Dan The Automator x Wax Poetics Interview (Edited by Matt ‘Matman’ Smith)

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05 Dec

Dan The Automator x Wax Poetics Interview (Edited by Matt ‘Matman’ Smith)

Since first learning the ropes a few years back while building A/V VJ sets, I’ve been getting more and more into the world of video editing... Here's my latest collaboration with Wax Poetics writer Alice Price-Styles - an interview with Bay Area producer extraordinaire Dan The Automator, a man responsible for an impressively large catalogue of classic music from the likes of Dr Octagon, The Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modelling School,...

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11 Mar

Portable Turntable Freestyle Scratch [Video]

Portable Turntable Freestyle Scratch using 'The Fader Crib' Posted by Dj Matman on Thursday, 10 March 2016 Here's a short freestyle scratch using the 'Fader Crib' courtesy of 1200plates, a Raiden Fader, an OG Vestax Handytrax portable turntable, a dope 7" scratch record by Symatic & Cutclass and a funky beat by Henning!

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19 Nov

New Video: DJ Matman Cutting Up Hip Hop & Funk 7″ Vinyl 45s

Ahead of my gig spinning at Dusty Donuts in Hamburg this Saturday, here's a video of me scratching up some classic Hip Hop and funk vinyl 45s, featuring routines from my freshly released '7" Mix Vol.3' - cutting up 45s of 'Funky President', 'Think', 'Rock The Bells', and a bonus juggle with 'Mardi Gras' - check it out! And in case you missed it, check...

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24 Sep

New video upload: Funky Flute Beat Juggle – POV Turntablism

This routine helped me win a lot of DJ battles back in the day! I strapped a camera to my head so you can see it from my point of view... ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬  

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24 Feb

New video! A double-time scratch routine from my latest mixtape

  Here's a short double time scratch routine as performed halfway through my latest mixtape 'Old To The New Volume 0.5: The Warmup Edition' - fresh remixes of old classics laced with the occasional bit of turntablism. The track you hear is a dope remix of Soho's 'Hot Music' by the very talented and amusingly named Orijanus! Old To The New Vol.0.5 will be available...

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31 Oct

Happy Halloween! (Scratching Ghoul Video)

Last year I managed to film a rare sighting of a scratching ghoul in my studio! Originally shared only with friends via my personal facebook account, I decided more people should see this supernatural phenomenon, so here it is:

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25 Sep

Drop It Like It’s Hot – DJ Matman Scratch Routine

A new dj/scratch routine I put together combining the recent Tim Gunther remix of Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It's Hot' with a few choice lines from the original track's acapella. This is one of several routines performed on my latest full length audio mix 'Old To The New' -- 100% modern remixes of classic tracks, encompassing Hip Hop, RnB, Soul, Trap, Twerk, House &...

Vid-E-Yo! This Friday at Jazz Cafe, Camden

This Friday catch me spinning an ALL-eras Hip Hop /RnB VIDEO set at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London! Catch me rocking from 12.30 through til 3am!  Here's the blurb: Vid-e-Yo! 10pm-3am 4th Friday of Every MonthLaunch Party - 24th May 2013Then - 28th June // 26th July // 23rd AugustJazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG 
£2 Launch Party Discount // £5 on the doorInfo & Tickets: www.thedoctorsorders.comGroup & table bookings email – yo@thedoctorsorders.com Check out the Facebook event page HERE Post your fav video on the wall for your chance to win guestlist for you and 10 mates!£2.40 on selected pints & vodka mixers===================================================Resident VJs mixing new & classic Hip-Hop & R&B videos live on 2 decks and 2...

Prose (Steady & Efeks) – ‘For The Love/ What’s Love?’ (Official Music Video HD)

Check out my peeps Prose aka Steady & Efeks in their new double a-side video 'For the love/What's Love' taken from the future classic album 'Force of Habit' - There's also a couple of tracks on there featuring myself on the cuts, check out 'More Than Before' below featuring Philadelphia's Killer Rellik & Side Effect, I'm pretty happy with how my all-scratched chorus turned out!More Than Before Ft. Killer Rellik & Side Effect by Prose (Steady & Efeks)Double A side single'For the Love/What's Love' available on iTunes & bandcamp Get the digital LP on itunes hereGet the CD from suspect packages hereProduced by Steady for BBP/ Monomania MusicGraphics by BigTim for MDTD/ BBPVideo by Rob Bradley for Bradley Drawn PicturesBoom...

Fatback ‘I Found Lovin’ Routine [Video]

I made a quick video of me cutting up this 80s soul classic, as featured on my mixtape 'The Midas Touch' - grab the full mix here.

Quasimoto – Tomorrow Never Knows (Unofficial Video)

I randomly stumbled across this video, it seems to have very few hits but is a nice job, I love this track.Skip the ad by clicking the 'x' in the corner.

J-Dilla – Still Shining Documentary

Here’s a real dope documentary on the late Dilla by Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins, much of which was shot on the day of his funeral back in ’06. Still Shining features commentary from Ma Dukes Yancey and a whole string of Dilla friends, and collaborators on the man, his music and his legacy.Here’s a breakdown of the various segments:(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat...

Prose (Steady & Efeks) – ‘Life Times’ [Video]

My fellow Boom Bap Professionals Prose aka Steady & Efeks deliver a dope video for their new single 'Life Times' - which will be available for download from www.boombap.bandcamp.comfrom October 11th.The single is the first release from the album 'Force of Habit' dropping soon on iTunes / Bandcamp / Suspect Packages and all good retailersIf you haven't already then cop the teaser track 'Run for the Hills' featuring the IRS free of charge from http://boombap.bandcamp.com/Produced by Steady for BBP/ Monomania MusicGraphics by BigTim for MDTD/ BBPVideo by Rob Bradley for Bradley Drawn PicturesBoom Bap Professionals (BBPF01)

Chima Anya – Power [Video]

Chima Anya rework's Kanye West's new joint 'Power' to great effect. Filmed entirely on the iphone 4!Bonus vid!!Me and Chima ripping up his album launch party:

PROTECT YA NECK – BUSKER VERSION (Lewis Floyd Henry) [VIDEO]

Hilarious! Courtesy of djgone.tv