Turntablist and singer Asian Hawk is back with a routine for DJcityTV. In the exclusive video, the former DMC UK champion performs his soulful yet energetic song, “Fire.” The Bristol native creates a beat by scratching and finger drumming before adding his smooth vocals to the track.
DJ Brace and Asian Hawk, two of the world’s most innovative turntablists, have joined forces on a routine for DJcityTV.
While this is their first time working together, both DJs are veterans of the battle scene. Brace is a three-time DMC world champion and Asian Hawk has claimed five UK DMC titles.
With only twelve hours to put together a routine, the duo created a soulful, R&B-tinged song. Asian Hawk combined singing and finger drumming, while Brace played a melody by scratching with the Fretless Fader.
Multi-talented turntablist and singer Asian Hawk is back on DJcityTV to perform his latest song, “Shining.” In this exclusive video, the former DMC UK champion’s smooth vocals set the tone. Hawk then bounces between scratching, finger drumming, and playing keyboard.
Some turntablists have been criticized for lacking “funkiness” or “soul.” Not Asian Hawk.
A native of Bristol, U.K., Hawk has won four DMC U.K. Team championships as part of The Disablists and one U.K. championship as a solo turntablist. He’s also a talented singer and producer.
To put a spotlight on his versatility, DJcity enlisted Hawk to perform his aptly-titled original track, “Turntable Soul.” The two-a-half-minute routine includes scratching, sample triggering, and soulful singing.