Watch Dwells’ Routine for A-Trak’s ‘Short Cuts’ Series

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A-Trak‘s Short Cuts series has returned with a new routine from Dwells, the 2014 DMC New York City Champion. Watch above to see the teenage turntablist chop up Kaytranada’s 2013 single “At All” with live edits and scratches.

Related: Watch DJ Dwells Scratch Over Flume’s ‘Some Minds’

Watch DJ Dwells Scratch Over Flume’s ‘Some Minds’

DJ Dwells, the 2014 DMC New York City Regional Champion, has returned with a turntablist routine featuring Flume’s latest single, “Some Minds.”
The Connecticut native was only 13 when he won the competition, making him the youngest DJ to do so. The 15-year-old has since been featured on ABC News and other notable outlets.
Check out Dwells’ five-minute video above.
Related: DJ Dwells & Scratch DJ Academy Featured by ABC News

DJ Dwells & Scratch DJ Academy Featured on ABC News

Most stories about the rise of DJing usually focus on EDM superstars and the massive venues they play at. However, ABC News recently took a break from the fist-pumping to shed light on two turntablists.
As part of their story, ABC visited the world-renowned Scratch DJ Academy in New York City to speak with former student DJ Dwells, a 14-year-old who made waves in 2014 after winning the region’s DMC championship. ABC also spoke with instructor Dirty Digits.
While Dwells and Digits are only a fraction of the turntablist scene, it’s great to see DJs like them get shine on a major news network. A win for the “Real DJing” movement? We think so.
Related: DJ Dwell’s Winning Set from the 2014 DMC NYC Regional

DJ Dwells & DJ Esquire Trade Insults in Humorous Interview

This year’s DMC New York City Champion, DJ Dwells, and two-time DMC USA Champion, DJ Esquire, recently interviewed each other at Scratch DJ Academy. However, what began as a civil discussion between two talented DJs quickly devolved into a back-and-forth session of backhanded insults. We assume that both DJs respect each other and the questions were probably planned in advance but the video is pretty funny nevertheless.
Related: DJ Dwell’s Winning Set from the 2014 DMC NYC Regional

DJ Dwell’s Winning Set from the 2014 DMC NYC Regional

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Last week, a young turntablist named DJ Dwells took second place at the 2014 DMC US Finals in New York City — an impressive accomplishment considering he’s only 13 years old.
However, the youngster’s break-out moment came earlier this year in February when he won the New York City Regional. Almost immediately, people in the turntablist community compared Dwells with A-Trak — who also gained fame at a young age when he won the 1997 DMC World Finals.
The hype surrounding Dwells was followed by notable interviews that revealed details about the relatively unknown DJ but still left many wondering what his performance sounded like.
Nearly seven months after winning the regional title, Dwell’s set has finally been uploaded to DMC’s YouTube channel along with those of the other contenders. Watch his full eight-and-a-half minute performance below:

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2014 DMC US Finals Featuring Mista Sinista, DJ Shiftee, DJ Precision & Kool DJ Red Alert

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The 2014 DMC US Finals DJ battle is going down August 23 at New York City’s Webster Hall.
Co-sponsored by DJcity, the competition will feature legendary Kool DJ Red Alert as the host and DJ Shiftee and The X-Ecutioners’ Mista Sinista and DJ Precision as guest performers.
Competing in this year’s US Finals are DJ Esquire (defending US champion), DJ I-Dee, FasciNate, DJ Manwell, The Beat Molester, International Ease, DJ Shake One, El Abstrakto, DJ Dwells, Ambideckstriks, DJ Petey Complex, Ichy the Killer, and Spiderman.
Back in February, 13-year-old DJ Dwells gained worldwide attention when he won the New York regional battle.
The winner will go on to represent the US at the 2014 DMC World DJ Championships in London on October 5.
Tickets cost $20 at the door but can be purchased in advance for $15 at The Webster Hall box office or at ticketweb.com.
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