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Watch: DJ Brace and Asian Hawk Join Forces on Routine

Asian Hawk and DJ Brace

DJ Brace and Asian Hawk, two of the world’s most innovative turntablists, have joined forces on a routine for DJcityTV.

While this is their first time working together, both DJs are veterans of the battle scene. Brace is a three-time DMC world champion and Asian Hawk has claimed five UK DMC titles.

With only twelve hours to put together a routine, the duo created a soulful, R&B-tinged song. Asian Hawk combined singing and finger drumming, while Brace played a melody by scratching with the Fretless Fader.

Watch above.

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Related: Watch Turntablist and Singer Asian Hawk Perform ‘Shining’

DJ Brace Scratches in Thailand With Fretless Fader

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Three-time DMC champion DJ Brace is known for pushing the boundaries of turntablism. Whether scratching with the Fretless Fader or collaborating with people from different cultures, Brace is dedicated to moving the art forward.

For his latest video, Brace travels to Bangkok, Thailand. There, he makes a beat out of sounds that he samples from around the city and then scratches over it with the Fretless Fader.

Watch above.

Related: Watch: DJ Brace Throws Down With a Tribe From Belize

Watch: DJ Brace Throws Down With a Tribe From Belize

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In 2017, DJ Brace traveled to China to explore its culture. The former DMC Online champ recorded sounds from the cities he visited and made beats out of them. He then filmed himself scratching over the instrumentals.

Continuing his Culture Cuts series, Brace recently traveled to Panama. There, he met with members of the Garifuna tribe from Belize, sampled them playing guitars and percussion, and composed a beat with the sounds. The next day, he led a performance with them in the jungle at the Tribal Gathering festival.

Watch the colorful video above.

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Related: DJ Brace Scratches Over His Remix of Kutiman’s ‘She’s a Revolution’ With Fretless Fader

DJ Brace Scratches Over His Remix of Kutiman’s ‘She’s a Revolution’ With Fretless Fader

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During a recent visit to Los Angeles, DJ Brace stopped by DJcity’s studio to film a new episode of his Fretless Fridays series. The three-time DMC Online champ scratched over his remix of Kutiman’s “She’s a Revolution” featuring Adam Scheflan and Karolina using the Fretless Fader.

Developed by John Beez, the Fretless Fader is a crossfader that’s mounted on a rail, enabling DJs to control the pitch with up and down movement.

Watch above.

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Related: Watch: DJ Brace Scratches Over ‘Clap Ya Hands Now’ With Fretless Fader

Watch: DJ Brace Scratches Over ‘Clap Ya Hands Now’ With Fretless Fader

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DJ Brace, the 2016 DMC Online champ, has scratched over Stickybuds and K+Lab’s “Clap Ya Hands Now” featuring KWADI using the Fretless Fader.

Developed by John Beez, the Fretless Fader is a crossfader that’s mounted on a rail, enabling DJs to control the pitch with up and down movement.

“Clap Ya Hands Now” is a glitch hop reinterpretation of The Meters’ 1970 anthem, “Hand Clapping Song.”

Brace’s new album Apatheia is available now via Fat Beats.

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Related: DJ Brace Drops New Album, ‘Apatheia’

DJ Brace Drops New Album, ‘Apatheia’

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DJ Brace at the DMC World DJ Championships in London. (Photo credit: Michael Bowles)

Three-time DMC Online champion DJ Brace has released Apatheia, his third solo studio album. Issued on Fat Beats Records, it blends his world-class turntablism with instrumental hip-hop and thought-provoking samples.

World-renowned turntablist DJ Woody described the project on Fat Beats’ website:

“Combining equally accomplished prowess on the boards as on the turntables, Brace’s new album Apatheia is beautifully executed. The nine atmospheric soundscapes gel together with great cohesion resulting in a rewarding listen from start to finish. Evoking the best output of labels such as Mo’ Wax and Ninja Tune, Apatheia is a must listen!”

Brooklyn-based MC Soul Khan also praised the album: “Apatheia reaffirms that DJ Brace’s work belongs in the same tier as DJ Shadow or RJD2, but with a style and trajectory all his own.”

Watch Brace perform “Beyond” from the album and buy the project on Fat Beats.

Related: Review: Magma Scratch Suitcase (Feat. DJ Brace)

DJ Brace Enters A-Trak’s Goldie Awards Battle

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After recently winning the DMC Online Team Championship with Vekked, DJ Brace has set his sights on A-Trak’s Goldie Awards battle. The Canadian turntablist is doing something different though, this time competing as a producer.

The Goldie Awards is a new DJ and producer battle that will take place in New York City on September 7. Competitors will be judged by a panel that includes Diplo, DJ Craze, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, and Destructo. The winning producer will get to release a song on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label while the winning DJ will get to perform at the Fool’s Gold Day Off festival.

To be considered for the live final, entrants must upload a one-minute video on the Goldie Awards website by August 6.

Watch Brace’s entry above.

Related: Vekked Enters A-Trak’s Goldie Awards Battle

DJ Brace Scratches Over Kutiman’s ‘Cheetah Guava’ Using the Fretless Fader

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DJ Brace, the 2016 DMC Online Champion, scratches over Kutiman’s afrobeat track “Cheetah Guava” using the Fretless Fader.

The flight case seen in the video was designed by Brace. It’s called the “Scratch Suitcase” and will be available soon from Magma.

Fretless Fridays is a monthly series that features DJ Brace scratching over songs using John Beez’s Fretless Fader.

Related: DJ Brace Scratches Over Kutiman’s ‘Sefi Ramirez’