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.
A few short hours ago, I turned 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 February 2014. I had my camera rolling to give you all some turntable trickery with some of my favorite tracks. 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 February 2014 mixtape. My Blazing Cuts mixtape series will consists of the hottest tracks that I chose for a particular month from the numerous songs on featured right here on DJbooth.net.
The DMC Online DJ Championship launches on February 20th, 2014 and is open to every DJ around the world to enter! This year there is a brand new format that features 11 rounds with the first 10 rounds being decided and voted on by the public and the final round of top-10 DJ's being decided by DMC world champions. Check out the press release and links inside for sign-up and voting info.
The Scratchophone is an electronic DJ device that has a turntable and a mixer wrapped into a drum-shaped enclosure that gives Turntablists a TRUE instrument to call their own. The Scratchophone is made for serious scratch professionals who need a fully portable setup with a familiar feel and layout. Nearly everything from the color to the crossfader angle position is customizable at the time of order. These custom boxes sell for over $2k here in the US, but they are very well made and unique.
The new Reloop RP-8000 Professional Hybrid MIDI DJ turntables sport some of the familiar Super-OEM turntable DNA including the same high-torque motor and tonearm that is found on the Stanton ST-150, Reloop RP-6000, AT-LP1240, while still maintaining a “Technics 1200” layout and feel. Even though the Reloop RP-8000 shows some of the same characteristics as it’s Super-OEM brethren, it also has a few additional features that you can’t find anywhere else including: a digital Pitch LED display, eight rubberized MIDI pads, four MIDI layer buttons, and an over-sized encoder knob which can all be mapped to any MIDI compatible DJ software out on the market today.
A few weeks ago you may have noticed our post on DJ legend of Public Enemy, Chuck D. To honor the group, Serato released an exclusive 12’’ Serato x Public Enemy Shut Em Down Vinyl Pressing. Today’s turntablist video features Toronto native and disc jockey extraordinaire, Scratch Bastid, doing a quick scratch routine on the new wax. Short, simple, and dope!
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