Routine: Shawn Wasabi Mashes Skrillex’s “Recess” Album on Midi Fighters

Shawn Wasabi  – AKA sssShawnnn – is back with a new mashup routine that takes Skrillex’s latest album, Recess (released today) and mashes up elements from each of the tracks. He’s using just a single Midi Fighter Spectra for this routine – watch for his quick sample page changes when he presses the side buttons.

Shawn writes:

“Played live on a Midi Fighter Spectra going into Ableton Live 8.

For those wondering how I switch the sounds mid-performance, there are 3 buttons on each side of the Midi Fighter that are used to switch to different banks. Every time you see a wave of white light pass from left to right and vice versa(eg: 0:34before the “DON’T LET IT STOP!”), that’s my left hand triggering a bank change and switching up the samples.”

Want more to watch? There’s a ton more great DJ/controllerism routines here. 

The Midi Fighter 64

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Here’s a real update: the 64 is coming in the next few months. You can be one of the first people to get one by signing up on the official list here on

Details on pricing, timeline, and all that other information is still being finalized, but if you’re on that list you will be the first to know, first able to preorder, etc. Stay tuned!

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  • Gleb Gl

    Very curious about the visual feedback too)

  • Christoval Gonzales

    Hey Shawn, Can you identify the program you use for the midi out lightshow outside the bank changes?



  • antifm

    alien face at 1:44 9 Pause it and click PLAY STOP PLAY STOP til you see it

  • antifm

    did anyone else notice the overlayd images that show up?
    i think i saw an alien face and then some kind of 3d box (box around 2:01)

    • david banner

      just noticed that nice

  • dale

    @ Aftinn…………..I do the same thing, so… us some more of your intelligence level……………..Good job Shawn!

  • Aftinn


    • dialexo

      just no…

  • sssShawnnnn


    • Acker