Ok...Let Me address some of the comments about the new Pioneer controller with the pad scratch feature that I helped them with. I have always and will push the DJ culture forward...have done it for over 30 years. I have ALWAYS been a turntables first DJ but If there is a 10 year old kid out there who has a interest in DJing and Scratching do you think there parents have $2000.00 to invest in 2 turntables and a mixer to see if they like it?? No...there going to buy them a controller. That's what there gonna learn how to scratch on...whether you like it or not...thats the future...So when they asked me to help out with the pad scratch feature I did it without hesitation...FOR THE CULTURE... because I want the 10 year old inspiring DJ to get a chance to learn. I really don't understand the people who think this is the END OF THE DJ CULTURE...just like the sync button...just like they said Serato was going to be...listen...If you don't like it...You don't have to use's not for you...But if you really think that a pad scratch/sync/serato or any other piece of technology is going to end the don't really understand what the culture is about. Technology can't read a room...figure out what to play and when to play it...break new music..that's what it's really about. There is not a piece of technology that will EVER put the culture in jeopardy. I have and will ALWAYS be a embassador for the DJ CULTURE!!! #RealDJs #GPRepost #reposter #regram_app @djgijoe via @GPRepostApp for Android ------------------ Why are people mad at DJ Jazzy Jeff? All the talk about the push pad scratch feature reminds me of a time when it wasn’t cool to use a laptop to Dj with. Now serato is the #1 tool around the world. Here’s my take on this. To all the Dj’s (scratch DJs) that are mad about this y’all need to ask yourself a question... will you ever use this in the first place? 90% of people who use this type of controller don’t really scratch in the first place. This is a controller made for portability. If the push button scratch feature works even a little and can be used creatively then I see it more of a convenient tool.

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After crashing my Harley Davidson, I locked myself in a room for about a week and a half. I had shattered 3 front teeth, and had to have them removed.  I took my frustration from that whole ordeal and poured it into a new project.  I chose 16 beats created by my favorite producer, !LLMIND, ( and wrote and recorded 16 verses for the beats.  It was my attempt to make the most of my challenging situation by staying busy and being as productive as I possibly could be. 


As usual, I woke up to a beat in my email from DJ GI Joe. I had aimed on telling my life story in a song but by the time I got to the end of the first verse, I realised there was way too much to tell in one song. I recorded it & sent it to Joe, but then was admitted to hospital for multiple heart operations & was in there for weeks & weeks. I remember thinking to myself, if I die this is a good song to go out on. While I was in surgery Joe organised Rachel Rose to create the cover artwork & he had the song mixed. We decided to take a trip out to St Helena island off the coast of Australia to shoot the music video, it was a convict colony in the early days of Australia’s history. Restless & I went geurilla style & ran around the island getting any footage that we were able to. I hope you enjoy it - Sam Hane