DJ Michael 5000 Watts recently stopped by DJcity to throw down a mix using Roland’s DJ-808 controller. Watts is the founder and owner of the legendary Swishahouse record label and a mixer on Houston’s 97.9 The Box.
In his routine, Watts chops up Southern hip-hop tracks, scratches acapellas, and puts the DJ-808’s range of features to use.
1. Smackwater – Intro
1. Treal Lee & Prince Rick – Throwed Off (F#ck Everybody)
2. Mike Jones ft. Slim Thug & Paul Wall – Still Tippin’ – Acapella
3. DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, & Rick Ross – All I Do Is Win
4. Beyonce & JAY-Z – APESH#T
5. Z-Ro – Outro
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In 2017, Mojaxx reviewed Roland’s flagship DJ controller, the DJ-808. Now, he takes a look at the company’s more affordable options: the DJ-505 and DJ-202. Both devices are all-in-one controllers that are designed to work with Serato DJ. And like the DJ-808, they both include the AIRA technology.
Watch Mo’s review above.
Related: Review: Roland DJ-808 Controller
Veteran DJ/producer Recloose stopped by DJcity’s Los Angeles office to showcase Roland’s new DJ-505 controller for Serato DJ. Announced in August, the DJ-505 is a smaller, two-channel version of the DJ-808. To demonstrate its power, Recloose live remixed Daryl Hall & John Oates’ timeless classic, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).”
Related: Review: Roland DJ-808 Controller
Roland made a big splash last fall when they announced the DJ-808 controller for Serato DJ, their first DJ-specific product in almost 20 years.
This year’s Red Bull Thre3style US Champion Trayze has returned with part two of his demo of Roland and Serato’s DJ-808 controller. The Washington, D.C. native originally performed the routine on “909 Day” in September, a 24-hour live stream hosted by Roland and Serato.
1. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It – DJ Snake Remix
2. Cajmere – Percolator – Zagam 2K14 Remix – Trayze 909 Day Edit
3. Inner City – Good Life – Matt Smallwood Remix
4. AlunaGeorge – I’m In Control – Matthew Law & Jabair Remix – Trayze 909 Day Edit
5. Stevie Nicks – Stand Back – Trayze 909 Day Live Remix
In September, Roland and Serato unveiled their new DJ-808 controller during a special 24-hour live stream event. To showcase the device, the companies called on Red Bull Thre3style US Champion Trayze to throw down a set.
Thankfully, those who missed the stream can watch Trayze perform the same routine in a new video filmed at Serato’s New York studio. Check it out above and stay tuned for part two.
1. Eddie Kendricks – Day By Day
2. Lil Wayne – Let The Beat Build
3. Lil Wayne ft. Mannie Fresh – Go DJ
4. Mssingno – XE3 (Wheathin Turn)
5. Bassnectar ft. Mighty High Coup – The 808 Track
6. Clipse ft. Kelis & Pharrell – When the Last Time
7. Tropkillaz & Buku – Follow The Beat – Trayze 909 Day Edit
8. Faith Evans – Love Like This
9. Beyonce ft. Sean Paul – Baby Boy – Trayze 909 Day Edit
10. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It – DJ Snake Remix
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