DJ Hamma, the Red Bull Music 3Style France champ, put down a creative performance for DJcityTV during the IX World Finals week. The DJcity France representative delivered an open-format mini mix with scratching and wordplay.
Watch above and stay tuned for more exclusive 3Style videos.
Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)
Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.
The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.
At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.
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.
Stonic, a former Red Bull Music 3Style and DMC contender, has launched a Netflix parody series titled Scratchflix. Each episode is a routine that combines turntablism with references to popular Netflix shows and movies.
So far, Scratchflix has released two episodes: “Boscratch Horseman,” a spoof of the animated series, BoJack Horseman, and “Scratch Mirror,” a parody of the sci-fi anthology, Black Mirror.
Watch the episodes below and stay tuned for new videos each month.
UPDATE: Serato has paused its public beta of Serato Studio after receiving an influx of users. Anyone interested in joining can still register to be notified of any future openings.
Serato on Wednesday announced its entry into the music production market with its Serato Studio software.
The application aims to lower the barrier to entry for DJs who are interested in music production. Features include access to the Serato DJ library, waveform displays, cue points, and time-stretching and key detection with Pitch ‘n Time.
Serato Studio works with a range of Serato-enabled hardware such as mixers and controllers, allowing them to function as MIDI controllers.
It is currently available as a limited public beta. Upon its full release, Serato Studio will be available via subscription to allow for regular software updates and additional sample content.
Sign up for the beta here and watch Mojaxx‘s first look below.