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Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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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.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

2¢ (Craze and Four Color Zack) Drop ‘2¢ Part 4’

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2¢ performs at the Red Bull 3Style World Final in Kraków, Poland on Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo credit: Kin Marcin/Red Bull)

Along with performing at the Red Bull 3Style World Final on Sunday, 2¢ (Craze and Four Color Zack) dropped part four of their acclaimed self-titled mix series.

Like previous installments, part four features hip-hop and bass music intertwined with turntablism, and political and industry commentary.

“There’s a lot happening in the world,” the mix’s description on SoundCloud says. “Get involved in the conversation, repost and share.”

Listen or download below.

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

Watch Craze and Jon1st’s Sets for the Boiler Room

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On Tuesday, the Boiler Room London hosted Craze, a three-time DMC World Champion, and Jon1st, the 2013 DMC Online World Champion. The event, which was their debut on the show, was intended to put a spotlight on the art of turntablism.

Jon1st opened with an hour of drum and bass and glitch-heavy tracks, while Craze dropped an hour of hip-hop and bass music, including his usual critique of modern DJ culture.

Watch both of their performances above (Craze’s begins around the 1:01:10 mark).

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

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Craze and Four Color Zack at the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Santiago, Chile. (photo: Paulo Reyes)

2017 is upon us, and what better way to start off the year than with a new mix from Craze and Four Color Zack? Continuing their critique of modern DJ and American culture, the duo has returned with part three of their series. Like the previous installments, Craze and Zack’s latest statement features a variety of hip-hop and bass music weaved together with world-class turntablism and thought-provoking samples.

Stream the mix below.

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 2’ Mix

A-Trak Is Organizing a New DJ Competition

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A-Trak has revealed that he’s organizing a new DJ and beat battle that will take place later this year. The Fool’s Gold boss made the announcement during Craze‘s appearance on DJcity’s MikiDz Show on Monday night.
 
“[Turntablism] is not old school. It’s not some shit from the old heads or whatever,” A-Trak said. “There’s ways to do it with the sonics of music that’s current. We all listen to new music, we all play new music, and the new routines are updated to fit with the new shit, and I think the battle world needs to adapt to that too.”
 
A-Trak added that Craze, Four Color Zack and “all the other homies” would judge the battle.
 
Craze, who was standing next to A-Trak during the announcement, described what to expect from him as a judge. “I’m gonna be the Simon Cowell of that shit,” he said with a grin. “I’ll be like, ‘you’re not supposed to be out here. What are you doing?'”
 
A-Trak said he would reveal more details about the competition in the next couple of months.
 
Watch the announcement below and stay tuned for video of Craze’s set and interview.
 

 
Related: Watch A-Trak’s Video for ‘We All Fall Down’ Ft. Jamie Lidell

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