DMC world champions perform with TRAKTOR gear

Turntablism is the art of pushing a traditional DJ setup to the limit through a DJ's extraordinary skills. In the videos below, the world's greatest turntablists demonstrate what is possible when you throw cutting-edge TRAKTOR technology in to the mix.


This video shows the innovative Remix Decks working hand-in-hand with scratch techniques. Watch turntablist extraordinaire DJ Shiftee rock out with the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1's multi-colored pads while old-school partisan Greg Nice has some fun on the mic.

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Check out this spectacular DJ Unkut video and see the new Native Scratch technology in action. Unkut’s trademark lightening-fast style really puts the TRAKTOR SCRATCH MK2 timecode through its paces – also check out the TRAKTOR Butter Rug slipmats he’s using- designed by Qbert’s Thud Rumble brand and available now!

Video: Watch the DJ Unkut video...
More about Native Scratch Technology...


In this video, the 5x DMC World Champion showcases the power of the new TRAKTOR SCRATCH generation by creating a live dubstep remix, controlled by his golden Technics turntables and two controllers. TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 is used to play a live beat using one-shot drum samples in TRAKTOR's new Sample Decks, while Craze also triggers various other samples and cue points with his custom white MASCHINE controller.

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TRAKTOR was on the menu at a breakfast of champions recently, hosted at QBert's crib in San Francisco. Native Instruments witnessed a three-way jam session with DMC champs Qbert, Shiftee and Rafik performing on four turntables and just one TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 system, making full use of the new TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 interface. See the world’s scratch elite devour the new generation of TRAKTOR.

Watch "Breakfast of Champions"
Watch Shiftee's Tutorial for "Breakfast of Champions"

"Al-Naafyish (The Soul)" by Hashim courtesy of Cutting Records, Inc. www.cuttingnyc.com


Five times DMC World Champion DJ Craze explores a new dimension of creativity by integrating TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO and the TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 controller in to the classic two turntables and a mixer setup. Craze rocks two decks and incorporates cue point juggling and TRAKTOR effects, made possible via the X1's intuitive control!

Video: Watch "Craze Rocks the X1"


DJ Rafik, 2007 DMC World Champion, cooks up something a little special using TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 and MASCHINE. Rafik combines stunningly dexterous turntable skills with TRAKTOR's multiple cue points and effects while maintaining the hands-on analog feel of turntablism's roots.

Video 1: Watch "TRAKTOR's Gonna Work It Out
Video 2: Watch "Give the Drummer Some"
Video 3: Watch "Make It Wonky"


2009 DMC World Champion DJ Shiftee demonstrates his heavy-weight setup in an astounding new performance video. Watch him use TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO, TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 and MASCHINE in an exclusive turntablism tricknology routine. Creating a live dubstep remix of the Dead Prez classic "Hip Hop", Shiftee shows off the power and creativity of working with custom cue points and performance effects in TRAKTOR.

Video 1: Watch "Shiftee drops the bass"
Video 2: Watch "Shiftee tutorial"