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Watch DJ IKU’s Flashback Friday Routine for Episode 4 of GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

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Japan’s DJ IKU throws down a mix of funky tracks on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion features a DJcity Japan Exclusive from Cocco Music Lab, which is a music school in Taiwan organized by former Red Bull 3Style Taiwan champions Mr. Skin and DinDin.

Watch DJ IKU’s routine above.

Tracklist:

1. Maceo And The Macks – Soul Power 74 Pt. 2
2. House Rulez ft. Lee YoonJung – Do It! Cocco Music Lab Remix
3. James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)

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Matsu Talks Battling in 3Style and Goldie Awards, Working at Slow Roast: The 20 Podcast

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Rising DJ/producer Matsu catches up with DJ Spider on this week’s episode of The 20 Podcast. The Indiana native is the label manager at Craze’s Slow Roast Records, and the New York City representative at DJcity and Beatsource. He has also competed as a finalist in the Red Bull 3Style and Goldie Awards. Matsu discusses his experience battling and what he’s learned from working at Slow Roast, among other topics.

Watch the interview above. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.

Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs, producers, and other music industry professionals.

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Watch: DJ ND’s Four-Scratch Combo

In the latest episode of DJcityTV’s Made From Scratch, German turntablist and Ortofon representative DJ ND shows off a scratch combo that emphasizes hand control. The technique combines baby, wave, chirp, and transform scratches.

Grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here and watch the tutorial above.

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Mr. Switch Joins Ural Philharmonic Orchestra On ‘Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra’

Conductor Gabriel Prokofiev‘s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra has been re-released, this time featuring four-time DMC World DJ Champion Mr. Switch alongside the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.

Developed by Prokofiev in 2006, Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra is a piece of classical music which features a DJ taking the role of lead soloist. The five-movement piece highlights scratching, phrasing, beat juggling, melodic tone play, and scratch drumming. Following in the line of DJ Yoda‘s inaugural 2007 performance, it has been performed either in-part or full, some 75 times in the past decade.

Watch a preview of the performance above and order the album here.

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Watch: ‘Boom City Jam Session Vol. 1’ Showcases the Worldwide Turntablist Community

British creative collective Boom City, of the Inside Turntablists documentary series, has created a spinoff to highlight more talent within the global scratch community.

Boom City Jam Session Vol. 1 features a “Q&A”-style scratch session with turntablists Alx Plato, Kompoze, DJ SWORDZ, Redmist, Blam, Symatic, Peter Parker, Jimmy Penguin, Android, Kutclass, DJ Robert Smith, Kodac Visualz, Kubik, DubbaDutch, and Bakon One. The crew cuts over an instrumental by Oslo Flow‘s Alx Plato.

Watch the first episode above and stay tuned for more jam sessions from Boom City.

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DJ IKU Demonstrates Beat Juggling Technique for CDJs on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

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Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, demonstrates a beat juggling technique for CDJs on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

Since most nightclubs carry CDJs over turntables, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion wanted to showcase some club-friendly beat juggling alternatives.

Watch DJ IKU’s routine above.

Tracklist:

1. Rihanna – Rude Boy
2. CJ Fly ft. Joey Bada$$ – Rudebwoy

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