Famous for pushing the boundaries of turntablism, Woody has been dubbed by DJ QBert as a “genius” and by Hudson Mohawke as “the best DJ in the world.” He won the ITF and Vestax world championships in 2001 and 2002, respectively, and co-designed the Vestax Controller One turntable a couple of years later.
Woody has since released dozens of acclaimed videos and performed showcases at DMC and IDA world championships. He is also a skilled producer and is set to release his debut solo album in October.
Watch Woody’s showcase performance at the 2015 IDA World Championship:
Watch DJcityTV’s UK edition of the Cutting Room featuring Woody, Mr Switch, Jon1st, TigerStyle, DJ Muzzell, and Mighty Atom:
There have been a few standout performances on DJcity’s MikiDz Show over the years, but Monday’s episode with Teeko was one of the most innovative. The Bay Area native’s set featured skilled turntablism, soulful instrumentation, and raps from special guest Aziz the Shake. Teeko’s setup was also unorthodox, as it consisted of a Vestax Controller One turntable, Native Instruments Z2 mixer and F1 controller, Roland Gaia synth, and talk box. There’s a reason why legends like DJ Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, and Shortkut have praised Teeko, and on Monday he showed it once again.
Watch Teeko’s set and interview below and download the audio on iTunes.
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While most famous turntablists are known for their skills, Teeko is also renowned for his creative approach to DJing.
“Teeko is a constant innovator, one of the rare DJs who pushes boundaries of what turntables can do musically,” A-Trak has said. Shortkut described him as “one of the few people that’s doing what I envisioned what the next step in turntable music would be.”
Teeko is also recognized for his sense of rhythm, with DJ Jazzy Jeff calling him “the funkiest most soulful turntablist I’ve ever seen.”
Watch a couple of Teeko’s most recent videos below.
Equipped with dozens of records, Armstrong reminded DJs of what it was like in the pre-Serato days. He also schooled viewers on the art of sampling, by playing classic tracks back-to-back with the hip-hop hits that sampled them. It was a journey through music history.
Armstrong’s interview with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone was just as interesting. The New York native discussed his legendary mixtapes, what it was like being Jay Z’s tour DJ, Shortkut’s influence on him, among other topics.
Watch Armstrong’s entire set and interview below and download the audio via iTunes.
DJ Neil Armstrong with hosts DJ Dainjazone and MikiWAR
Born and bred in New York City, Armstrong is best known for co-founding the legendary 5th Platoon turntablist crew and serving as Jay Z’s tour DJ in 2008 and 2009. He is also a global brand ambassador for Adidas and a renowned foodie.
MikiWAR‘s opening set for the MikiDz Show‘s July 11 episode featuring Four Color Zack is now available to stream and download. The co-host’s set featured a variety of house and tropical-influenced tracks. Stream and download below.
1. Leon – Tired Of Talking – A-Trak & Cory Enemy Remix
2. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack – Mayeda Remix
3. Tory Lanez – LUV – DJ Paimon Remix
4. Cheat Codes & Dante Klein – Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On) – KidCutUp Club Mix
5. Trey Songz – Nana – DJ Smerk Fu-Gee-La Intro
6. Wale ft. Sam Sneak – MY PYT – KidCutUp Acap Intro
7. Next – Too Close – Mayeda Remix
8. Rihanna – Kiss It Better – R3hab Remix
9. Alx Veliz ft. Nyanda – Dancing Kizomba – The Kemist Remix
10. Carlos Vives – La Gota Fria – DJ Santarosa & Danny West Hype Edit
11. L.O.K.A ft. Adassa & Pitbull – Loca – Adroid Moombahton Remix
12. BLACTRO ft. Dorrey Lin Lyles – I Believe I Can Fly – Miki Short Edit
13. Craig David – Fill Me In – Sam World 2016 Remix
14. Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign – Work From Home – Tall Boys vs Kahikko & Jespr Remix 105-124 Transition
15. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For – DJ Squared Acap In Edit
16. Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam – Sex – Gregor Salto Remix
17. Throttle – Money Maker – KidCutUp Clapapella Intro
18. Cedric Gervais & Willy Monfret – Make Me Feel – KidCutUp Horn Intro
19. Martin Solveig ft. Tkay Maidza – Do It Right
20. The Sneekers – Ghetto Superstar
21. Digital Farm Animals & Youthonix ft. R. Kelly – Wanna Know
22. Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
It’s been a great year for DJcity’s MikiDz Show so far. Since January, we’ve featured legends like Craze and Just Blaze and new generation icons like Vekked and ESKEI83. On Monday, we added yet another heavyweight to the list: Four Color Zack. As usual, the former Red Bull Thre3style World Champ served up a variety of genres, laced together with creative tone play and word play. Included in his selection were some of our favorite trap and future bass heaters, along with unreleased tracks by him and Craze.
Watch Zack’s entire set and interview below and download the audio via iTunes.
Four Color Zack with hosts DJ Dainjazone and MikiWAR
The appearance will mark his second live stream with the show, the first being back in 2013. Since then, Zack has served as a Red Bull Thre3style judge, released an EP with DJ Scene on Fool’s Gold Records, and formed a duo with Craze.
Vekked, the reigning DMC World and DMC Online champion, lived up to his titles last Monday with an incredible set for DJcity’s MikiDz Show. The Canadian’s 53-minute performance was unique in terms of selection, from hip-hop and soul to rock and drum and bass.
After his performance, Vekked took part in a candid and insightful interview with hosts MikiWAR and Styles Davis. The conversation focused on his unusual background, the current state of turntablism, his recent entry into TV scoring, and more.
Watch Vekked’s entire set and interview below and download the audio on here.
Vekked with MikiDz hosts MikiWAR and Styles Davis
A native of Ontario, Canada, Vekked is currently the only DJ to have won two DMC world titles in the same year. Before that, Vekked won the 2012 and 2013 IDA World Championship and 2012 DMC World Supremacy Championship.
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