Soundclash: DJ Tigerstyle vs DJ Shiftee

DJ Tigerstyle Showcase
The UK-based DJ of Punjabi blood is the holder of three major world titles from 2003: DMC Battle for Supremacy, Allies Allstar beatdown and ITF Advancement Class. Notable for his experimental “live” sets and creating beats on the fly, this globetrotting DJ is a one man army with an arsenal of bass, synths and riffs.
Music: Expect scratching, looping and experimental beats. Almost leftfield, very trip-hop-laden with hip hop sensibilities.
Crowd: There’s a reason why it’s held at the Esplanade rather than a club setting. We’re talking less ravers and more discerning appreciators of his technical abilities.
May 27, 11pm. Esplanade Park, 1 Esplanade Dr., 6828-8377. $35 from Sistic.
DJ Shiftee
The professor (yes, the academic kind) spends most his days teaching at New York University. At night, the Harvard grad is a top-notch turntablist with two DMC World Champion titles, probably shelved right beside his gold Technics turntable—representing his induction to the DMC DJ Hall of Fame.
Music: If someone teaches the art of DJing, one can expect some technical mayhem on the decks when he performs live. With hip hop grooves as his preferred beats, we’re looking forward to some extreme attacks on the vinyl.
Crowd: Phuture in Zouk. ‘Nuff said.
May 28, 10pm. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-30 includes two drinks.