Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has finally announced it's Rekordbox DJ turntable and CDJ two channel USB soundcard called the Pioneer DJ Interface 2. This new device is a Digital Vinyl Interface that allows DJ's with any mixer to use Rekordbox DJ DVS with vinyl or CD timecode.
DJ Puffy is the reigning 2017 Red Bull World Champion DJ winner. He is also one of my favorite new DJ's in the game since he merges the styles from the Caribbean with other genres of hot music. He has a cool youtube channel where he shows everyone what it's like to tour around the world as a famous DJ.
Famous drummer and DJ Questlove from the Roots has just released a dope 7x7" vinyl set that has Serato DJ vinyl control tone on one side and sick break beats done by Questlove on the other.
We were on hand at the NAMM 2017 show this year and we brought you an exclusive look at both their new Quattro Serato DJ Mixer and the new PRIMO Serato DJ controller. While we were there we also ran into a few famous DJ's that were performing on the recently reviewed Mixars DUO Serato DJ mixer and the STA turntables that were setup in the booth. DJ Eliza May and Miss DJ Bliss both went to work on the Mixars gear showing the men how some women can get down as well.
The Invisibl Skratch Piklz is definitely my favorite turntablist DJ team of all time. They have recently been touring everywhere and showing off their incredible turntable skills once again all over the world. Just recently the Skratch Piklz were announced to perform at this year's DMC World DJ Championship competition. This will be the first time since 1998 that they will be in London to show everyone their tricks.
This year, the RedBull Thre3style competition took place in Tokyo and through the eyes of the great DJ Jazzy Jeff, we get to relive some of the events that took place during the competition, with some words from the past winners and such. Check out the video rundown after the jump.
Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they've been challenging DJ's to see if they can break it. Atomix has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ being used and abused by some of the best DJ's around. In this seventh (part 2) episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Canada to see DMC DJ All Good to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8.
Atomix is the company that brings us the super popular DJ software known as Virtual DJ. Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they've been challenging DJ's to see if they can break it. In this seventh episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Canada on the road to the DMC Canadian championships to see DMC champ DJ Versatile to get his impressions of the new vinyl engine in VDJ 8.
Jayceeoh is the winner of the 2013 show Master of the Mix and he's been touring and producing music all over the world since. Jayceeoh was chosen by Serato to be apart of the Icon Artist series. Straight from his home turf in LA - producer and party rocking powerhouse Jayceeoh pulls no punches when recreating his new single "Turn Me Up Some" featuring Redman & Jay Psar. Watch him flex his turntablist skills using Serato DJ Club Kit with the Pioneer DJM-900NXS, DDJ SP1 controller, Technics and two CDJ-2000NXS'.
Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they've been challenging DJ's to see if they can break it. Atomix has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ being used and abused by some of the best DJ's around. In this fourth Episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to Atlanta to see DJ Jaycee to get his impressions of the new DVS engine in VDJ 8.
Virtual DJ has been making waves among Digital Vinyl users recently when they announced that their new algorithm for their DVS engine is as good as any other software out there and they've been challenging DJ's to see if they can break it. Atomix has started a new video web series called Power Room that will feature Virtual DJ being used and abused by some of the best DJ's around. In this third Episode, the Atomix team take the Virtual DJ DVS setup to South Carolina to see DJ Eyecon to see his impressions of the new DVS engine in VDJ 8.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is one of the best DJ's in the World and one of the main reasons I started spinning on the turntables in the first place. Serato has always been supportive of the World Traveling (Vinyl Destination) DJ and they decided to invite him out to Auckland for a quick interview and for a video of the famous Peter Piper Routine. Check out these videos after the jump.
Today, for the first day of the NAMM 2015 show, Denon DJ is coming out swinging! Their first release of the day is the new Denon DS1 which is a Serato DJ Digital Vinyl Interface and soundcard that will allow DJ's to connect turntables and CD decks to an analog DJ mixer for full Serato DJ playback using noisemap (timecode) vinyl or CD's. The DS1 will come bundled with Serato DJ software and two timecode vinyl & CD's for only $300 when its released in the Spring.
On Sunday afternoon, I turned on the Stanton T.120c turntables and the Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Mixer and the DDJ-SP1 Controller for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts April 2014. I had my camera rolling to give you a seven-minute set featuring some of my favorite tracks from this latest release. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download/stream my latest April 2014 mixtape.
