Watch: 2018 PLAYLIST Retreat DJ Battle


At this year’s PLAYLIST Retreat, six of the attendees were selected to compete in an impromptu DJ battle. Nick Bike, EASE, DJ Jaycee, Trayze, DJ BYTE, and Damianito competed to win a pair of Rane TWELVE controllers and a Rane SEVENTY-TWO mixer. The battle was hosted by DJ Zimmie, and the judges chose EASE as the winner.

Each contestant was given a USB drive with a selection of songs from which they had to build their sets. This meant that the DJs had to come up with new routines, as opposed to relying on material from previous battles.

DJ set times:

Nick Bike: 1:40
EASE: 5:48
DJ Jaycee: 11:17
Trayze: 17:28
DJ BYTE: 23:35
Damianito: 29:12

Watch above.

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EASE Drops Mix for ‘Sway in the Morning’


EASE at Club 12zehn Weiden in Germany on Feb. 16, 2018. (Source: Facebook)

EASE, the 2017 Red Bull 3Style U.S. champion, dropped a guest mix on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning show on Monday. The 46-minute set featured a variety of classic and current hip-hop, including tracks off EASE’s solo album, Kodax Kids. An award-winning turntablist, EASE also put his scratch skills on display.

Listen below.

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Watch DJ EASE’s Winning Red Bull 3Style U.S. Routine


DJ EASE has uploaded his winning set from the Red Bull 3Style U.S. Finals, which took place in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 28.

A former four-time DMC regional champion, EASE went up against Boi Jeanius, DJ FingerSmith, Bo, DJ Diggy Dutch, and DJ Frazier Davis. His well-crafted set consisted of mostly hip-hop, bass music, and reggae.

EASE had previously competed in the 2016 U.S. finals, which Trayze won.

Watch his winning 2017 routine above.

Related: 2017 Red Bull 3Style U.S. Finalists

DJ EASE Performs a Routine for DJcityTV


DJ EASE, a 2016 Red Bull Thre3style US finalist and four-time DMC regional champion, has put down a routine for DJcityTV. His two-minute performance features world-class turntablism and three tracks: the Geto Boys’ 1991 classic “Mind Playing Tricks on Me,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ 2003 hit “Can’t Stop,” and Thugli‘s 2012 trap banger, “Bout It.” The video was filmed at a private residence in Santiago, Chile during the 2016 Thre3style World Finals.

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Related: Watch DJ Ease’s Set for the MikiDz Show

Watch DJ Ease’s Set for the MikiDz Show

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If March’s MikiDz Show episode with Just Blaze was for the production heads, then this month’s show with DJ Ease was for the turntablism fans. The Las Vegas-based DJ’s scratching and juggling skills were on display from start to finish, and fans loved every minute of it. As for selection, Ease’s set contained mostly throwbacks, primarily of the hip-hop and R&B variety.
Indeed, during his interview with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone, Ease said that his performance included Thre3style and DMC routines. The conversation highlighted his diverse background: from competing in battles to rocking clubs in Vegas and Atlantic City.
Watch below and download the audio via iTunes.

MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone
MikiDz Show hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone. (photo: Visual MVMT)
The audience. (photo: Visual MVMT)
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DJ Ease Will Perform on the Next MikiDz Show

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DJ Ease competes at the 2015 DMC US Finals in New York City. (Ming Han)
Award-winning party rocker and turntablist DJ Ease will perform on DJcity’s MikiDz Show next Monday, April 11. The live stream will also include sets by MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone.
Ease currently holds residencies at Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab Beach Club in Las Vegas and The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. He has won a dozen DJ competitions in his career, including three DMC Regional Championships.
Tune in to the MikiDz Show on April 11 at 7 p.m. PST on DJcity’s website.
In the meantime, watch Ease’s video submission for the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style:

Related: Watch Just Blaze’s Epic Set for the MikiDz Show

Watch DJ Ease Juggle ‘Summertime Madness’ in the Streets of Brooklyn

Fall is less than a month away, but that hasn’t stopped New York’s DJ Ease from celebrating the warmth of summer with a new turntablist routine. It’s good timing, too, as Ease just competed in the 2015 DMC US Finals.
In the video above, Ease is shown juggling Kool & The Gang’s 1974 classic “Summer Madness” in the streets of Brooklyn. He also gets busy with Da Bush Babees and Mos Def’s ’90s hip-hop track, “The Love Song,” which samples the Kool & The Gang anthem.
According to WhoSampled, “Summer Madness” has been sampled 142 times as of today. In addition to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime,” the track was also used in Snoop Dogg’s “Doggy Dogg World,” Ice Cube’s “You Know How We Do It,” Aaliyah’s “A Girl Like You,” and Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me.”
Related: Watch DJ Ease Perform at Rock & Soul

Scratch DJ Academy Will Live Stream Its ‘Scratch Summit’ Feat. DJ QBert and Others

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Scratch DJ Academy Miami’s ninth annual “Scratch Summit” will be live streamed Thursday, March 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The free event will take place in the Wynwood Arts District and feature live performances from DJs QBert, Ease, Concept, Crunchtime and surprise guests. There will also be a freestyle scratch battle and raffle.
You can live stream the entire summit at www.universemiami.com. Here’s the address if you’re in Miami:
450 NW 28th Street
Miami, FL 33127
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