Since NAMM 2015, Rane has been teasing the TTM57 MKII which will fight to replace its predecessor as the next go to mixer for turntablists. Skratch Bastid is the focus of Serato’s latest routine video which shows him cutting up NXWXRK by Nadus and using the mixer’s effects to build a rhythmic remix of the song. As […]
It has been about six months since the Kontrol S8 debuted last October – for many, it came off as a strange new jogwheel free direction. While many DJs may feel left out that Native Instruments wasn’t catering to their genre, turntable/controller aficionado DJ Shiftee thinks otherwise. Watch the NI video below and see how a turntablist incorporates the S8 into […]
DJ routines are not always solo adventures. Sometimes routines can consist of multiple DJs that play back to back in a battle style to create a cohesive track. While newsfeeds have been filled with the E.A.S.Y. duo, today DJ IZOH meets Kumai Goro in this routine which blends turntablism with live finger drumming. Watch the video […]
DJing is usually an independent act. An independent DJ and their decks run the club but not in the world of team DJ competitions. DMC hosts the DJ Team Championship every year and in 2014 9'O Clock stole the trophy. The team is composed of three DJs who each have a mixer and a turntable to cut up tracks during their routine. The DJs aren't mixing back to back but they reach musical connection as they all scratch at the same time. Watch their winning routine below.
It seems these days that more and more apps are coming out on the market for the iPad and iOS. While there is a lot of copy cats and poorly programmed apps, there are some that offer viable solutions for the DJ looking to get more out of there iOS device. Inklen introduced the Tonetable app in 2011 which is a DVS control device for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. DVS control for iOS is really cool but the folks at Stagecraft took the app to the next level by creating a compatible VST. Read more below about how Tonetable now can be used to create scratch effects in any VST compatible DAW and what Scratch Track brings for producers.
The DJ duo E.A.S.Y. is continuing to redefine what a live DJ set looks like with an integration of live instrumentation and traditional track playback. Today, DJ Shiftee and DJ Enferno dropped a new video which debuts their latest single “Coming Around”. The video features shots of the duo performing parts of the song live while […]
It was 1998 in a club called the Unit in Sheffield, UK, when I first witnessed live scratching. Like many I was transfixed. I didn’t have a clue who the DJ was, but I remember how utterly amazing the noise sounded and how the fingers would move so fast they appeared to dance around the fader often in a ‘pinching’ motion. It was bemusing, fantastic, and mysterious all rolled into one. Before the time of YouTube it took many years to understand why the hands and fingers moved the way they did. Partly by trial and error and partly by scanning a VHS tape of the 1998 DMC world championships and a Vestax Prime Cuts tutorial, I worked out that the key to it all was the ‘orbit’ scratch.
E.A.S.Y., the DJ Shiftee and Enferno duo, took the internet by storm with their collaboration announcement and release of their first live performance. The two turntable-controllerist are at it again with the release of their latest remix of A-Trak’s single “Push”. The duo blends controllerism, turntablism, and live keyboard playing as the two cut up […]