If you follow either DJ Shiftee or DJ Enferno on Twitter or Instagram, you are well aware of the "fued" brewing between the two DJs. DJ Enferno was claiming that "Scratching is cool but turntable only routines are relatively easy" which led to the birth of a battle staged for 11AM EST this morning to settle the beef. In reality, the fight was all staged to build up anticipation for a collaboration project between the two DJs called E.A.S.Y. This project is tailored to bring a new perspective to change how people perceive live DJing and performance. Watch the video below and read more about the paradigm shift that E.A.S.Y. is trying to make.
One of the best things a DJ can do to understand a track, the structure of a song, and how different parts work together is by deconstruction. Then through re-creating the track, you come out the other side with a better understanding of the music and, maybe, an awesome routine. DJ Pipes is a DJ from Tel Aviv and in this routine he uses turntable, a Maschine MK2, and a Kontrol Z2 to remake an Israeli Rasta track. Watch his routine and read inside to see how it was done.
DJ competitions are treasure troves of different styles and techniques being showcased; giving DJs from all over the world to prove their skills. Red Bull’s Thre3style competition came to an exciting close last Saturday where Germany DJ Eskei83 brought down the house with a routine full of scratching, live sampling, and creative track selections. See what caught our attention in this world renowned set and watch his full routine below.
Every set comes with the notion that the DJ can easily mix tracks that are in the same genre and BPM range, however, it is always refreshing to see a DJ, like Madis, who can blend tracks with drastically different genres, and BPMs into an impressive mix. Madis brings more than just electronic sub-genres to his mix which features the Red Hot Chili Peppers along side many other gems. Watch the impressive mash-up video below, and check out our quick interview with Madis about how he managed to pull off his mix with different genres and techniques using Pioneer's DDJ-SZ.
Shawn Wasabi (formerly Sssshawnnnn) has put together a fantastic show yet again in a new live performance video on a Midi Fighter Spectra. This time, he’s playing an original song with an enormous number of samples to trigger. He writes: Original composition recorded live with a DJ TechTools Midi Fighter Spectra into Ableton Live 8. In my […]
Pioneer’s subcontroller sees some action in this new routine by DJ BrainDeaD, who we previously featured for his solid routine on the DDJ-SX controller shortly after it’s launch in December 2012. This set not only features the DDJ-SP1, but also a number of the new FX that Serato DJ has released in the last two […]
Watch as Zambuseta plays out Seta's remix of Belöp's "That Kind Of Feeling" on a Launchpad, on two Launchpads, on a drawing of a Launchpad...
DJ Woody cue point juggling with the rare-yet-powerful Vestax Controller One turntable