Show and Prove with DJ Shiftee

April 16, 2015

If you had a short list of people to perform at the biggest party in your life, it should look something like this: Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and DJ Shiftee. The New York City DJ does more than just get busy on the turntables (see: 2 DMC World Championships among other titles and awards). He's produced a top 10 release on Beatport on top of other slamming tracks, created mixes for almost everyone that matters (Fools Gold, BBC 1Xtra, RBMA Radio), and gives back to aspiring DJs as acting Director of DJ Curriculum at Dubspot. Oh, and he can probably run laps around you in any Math you're having trouble in since he's got a Mathematics degree from Harvard. As of late, he's been doing a lot of work with DJ Enferno as the duo, E.A.S.Y., bringing the live entertainment aspect of DJing back to the forefront. Any artists looking to seek his invaluable wisdom and guidance should look into his label, Hot Mom USA.

As a Native Instruments endorsed DJ, it was only right that they lock him in a storage unit with the new Traktor Kontrol S8 and his two golden turntables. Right? As someone who pushes the boundaries of new DJ technology, Shiftee goes all out using the various faders, cues, and platters to create a unique set that make other DJs look childish. I can only imagine how wild this set could have been, given a live audience for Shiftee to feed off of. His use of the turntables to switch the flow of a track and the cues for live production blur lines between the titles of producer and DJ. We may need to come up with a new term. The tracklist for his set is as follows: Alt-J's "Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)", Low Pros' "Who Wanna Play" featuring Que, and Shiftee's own "Uh Yo And Also Yo."

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