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.
The Disco Mix Club (DMC) has been hosting DJ competitions since 1986 and this competition has brought many talented DJs into the limelight. Earlier this year DMC held their 2014 NYC Regionals competition where Dwells, a 13 year old scratch DJ, took 1st place and wowed the crowd with his level of skill at such a young age.
Controllerism routines are not hard to find – and scratching routines are not as prevalent as the once were. DJ Shiftee, however, is no stranger to incorporating his controllerism and scratching when it comes to wild sound manipulation of unique, expressive samples. In this routine, watch how Shiftee blends turntablism and finger drumming in a short, energetic […]
This new DVS routine from Atlanta's DJ IV. It's fresh, full of tight cuts, and a good inspiration for how basic toneplay techniques can push a mix over the edge
Spotted yesterday on Serato's Twitter account, this routine by Vancouver-based DJ Hedspin incorporates strong usage of Pioneer's DDJ-SP1
DJ Woody posted a clever video this week where he mounted a camera onto the center a of scratch record and then went to town for a quick minute-long session. It’s a pretty awesome point-of-view – quick flashes of Woody’s hands on the mixer and on the crossfader. It’s a bit disorienting, but still fun […]
Almost any DJ has the tools to perform with video, especially with well-developed software like vjay, Serato Video, MixEmergency, and recently Cross all streamlining the process. But not that many take on the challenge of video DJing, and even fewer do it in a unique way, instead sticking to mixing from one music video to the next. DJ Woody, one of the most prolific visual turntablists, made the transition back in 2010. Learn about his switch from DJing to VJing, and read his tips for new visual jockeys in this interview.
DJ Woody cue point juggling with the rare-yet-powerful Vestax Controller One turntable