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.
At the DJTT HQ we’ve been drooling over the images of the Pioneer DJM-S9 battle mixer since it first leaked early last week, and now that the full photos and announcement are out, it’s very exciting. There are two new videos from established battle DJs Eskei83 and Scratch Bastid on the DJM-S9 – watch now.
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.
We love seeing club DJs who have a refined set of technical skills that goes beyond mixing from one track to the next - so Serato's recent highlighting of LA-based DJ Jacyeeoh is really awesome. He started out as a battle DJ and now has moved onto regular club work and production.
We're not too quick to make fun of anyone in the DJ world, but occasionally there's a fun target that emerges that allows DJs to have a healthy self-reflection. This time, the internet has taken Boiler Room into their crosshairs, and the results are spectacularly hilarious. Something about taking the excessively stoic streams and flipping them into horrid 1990's dance parties is just awesome.