At the end of 2016, Serato set out to find three artists to demonstrate Ableton’s Link feature with Serato DJ. DJ Manwell and hip-hop producers Stro Elliot and 14KT answered the call and put together an impressive routine, which is now available to watch.
Ableton Link is a wireless technology that keeps devices in time over a local network, so artists can “forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music.” DJs, producers, and musicians can sync with each other via Link-enabled DVS software such as Serato DJ and Ableton Live and DAWs like Ableton Live, Maschine, and Reason.
To showcase the technology, Manwell used two Reloop turntables and the Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer, Stro used Ableton Push 2, and 14KT used the Roland DJ-808 controller. They were given three rules: They had to perform linked together, use their own music, and make a tempo change in their set. The end result was a freestyle jam session over a hip-hop beat.
Watch the trio’s performance above and learn more about Ableton Link here.
DJ Manwell, a three-time DMC Los Angeles champion, throws down a five-minute routine in the latest visual from Battle Ave and DJcity’s At the Ave Tour. The video is a seamless combination of footage from Manwell’s performances in Houston and Phoenix, which took place last July.
DJ Manwell, the 2015 DMC USA Vice Champion, has delivered a funky set for the final installment of Battle Ave’s At the Ave Mixtape series. The Brooklyn native’s selection contains 14 tracks, many of which are edits or remixes of soul and hip-hop classics.
Stream below and check out DJcity and Battle Ave’s At the Ave Tour in a city near you.
1. Kanye West – Touch the Sky – Mark Ronson Remix
2. Fugees – Fu-Gee-La – DJ Manwell Edit
3. B.T. Express – Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)
4. Truth Hurts ft. Rakim – Addictive
5. David Heartbreak – Moombahma – Munchi Edit
6. Digable Planets – Rebirth Of Slick – Altered Tapes Remix – DJ Manwell Mashup
7. Erykah Badu – Cleva – Remix
8. Captain Planet ft. Brit Lauren – Get You Some
9. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God – DJ Pump Refix
10. Stro the 89th Key – Turn On Some Marvin
11. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On – Onderkoffer Remix
12. Bondax – Gold – Snakehips Bootleg – DJ Manwell Edit
13. The Internet – Special Affair
14. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. – Green Lantern Remix
2016 At the Ave Tour:
7/16: New York City, NY @ Rock & Soul
7/17: Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
7/21: Phoenix, AZ @ Coolin Out & The Blunt Club
7/23: Houston, TX @ Mega DJ Center
7/24: Austin, TX @ Parlor Room
7/28: Denver, CO @ Mile High DJ Supply
7/29: Denver CO @ TBA
7/31: Las Vegas, NV @ Black Geisha Studios
Brooklyn-born turntablist DJ Manwell worked hard on his routine for this year’s DMC US Finals and has now shared it with the world. And we’re glad he did, because his scratching, juggling and funky selection are worth the watch from start to finish. The video is also beautifully shot — props to The Reel Chris Brown for the crisp and well-edited visuals.
Related: Watch DJ Manwell Perform on Revolt TV
Los Angeles-based DJ Manwell was recently featured on Revolt TV’s “1s and Tuesday” segment. The Brooklyn native — who won the 2014 Los Angeles DMC Championship — put down three minutes of intense scratching and juggling over a couple of funky tracks. Manwell also spoke with the show’s co-host DJ Damage about his battle experience, his previous group, The Procussions, how he got into turntablism, and more.
“1s and Tuesday” is a weekly segment curated by DJcity which showcases turntablists. Previous guests include DJ QBert, Chris Karns, Jayceeoh, Four Color Zack, DJ Spider, DJ Dynamix, Miles Medina and others. Watch “1s and Tuesday” every week at 2pm and 5pm PST.
Related: Watch Teeko Perform on REVOLT’s ’1s and Tuesday’
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