Turntablism Course Video Roundup w/ Dubspot Instructors Shiftee, Precision! Course Starts 8/4

In this video roundup, we take a look at the best routines from our two Dubspot Turntablism Instructors / DMC Champions: DJ Shiftee and DJ Precision. Interested in taking the Turntablism Course at Dubspot? We have a course starting 8/4 in NYC featuring a team of instructors including Shiftee and Precision. Register today!


DJ Shiftee – ‘Let It Be Known’ Pt. 1

This is a simple and fun routine that has been effective at my shows.  It’s meant to illustrate a straightforward and accessible way to use the Remix Decks in Traktor.  Plus, Old Man Shiftee finally gets some shine after all these years searching for the perfect soup. -Shiftee

Shiftee also made his custom Maschine for Traktor mapping available for free download! Check out this post for more details.

DJ Shiftee in Total Kontrol with Z2 and Maschine

So, how did you approach this new routine?

Shiftee: I wanted to make use of the Z2′s features to explore creative possibilities otherwise impossible. Elements like pad placement for easy cue point + sample use, the magical FLUX mode, and joining pad stuff with turntablist techniques all come into play.  After that, it was just about trying to make everything sound cool and cohesive.

Check out the full interview featuring Shiftee here.

A-Trak presents Short Cuts: Episode 5 Duck Sauce “Its You” ft Shiftee

In this video, DJ Shiftee showcases a new routine cutting up “It’s You” by Duck Sauce in a New York barbershop for A-Trak’s YouTube channel. The video shows some of the performance possibilities of the Traktor Z2 mixer combined with the Native Instruments Maschine. Shiftee also busts out the body tricks and cue point juggling for this one.

DJ Precision World DMC Championship Routine

After winning the 2012 DMC US National DJ Battle in New York City in August, DJ Precision traveled to London where he competed in the 2012 DMC World DJ Championship and landed in second place, just behind winner DJ Izoh of Japan. As Precision states, second place is decent but for a competitive turntablist champion, not good enough…!

In this video, DJ Precision demonstrates and showcases his extraordinary skills behind the decks by performing part of his routine from the 2012 DMC World Championship, and encourages DJs to learn fundamental DJ concepts and techniques, hone their craft, cultivate their talents, and strive to take their music one step beyond.

Turntablism Extensive Program

Turntablism is the art of manipulating turntables like an instrument. Starting with the fundamentals of scratching and beat juggling, the program focuses on developing proper technique, optimal practice habits, creative exploration, group DJ performance and performing full-blown turntablist sets.

What’s Included

  • Turntablism Level 1: Spice Foundations
  • Turntablism Level 2: Boot Camp & Tasty Combos
  • Turntablism Level 3: Mild | Improvisation & Teamwork
  • Turntablism Level 4: Medium | The Next Level
  • Turntablism Level 5: Hot | Building Routines
  • Turntablism Level 6: Mucho Caliente | The Modern Turntablist

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Dubspot DJ Extensive Program

DJ Extensive Program

Upcoming Course Start Dates. Register today!
8/4, 8/10 (NYC) 

8/16, 8/18 (LA)
and Online!

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato and Traktor.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

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