On last week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew spoke to the 2016 Red Bull 3Style World Champion, DJ Puffy. The Barbados native explained why he considers Barbadians to be one of the toughest crowds to play for.
Puffy also broke down the many different categories of Caribbean and soca music.
Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.
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Skratch Bastid and DJ Puffy, the reigning Red Bull 3Style World Champion, have teamed up for a soca turntablism routine. The two-minute performance makes use of the Ultimate Rejects‘ energetic new single, “Full Extreme.”
Bastid and Puffy will perform together again at Bastid’s BBQ, which will take place on June 17 at the Caribbean-themed Carivibe Beach and Food Festival in Canada.
DJ Puffy is known for his dancehall and soca-heavy sets, but the Red Bull 3Style World Champion isn’t limited to those genres. On his new video for DJcityTV, the Barbados native puts down a four-minute routine of new and throwback hip-hop.
1. Schoolboy Q ft. Kanye West – That Part – Schoeny Acap Intro
2. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz – Mercy
3. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini – KidCutUp Acap Intro
4. Migos & Lil Uzi Vert – Bad & Boujee – Lemi Vice & Action Jackson Purple Lamborghini Bootleg
5. Yo Gotti ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, Quavo, & 2 Chainz – Castro
6. Migos – Look At My Dab – Migos Acap Loop
7. Waka Flocka Flame ft. Kebo Gotti – Grove St. Party – Acap Out
8. Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – Party
9. ESKEI83, Drunken Masters, & Gunjah – Rave
DJ Puffy, the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion, has dropped a Caribbean-style routine for DJcityTV. The Barbados native’s selection includes a variety of dancehall and reggaeton, along with two of his own productions.
1. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam – Eddie Boy vs Tim Hox Hype Edit
2. Kidd Spin – Dance & Clap Your Hands Tool
3. Wizkid – Daddy Yo
4. Poison Clan – Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya – DJ Nova Twerk Edit
5. Daddy Yankee – Shaky Shaky – Nikko Calor & Big Syphe Puro Pari Remix
6. Mura Masa – Love$ick – DJ Puffy Dancehall Remix
7. Goofy – Buff Bay
8. DJ Puffy – Mad Lion
DJ Puffy wins the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Santiago, Chile on Dec. 17, 2016. (credit: Red Bull)
Judging the battle were legends DJ Jazzy Jeff, Craze, Z-Trip, DJ Nu-Mark, and Skratch Bastid.
Like his previous Thre3style sets, Puffy’s performance was distinguished by an energetic stage presence, Caribbean rhythms, and dubplates.
“I am an energy factory, I’m overwhelmed,” Puffy said after the win. “I will carry the torch the best I can as the best DJ in the world for the next year.”
Watch his winning set and a recap of the day below.
Barbados’ Andre Parris, a.k.a. DJ Puffy, will compete as a wild card in the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Santiago, Chile between December 11 and 18. Here are some facts about him. (To see all of our contender profiles, click here.)
Residence: Christ Church, Barbados
Sponsors: Heineken, Digicel
DJ influences: Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, A-Trak, Diplo, Scratch Master, Simply Smooth, Dee Jay Fuzz, Scratch, Skrillex, Hedspin, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Skratch Bastid, Funkmaster Flex, TedSmooth, Mister Cee, Kid Capri, Camilo, Prostyle, Kast One
Preferred battle setup: Turntables, Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer
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