Turntablism

New Year, New Routine From DJ IKU on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

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Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, celebrates the new year with a fresh hip-hop routine on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s new routine features beat juggling, pitch play, scratches, tone play, and wordplay.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. 宮城道雄 – 春の海
2. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones, Pt. II
3. DJ Hazime & DJ Watarai ft. ¥ellow Bucks & Zeebra – Do It
4. ¥ellow Bucks ft. Eric.B.Jr. – Yessir
5. Pretty Ricky – Your Body
6. Megan Thee Stallion – Body
7. Eric Bellinger ft. 2 Chainz – Focused On You
8. Nas & Bravehearts – Oochie Wally Remix
9. The East Flatbush Project – Tried By 12
10. Wiz Khalifa – Still Wiz
11. Tyla Yaweh ft. DaBaby – Stuntin’ On You
12. NLE Choppa ft. Mulatto – Make Em Say

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DJ Stonic’s Latest ‘Scratchflix’ Episode Parodies ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

Reigning Red Bull 3Style Italy champion Stonic has called upon an impressive lineup of turntablists for the latest episode of his Netflix parody series Scratchflix. The “Scratch Mirror: Banderscratch” episode puts a choose-your-own adventure style spin on a traditional scratch cypher.

Stonic is joined by Damianito, DJ Delta, Dj D_MiND, Kut Real, SupaMario, DJ Bolla, DJ Kamo, DJ YANEZ, and Zio.n. At the end of the first video, viewers can make a choice: clicking the link to one of the following videos takes you to either the next DJ’s routine or to a “game over” page where you have the option to start over.

Start the interactive game by watching the video above.

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Watch DJ IKU’s Japanese Hip-Hop Routine on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU

DJ IKU, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion, shines a spotlight on the Japanese hip-hop scene on the latest installment of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

In the episode, IKU showcases his turntablism skills while performing a routine that highlights the best Japanese hip-hop tracks released in 2020.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. Jin Dogg & OVER KILL – ベルセルク
2. 018 – Pineapple Express
3. Red Eye ft. 漢 a.k.a GAMI – Get over it.
4. SANTAWORLDVIEW – Baby What You Want?
5. SIMON, RYKEY & YMG – どうってことねぇ
6. RYKEY – STRIPPER
7. MC TYSON ft. ¥ellow Bucks & OZworld – Chain On My Neck
8. Normcore Boyz – UNDER THE BUILDING
9. BAD HOP – Bayside Dream
10. JAGGLA ft. MC TYSON & Eric. B.Jr – ATTOTEKI
11. AK-69 ft. ¥ellow Bucks – Bussin’

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Check Out Craze’s ‘Disconnect 2 Reconnect’ Mix


(Source: Slow Roast Records)

Slow Roast Records boss and all-around DJ legend Craze has dropped “Disconnect 2 Reconnect,” a cinematic-style DJ mix. At an hour in length, he’s discovered an innovative format for evolving DJ culture during the quarantine.

Musically, the performance is made up of a blend of pop-adjacent hip-hop, R&B, and bass music. Visually, it’s a non-stop highlight reel of music videos, memes, and other entertaining video clips.

On his Twitter account, Craze noted that he worked on the mix for three months and called it “a masterpiece.” Premiering via his Twitch channel on December 30, 2020, notable DJs like Skratch Bastid and DJ Green Lantern have used phrases like “life-changing” and “too cold” to describe the set.

Grab downloadable copies of the mix through the Slow Roast Records website.

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Watch DJ IKU’s Holiday Routine on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

DJ IKU Holiday

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, showcases his turntablism skills while performing a holiday-inspired quick mix on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

The 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion’s jolly routine features pitch play, scratches, tone play, and wordplay.

Watch DJ IKU’s performance above.

Tracklist:

1. DJ Chose & Megan Thee Stallion – Thick
2. Lil Nas X – Holiday
3. DJ Khaled ft. Drake – POPSTAR
4. Lil Uzi Vert – 444+222
5. Ciara – Level Up
6. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas

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Win a Pair of Ortofon VNL Cartridges by Recreating DJ ND’s Flare & Tear Combo

In a special episode of Made From Scratch, DJ ND demonstrates a scratch pattern that could win you a pair of Ortofon’s new VNL cartridges.

If you’ve got what it takes to recreate this flare and tear combo, film yourself performing it over a beat and upload the video to Instagram. Tag @djcity and @ortofon_dj and use hashtag #MadeFromScratchVNLContest. Entries may be submitted until Wednesday, December 16, and one winner will be announced in the following episode of Made From Scratch.

Watch the tutorial above, grab DJ ND’s scratch tool here, and start preparing your entries. Good luck!

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