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Chicago DJ and turntablist MaddJazz has flipped “King’s Dead” in a new routine for DJcityTV. The former DMC and Red Bull Music 3Style competitor applied his technical scratching and beat juggling to the track.
The hit song from the Black Panther soundtrack boasts an all-star lineup of Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake. The track reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was DJcity’s 11th most downloaded track of January.
Watch him flip “King’s Dead” above.
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Some of our readers might remember MaddJazz from the Chicago edition of DJcityTV’s “Cutting Room” series. The Windy City’s epic throw down is considered by many as the best of the series, and MaddJazz’s scratching abilities are one of the reasons why. In early February, he put his skills to the test once again during the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style Qualifier in Chicago. MaddJazz went up against some of his city’s best party rockers and turntablists, including his “Cutting Room” partner, Boi Jeanius, who took the crown. Although MaddJazz came in at second place, his Thre3style set was one of the most energetic we’ve heard this year, and today he shared it exclusively on DJcityTV.
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Last month, DJcity TV aired its first episode of the “Cutting Room” starring DJs from outside California. Now, the Windy City gets a chance to shine in our latest episode. We’re not picking favorites but this might be our best episode yet!
The four minute scratch session features Chicago’s Boi Jeanius (103.5 Kiss FM), Flipside (Jump Smokers, B96), Big Once (US Red Bull Thre3style champ), Maddjazz and Trentino (103.5 Kiss FM, Midwest Red Bull Thre3style champ) getting wild on the decks. The instrumental is “Ya’ll Can’t Mess with Chicago” by Jump Smokers.
Special thanks to Scratch DJ Academy for letting us film at their new location!