One would think that between a professional DJ career, running a label, and upholding the reputation as a World Champion DJ there would be little time to come up with creative routines however that is not the case with DJ Shiftee. The DJ and producer recently sat down with Fact Magazine to debut a new routine featuring his […]
We've seen another recent uptick in the number of finger drumming and controllerism routines on the web, so it seemed like a good time to put together a sequel to our first compilation of underappreciated routines on YouTube. Start your weekend off right with some inspiration for your next controllerism routine or DJ video!
At what point does a certain number of pads become overkill for a fingerdrumming routine? In this video from Tony Beatbutcher, he combines three Ableton Push units and a Korg Nanokontrol 2 for a routine. Is it too much, or should he add a few more controllers into the mix? Watch below:
Native Instruments' Stems have been out for a while now and some DJs have already started incorporating them into their sets. DJ Shiftee also took advantage of the added hardware support that is included in the D2 controllers. His routine blends old and new hardware that shows a new way to play with Traktor's Stem Decks.
Graeme Sinden has been making waves in clubs around the world since 2008 and recently he caught up with Serato to talk about his current productions. Sinden has a unique way of blending DJ elements into the way he produces and the routine video below shows how the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 can evolve from a 2-deck controller into a sound design tool to create a his brand new track "Hands".
We all enjoyed last month's DMC Online Finals routine from Vekked (which went on to win the Online division), and now he's back in the finals for the DMC Team Championship as one half of The Fresherthans (his partner-in-crime is DJ Brace). Watch the full thing below and enjoy some serious technical turntablism skills.
DJing and controllerism routines have the same issue that a lot of other digital media have online: getting heard amongst way too much noise. For a fun Friday article we thought it would be great to round up some of the most under-appreciated (low in views, high in talent) routines that we've seen on YouTube recently. Watch all our favorites in this article.
One of the best things the DMC DJ Championships has ever done was open up their competition to online submissions and allow DJs to use a wider range of tools in the Online competition than just simply two turntables and a mixer. We'd always enjoyed routines from talented DJ Vekked, and this one is not to be missed.