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“The Middle Finger Perspective” give a window into the life and times of champion DJs, telling never before heard stories of their experiences and providing insight on the creative process of the routines that made them successful.
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~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I get to talk with with 2x Emmy Nominated Filmmaker John Carluccio, director of the documentary Battle Sounds and co-founder of the scratch notation tool, Turntablist Transcription Methodology (TTM)!!In Part 1 of this two part interview, I discuss with John his introduction into the filmmaking world, the origins of making the legendary Battle Sounds documentary, the 5 year Turntable Festival that followed in support of the documentary project and much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I get to chat with one of the founding members of the Supernatural Turntable Artists, DJ Deus!We chop it up about the formation of the STA crew in the mid-90s, reminisce on some of the legendary battles and routines from the golden era of turntablism, celebrate the life of fellow STA member DJ Swift Rock (R.I.P.) and so much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I virtually travel across the pond to chat with multi-time DMC/IDA UK Champion DJ Rasp!!!We deep dive into his battle history and discuss the feeling of winning the 2017 DMC UK Finals from his couch, how he stayed motivated during the Covid era, the results of his Slice and Dice online scratching competition and so much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I go back to the Bay to chat with 2016 DMC US Champion DJ Traps along with my first ever co-host, his lovely daughter Aliya!!We deep dive into his battle history and the controversy behind the 2016 US Finals, we celebrate the release of his sold out break record, DGAF, and so much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾All new Season 2 episodes, best of Season 1 compilation episodes, and unreleased footage will now air on The Middle Finger Perspective Twitch channel!! Follow/host/subscribe to the channel today!!www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I chat with a DJ who's name has become synonymous with this podcast...multi-time DMC USA Finalist, DJ AsapHandswell!!AsapHandswell has been cited by many of my previous guests for the influence he's had on them personally and professionally. On this episode, we go straight to the source to find out who's inspired him over the years. We also deep dive into his DMC battle history, talk daily fantasy sports strategy, dissect his most profound tweets, and so much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾All new Season 2 episodes, best of Season 1 compilation episodes, and unreleased footage will now air on The Middle Finger Perspective Twitch channel!! Follow/host/subscribe to the channel today!!www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspectiveEpisodes airing Every Monday 3pm EST/12pm PSTwww.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I chat with the mastermind behind the brand Battle Ave, DJ Antriks!!Antriks takes me through the history of creating the brand Battle Ave, the creation of the infamous Fresh Pizza Slices 7" vinyl, how online DJ battles are providing a breath of fresh air for the creativity of battle DJs and so much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾All new Season 2 episodes, best of Season 1 compilation episodes, and unreleased footage will now air on The Middle Finger Perspective Twitch channel!! Follow/host/subscribe to the channel today!!www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I go overseas (virtually, of course) to catch up with DMC and IDA World Team Champions, The Mixfitz!!DJ Damented, DJ Cross and DJ Jack take some time off from producing music and paragliding to chat about the high and lows of their DJ battle victories and defeats, our mutual obsession with Nutella and much more!!🗣🎙🖕🏾All new episodes, best of Season 1 compilation episodes, and unreleased footage will now air on The Middle Finger Perspective Twitch channel!! Follow/subscribe to the channel today to be alerted when episodes air!!www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspectiveNEW EPISODES - MONDAYS 12 noon EST 🕛 // REPLAY 11pm ESTwww.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ The Middle Finger Perspective is BACK for SEASON 2!! We kick off the new season on a new platform and with 2 DMC World Champions...3x DMC World Champion DJ Skillz and DMC Battle for World Supremacy Champion, DJ Nelson!!In Part 2 of this 2-part episode, I talk with DJ Nelson about his road to winning the DMC World Supremacy Title, including his legendary head-to-head battles with fellow world champion DJ's Shiftee and Switch, the inspiration behind his infamous "Killing in the Name' and "Break Ya Neck" routines and much more!! 🗣🎙🖕🏾All new episodes, best of Season 1 compilation episodes, and unreleased footage will now air on The Middle Finger Perspective Twitch channel!! Follow/subscribe to the channel today to be alerted when episodes air!!www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspectiveNEW EPISODES - MONDAYS 12 noon EST 🕛 // REPLAY 11pm ESTwww.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ The Middle Finger Perspective is BACK for SEASON 2!! We kick off the new season on a new platform and with 2 DMC World Champions...3x DMC World Champion DJ Skillz and DMC Battle for World Supremacy Champion, DJ Nelson!!In Part 1 of this 2-part episode, I talk with DJ Skillz about winning the DMC World Title for the 3rd consecutive year, the concepts around his new break record release "You Know My Skillz", what would motivate him to come back for a shot at a 4th World title, and much more!! (special thanks to Nelson for translation from French to English during this interview)🗣🎙🖕🏾All new episodes, best of Season 1 compilation episodes, and unreleased footage will now air on The Middle Finger Perspective Twitch channel!! Follow/subscribe to the channel today to be alerted when episodes air!!www.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspectiveSEASON 2 PREMIERE - Featuring 3x DMC World Champion DJ Skillz and DMC Battle for World Supremacy Champion, DJ Nelson - MONDAY (2/15) 12 noon EST 🕛 // REPLAY 11pm ESTwww.twitch.tv/middlefingerperspective