Today’s turntablist video comes from the long time vinyl guru, Chris Karns. In his latest video, Karns transforms into a 4-arm turntable sensei, and breaks off the DJ world with a little knowledge, while providing some trippy visuals. About halfway through the video is when he grows his extra pair of arms and GOES IN. The entire video was done in two takes, so if there were a way to perform a live set with four arms, it would look like this. Show some love in the comment section below and enjoy!
The annual Winter Music Conference held in Miami, Florida, can be one of the craziest places in the country to be in early spring, and this year was no exception. While there is a broad range of music being showcased, there is still a heavy hip-hop influence in the 305. Scratch Academy Miami was able to host a Scratch Summit during WMC and brought through hip-hop legends including 2 Live Crew, DJ Cash Money, and more. The summit included speech panels, DJ battles, showcases and other DJ oriented activities, all hosted by the renowned academy. It’s a beautiful thing to see turntablism thriving in sunny south Florida. Peep the recap video below.
Last month on March 6th, Legendary hip-hop DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted a new Serato In-Store Experience Section unveiling at the Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. This celebration was to open the new Serato Experience Section in the store as well as to show big-time DJ's from the LA area doing their thing on the decks. Check out the video of the full DJ Jazzy Jeff set from the event inside.
Good friend to DJbooth.net and World Famous DMC Champion DJ Cable from the UK is back at work once again and this time he's released a really cool video mix of all the Tribe Called Quest Music Videos from over the years along with interviews of some very influential people in hip hop. Check out this mean video mix as DJ Cable scratches and remixes it up for all the masses to enjoy.
Today’s spotlight features the homie over at SKAM Artist DJ’s, DJ Jerzy. Straight out of Chicago, Jerzy has been making noise across the country spinning next to internationally known artists including Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Mike Posner, along with corporate clients such as Patron, Beats By Dre, Red Bull, Nike and many more. DJ Booth DJ's presents the official release of his official 2013 recap video.
We're back once again with a new "On Da Spin" Webisode with DJ K Styles. During this online series, there will be feature interviews along with other footage from known and unknown DJ's working in the industry. Each webisode will showcase the DJ and gives them a chance to give their opinion and insight on their musical experiences. This particular webisode features DJ K Styles in action behind the one's and two's as she discusses her start in the DJ realm and her outlook on the DJ game.
The DJ known as Trentino has been making noise all around the world in the year 2013. He is the reigning champ of the 2013 USA Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition, and he just released his winning set from the world preliminary round. Whether you are a DJ or not, it is nearly impossible to deny this dude's skills on the ones and twos.
Just yesterday afternoon, I jumped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and Traktor Z2 Mixer for yet another quick freestyle session featuring songs from my newest mixtape release; Blazing Cuts November 2013. I had my camera rolling to give you all some turntable love. Every month I'll try to complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest November 2013 mixtape.
This year's Guitar Center (ATL) Spin-Off DJ battle competition was a huge success. The battle was held on Sunday October 27th at the Marietta, Georgia Guitar Center retail store and they had a packed house with spectators out the door trying to catch a glimpse. Legends such as Jaycee, DJ Sky, Shakim, Andre 3000, DJ Scream, and more were on hand to take in the festivities. There were a total of eight competing DJ's and we've got a couple of the sets and results to share with you for this week's Turntablist Video Friday episode.
The winner of the 2013 Online DMC DJ Championships has been announced by the DMC judges. The performance which took top honors for the entire competition was by JON1ST from the UK who does some seriously crispy scratching and out-of-this-world juggling in one of the best performances I've seen to date. Watch this phenomenal set by as he rips it up on a set of Technics 1210's and a new Rane Sixty-Two Mixer and get ready to see him at the World DMC DJ Championships in a few short weeks.
The winner of the 2013 Online DMC Championships Round 8 has been announced by the DMC judges. The performance which took top honors this week was JFB from the UK who really puts it down on the turntables with a fast-paced and super accurate performance to inspire all who pay attention.
Just a few short hours ago, I jumped on the Stanton ST-150 turntables and the trusty Z2 Mixer for a quick freestyle session and I had my camera rolling to show you all some mixing love. Every month I will complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". My Blazing Cuts mixtape series consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured on DJbooth.net. Check out my quick freestyle video session and download my latest July 2013 mixtape.
