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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.

Related: Watch Boi-1da and Jahaan Sweet Explain How They Produced Eminem’s ‘Lucky You’ Feat. Joyner Lucas

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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

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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

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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

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Listen to Damianito’s Mix for GENRE BNDR

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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

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Watch Damianito’s ‘MikiDz Show’ Set

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Damianito on DJcity’s “MikiDz Show” in Los Angeles on July 9, 2018. (Credit: Keith Oshiro)

On Monday, Red Bull Music 3Style world champion Damianito kicked off the new season of DJcity’s MikiDz Show. The Italian DJ and turntablist delivered a creative set of hip-hop, bass music, and more, including a section of Italian hip-hop.

In attendance were some of Los Angeles’ most respected DJs, including Spider, Steve1der, and Dynamix.

Watch Damianito’s full performance below, along with his interview with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone. The convo included insights into the Italian scene and the 3Style experience. You can also download the audio via iTunes.

Damianito with hosts DJ Dainjazone and MikiWAR
Damianito with hosts DJ Dainjazone and MikiWAR (Credit: Keith Oshiro)

The audience
The audience (Credit: Keith Oshiro)

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Related: Watch: Damianito Throws Down Turntablism Routine

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DJcity Announces New Season of ‘MikiDz Show’

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, DJcity’s MikiDz Show will return for a new season on Monday, July 9! Kicking it off will be none other than this year’s Red Bull Music 3Style world champion, Damianito.

Based in Rome, Damianito has served as DJcity’s Italy representative since 2017. It will be his first appearance on the show, which is hosted by MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone.

Watch the livestream at 7 p.m PST on DJcity’s Facebook page or website.

Related: Italy’s Damianito Wins Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII

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Watch: Damianito Throws Down Turntablism Routine

Damianito, the Red Bull Music 3Style VIII world champion, has thrown down an impressive turntablism routine for Italian magazine Soundwall. A Rome native and DJcity Italy representative, Damianito shows off his technical abilities and versatility in the 2-minute video.

Watch it above.

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Related: Italy’s Damianito Wins Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII

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Watch All Six Final Round Sets From the Red Bull 3Style World Finals

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Damianito performs in the final round of the Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Krakow, Poland on Feb. 11, 2018. (Credit: Kin Marcin/Red Bull)

The Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII came to an end on Sunday night in Kraków, Poland. After five days of battles featuring 24 national champions, it was Italy’s Damianito who took home the world championship trophy.

Damianito, who was selected as a wildcard, defeated five competitors in the final round. Belgium’s DJ Cross placed second while Canada’s Cam B rounded out the top three. Chile’s Diego Zapata, South Africa’s Ryan the DJ, and Japan’s RINA also competed. RINA participated as the other wildcard pick while the other DJs had won their respective qualifying rounds.

Each contestant was given 15 minutes to perform a set consisting of at least three genres. They were judged on originality (40%), skills (25%), song selection (20%), and crowd response (15%).

The judges were DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Nu-Mark, Craze, Skratch Bastid, and Nina Las Vegas.

Watch all six sets below.

Damianito, Italy

DJ Cross, Belgium

Cam B, Canada

Diego Zapata, Chile

RINA, Japan

Ryan the DJ, South Africa

Related: Italy’s Damianito Wins Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII