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Skratch School Announces ‘Boasty’ DJ Challenge

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Skratch Bastid’s Skratch School has announced their “Boasty” DJ Challenge. The star-studded collab by Wiley, Stefflon Don, and Sean Paul features vocals from actor/DJ Idris Elba. It peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles chart.

Competitors must record a video of them flipping the track in a creative, skillful way as they would in a club set. The winner will receive a pair of 12″ Serato control vinyl, a Red Bull Music 3Style “Play With Music” hat and sweater, and a Bastid’s BBQ apron.

Here’s how to enter:

– Download the tools here. Record a video using at least one part of “Boasty”, whether it’s the full song, the instrumental, or pieces of the acapella.
– Your entry must be at least 16 bars long (approx 37s), up to a max of 2 minutes.
– This challenge will be judged on musical creativity (50%) as well as technical skill and technique (50%). The goal here is to create a routine that works in the club, and showcases your skills.
– The contest is open until Friday, May 3 at midnight ET.

Learn more about the challenge here and watch DJ Kamo‘s submission below.

Related: Super Hero DJs Launch DJ Challenge

Watch DJ Per4m’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

DJ Per4m, a 36-year old party rocker from Philadelphia, has dropped a throwback hip-hop mix for DJcityTV’s Bedroom Sessions.

Per4m has been DJing for over 15 years and is active in the Philadelphia club scene. He also runs the mobile DJ company Skyline DJ Group, specializing in high-end events in Philly and New York City.

Tracklist:

1. Nelly – Ride Wit Me – Viceroy Remix
2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money
3. The Notorious B.I.G. vs. The O’Jays – For The Love Of Mo Money
4. Ray Charles – I Got A Woman
5. Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
6. 50 Cent ft. Ludacris – I Get Money – Funkymix

Follow DJ Per4m on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Got what it takes to be featured on the next “Bedroom Sessions” episode? Send a sample video to brs@djcity.com.

Related: Watch Vega’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

Watch: Mista P Drops Mix for Nova System Academy DJ School

DJcity Italy representative Mista P has dropped a high-energy mix for the Nova System Academy DJ and music production school. In his performance, the Bari native mixes current hip-hop hits with upbeat remixes.

Mista P was a 2017 and 2016 Red Bull Music 3Style Italy finalist. He is also a member of the group Bari Hip Hop Metro.

Watch his performance above.

Tracklist:

1. Herb Alpert – Rise
2. The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize – Uki Remix
3. The Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back To Cali – Acapella
4. 2pac ft. Nate Dogg & Snoop Dogg – All About U
5. Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg – Area Codes
6. Tone Tone ft. Tory Lanez – Give It To Ya – Mista Bibs What’s My Name Edit
7. Tyga – Taste – Jose Knight Edit
8. 6ix9ine – KIKA – Mista Bibs Zeze Edit
9. Kodak Black ft. Travis Scott & Offset – ZEZE – ONETED EDIT
10. Migos – Bad & Boujee – Jael Partysquad Edit
11. Uki – Technique (Rakim’s Flip)
12. Lil Wayne – Uproar
13. Trippy Turtle – 21
14. DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim – iMarkkeyz Remix
15. Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me – Chuwe Remix
16. Ekali & SLUMBERJACK – Helios
17. Travis Scott – NO BYSTANDERS – Eskei83 Vexed Bootleg
18. Travis Scott ft. Drake – SICKO MODE – Skrillex Remix
19. Kanye West vs. Travis Scott ft. Rihanna & Drake – All Of The Lights – Four Color Zack SICKO MODE Transition
20. 2 Chainz ft. Drake & Quavo – Bigger Than You
21. Dead Prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop
22. A$AP Ferg ft. Nicki Minaj – Plain Jane Remix – DJames I Know What You Want Edit
23. Damianito – Passport Control

Follow Mista P on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, and Twitter.

Related: Watch the First Episode of Damianito’s Red Bull Music 3Style IX Tour Documentary

Watch: DJ Navarro Gives Tone Play Tutorial

DJ Navarro, a turntablist from Chile, breaks down one of his tone play routines in a tutorial for the Super Hero DJs online school. The video is part of the school’s SPOTLIGHT series, which focuses on up-and-coming talent. In the routine, Navarro scratches and plays a guitar melody over a Latin beat.

Super Hero DJs offers multilingual lessons from world-class DJs, including former 3Style and DMC champs like Trayze, Hedspin, Fong Fong, JFB, and 69Beats.

Watch a preview of DJ Navarro’s tutorial above and sign up to watch the full video. (Use coupon code “SUPERWELCOME” for a 15% discount.)

Related: Watch: DJ FJ Gives Turntablism Tutorial

Watch the Producer of Future’s ‘March Madness’ Explain How He Made the Track

808 Mafia member Tarentino has explained how he produced Future‘s hit song “March Madness” on a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed.

The track was the first single from Future’s 2015 mixtape 56 Nights. By 2017, “March Madness” had been certified platinum.

In the video, Tarentino explains how Future inspired him to come up with the track and then breaks the beat down layer-by-layer.

Watch Deconstructed above.

Related: Watch the Producer of Blueface’s ‘Thotiana’ Explain How He Made the Track

Watch: Brandan Duke the DJ Drops ‘King’s Dead’ Routine

Brandan Duke the DJ, a 12-year old turntablist from Ontario, Canada, has put down a routine for Serato. In his performance, Duke flips Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake‘s Grammy Award-winning track “King’s Dead.”

Duke is the 2018 Goldie Awards Vice Champion. He formerly held the Guinness World Record for youngest club DJ, having played at the Kool Haus in Toronto at the age of six.

Watch his routine above.

Related: Watch Brandan Duke the DJ’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

Watch: ‘Making Mad Noise’ Turntablist Documentary

British creative collective Boom City has released a turntablist documentary, Making Mad Noise – 10 Years of Community Skratch.

The Community Skratch event series brings turntablists together from around the world for showcases and networking. It began with the Community Skratch Games in 2006 in Galway, Ireland. It later expanded to Brighton, UK, with DJ Manipulate‘s Community Skratch BBQ.

As the turntablism community grew, the event series branched out with UK and European tours. Community Skratch has also begun to collaborate with Battle Avenue, expanding the turntablist network even further.

Watch the documentary above.

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