~ On the Season 1 Finale of The Middle Finger Perspective, I reflect on the year that was and the creation and evolution of this podcast. I also provide a collection of never before heard interview segments that did not make the final cut this season. Chris Karns (DMC 2011 World Champion) explains entering RedBull's ThreeStyle battle under a disguise, members of BattleStar Massive (2x DMC USA Team Champions) chat about needing a break...from each other, DJ Perly (2017 DMC USA Champion) switches personalities for a promo and much more!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this bonus episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I continue the conversation with Chris Williams aka DJ Trife. On this episode, we discuss Trife's involvement with the cross-cultural creative exchange initiative, Next Level, we deep dive into the differences between DJing in small markets vs large markets, we get real honest about the changes in the DJ industry since the pandemic and how we had to evolve and much more!!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week’s episode(s) of The Middle Finger Perspective, I catch up with my good friend Chris Williams aka DJ Trife for a two-part interview (we haven’t talked in a bit so we had a lot to cover).In Part 1, we chat about our early battle history, the degradation of skill level in the battle scene, the integrity (or lack thereof) of judging panels, we swap tour stories from summers spent on the Vans Warped Tour and the And1 Mixtape Tour and much more!!You can check out Trife’s Warped Tour adventures on Fuse TV’s Warped: Inside and Out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/32EIRMzi-eMThanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week's episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, we catch up with 2019 DMC USA Supremacy Champion, DJ As-One!!We go through some of As-One's DJ history over the last 15+ years of his career including winning the DMC USA Supremacy title, being an educator to DJ's at the Beat Refinery DJ School, we break down this year's DMC World Finals with some added fantasy booking for the future and much more!!At 37:00 of this podcast, you can Watch Along with DJ As-One as he explains his thought process behind his 2020 DMC USA Finals set!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmRuPJ8Nc2w to view the video from the 2020 DMC USA Finals!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week's episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, we get to spend time with the CEO of DMC USA, Christie Z!!We go through the glitz and glamour of Christie's history including coming from PA to NYC to land a job with DMC, how she organized the greatest battle in DMC USA history in her 1st year, her highlights (and low lights) of organizing events, how to handle trolls in the industry and much more!!For updates on future DMC USA events, follow Christie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmcusadjbattlesThanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week's episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, we get to chat with 5x DMC USA Champion, DJ Etronik!!We go through some of his personal favorite battle moments of the last 15+ years of his career including winning the hat trick of DMC USA categories (Showcase, Supremacy and Teams), our head-to-head trilogy of battles in the DMC USA Supremacy, coming back to take runner-up honors in this year's DMC USA Finals and much more!!At 56:30 of this podcast, you can Watch Along with DJ Etronik as he explains his thought process behind his 2nd Place DMC USA Finals set!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peTxbSVDE4U to view the video from the 2020 DMC USA Finals!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week's episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I chat with 3x DMC USA Finalist, DJ Remedy!!We discuss his mindset heading into claiming 3rd place in this year's DMC USA Finals, the DMV DJ scene and the influences it has had on his career, we deep dive into picks and sleepers for this year's DMC World DJ Championships and much more!!At 34:00 of this podcast, you can Watch Along with DJ Remedy as he explains his thought process behind his 3rd Place DMC USA Finals set!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIA_mR2c0Dc to view the video from the 2020 DMC USA Finals!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ On this week's episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I take another trip across the globe (virtually, of course) to talk to the 2020 Cut2Cut Turntble Music World Champion, DJ DELightfull!!!We discuss his road to claiming the Cut2Cut World Championship, the landscape of the DJ world in the Covid-19 era, his future aspirations for his career in and out of turntablism and much more!!At 20:00 of this podcast, you can Watch Along with DELightfull as he explains his thought process behind his winning Cut2Cut set!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D0WiL5MOag to view the video from the 2020Cut2Cut Turntable Music World Finals!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
~ This week on The Middle Finger Perspective, we (virtually) travel across the globe to Australia for a chat with 2014 DMC World Online Champion, DJ I-Dee!We tackle many issues on this episode including the journey to claiming the DMC Online World Championship, the impact and influence of his mentor, GM Roc Raida, on his life and career, the landscape of the DJ world in the Covid-19 era and much more!!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4GuWnjjkt0 to view DJ I-Dee's 2014 DMC World Online Finals Winning Routine!Thanks for downloading and subscribing!!Follow The Middle Finger Perspective on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themiddlefingerperspective/
This week on The Middle Finger Perspective, we travel to SoCal for a special episode with members of Battlestar Massive, Cwitch (2x DMC USA Team Champion) and ITFW (2014 DMC World Supremacy Champion)!The three of us deep dive into the formation of the crew and the road to claiming multiple titles individually and collectively. We also break down the issues in the current landscape of the battle world, looking specifically at this year's underwhelming DMC USA Online Eliminations. At 33:00 of this podcast, you can Watch Along with Battlestar Massive as they explain the thought process behind their winning DMC set!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zth8cFy7t-w&t=153s to view the 2012 DMC USA TEAM ROUTINE!Follow TMFP on Instagram: @TheMiddleFingerPerspective
On this week’s episode of The Middle Finger Perspective, I catch up with 2002 DMC USA Champion, Perseus!After a 7 year hiatus, we reconnect and reminisce on the creation of one of the most iconic beat juggles of all time, we discuss his ever evolving process of changing routines up to battle day and the problems that can arise from it, and we look back at the road to winning his DMC USA title and the roadblocks (both mental and physical) that nearly kept him from competing at all.At 40:00 of this podcast, you can Watch Along with Perseus as he explains his thought process behind his winning DMC set!Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0cWhUboIt4 to view the video from the 2002 DMC USA FINALS!Follow TMFP on Instagram: @TheMiddleFingerPerspective
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