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DMC Online DJ Championship 2013-2017

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. I was wondering if it (and other slickly produced videos of this nature) involve an element of post-production - like enhanced syncopation/quantising or some shit like.
     
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  2. ska invita

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    msut be . he knows his routine, but there are cuts in the video and i can imagine a perfect master mix being done and then mimed to. either that or he's a terminator sent from the future to win denmarks DMC
     
  3. Moronik

    Moronik roughly humanoid

    That is amazing. But as you say, having cuts in the video is deeply suspicious..

    Personally I think serato should be removed from DMC championships.. People make their own edits of tunes which dramatically makes it easier.
     
  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    even without the video cuts it just sounds toooo perfect///
    tbf, even with pre-edited tunes routines like these are something that requires a shit load of practice and talent - i could never do it in a million years...i dont mind the serato thing to be honest.
     
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    just listened again to try and find evidence of dodginess - i think heres one for starters:

    check the scratch on deck 2 at 1.05, and then he moves to deck one for a new scratch at 1.12 - the sound of the second scratch starts before he moves himself over to the deck
    maybe
     
  6. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Clearly not live due to the multiple camera cuts and angles.

    edit: weird, there's been loads of replies since you posted that. they didn't show up for me at first.
     
  7. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    You'll never know if he's done the scratches himself based on this video as it's clearly not the sound from the recording. It can't be because the video contains multiple takes. The question is whether the mix was done live at some point or whether that's had additional production too (I think it has!)
     
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    okay here he is live

    he is very very very tight...but not as tight as that video
     
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    what is it with the shit music these DMC younguns play though? What even is it?
     
  10. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    Just found an awesome pre-serato era set from DJ Slcye in 1999. Awesome beat juggling here:

     
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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Stumbled on this - one of the best turntablism sets ive ever heard
     
  12. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    Winning set from this year:



    Sounds like fucking trash. Turntablism was better 15 years ago when it had some funk to it:

     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    impressive set though
     
  14. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Is he using the computer?
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    looks like could be Serato or similar
    cheating!
     
  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    agree with Jeff
    my mate DJ Kaos could hammer him with real tunes
     
  17. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member



    This is some new turntablism I can get down with...
     
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  18. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    That was great :cool:
     
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  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    That's fucking good :)

    Obvs filmed in his bedroom at home :cool:
     
  20. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it's very skillful, but it sounds a bit... well, shit. You can't dance to someone scratching as well as you can to a tune that's just left to play. But so many DJs are such egoists that they can't stand the idea of not imposing themselves for a whole three minutes. To me, the skill of a DJ is having a good box of tunes, knowing when to drop them, and mixing one into the other as seamlessly as possible. Not this racket! [/old man]
     
  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Mixing seamlessly is not DJing. It's one aspect of DJing. You can be a good DJ without mixing at all.
     
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  22. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    Turntablism is a totally different ball game to club DJing really. Turntablism is about the creative ways in which records can be manipulated live whereas club DJing is mainly about making people dance. Apples and oranges...
     
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  23. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    I know, I know. Not sure why I was quite so grumpy last night. And, in fairness, I love some of the great hip hop turntablists. But, there, it's part of something bigger; to my mind, just pure turntablism in isolation has very little appeal.
     
  24. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    tbh, I'd agree that a great deal of turntablism has lost its way these days: its got incredibly technical but it doesn't have the funk, the soul, the attitude that it had 15 or so years ago (its golden age was about 1997-2002 imo): a lot of it is bedroom nerds playing, for want of a better term, 'wankstep' with all the grace and delicacy of a dalek. Personally, I think the Jon1st Vadim routine I posted up was a healthy injection of soul back into the art form. He's also a really good club DJ who knows how to control a crowd...
     
  25. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Yup. All very admirable, but I can't waver from the idyll that a DJ is there to make you dance. Not provide a load of nerds with snapbacks and trendy rucksacks jaw-to-the-floor moments of "wow they can do that" without questioning why they should (bother!). Most new DMC stuff (from what I've seen) also seems so "technical masterpiece" and completely lacks the innocent drama-filling of the OG roots of extending drops/breaks.

    (this is just me saying I don't like it, entirely understand some do ofc ;)).

    Of course there are people that can co both AND use new technology for real, value adding (sheet, did I really just say that?!), 3rd sound business...Bet you never thought UK garage could be techni-fied like this...:thumbs:
     
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  28. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    Great footage of the late Rockraida practicing his DMC routine and getting feedback from his mates...

     
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  30. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Craze is still the best turntablist of all time. On another level.
     

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