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Watch: Swishahouse Founder DJ Michael 5000 Watts Drops a Mix at DJcity

DJ Michael 5000 Watts

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.

Swishahouse was influential in the rise of the “chopped and screwed” sound, releasing hits from Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and more.

In his routine, Watts chops up Southern hip-hop tracks, scratches acapellas, and puts the DJ-808’s range of features to use.

Watch above.

Tracklist:

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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Review: Roland DJ-505 and DJ-202 Controllers

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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

Watch Recloose Live Remix Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go for That’ Using Roland’s DJ-505

Recloose

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).”

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Related: Review: Roland DJ-808 Controller

Review: Roland DJ-808 Controller

DJ-808

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.

Mojaxx spent a few weeks getting to know the impressive hardware and has provided us with an in-depth review on Tips and Tricks.

Related: Trayze Performs With Roland and Serato’s DJ-808 Controller, Part 1

Trayze Performs With Roland and Serato’s DJ-808 Controller, Part 2

Trayze

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.

Tracklist:

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

Related: Trayze Performs With Roland and Serato’s DJ-808 Controller, Part 1

Trayze Performs With Roland and Serato’s DJ-808 Controller, Part 1

Trayze

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.

Tracklist:

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

Related: Serato Releases Serato DJ 1.9.5

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