DJ Manwell

Watch DJ Manwell, Stro Elliot and 14KT Perform With Serato DJ and Ableton Link

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At the end of 2016, Serato set out to find three artists to demonstrate Ableton’s Link feature with Serato DJ. DJ Manwell and hip-hop producers Stro Elliot and 14KT answered the call and put together an impressive routine, which is now available to watch.

Ableton Link is a wireless technology that keeps devices in time over a local network, so artists can “forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music.” DJs, producers, and musicians can sync with each other via Link-enabled DVS software such as Serato DJ and Ableton Live and DAWs like Ableton Live, Maschine, and Reason.

To showcase the technology, Manwell used two Reloop turntables and the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer, Stro used Ableton Push 2, and 14KT used the Roland DJ-808 controller. They were given three rules: They had to perform linked together, use their own music, and make a tempo change in their set. The end result was a freestyle jam session over a hip-hop beat.

Watch the trio’s performance above and learn more about Ableton Link here.

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Manwell Performs on Battle Ave and DJcity’s ‘At the Ave Tour’

DJ Manwell

DJ Manwell, a three-time DMC Los Angeles champion, throws down a five-minute routine in the latest visual from Battle Ave and DJcity’s At the Ave Tour. The video is a seamless combination of footage from Manwell’s performances in Houston and Phoenix, which took place last July.

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Watch the First Episode of ‘Off the Beat and Path’ Feat. DJ Manwell and FlipFlop

Off the Beat & Path

Introducing Off the Beat and Path, a new series from DJcity and Battle Avenue that explores the world of “portablism.” Watch the first episode above, which features DJ Manwell and FlipFlop.

Track 1 produced by: FlipFlop
Track 2 produced by: Manwell

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