DJ QBert is one of the pioneers of break records, and lately, his Thud Rumble company has been releasing digital versions of some of his classics.
On this episode of Fresh Press, Battle Ave’s Antriks and DJ Excess connect at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City to put two of Thud Rumble’s latest releases to the test: QBert’s “All-Star Dirtstyle Battle Rebels” and DJ Happee’s “2nd Hand Smoke Breaks: Extended Edition.”
Watch above and check out all of Thud Rumble’s digital breaks here.
DJ Excess at Mega DJ Center in Houston. (Photo source: Battle Ave.)
DJ Excess, a member of the legendary Ned Hoddings crew, is currently touring to promote his new seven-inch break record, Killable Syllables. The release is a collaboration between Battle Avenue and French portablism company, Mixfader.
The tour will make stops in USA and Europe, with each event featuring a performance from Excess and private “Portable Meet.” Portable Meet is a new event and video series that brings together DJs for unique scratch sessions.
Current tour schedule:
April 23: Houston at Mega DJ Center
April 28: Paris at Mixfader headquarters with DJ Stresh, Ugly Mac Beer, Nixon, and more
April 29: Paris at Candy Shop with DJ R-Ash
April 30: Brighton, England at Dead Wax Social with Skratch Lordz and Cut2Cut
May 3: Madrid, Spain with DJcity and Skratcher
May 6: Mannheim, Germany at Scratch Buffet with DJ Jazzy Jeff and R.A. the Rugged Man
May 20: Oakland, California
Here’s an example of what the Portable Meets are like:
(Source: Pioneer DJ) Pioneer DJ has announced their latest two-channel battle mixer, the DJM-S7. The unit is geared toward open-format DJs, allowing a...
Roddy Ricch. Below is DJcity’s annual chart of the top 50 most downloaded songs of the year. The list was determined by subscriber downloads (the trac...
James Hype. Yesterday, DJcity revealed its most downloaded tracks of 2020. Today, we dive deeper to uncover the most popular remixes, bootlegs, and ed...
J Balvin. Below is DJcity’s chart of the top 30 most downloaded Latin songs of the year. The list was determined by subscriber downloads (the tracks a...
(Source: DJ MeMo) Miami-based DJ MeMo has delivered a bass-heavy mix for the DJcity Podcast. The speaker-rattling mix is half an hour of high energy h...
New tracks that DJs should know about.
Japan's renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, celebrates the new year with a fresh hip-hop routine on the latest episode of GENRE BNDR's CH419. The 2010 Re...
RANE ONE. (Source: Serato) RANE has officially entered the controller market with the release of the ONE. Similar to the design of the TWELVE, the ONE...
A few years after the release of the MODEL 1, techno legend Richie Hawtin and the PLAYdifferently team are back with the MODEL 1.4. Like its predecesso...
(Source: DJ ND) DJ ND, host of DJcityTV's Made From Scratch tutorial series, has put together a mix of the hottest tracks of 2020. The German turntabl...