It is not everyday that we come across a routine with a blend of analog and digital gear. Today, we want to share Zachary Hollback's Pound for Pound routine that uses six different pieces of analog gear to create a grooving track live. When someone creates music with analog gear, it is comparable to a drummer drumming or a guitar player playing a riff. Analog gear comes with a sense of being and with the little quirks of live modulation, the sense of human touch can be heard which makes a track sound more textured and layered. Read more about the gear below and watch the routine.
A-Trak and Milo & Otis are very prolific DJs and their track “Out the Speakers” is an instant trap banger. The song features an island rhythm with bass and catchy synth stabs but it wasn’t untouchable. San Francisco DJ, Teeko, took the track to his studio and decided to create a live remix routine around it. […]
The most common set-up you will see in a club or at a festival is the iconic Pioneer CDJs (usually 2-4) and a Pioneer DJM-900 mixer. While many top performers may not utilize all the features and possibilities that this set-up offers, we’ve found someone who does. Yamato is a Japanese DJ who is lighting […]
A year ago we interviewed Max Cooper, with the 4D Soundsystem, and got a taste of a new immersive sound environment that allows producers to create music that moves throughout the physical space. Now there's a rendition of the system called simply 4DSOUND, which was brought into the Amsterdam Dance Event last week where multiple performers created an experience using the 4D sound system. Watch a short documentary about 4DSound below and read more.
The current generation of YouTube controllerism is heavily focused on dynamic full-song routines, usually coupled with great LED visuals on the controllers themselves. Multi-instrumentalist Tim Murray has been putting out routines this year that follow in the footsteps of Shawn Wasabi, Nev, and many others – and his latest video is a performance on the Midi Fighter […]
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.