The DMC United States DJ Finals for 2013 will be held on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 at Stage 48 in NYC. Then, DJ's can check out the Grand Master Roc Raider Memorial Gong DJ Battle at the same venue the very next day on August 4th to make it a complete DJ competition weekend that DJ's in the area can't afford to miss.
The 2013 Online DMC Championships are starting to wind down with the top-three Round 6 finalists being announced by the DMC judges. The top three performances which took top honors this week were sets by DJ Topic, Ritchie Ruftone, and Erick Jay. There was a first place tie between DJ Topic and Ritchie Ruftone with Erick Jay coming in third. Check out these three incredible performances and check back in another couple weeks when the 2013 DMC Online Champion is crowned.
Just last night I jumped on the Stanton T.120 turntables and the new Rane Sixty-Two-Z for a quick freestyle session and I had my camera rolling to show you all some mixing love. Every month I will complete a quick freestyle DJ session while choosing songs from my newest Monthly Mixtape series called "DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts". My Blazing Cuts mixtape series consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured on DJbooth.net. Check out my quick freestyle session and download my latest June 2013 mixtape.
The DMC World DJ Finals for 2013 will be held on Saturday October 5th, 2013 at the indig02 Stadium in London. This iconic DJ battle championship is in its 27th year and along with the 100-DJ competition, there will be all day workshops and performances that will make the trip that much more worthwhile for DJ's who plan to attend. Check out the full press for more details with links to purchase your tickets after the jump.
The 2013 Online DMC Championships of 2013 are going on right now and I'm constantly taking a look at the turntablists work to see who's doing what. Round 4 is now in the books and Redmist takes second place with an incredible performance of scratching, juggling, drumming, and everything else in between. Check out Redmist's Round 4's second place performance as he rips it up on the Rane mixer and a pair of Vestax PDX-2000's.
This year's 2013 Boom DJ Battle promises to be a great event for DJ's or anyone who loves music and simply wants to have a great time. The Boom DJ Battle is the country's largest under 21 DJ competition that has the top young DJ talent all over the country compete against one another for Boom DJ Supremacy. The registration for the contest is now open to all DJ's ages 14-21 with registration closing on Thursday May 30th. Finalists will be chosen on June 3rd and the final competition and other festivities will be held at Toyota park on June 15th 2013 at the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash. Details inside.
DJ S-TRIX was in the house at the Vestax DJ Booth in Frankfurt, Germany for the Musikmesse 2013 show two weeks ago. Not only was he on-hand in the show booth, but he was in the actual DJbooth putting it down something serious on two Vestax PDX-3000 turntables and the Vestax PMC-05ProIV mixer. Check out his crazy-sick set for this week's Turntablist Video Friday feature after the jump.
Qbert and DJ Craze are two of my personal favorite DJ's in the whole wide world. They have been killing the scratch/turntablist game for years and years and they both hold three DMC World titles each. Native Instruments has teamed up with Qbert and DJ Craze to bring an excellent Limited Edition Traktor Control Vinyl Set with exclusive sounds on side A (one with samples from Qbert and one with beats by Craze) and Traktor Scratch timecode on side B. Check out the details and links to get your set after the jump.
DJbooth.net is continuing with the Resident DJ program where we will now feature new work, experiences, and mixtapes from different active industry DJ's around the World. The next DJ to join the team is DJ TeeOh or DJ Turmoil out of ATL. DJ TeeOh is a true performing DJ who travels around the World to DJ events and also actively shoots videos and creates fresh new remixes with some of his free time. When he's not performing, DJ TeeOh is always writing DJ Gear reviews and finding excellent internet DJ stories and Jems to share with the masses. More on DJ TeeOh after the jump.
The Scratch DJ Academy just celebrated their 10th Year Anniversary on January 15th, 2013 with heavy hitter DJ's such as DJ Qbert, ATRAK, and Kool Herc on hand in the NYC Scratch Academy to put their skills on display and show you what can be learned through the curriculum. The Scratch DJ Academy is the absolute best place to go if you want to learn how to DJ and produce music with hands-on experience, lessons, and advice directly from industry professionals and experts. Check out the video performances from the event and enrolling class information after the jump.
