Four Color Zack Demonstrates His Tone Play Routines [Video]

Four Color Zack recently dropped by our studio to show us his favorite “Tone Play” routines. Although he’s been aware of the technique since the days of vinyl, the Seattle-native helped bring it to greater prominence during the 2012 Red Bull Thre3style World Championship in which he took the crown.

Steve Wonder “Superstition” to N.O.R.E. “Superthug”
Dr. Dre “The Next Episode” to Beastie Boys “No Sleep till Brooklyn”
Harold Faltermeyer “Axel F” to Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Bingo Players “Rattle” to Lipps Inc – “Funky Town”
A-Ha – “Take on Me” to 50 Cent “Wanksta”

The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s “Tone Play” series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.

Watch previous episodes of “Tone Play” here