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Female Turntablists Represent on DJcityTV’s ‘Cutting Room’

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After a successful Ladies Linkup in Los Angeles in November, seven of the region’s best turntablists threw down a scratch session for DJcityTV’s Cutting Room.

Filmed at DJcity’s headquarters in Culver City, the session featured DJs Javin, PattyClover, Nikki Duran, Young 1, Annalyze, Step1, and Shortee. The ladies got busy over an instrumental produced by Faust, Shortee, and Step1.

Related: Female DJs Connect at Ladies Linkup in Los Angeles

Watch: DJ Step1 Performs Routine Using Ableton Push 2

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Ableton recently enlisted Bay Area turntablist DJ Step1 to showcase the company’s Push 2 controller in a live performance.

Step1 put down an impressive routine, combining sampling, scratching, and finger drumming to create a track. In an additional video, she explained how she integrates her DJ setup with Push, then breaks down how she mapped the project in Live.

A veteran in the turntablism scene, Step1 is best known for producing a battle record called Bikini Wax with DJ Shortee in 2007. Bikini Wax is the first battle record to be released by a female DJ. Step1 owns the Sequence One music school in Oakland.

Watch her performance and walkthrough videos below.

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