Craze

Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)

Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.

The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.

At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Watch: DJ Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, and Craze Talk DJing on ‘Drink Champs’ Podcast

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From left to right: Craze, DJ EFN, DJ Jazzy Jeff, N.O.R.E., A-Trak (Source: Instagram)

DJ Jazzy Jeff recently sat down with the Drink Champs podcast for a casual yet insightful interview. The Philly legend discussed a variety of topics related to DJing and hip-hop.

Later in the interview, co-host DJ EFN spotted A-Trak and Craze in the audience and invited them to join in. It was a rare discussion with three of the most influential figures in DJing.

Watch the full show below. (A-Trak and Craze come on at the 52-minute mark.)

Related: Watch: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Q&A at Red Bull Music 3Style IX World Finals

2¢ (Craze and Four Color Zack) Drop ‘2¢ Part 4’

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2¢ performs at the Red Bull 3Style World Final in Kraków, Poland on Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo credit: Kin Marcin/Red Bull)

Along with performing at the Red Bull 3Style World Final on Sunday, 2¢ (Craze and Four Color Zack) dropped part four of their acclaimed self-titled mix series.

Like previous installments, part four features hip-hop and bass music intertwined with turntablism, and political and industry commentary.

“There’s a lot happening in the world,” the mix’s description on SoundCloud says. “Get involved in the conversation, repost and share.”

Listen or download below.

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

Watch Craze and Jon1st’s Boiler Room Sets

On Tuesday, the Boiler Room London hosted Craze, a three-time DMC World Champion, and Jon1st, the 2013 DMC Online World Champion. The event, which was their debut on the show, was intended to put a spotlight on the art of turntablism.

Jon1st opened with an hour of drum and bass and glitch-heavy tracks, while Craze dropped an hour of hip-hop and bass music, including his usual critique of modern DJ culture.

Watch both of their performances above (Craze’s begins around the 1:01:10 mark).

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 3’ Mix

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Craze and Four Color Zack at the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Santiago, Chile. (photo: Paulo Reyes)

2017 is upon us, and what better way to start off the year than with a new mix from Craze and Four Color Zack? Continuing their critique of modern DJ and American culture, the duo has returned with part three of their series. Like the previous installments, Craze and Zack’s latest statement features a variety of hip-hop and bass music weaved together with world-class turntablism and thought-provoking samples.

Stream the mix below.

Related: Listen to Craze and Four Color Zack’s ‘2¢ Part 2’ Mix

Watch Craze’s Set for Mixmag’s ‘Lab Sydney’

Craze and Four Color Zack are currently on tour in Australia as their duo 2¢. However, the two took a break last Friday to drop solo sets for Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective’s weekly live stream, The Lab Sydney.

Like his performance for DJcity’s MikiDz Show in May, Craze’s set for Mixmag focused on new hip-hop, R&B, trap, and future bass. It also contained a bunch of unreleased tracks.

Watch Craze’s full performance above and catch him on tour in Asia starting September 14.

Tracklist (according to 1001 Tracklists):

1. Bryson Tiller – Let Em’ Know
2. Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi – Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1
3. Aziz The Snake – Hot Box
4. Schoolboy Q ft. Kanye West – THat Part
5. Drake – Legend
6. Young Thug – Go Crazy
7. Rae Sremmurd – Start A Party
8. Dom Kennedy ft. Tyga & Juicy J – My Type Of Party
9. Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year
10. Famous Dex – Who Told You I Was The Man
11. ID – ID
12. ID – ID
13. Mura Masa – Lotus Eater
14. ID – ID
15. ID – ID
16. ID – ID
17. Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
18. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You – Acappella
19. Drake – Hotline Bling
20. Young Thug & Travis Scott ft. Quavo – Pick Up The Phone
21. Rae Sremmurd – Look Alive
22. Kendrick Lamar – B#tch Don’t Kill My Vibe
23. DJ Esco ft. Future – Married To The Game
24. ID – ID
25. ID – ID
26. DJ Esco ft. Drake & 2 Chainz, & Future – 100it Racks
27. 2 Chainz – Watch Out
28. Lil Wayne ft. 2 Chainz – Rich As F#ck
29. 2 Chainz ft. Cap 1 – Where U Been?
30. Dirty Audio & Rickyxsan – Gettin’ That
31. ID – ID
32. Boombox Cartel & QUIX ft. Anjulie – Supernatural
33. TroyBoi – Sensei
34. Future – F#ck Up Some Commas
35. Flume – Helix
36. Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop – Ekali Tribute
37. What So Not – Divide & Conquer
38. Eprom – Center Of The Sun
39. ID – ID
40. Noahplause – Bout It
41. ID – ID
42. ID – ID
43. Kanye West – Power – ID Remix
44. ID – ID
45. Mr. Carmack – Pay For What – Alexander Lewis Trombone Flip
46. ID – ID
47. Sam Gellaitry – Long Distance
48. ID – ID

Related: Craze & Four Color Zack Drop New EP, ‘Making Change’

Craze and Rafik Connect for New Song, ‘Feel My Sound’

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Craze performs at Red Bull Music Academy’s United States of Bass in Miami on Oct. 24, 2015. (CreditIan Witlen/Red Bull)

Craze dropped some unreleased tracks during his recent set on DJcity’s MikiDz Show, one of which was “Feel My Sound,” his collab with fellow DMC champ Rafik. The single, which is now available on DJcity, is the fourth release on Goodies, his new sub-label under Slow Roast Records. Stream it below and download it on DJcity.

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

Watch Craze’s Epic Set for the MikiDz Show

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DJcity has featured numerous DJs on the MikiDz Show over the years, but Craze‘s performance on Monday was one of the most anticipated. Indeed, fellow legends A-Trak, Four Color Zack, Teeko, and Ruckazoid showed up to see the three-time DMC champ.

And Craze’s set lived up to the hype. During a longer than usual set, the Miami native dropped dozens of hip-hop and trap heaters laced with intricate and rhythmic cuts. The selection contained unreleased material from his labels Slow Roast Records and Goodies, including his new track with Rafik, “Feel My Sound” (now available on DJcity).

The excitement didn’t end with Craze’s performance, though. During his interview with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone, A-Trak hopped on the mic and announced that he’s organizing a new DJ and beat battle, which Craze will help judge.

Watch the entire set and interview below and download the audio on iTunes.

Hosts
Left to right: Teeko, MikiWAR, Craze, A-Trak, Four Color Zack, DJ Dainjazone

Audience
The audience

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