Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Turntable 2sday: DMC Champion DJ Shiftee + Traktor
For this week's installment of Turntable 2sday, Native Instruments brings us a DMC Champion doing his thang with a combination of Traktor and the X1 controller. DJ Shiftee takes the forever classic "Hip Hop" performed by Dred Prez and flips into a dub step remix. I am more and more impressed with Traktor and the X1 controller every time I see one of these videos, I guess it also helps that some of the best turntablists in the world are involved.
With the addition of digital interfaces combined with the creative mind of a DJ, producer, singer or whatever you are, levels of performance are becoming limitless. Back in the day DJs thought technology would never even come close to matching the art form, but now technology is not only pushing the art form, but allowing various art forms to come together and go places above and beyond.