• 69Beats Featured in DJcityTV’s ‘Tone Play’ Series

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    69Beats, the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style Poland Champion, has been featured on DJcityTV’s first Tone Play episode in nearly three years. The 28-year-old is known for his creative and well-executed routines, which helped him win the Poland championship.

    1st routine:
    DJ Tomekk ft. Lil Kim & Trooper Da Don – Kimnotyze
    Nas – I Can

    2nd routine:
    Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy
    DJ 600V – Wychylylybymy

    3rd routine:
    Sztigar Bonko a.k.a. DJ Eprom
    A-Trak & Milo & Otis ft. Rich Kidz – Out the Speaker
    Cassie – Me & U
    Party Favor – Bap U

    4th routine:
    Swedish House Mafia – One
    Pulp Fiction Theme – Wick-it The Instigator Remix

    Related: Meet Red Bull Thre3style World Finalist, 69Beats

  • Trayze Demonstrates His Tone Play Skills

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    Trayze is one of Washington DC’s most versatile and skilled DJs. During a recent west coast tour, the Red Bull Thre3style DC champion stopped by our studio to show us a few of his tone play tricks.

    1st routine:
    Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
    Kanye West & JAY Z – N#ggaz in Paris

    2nd routine:
    Lil Wayne ft. Kanye West – Lollipop Remix – Acap
    Mozart – Lacrimosa
    Trinidad James – All Gold Everything

    3rd routine:
    Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way – Acap Out Edit
    Noreaga – Superthug

    4th routine:
    Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love – Acap Out Edit
    Foreigner – Cold As Ice

    5th routine:
    Pharrell – Happy
    JAY Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder

    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s Tone Play series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.

    Watch the previous episode featuring Trentino

  • Trentino Demonstrates His Tone Play Skills [Video]

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    We couldn’t have a Tone Play series without featuring 2013 US Red Bull Thre3style Champion, Trentino! In addition to his top notch scratch abilities, the Chicago native has developed a reputation for creative tone play tricks which took him to last year’s Thre3style world finals. In this episode, Trentino throws down five innovative routines using Novation’s Dicer and an eclectic batch of tracks.

    1st routine:
    KRS-One – Step into a World (Rapture’s Delight)
    Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
    Gang Starr – Mass Appeal

    2nd routine:
    Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark
    Ol’ Dirty Bastard-Shimmy Shimmy Ya
    Nas – I Can
    2 Chainz – I’m Different
    Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris & Trina – One Minute Man

    3rd routine:
    Maceo & the Macks’s – Soul Power 74
    Jagged Edge ft. Nelly – Where The Party At
    Fat Boy Slim – Weapon of Choice
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around the World

    4th routine:
    Kanye West – New Slaves
    Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – Deep Cover
    Tyga ft. Lil Wayne – Faded
    Knife Party – LRAD
    Nicki Minaj ft. Rick Ross & Cam’ron – I Am Your Leader
    Kanye West – Blood on the Leaves
    C-Murder ft. Magic & Snoop Dogg – Down 4 My N#ggaz
    Isaac Hayes – Ike’s Mood
    Vic Mizzy – The Addams Family Theme

    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s Tone Play series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.

    Watch the previous Tone Play episode featuring Michael Basic

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  • Michael Basic Shows Off His Tone Play Routines [Video]

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    Michael Basic shows off his favorite tone play battle routines in our latest video for DJcityTV. The Los Angeles native is currently a monthly mix show contributor to 96.1 The Beat in Colorado Springs.

    1st Routine:
    Will Sparks – Ah Yeah!
    DJ Kue – 1986 Rock
    Deorro – For President

    2nd Routine:
    Dada Life – Haters
    B.O.B ft. 2 Chainz – Headband
    Whistle – Just Buggin’
    2 Chainz – I’m Different
    Young Jeezy ft. 2 Chainz – R.I.P.

    3rd Routine:
    Beatnuts – Watchout Now
    Dru Down – Pimp of the Year

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    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s Tone Play series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.

    Watch the previous episode featuring Disko Drew here

  • Disko Drew Shows His Tone Play Routines

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    Disko Drew from Los Angeles’s Power 106 demonstrates some of his favorite tricks for our fifth episode of “Tone Play.” Drew can be heard on the air with DJ Felli Fel weekdays from 3-7pm and at 7pm for LA’s 7@7.
     
    1. Whistle “Just Buggin'” to C-Murder “Down 4 My N#ggaz”
    2. Usher “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” to Debbie Deb “When I Hear Music”
    3. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Otherside” to DMX “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” (Eric-D-Lux Remix)
     
    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s “Tone Play” series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.
     
    Watch previous episodes of “Tone Play”
     
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  • Four Color Zack Demonstrates His Tone Play Routines [Video]

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    Four Color Zack recently dropped by our studio to show us his favorite “Tone Play” routines. Although he’s been aware of the technique since the days of vinyl, the Seattle-native helped bring it to greater prominence during the 2012 Red Bull Thre3style World Championship in which he took the crown.

    Routines:
    Steve Wonder “Superstition” to N.O.R.E. “Superthug”
    Dr. Dre “The Next Episode” to Beastie Boys “No Sleep till Brooklyn”
    Harold Faltermeyer “Axel F” to Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
    Bingo Players “Rattle” to Lipps Inc – “Funky Town”
    A-Ha – “Take on Me” to 50 Cent “Wanksta”

    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s “Tone Play” series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.

    Watch previous episodes of “Tone Play” here

  • DJ Dynamix Demonstrates His Tone Play Routines

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    DJcityTV’s third episode of “Tone Play” features DJ Dynamix demonstrating his routines with a Z2 mixer at Native Instrument’s headquarters in Hollywood.
     
    The Los Angeles-based DJ has enjoyed a career laden with accomplishments, including wins at the Mai Tai Rumble, the King of LA DJ Battle, and two Red Bull Thre3style battles. Dynamix was also a contestant in this season of VH1’s “Master of the Mix.”
     
    Routines:
    – DJ Shadow “Organ Donor” to Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth “T.R.O.Y.”
    – Yes “Owner of a Lonely Heart” to “Beverly Hills, 90210 Theme Song”
    – Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) fingerdrum
    – 2 Chainz “I’m Different” to French Montana “Thrilla In Manilla”
    – Mohawks “The Champ” to KRS-One “Step into a World” to Warren G “Regulate”
     
    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s “Tone Play” series sheds light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years.
     
    Watch previous episodes of “Tone Play” here

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  • DJcityTV: Kidd Spin Demonstrates Tone Play [Video]

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    Our second episode of “Tone Play” features Kidd Spin (Q104-7 FM, Live 105.5) demonstrating his unique routines with Novation’s Dicer.

    Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy” to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”
    T.I.’s “What You Know” to Lil Wayne’s “Love Me”
    Fearless Four “Rockin’ It” to Kanye West’s “Mercy”
    Nightcrawlers’s “Push The Feeling On” to Kidd Spin’s “Push The Cumbia On”
    Enur’s “Calabria” to Dr. Dre’s “Next Episode” to Lil Wayne’s “No Worries”

    The best DJs in the world are creative and differentiate themselves by thinking outside the box. DJcityTV’s new series “Tone Play” is intended to shed light on the technique of seamlessly mixing two tracks together by linking similar tones or melodies. The technique itself isn’t new but has evolved and become increasingly popular in recent years due to DJs such as the current Red Bull Thre3style champion, Four Color Zack.

    In case you missed it, watch our debut episode of “Tone Play” featuring DJ Morse Code.

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