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!
The recently released Reloop RP-8000 Professional 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, etc. The RP-8000 also has an additional 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. The main difference with these new Reloop turntables is that they have a familiar "Technics" turntable look and layout with a brushed aluminum top plate, recessed aluminum pitch sliders, and the familiar aluminum start-stop buttons found on the corners. The Pitch range of these turntables can be switched from +/- 8%, +/- 16% and +/- 50% and there are also start and stop adjustment knobs to control the speed that the platter starts and stops the track.
Over 11 years ago the world lost one of the greatest DJ’s to ever be behind a pair of turntables. Today, on Jam Master Jay's birthday, true homage is paid.
The Serato Team just keeps releasing new Serato control vinyl in brand new colors and styles to match all turntable DJ's setup. Just yesterday, Serato released the new Yellow (PMS116c) vinyl which run only $34. As with all the latest vinyl releases, the Yellow vinyl comes with the new CV02.5, Performance Series Control Tone for the best tracking and tightest control available. Check out this post to get a pair for yourself before they're all gone!
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