New York City’s DJ Shiftee has translated his intuitive math geek mentality into far-reaching success on the turntables! With a degree in Mathematics from Harvard and 2 unique DMC World Champion titles under his belt, this overachiever can do it all. On Sept. 12, 2009, DJ Shiftee, represented the USA in the 2009 DMC World DJ Finals. He took the title, was automatically inducted into the DMC DJ Hall of Fame and brought the fabled gold Technics turntables back to NYC! This new title places his name along side over 20+ legendary DMC World Champs including DJ Craze, A-Trak, DJ Cash Money, DJ Cheese, Rock Steady DJs (Apollo, Mix Master Mike & Q-Bert), Plus One of Jack Beats, the late Grand Master Roc Raida and many others.
In 2007, Shiftee also became the only American DJ to date to win the DMC Battle for World Supremacy title. This victory served as the catalyst for widespread international recognition, allowing Shiftee to take his talent and creativity across Asia, Europe, and the US to some of the world’s biggest clubs and most prestigious venues. Along the way, he has performed on show lineups including A-Trak, Craze, Dieselboy, Z-Trip, DJ Funk, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Q-Bert, Klever, Tittsworth, Triage, The Upbeats, El-B and more!
When he’s not teaching the art of DJing at New York University (as an adjunct professor) and Dubspot DJ & Production School in NYC, Shiftee spends his time figuring out new and innovative ways to decimate the dancefloor. He fuses an astute ear for cutting edge music, an incisive understanding of the latest technology, a world champion skill set, and a keen sense of the crowd, creating an experience that is always unique and exciting.
So what better way to start our Keep Watches for 2011 then with the new year with a gigantic mix Shiftee? After one listen you will definitely feel like the standards have been raised as you journey through an array of classic and modern grime as well as dubstep and overall bass heavy tunes. Alot of familiar names in the tracklist as it features new tunes from Rx, Udachi, Flinch’s remix of our recent Hussle Club release, gangster ravers Digital Boy + Shark and a brand new wobbling exclusive from the man himself called “Cowbell.” There will be twists, there will be turns, and of course, there will be scratching. Full tracklisting after the jump.
1. Rebound X – Rhythm & Gash
2. Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M.
3. Skream & Cluekid – Sandsnake (Gothtrad Remix)
4. Princess Nyah – Take Control (Wonder Remix)
5. Udachi – Chemicals (feat. The Botz)
6. Mr. Mitch – Skittles (Rx Remix w/ hints of Rx & Sonkin – Stop Being A Bitch = Stop Being A Skittle)
7. Shiftee – Cowbell
8. Hussle Club – Loose Tights (Flinch Remix)
9. Kano – Get Wild (Redlight Remix feat. Aidonia & Wiley)
10. Mike Lennon – Total Control (Bare Noize Remix)
11. DJ Ayres – Got Me Gone (Bird Peterson Remix feat. GLC)
12. Sleigh Bells – Kids
13. Coki – Chief Dub
14. Teddy – Ren & Stimpy
15. Rude Kid – Electric VIP
16. Jameson – Urban Hero
17. Spooky – Spartan
18. Silencer (Teddy) – Dirtbag VIP
19. Usher – Lil’ Freak (feat. Nicki Minaj)
20. Deftones – Have You Seen the Butcher (Digital Boy + Shark Remix)
21. Kastle – You Know That I Know You Know
22. Gucci Mane – Lemonade (Remix feat. Trey Songz, Fabolous, & Nicki Minaj)
23. +Verb – Empty Hearted