“In a time when DJs are as common as opinions, it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd.”
The above quote is taken from the bio of DJ IZN, out of West-Coast Canada. So many DJs claim to have a style that stands out. Naturally, actions speak a lot louder than words. IZN puts his money where his mouth is by featuring YOUTUBE CLIPS of his amazing live megamixing (which he refers to as “Controllerism”).
The TRAKTOR S4 CONTROLLER has become a very popular mixing tool for DJs, but very few of those who use it truly explore it’s full potential. Most use a few simple techniques over and over again. These techniques are default settings of the controller and they require very little skill. Check out the live recordings from EDC 2012, in LAS VEGAS, and you’ll hear what I mean. The same S4 defaults being used incessantally and repeatedly by multiple DJs. Boring!!!
Traktor really should send some sponsorship in the direction of DJ IZN for taking the ease of 4-turntable synchronization, and timed looping & delay effects and combining them with creativety and skill to produce live megamixes that are astonishing to watch, and also sound really good. Listenability is so often overlooked by turntablists. IZN has an ear for music to match his superb physical mixing skills.
Check the VID of IZN chopping and weaving his way through a MOOMBAHCORE megamix he calls WUB WUB, CHOP CHOP. Get ready to set those peepers to stunned!
Sounds as good as it looks, doesn’t it? DOWNLOAD the tune below.
DOWNLOAD: DJ IZN – Wub Wub, Chop Chop (RIGHT CLICK>SAVE AS)
Yet another Canadian blowing holes in the norms of EDM. For the land of the Wub’s and the home of the Boom!