Watch the Making of DECAP and Damianito’s Track ‘Brazil’


San Francisco-based producer DECAP recently broke down the making of his and Damianito‘s track “BRAZIL.”

The behind-the-scenes look took place in a workshop at the 2018 Music Expo in San Francisco. DECAP explained how they made the different elements of the track, using both Ableton Live and FL Studio.

The 34-year-old beatmaker has worked with artists like Joyner Lucas, Talib Kweli, and more. He is also the creator of the popular sample pack series Drums That Knock.

Watch the video above and download “BRAZIL” here.

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Watch: Damianito Gives Tone Play Tutorial


Damianito, the Red Bull Music 3Style world champ, breaks down one of his signature tone plays in a tutorial for the Super Hero DJs online school.

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.)

Related: Watch the First Episode of Damianito’s Red Bull Music 3Style IX Tour Documentary

Watch the First Episode of Damianito’s Red Bull Music 3Style IX Tour Documentary


The Red Bull Music 3Style IX national finals kicked off last Friday in Rome, Italy, the home of reigning world champion Damianito. The Italy final marked the start of the European leg of 3Style’s world tour, which ends in France on October 6 before heading to the Americas.

Fittingly, Damianito is currently on the road with 3Style, serving as a judge and performer for each of the Euro finals. To show what his life on tour is like, the DJcity Italy representative has started a mini-documentary series.

In the first episode, Damianito takes us behind-the-scenes at the Italy and Switzerland finals. He also discusses how difficult it is picking a winner.

Watch it above.

Related: Red Bull Music 3Style Reveals Locations and Dates for National Championships

Watch: 2018 PLAYLIST Retreat DJ Battle


At this year’s PLAYLIST Retreat, six of the attendees were selected to compete in an impromptu DJ battle. Nick Bike, EASE, DJ Jaycee, Trayze, DJ BYTE, and Damianito competed to win a pair of Rane TWELVE controllers and a Rane SEVENTY-TWO mixer. The battle was hosted by DJ Zimmie, and the judges chose EASE as the winner.

Each contestant was given a USB drive with a selection of songs from which they had to build their sets. This meant that the DJs had to come up with new routines, as opposed to relying on material from previous battles.

DJ set times:

Nick Bike: 1:40
EASE: 5:48
DJ Jaycee: 11:17
Trayze: 17:28
DJ BYTE: 23:35
Damianito: 29:12

Watch above.

Related: Watch: DJ Day’s Set at PLAYLIST Retreat

Listen to Damianito’s Mix for GENRE BNDR


Damianito performs at Red Valley Festival in Sardinia, Italy on Aug. 14, 2018. (Credit: Giulio Cafasso)

Damianito, the Red Bull Music 3Style World Champion, has dropped a mix for GENRE BNDR. It is the first in a series exploring the connections between different genres of music.

In his 30-minute set, the DJcity Italy representative blends bass music, house, drum and bass, and more.

Listen below.

Related: Watch: Damianito Drops Mix at Serato’s London Studio

Watch: Damianito Drops Mix at Serato’s London Studio

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Following his appearance on DJcity’s MikiDZ Show, Red Bull Music 3Style world champ Damianito threw down a mix at Serato’s London studio.

The DJcity Italy representative blends hip-hop, dancehall, house, rock, and more in the 21-minute mix. He also incorporates scratching, tone play, and even a talk box routine.

Watch above.

Related: Watch Damianito’s ‘MikiDz Show’ Set