DJcityTV Assembles Star-Studded Lineup for Toronto ‘Cutting Room’

Skratch Bastid

DJcityTV’s Cutting Room series has featured some impressive lineups over the years, but Toronto’s new episode might take the cake. Representing T-Dot are nine award-winning turntablists, including heavyweights Skratch Bastid, Vekked, and Hedspin, along with Trapment, Dopey, Brandon Duke, DJ Grouch, deejay t-jr., and Needle & Groove.

Watch the five-minute session above, which was shot at the MARS recording studio.

Music credits:

“One Forty” — Paul Skratch
“Drumstep” — DJ Shub

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Antriks Reviews Vekked and Fresh Kils’ Scratch Record, ‘Fresh Cuts’

Fresh Cuts

Battle Avenue director Antriks has returned with a new episode of DJcityTV’s Fresh Press series. This time, he reviews Vekked, and Fresh Kils‘ seven-inch scratch record, Fresh Cuts.

Released through Fresherthan Records, Fresh Cuts features a mix of unique sounds meant for both scratching and beat juggling. Side A includes four skipless sentences and Side B contains four skipless drum loops.

Watch Antrik’s review above.

Related: Antriks Reviews DJ Woody’s Scratch Record, ‘Flexicuts 4’

Should DJs Use Twitch to Live Stream?


With the growing popularity of live streaming, DJs who want to showcase their skills have several platforms to choose from. DJcityTV’s Mojaxx recently caught up with Vekked, the Canadian turntablist with seven world DJ championships to his name, to discuss the advantages of using Twitch to live stream.

While Twitch is most popular among the gaming community, Vekked uses it to teach DJ lessons on subjects like scratching, beat juggling, and putting together a battle routine. He prefers Twitch because it is more interactive than other platforms.

Watch Mo and Vekked’s discussion on this week’s episode of Tips & Tricks.

Related: How to Live Stream a DJ Set, Part 1

Vekked Enters A-Trak’s Goldie Awards Battle


With under two weeks left to enter, Vekked has submitted an entry for A-Trak’s Goldie Awards battle. The five-time world DJ champion made the announcement on his Facebook page.

“Currently on a coast to coast Canadian tour, but I decided to come out of solo DJ battle retirement one last time to take a shot at A-Trak’s Goldie Awards. I put a little spin on a routine you may have heard before… this time with even more Mortal Kombat, some Street Fighter, Earthworm Jim, and NBA Jam.”

Vekked told us that he connected an Xkey Air keyboard to Serato Pitch ‘n Time via Bluetooth to control the pitch of the Sega loop.

The Goldie Awards is a new DJ and beat battle that will feature six DJs and six producers competing in their respective categories. The competition will be judged by a star-studded panel that includes Diplo, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, Destructo, and Mija. The deadline to enter is August 6, and the live battle will take place at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on September 7.

Watch Vekked’s routine above.

Related: Watch Vekked and DJ Brace’s Final DMC Online Team Routine

Watch Vekked and DJ Brace’s Final DMC Online Team Routine

The Fresherthans

Vekked and DJ Brace have already won the DMC Online DJ Championship individually (in 2015 and 2016, respectively). Now, the Canadian turntablists are competing for the team title under their group name, The Fresherthans. Watch their final entry for the battle above.

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Watch Vekked’s Incredible Set for the MikiDz Show


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 Show hosts MikiWAR and Styles Davis
Vekked with MikiDz hosts MikiWAR and Styles Davis

The audience
The audience

Related: Watch Craze’s Epic Set for the MikiDz Show

Five-Time World Champion Vekked Will Perform on the Next MikiDz Show


Reigning DMC World Champion and Online Champion Vekked will make his debut on DJcity’s MikiDz Show on Tuesday, June 14.

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.

The live stream will begin at 7 p.m. PST and include sets by hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone.

Related: DJ Craze Will Perform on the Next MikiDz Show