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Watch: Turntablists Put New Phase Technology to Test on DJcityTV’s ‘Cutting Room’ Series

Cutting Room: Poland

While in Poland for the Red Bull 3Style VIII World Finals, DJcityTV recruited some of the country’s best turntablists to showcase the new Phase technology on its Cutting Room series.

Premiered at NAMM in January, Phase is a wireless device that bypasses a turntable’s internal audio and eliminates the need for a cartridge. It is considered by many industry experts and DJs to be a potential game-changer in the industry.

The scratch session featured DJs VaZee, Eprom, Krootki, Falcon1, and Keeper ET, and used Fracture’s jungle single, “Loving Touch.” It was the follow up to DJcityTV’s first Polish Cutting Room session, which went down in 2014.

Watch above and visit Phase’s website for more info.

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Freestyle Scratch Session at Red Bull 3Style​ World Finals VIII

Red Bull 3Style

The festivities have begun at the Red Bull 3Style​ World Finals VIII in Kraków, Poland. To kick things off, Poland’s VaZee and FALCON1 and France’s Aleqs Notal took part in a freestyle scratch session. Watch above and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for exclusive 3Style coverage.

Related: DJcity Arrives at Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII

IDA World Online Scratch Battle: Final Routines

DJ Pan Jaras

IDA World Online Scratch Battle

Poland’s DJ Pan Jaras and Japan’s DJ Tsuyoshi have advanced to the final round of the 2017 IDA World Online Scratch Battle. They’re up against the defending champion, DJ VaZee.

The winner will be announced at the IDA World DJ Championships in Kraków, Poland on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Watch their final routines below, which use DJ Odilon’s “Designer Music” instrumental.

IDA World Online Scratch Battle

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VaZee Wins ‘Humble.’ DJ Challenge


VaZee at the 2015 Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo credit: Suguru Saito/Red Bull)

After reviewing hundreds of entries, DJcity has chosen Poland’s VaZee as the winner of our DJ challenge for Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble.,” produced by Mike Will Made-It.

The runners-up are Japan’s DJ Fummy and the USA’s DJ FingerSmith.

A decorated turntablist, VaZee won the 2014 and 2015 IDA World Championship and the 2015 Red Bull 3Style Poland Championship, among other titles. He’ll receive a new Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer as the prize.

There were a lot of impressive entries, so it wasn’t an easy decision. Shout out to all the DJs who took the time to submit a video.

Winner: VaZee

1st Runner Up: DJ Fummy

2nd Runner Up: DJ FingerSmith

#HumbleDJChallenge #Humble #KendrickLamar #MikeWillMadeIt @djcity @scratchdjacademy

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Skratch Bastid Discusses the ‘Amen Breakbeat’

Red Bull Thre3style

The 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals included a variety of workshops and jam sessions. One of our favorites was the “Ultimate Breaks and Beats” event, which was named after the 1980s compilation series of the same name.

In this behind the scenes clip, Skratch Bastid discusses the importance of the “Amen break” and Poland’s VaZee scratches over it.

Released by The Winstons in 1969, “Amen, Brother” is one of the most famous samples of all time. According to WhoSampled, it has been used in over 2,500 hip-hop, jungle, and drum and bass songs.

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