Here are some entertaining videos for your DJ-viewing pleasure this weekend. Got a few minutes or a few hours to spare? Here are a few options of great DJ documentaries, interviews, and shorts that range from scary to inspiring!
INSPIRING: BEATZ – DIVERGENCES & CONTRADICTIONS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
A great documentary that has a surprisingly impressive range of DJ to weigh in on the never ending analogue/digital sync/beat match debate, including Derrick May, Carl Craig, Boys Noize, Nicolas Jaar and many more across the electronic music scenes in Berlin, Tokyo, Barcelona, New York, Amsterdam, and Paris.
UNIQUE: JAZZY JEFF, SKRATCH BASTID, HEDSPIN & FOUR COLOR ZACK ON A BASKETBALL COURT
Ever played a gig at center court? Here’s an awesome 5 minute routine video of these turntablists doing quick sets during the halftime show for the Toronto Raptors. Note the DJTT-customized Novation Dicers on Jazzy’s setup – cool!
SCARY: PARIS HILTON ON A KONTROL S4
60 minutes of Paris hilton DJing in Ibiza. Notable moments to watch for include excessive adjusting the master gain knob from 11 to 11 (she’s redlining that mixer like she learned how from a mainstream EDM artist), re-applying lipliner, and even spilling water all over her S4 and stopping the playing track while cleaning it up.
HISTORY LESSON: A-TRAK 30-MINUTE INTERVIEW
A-Trak sat down for an interview with the morning show at the Hot 97 studios in New York – a pretty interesting watch, including him talking about his roots as a battle DJ and his perspective on the history of hip hop and turntablism.
PRODUCER PERSPECTIVE: JUST BLAZE
In this ten minute interview with DJ City, Just Blaze, famous for producing tracks for Jay-Z, chats about the advent of DJing, his view on the practice of ghost producing, and how to become an amazing DJ.