comparing of people (DJs). No two humans are alike, so there is no use in comparing them. They are just as different as the perpectives people have on their music, mixing or producing capabilities or what ever it may be the person does well. The main thing is, they are having fun doing it and also people are getting enjoyment out of it too.

  • Anonymous

    Um, one thing reading more of the comments here. I just don’t get the constant comparing like “this guy is better than that guy” or “this vid is better than that vid”. Who cares? Especially the comparing of people (DJs). No two humans are alike, so there is no use in comparing them. They are just as different as the perpectives people have on their music, mixing or producing capabilities or what ever it may be the person does well. The main thing is, they are having fun doing it and also people are getting enjoyment out of it too.

  • Anonymous

    Hehe…nice vid. Also because there were some nice tips. Amazing how much stuff was in the bag.

  • Anonymous

    Hehe…nice vid. Also because there were some nice tips. Amazing how much stuff was in the bag.

  • Tom_flynn

    Great video, really insightful. Top work DJTT & James! 

  • nukage

    I expected more midi controllers in his bag, but I guess he’s managed to map ableton to controls on the CDJ’s that are already in the club, so that’s pretty dope.  

  • http://twitter.com/Rolfski Rolf Siebelink

    I just saw him in Amsterdam last saturday. He was hours late but when he finally arrived at 3 a.m, he managed to set the whole contents of that bag up in just 3 minutes or so and gave an awesome performance.
    Now that was really amazing!

  • J450N N4ME

    He is the first DJ I’ve seen on this site that I actually own music from.  You guys just pitched it up a notch.  No disrespect to the guys you feature on here but seriously, more dudes like this popping into the studio would really up the readership.  Now go get Sasha to dump his bag out in front of a camera.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmettshreds Emmett Wesolowski

    Thats one il remember, always take the RCAs XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=158200275 David Beans

    What case was that on the Macbook Pro?  In need of one!

  • Manolo

    And the condoms, James? hahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ricey88 Anthony Rice

    We Need more like this! love it!

  • Djhustleman29

    That’s a pain in the ass when trying to get on a plane!!

  • Calgar C

    its like a clown car… so small yest so much inside it…

  • http://twitter.com/DJArcLyte Damien ArcLyte

    This was actually extremely helpful!  For real!  I have CDs handy if my controller setup either fails or I just don’t have enough time to set it up before hand.  I better get the SD cards going too.  

  • Ricoot

    haha, made me laugh! Good stuff!

  • 1878blues

    A bag that resembles the Tardis

  • Michielygil

    I’m surprised he only packs one KontrolPad, since the build quality is meh…

    • MrPopinjay

      Well if it breaks it doesn’t really matter does it? He’ll just not use it for the rest of the set and order another one when he gets home.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dj.villanus st. villanus

    Great series. Don’t stop.

  • http://twitter.com/HerbStrike HerbStrike

    prepared for every eventuality it would seem, even the slim possibilty of having to tie all those wires together and ab-sail from the venue, I need on of those tardis bags, the gift that keeps on giving, great video nice to see whats in you bag making a come back :D

  • Wunderman4

    He needs some rubber bands of something, id go crazy with the cables not kept nice and neat lol

  • kietkat

    did he have a flashlight or laptop LED of some sort? because i dont know how he can plug all that stuff in blind as a bat in a club setting… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gbushkuhl Grant Bushkuhl

    Agreed on the best one yet! This was awesome!

  • Z2thebe

    zeb is solid.  also like that he does not use traktor and still have him on.

    props from one of the critical

  • Bennyjr169

    Love james zabiela that guy made me really get into spinning. Great job DJTT

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrismjennings Chris Jennings

    Best one yet!!

  • cabdoctor

    Also which headphones were those?  They weren’t the 2000s he normally uses if I’m correct.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573361178 Matías J. Padilla

      edit: sorry, double post :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573361178 Matías J. Padilla

      2k’s for gigs.
      Numark HF 125 for daily use.

      • cabdoctor

        Ahhhh ok I thought they weren’t the 2000s since Ean said the were new and aluminum

  • cabdoctor

    THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!

    My two biggest inspirations on the same screen for 8+ minutes.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

  • bombast

    Way more interesting than the Porter Robinson one.

    • Anonymous

      Eff off Porter is king! This guy is awesome too though

      • MrPopinjay

        Porter has absolutely nothing on Mr Zabiela. He’s always pushing boundaries and is really entertaining.

      • meh

        porter is a fucking hack compared to JZ. Eff off back to the S4 section.

      • Test

        Agreed with all the posts below! Porter Robinson’s claim to fame was his production work. He is a talentless DJ, but has talent for producing. Does that make him a good DJ now…unfortunately, to the blinded masses yes. James Zabiela is a true DJ.

        If it weren’t for sync, Porter Robinson would not be DJing around the country. With sync, its easier for producers to claim that title of ‘DJ’ think Deadmau5 and Skrillex, will.i.am. Is there a simple button that helps DJs become instant producers… sadly no, but software as allowed it easier for us to play with it. However, its still a huge hurdle when compared to DJ software.

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

          You talk as if beatmatching is the be all and end all?  Seriously it wouldn’t take me that long to teach an old woman how beat mix on set of wonky belt drive turntables. Any one can learn how to beatmatch manually, it’s the most simple basic beginner skill of dj’n. It’s not like hitting sync will mean your dj software would shit out creativity on demand. The guys you listed Deadmau5, Skrillex and will.i.am no more about the dynamics of music and sound than 99% of the dj readers of techtools, if they needed or wanted to learn how to beat match manually they would most probably pick it up much quicker than any of us did. 

          You gotta have respect for James Z, there aint many who have climbed to the top purely from being a great dj. 

          Like nearly every other dj in the lime light, Porter Robinson’s has created a brand that will fill a club up thanks to his production skills, good luck to him! With current direction of production styled tools now found in most dj software, it won’t be long before producers minded jocks will make for better dj’s any way.

          • Simplefacts

            If you cant beatmatch, whats the point.
            If you cant scratch, whats the point.
             
            mau5 and skrillex are still terrible DJ’s despite being good producers.

          • Simplefacts

            If you cant beatmatch, whats the point.
            If you cant scratch, whats the point.
             
            mau5 and skrillex are still terrible DJ’s despite being good producers.

          • http://www.facebook.com/deanromo Jude Romo

            deadmau5 is more of a live performer than a dj. have you seen his live setup and all the instruments and effects racks that he uses live?

  • http://www.facebook.com/affro.furler James Furler

    Good god yes. This guy is king! THANK YOU DJ TECH TOOLS!!

  • cabdoctor

    The cool thing to with James is in every single interview, or sound bite or quote, he comes across as this super humble guy.  The type that if he wasn’t traveling the world playing at all the clubs we dream of, he’d be in his bedroom still mixing away and saving pennies for the next pioneer gear.