The school has also collaborated with DJcity representative Matsu on a tutorial breaking down his “Booty Bounce” routine. Matsu will be competing in the Red Bull 2Style X US Finals and was also a finalist in the 2018 Goldie Awards.
Super Hero DJs offers multilingual lessons from world-class DJs, including former 3Style and DMC champs like Trayze, Hedspin, Fong Fong, JFB, and 69Beats.
Watch a preview of DJ BYTE’s tutorial above, along with Matsu’s tutorial below, and sign up to watch the full videos. (Use coupon code “djcity” for a 25% discount.)
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The Super Hero DJs online school is back with a tone play tutorial from DJ Delta. In the video, the 2016 Red Bull Music 3Style Italy champion flips the melody of Kodak Black‘s “ZEZE” to transition into Drake‘s “In My Feelings.”
Watch a preview of DJ Delta’s tutorial above and sign up to watch the full video. (Use coupon code “djcity” for a 25% discount.)
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The routine uses DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels’ “Nobody Speak” and The Meters’ funk classic, “Handclapping Song.”
Super Hero DJs offers multilingual lessons from world-class DJs, including former 3Style and DMC champs like Hedspin, Fong Fong, JFB, 69Beats, and Trayze.
Watch a preview of Damianito’s tutorial above and sign up to watch the full video. (Use coupon code “SUPERWELCOME” for a 20% discount.)
Serato DJ’s Pitch ‘n Time plugin enables DJs to shift and sync the key of a track. It improves your ability to mix harmonically, helping to make your blends and transitions sound cleaner.
Watch the tutorial above.
Many DJs use symmetrical loops to loop melodies or drum patterns in continuous cycles. Asymmetrical loops, however, have distinct beginnings and endings. They can be used to change rhythms and create patterns on the fly.
69Beats at Suzet Music Club in Poland. (Photo source: Suzet Music Club)
69Beats, the 2016 Red Bull 3Style Poland Champion, has started a new tutorial series called Button Pushing for DJs.
The lessons help DJs of all types learn advanced techniques like tone play, finger drumming, and pitch playing, and integrate them into their party sets.
“[The techniques] help you make your set more entertaining and add a whole new vibe to the tracks you play,” the 28-year-old DJ says in the first episode. “And they can help you get out of some trouble if something unwanted happens. And the best thing about them, in my opinion, is that they really help you get the attention of the crowd.”
The first episode takes a look at basic finger drumming patterns. He encourages DJs to follow along using his tutorials on the educational software, Melodics.
Watch the video below.
Transition stingers are exclusive performance tools that start at one tempo and end with a sample. They enable DJs to drop a song of any tempo immediately after the current track. By being able to jump around different BPM ranges, DJs can add creativity to their sets.
Watch As-One break down how to use stingers above and download them only on DJcity.
Reggae and dancehall DJs, known in Jamaica as “selectors,” are known for mixing multiple “versions” of the same instrumental with different vocalists. The technique can also be used outside of those genres, and is a great way to add creativity to your set.
Related: How to Perform the ‘Rockit’ Scratch
DJcity and Beat Refinery have released a new episode of the tutorial series, Turntable Techniques. In the video, DJ As-One explains how to do the “Rockit” scratch, which Grandmixer D.ST performed on Herbie Hancock’s 1983 hit of the same name.
The song was the lead single off Hancock’s landmark album, Future Shock, which saw him venture into the worlds of electro-funk and instrumental hip-hop. “Rockit” is recognized as the first popular single to feature scratching and has been cited by DJ QBert and Mix Master Mike as a pivotal influence on them.
“You can gauge a DJ’s skills by when they use [the ‘Rockit’ scratch],” QBert said in the documentary Scratch.
Watch As-One break it down below.
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