Turntablist Video Friday makes another rare appearance today and this time we're back once again with the third Webisode in the "On Da Spin" series with DJ Diamond. During this online series, there will be feature interviews along with other footage from known and unknown DJ's. Each webisode will showcase the DJ and gives them a chance to give their opinion and insight on their musical experiences. This third webisode features DJ Diamond getting busy on the 1's & 2's and he also gives a sick interview about the whole DJ Game! Peep the video after the jump.
The DMC World Championships has always been the biggest and most recognized DJ battle championships all over the world, with DJ's who take top-honors being remembered and admired for years and years to come. Last year at the 2012 DMC World Championships, DJ Izoh from Japan emerged as the World Champion with this amazing 6-minute set which shows a bit of everything in the world of Turntablism... Check out the video after the jump.
DJ Jazzy Jeff is one of the most iconic names in the Hip-Hop DJ Game and it's been that way for quite a long time now! DJ Jazzy Jeff (known for making so many classics with the Fresh Prince), is one of the main reasons I started DJ-ing in the first place. He's one of the most influential DJ's in the industry and Serato decided to pay homage by recording a few Serato Icon Artist profile videos to highlight this legendary DJ. Check out the interview and performance video inside.
I am a huge fan of all things turntablist related and a lot of the love of the game came from none other than D-Styles. For the past fifteen years I watched D-Styles (and the whole Skratch Piklz Team) rip it up on the decks like no one else can. In this latest performance video from the Serato Icon Artist Series, D-Styles shows why he is still one of the best in the game making the turntable sound like a real live saxophone player getting busy over the beat. Check out this INCREDIBLE performance and D-Styles Bio after the jump.
Check out the HD-Video results of the 2nd annual Denon DJ/ Boom Entertainment DJ Battle. Held once again at this year's B96 Summer Bash in Chicago, IL, this year's battle (and the nation's only 14-21 age-group DJ battle) was bigger and better than ever. Follow Celebrity Judges including DJ Flipside and DJ Mark E as they crown the champion in the finals of the 17-21 class in the video after the jump.
Mix Master Mike has been killing the Hip-Hop DJ game for a very long time! He's been DJ-ing across the world and his road to the top wasn't an easy one. Mix Master Mike is now a Serato Icon Artist and Serato has just uploaded two cool videos to showcase Mix Master Mike's turntable skills and life-story. Check out the videos inside to learn more about Mix Master Mike and to see his skills on display while using the new Serato Sixty-Two mixer.
Check out this week's episode of Turntablist Video Friday with DJ Angelo from the UK! He gets busy on this Funky beat and shows all of his crazy skills on youtube. He's been doing this for quite a while and he also has a tutorial series for those of you who want to learn or refine your craft. Check out the video and subscribe to his youtube channel inside.
As promised, we are bringing back the Turntablist DJ Friday series and this is the second installment of what everyone really wants to see. DJ's rippin it up on the 1's and 2's. DJ Dysfunkshunal has been making his rounds all around the DJ Scene and late last year he was able to go to Italy for a Showcase at the Gusto Dopa Al Sole Festival for 2011. DJ Dysfunnkshunal has been featured on the site before so you should know what to expect. What him throw it down on the video feature inside...
I'm bringing back the Turntablist Video Friday series due to popular demand, but this week we are kicking it off with something a little different than usual. There is a new web DJ video series coming out called "On Da Spin". During this online series, there will be feature interviews along with other footage from known and unknown DJ's. Each webisode will showcase the featured DJ and gives them a chance to give their opinion and insight on their musical experiences. This first webisode features DJ Mel B! Check out the video inside.
The new Native Instruments MK2 high-resolution vinyl timecode pieces have now been released in full color! The Traktor Scratch control vinyl now comes in red, white, black, blue, and clear to suit any DJ's color needs. The new MK2 vinyl was released last year as the newer and slightly improved timecode control piece for the Traktor Scratch analog users. All of the new colors are available from the NI online shop or your local dealer for only $20 a set. Check inside for the press release and buy links.
What's Crackin' DJbooth.net! On this edition of the Turntablist Video Friday we have yet another video performance from DJ Shiftee on Dubspot back in 2010. Check out the turntablist BEATING he gives the decks as he lays it down on the 1's and 2's. The scratching is right on point and the juggling is crazy too. Watch the video inside to see a true master at work.