One would think that between a professional DJ career, running a label, and upholding the reputation as a World Champion DJ there would be little time to come up with creative routines however that is not the case with DJ Shiftee. The DJ and producer recently sat down with Fact Magazine to debut a new routine featuring his […]
When we recorded our How I Play interview with KiNK the other week, we asked him to let us run the cameras for a few minutes while he demonstrated exactly how his live setup worked. Watch a full twenty-minute performance from KiNK, full of controllerism, live production, and even a little bit of turntablism.
Earlier this year, two incredible turntablist DJs and producers took on an awesome challenge: playing just vinyl borrowed from Afrika Bambaataa's record collection. Both coming from a strong sampling background, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist look right at home on their Renegades of Rhythm tour - and they've posted an entire hour and forty five minute set for everyone to enjoy.
Want to know what it takes to make a top-tier DJ routine at the DMC World Championships? It seems like Vekked has had it figured out, having completely dominated the Online division of the DMC this year and then going on to win the entire title. Watch the winning routine below, just released on the official DMC World YouTube channel.
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.