Watch: Hedspin Flips Dancehall and Afrobeats in Routine for DJcityTV

Former Red Bull 3Style world champion Hedspin has dropped a Carribean-influenced routine inspired by the upcoming Caribana Toronto festival.

In the routine, the Canadian turntablist flips dancehall artist Charly Black‘s “Up Top (Rope Riddim)” with the Afrobeats track “Gbana” by Popito and Skales.

Watch above.

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DJcityTV Assembles Star-Studded Lineup for Toronto ‘Cutting Room’

Skratch Bastid

DJcityTV’s Cutting Room series has featured some impressive lineups over the years, but Toronto’s new episode might take the cake. Representing T-Dot are nine award-winning turntablists, including heavyweights Skratch Bastid, Vekked, and Hedspin, along with Trapment, Dopey, Brandon Duke, DJ Grouch, deejay t-jr., and Needle & Groove.

Watch the five-minute session above, which was shot at the MARS recording studio.

Music credits:

“One Forty” — Paul Skratch
“Drumstep” — DJ Shub

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Skratch Bastid and Hedspin Throw Down at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat

Skratch Bastid

In August, DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted his annual Playlist Retreat gathering at his home in Delaware. The multi-day event featured an eclectic guest list, including J. Cole, DJ Dahi, Mr. Carmack, Lord Finesse, Young Guru, Z-Trip, and Peanut Butter Wolf.

Also in attendance were two of Canada’s finest turntablists: Skratch Bastid and Hedspin. Watch above to see them perform a quick routine at the retreat.


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Hedspin and DJ IKU Flip Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ in New Routine

Hedspin and DJ IKU

Hedspin, the 2011 Red Bull 3Style World Champion, and DJ IKU, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan Champion, have flipped Kendrick Lamar‘s “HUMBLE.” in a new routine for GENRE BNDR. Watch the two-minute video above.

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Watch Hedspin’s ‘I Love Kanye’ Routine

In his first routine video in over a year, 2011 Red Bull Thre3style World Champ Hedspin returns with a live remix edit of Kanye West‘s “I Love Kanye.” The Vancouver native’s performance makes use of Serato Flip and Pioneer’s DJM-S9 mixer.
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Hedspin Delivers Impressive Mix for ‘Rebel Pop Radio’

Hedspin performing at the Red Bull Thre3style Winners Tour in Kiev, Ukraine. (Sergey Illin/Red Bull)
We love listening to Hedspin’s mixes. As a former Red Bull Thre3style World Champion, the Vancouver native is known for balancing technique and selection. His recent guest mix for WiLD 94.9’s “Rebel Pop Radio” is no exception, as it brings together some of our favorite new hip-hop and bass music with turntablism. Stream below and download here.


Jamie xx ft. Young Thug & Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) – Hedspin OG Edit
Drake vs Jackal – 10 Bands vs Chinchilla – Grandtheft Edit
Craze ft. TroyBoi – Baby Gurl
A-1 – There I Go
King Los ft. Ty Dollar $ign – Can’t Fade Us
Sam Gellaitry vs CRNKN vs Dej Loaf – Try Me So Long – Hedspin Edit
Jidenna vs Must Die vs Command Q – Classic Imprint – Hedspin Edit
Fetty Wap vs Big Makk – Travesura 679 – Hedspin Edit
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta – DJ Pump Edit
One Way – Cutie Pie
Kaptn – The Game – Nick Bike Edit
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Fetty Wap ft. Drake – My Way – Drake Remix
Senor Roar – Stryker
Disclosure – Bang That
Wuki – Same Damn Sound
D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha
Ricky Remedy – Break It Down
Snappy Jit – Rockin It – Shintaro Remix
Hoodboi ft. Lido – Palm Reader
Post Malone – White Iverson

Related: Listen to Hedspin’s Power 106 ‘Jump Off Mix’