2009 DMC World Champ DJ Shiftee Puts it down on Traktor Gear! - DJBooth

2009 DMC World Champ DJ Shiftee Puts it down on Traktor Gear!

DJ Shiftee puts it down (turntablist style) using Native Instruments Traktor scratch pro, a Machine, and an X1 controller. He is probably the only DMC World champion who is also a Harvard Graduate! Check him out in the video inside!
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DJ Shiftee puts it down (turntablist style) using Native Instruments Traktor scratch pro, a Machine, and an X1 controller. He is probably the only DMC World champion who is also a Harvard Graduate! Watch him get busy below!

DJ Shiftee Bio (Taken from Wikipedia):

DJ Shiftee (born Samuel Morris Zornow on January 27, 1986) is a New York City based DJ and turntablist.

Career

Zornow is the 2009 DMC World DJ Finals Champion, the only American DJ to date to have won the DMC Battle for World Supremacy, and the youngest champion to date (age 17 in 2003) to have won the DMC New York City Championships. Zornow is also a member of the Lo-Livez DJ Crew, and an instructor at electronic music production and DJ School, DubSpot, both based in New York City. Zornow was a Keynote Speaker at Career Day at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, New York on May 14, 2010.

Background:

Zornow began DJing at age 13 after purchasing a set of turntables and mixer with money from his Bar Mitzvah. Entering his first competition at age 16, Zornow continued on to win several competitions while in high school. Zornow was runner-up at the 2004 DMC NYC Championships, and stopped competitive DJing despite being inducted to the Lo-Livez crew.

He attended Harvard University, the alma mater of his parents, where he concentrated in mathematics and was actively sought to DJ campus events. In 2007, Zornow returned to competitive DJing after a 3-year leave of absence, winning the DMC Battle for USA Supremacy, and subsequently the DMC Battle for World Supremacy.[8] After graduation from Harvard University, Zornow won the 2009 DMC World DJ Finals, and was awarded the symbolic golden turntables and mixer.

As an instructor, Zornow will be teaching a course in DJ History, Culture, & Technique at Tisch School of the Arts as an adjunct professor starting in the summer of 2010. In addition, Zornow teaches DJing techniques, use of vinyl emulation software, such as Traktor Scratch, and has 2 courses devoted to turntablism techniques at Music Production & DJ School, DubSpot.

Awards

* 2009 DMC World Champion

* 2007 DMC Supremacy World Champion

* 2008 IDA/ITF Finals World Vice Champion

* 2009 DMC USA Champion

* 2007 DMC Supremacy USA Champion

* 2009 DMC East Coast Champion

* 2004 Guitar Center NY/NJ Champion

* 2003 DMC Regional NYC Champion

* 2003 ITF Regional East Coast Champion

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