NYC Electro
12Aug/130

International DJ EASE, the 2013 Roc Raida Gong Battle Champion (with video)

After a grueling/stressful Gong battle, International DJ Ease came through with the win. There were unwanted rematches, broken turntables, screaming matches, hurt feeling... You know, all the stuff that you should expect from a grudge match like The Gong Battle. The audience is encouraged to boo and if the judges don't like it, they will literally Gong you out. And that damn gong is super loud. We will get into the details after the jump, but first, let me say DJ Ease ruled the competition. Below is one part of the 7 routines he had to master in-order to win. This is the R.I.P. Routine. More info about the competition after the jump...

9Mar/110

Qbert’s Breakfast Of Champions – Tractor Promo video (UPDATE! with explanation video)

DJ Q-bert, Shiftee, and Rafik, all DMC champs, teamed up at Qbert's place in San Francisco to put on a promo set for Native Instrument's Tractor Pro 2, which will be available worldwide on April 1st. They were using all the inputs on the new 10-input/output audio interface. They were using just one Tractor 2 program also (but all 4 tables are plugged to the 1 interface. Not too shabby. The video is great, and you will need a good breakfast to scratch like these guys. Check it out:

Qbert's Breakfast Of Champions

DJ Shiftee's explanation on what is actually going on in this video. Its not magic, but I wish it was.

29Dec/101

Attack of the MIDI controllers (with videos)

Recently, MIDI DJ controllers have been popping up all over the place, with all these great new Midi controllers, is MIDI really here to stay for DJing? New controllers have been popping up all over the place and they look pretty appealing. From the Dicer's analog/Midi combo systems to the Traktor Kontrol S4 or ITCH's Numark NS7 fully integrated Midi systems, it looks like MIDI is on the rise and its hitting hard. Not to mention the fact that Panasonic discontinued production on the Technic turntables. Lets take a more thorough look into thins new phenomenon. Click through...

Daft Punk's Pyramid

5Nov/100

DJ Shiftee, A Routine Breakdown. and DMC’s Golden Years videos

Its pretty rare to get an explanation on what someone is doing on a battle/juggle routine, especially for free. I have learned many technics from many different DJs on some basic/advanced juggling concepts, but nothing really like this. Watch the video, its a great breakdown, and if you apply yourself, you should be able to copy it pretty quickly. Also, click through for DJ Shiftee's tribute to the DMC's "The Golden Years" video.

DJ Shiftee “Hot Chip DMC Routine” Tutorial/Breakdown

20Oct/103

the DMC DJ Competition is Going Digital! Its Official, for real… (update)

Apparently, at the DMC is making some changes. This was announced at the end of the World DMC Competition on October 18th, 2010. Tony Prince, the founder of the DMC, was reported to announce this news on stage after announcing the new heavy sponsorship from Rane and Serato. Personally, I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Its good that the competition is getting with the times, but on the other hand it could  destroy the competition altogether. Click through for the full report with quotes from Tony Price and Serato, also for a list of pros and cons of this move.

technics are out!

19Oct/100

DJ LIGONE from France is the new 2010 World DMC Champion (update, VIDEO + more pics)

The DMC this year is now over. It was in London for the last two days and the action was intense. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the DMC, it is a world-wide championship that crowns the best DJs/Turntablists in the world. The winners wins major gear, sponsorships, and get to tour around the world. Past notable winners are DJ Qbert, Mix Master Mike, DJ A Trac, DJ Craze, and most recently in 2009, DJ Shiftee. The US has brought home 12 wold championships, but in the last five years its gone back and forth between the US, Germany (once), and France. This year France took the title back. Click through for all the winners, pic and more. Update, there are now many videos and pictures to check out.

World DMC Final Flyer

23Aug/101

DJ Shiftee for America’s Best DJ 2010 (with videos)

DJ Shiftee, if you don't know about him, then you should. He is the 2007 DMC Battle for World Supremecy champion (2 minute head to head routines, posted below), and the 2009 World DJ Champion (6 minute battle routines, also posted below). He has the gold turntables, and hes got mad skill. This year, he is up for America's best DJ, and I think he has go the skills to earn that title. His 2010 campaign video (parts 1 and 2), party routine, and other videos are all after the jump:

DJ Shiftee for 2010 Best DJ

11Aug/106

DMC USA 2010 Final – the results (UPDATED)

The show was amazing. This year, the DMC brought back one of the original organizers to put on this show and it really made a difference. Each competitor was ready for battle, but some were obviously better than others. However, that does not mean the crowd favorite won. The winners, and more pictures, after the jump...

Etronik

7Aug/100

TODAY, DMC US Finals, Santos Party House, Doors at 4pm!

I know you already know about from the post below, this is just a reminder the DMC US finals are here today. Its going down in NYC at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St, just south of Canal. Its from 4pm to 10pm. I am willing to bet nothing will actually start till 6pm, but there WILL BE A LINE, so get there early.

Click on the image below, or this line for full event details.

28Jul/100

Aug 7th, 2010 DMC USA Finals, Santos Party House NYC

After many months of touring around the US, the DMC is wrapping up its US competition and heading back to NYC where the regional DJ finalists will settle the score and see who is the best US. The winner gets flown to London to compete for the world finals and the Golden Technics 1200's turntables.

I highly recommend coming to this event. If you are a DJ, its a must. If you are even mildly interested or curious, come out and you will not be disappointed. Also, typically, the US finalist goes on to win the entire competition. Last year, NY's own DJ Shiftee brought home the title. Now he is a house hold name among DJs. Full event details, after the jump:

DMC 2010 Flyer