• after the winnter… these went down hill fast 🙂

  • Djteeoh

    Not to rain on any parades…but its kinda pointless to make the prize something the contestants already have. Like the kid with PowerTools…..was awarded Powertools. Im no Traktor or Powertools guru so maybe there is a difference…but if i won a contest and the prize was the same gear i already had…i’d be kinda disappointed. Of course the prize isnt a big deal, but it would be kool to get somethin that NO ONE else has. Like a custom midi fighter or some special Traktor skin or something.

  • MP

    Last one is actually the best!~IMO.

  • Finally got around to watching a few of the videos and DJ TECHTOOLS no doubt made the right decisions.

  • Anonymous


    Three thanks:
    1. DJTT – for building such a great contest (and community)
    2. Everyone who posted – for diverse, inspired, and fun performances
    3. Folks who caught the hardware setup – quite right, that’s no LDP8! I have a Nanopad mapped to FX1 (Beatmasher2).

  • Alex Bean

    Great contest! Awesome job all around.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats berik! Way to go to everyone else who entered. I was amazed to see how many people took part and was sad I couldn’t find the time and that leads me to my next question.

    When will the next contest take place?


  • Well done DJ Techtools for the awesome contest, winners were well deserved.

  • Misterfaust1

    DJ Silences music was awesome, but beat synced editing is easier than turning on a laptop. It’s also unnecessarily time consuming. Instead of being able to see the traktor screen and his hand movements the whole time I have to see what he chooses, but without purpose. 

  • Jerrywc

    sorry…i meant Berik killed it….just listened again and……it was the jam!

  • Jerry W.C.

    hey…i think i was the only one who did a “real” mashup (two songs blended together and used the powertools) i might be wrong….but its all gravy baby….def think that Berkin killed it!!!!!  

  • Talk about bursting my bubble! here’s me thinking cramming a shit load of different styles and original technique’s in to a free flowing routine would at least get my effort a mention. Me bitter? yep! 

    Massive props to Berik a worthy winner, congratulations dude!

  • Petrockone

    Well put Berik.  I agree with you whole heartedly that it’s not about the prize or the title…it’s about the appreciation of music, and the appreciation of our peers for the time and effort put into such a submission.  (Although i did want those chroma caps, damn, maybe next time).  Hopefully DJTT will continue with more contests of the likes to keep us going and going and going….we don’t need expensive prizes (although it is the icing on the cake), we just want to share and appreciate the ideas, the sounds, the grooves and the cowboy hats.  Congratulations again Berik for an awesome routine.  DJTT, keep em coming!!!!

  • Ten Foot Rabbit

    Berik- that was amazing. For real.  I showed my friend at work who doesn’t know much about DJaying or music production this video and he’s going insane. “Wait, the do hickey thing does what? Pitch how? That’s awesome!”

  • killian

    Isn’t that a Korg nanopad in the last video? not an Akai lpd8?

  • killian

    Sounds like DJ Just Greg starts off with some older Delerium if I’m not mistaken?? Awesome 😀
    I also wish he would have recorded internally as well so we could better here is mix. 

  • good stuff… congrats everyone.

  • this is awesome!! great job to all!! love to see that kind of creativity on a wide array of tools.

  • berik

    Thank you very much guys !!! Thanks to everyone who keep supporting me during this competition. Thank you djtechtools , I’m so glad that your crew in your lab enjoyed my work.  It’s not about the prize or title, I’m so glad that finally my work can be appreciated. It’s a big honour for me, to be appreciated by someone like djtechtools. To HESH & Joshwa Shah, Josuepalma, DJ Just Greg, DJ SIlence and all other entrants, you guys rock !!!  I was just lucky enough to be the surprise winner. Congratulations to you all !!!! 

    • Duckdive

      Hey Berik, can you breakdown your screen on the video?  TSP with the two decks and effects shown.  Is that Live as well?  Where does that fit in?  

      Also see the Maschine, mixer, NI soundcard, vinyl.

      Very impressive.  Great job.

  • Rich Moog

    That winning entry…. Awesome work! Very inspiring.
    I can most definitely see your point DJTT – a real tight performance.
    I thought I spent money on gear but Wow! Some of these entries must have large electric bills! 😀

  • Anonymous

    Re DJ Silence: that is not an LPD8. The LPD8 has 8 knobs, and this one
    here has an XY controller instead. Plus, it has 12 pads, where the LPD8
    only has 8. So I’m guessing it’s probably a Korg NanoPad. (The NanoPad 2 has 16 pads.)

  • Anonymous

    Re DJ Silence: that is not an LPD8. The LPD8 has 8 knobs, and this one here has an XY controller instead. Plus, it has 12 pads, where the LPD8 only has 8. So I’m guessing it’s probably a Korg NanoPad. (The NanoPad 2 has 16 pads.)

  • Jerry W.C.

    good job to everyone who put in work and submited a video….so many great and inspiering entries…..congrats to the winners!!!!! they def deserved it!!!!

  • DJ Rock Well

    Congratulations DJ Berik!

    @Dan White – don’t cheapen his victory by praising him for his creative mapping of “pitch on the line fader” – a small amount of net research would have told you that is a standard hardware effect on the 909 available to anyone rich enough to own one, furthermore the same 909 speaks about as much midi as my Mum. Sort it out, you guys are meant to be the experts!

    • DJ Rock Well

      I stand slightly corrected, Ean wrote that bit

  • Josuepalma

    Thank you!

  • Dj Berik’s video was clean. His rhythms on the buttons and also the scratching were very tight. The whole production was amazing and hybrid setups are gonna take over. Feel like I could go to Beatport right now and buy that track.

  • safadao

    Both fascinating and inspiring to see the range of creative effort. Congratulations to all that took the time. Whether you won or not you are all winners for what you learned from the effort you put in. Keep up the good work. I also enjoyed the energy of DJ Just Greg. Keep workin’ on your craft man!

  • Great job! I love this blog! And if you’re gonna come in here and be a hater, put up or shut up.

  • DJ Just Greg

    I just wanted to say thank you! My car was broken into last night and my stereo was stolen, so this really made up for it! Congratulations to all winners and competitors!

    • Spacecamp

      You’re very welcome, Just Greg! Good luck getting a new stereo, this time get one with a removable head! : ) 

  • David Schroeter

    Congrats all!  Can’t wait for the next one

  • Anonymous

    These are all really inspiring entries… great stuff! 🙂

  • DJJB

    Winning effort was fantastic, and interesting to see a 1 turntable vs controller heavy set up. Very impressed by the two lads in the 2nd video as well. Very very happy to see proper DJ innovation at such a young age – somebody buy them some new video equipment so we can see what else they can come up with!

  • TWD Industries

    Like a boss

  • Mxalmond

    great job guys !