Category Archives: Turntablism

Da Odd Couple – Mista Sinista / Rob Swift

Footage of turntable titans Mista Sinista and Rob Swift performing together recently as Da Odd Couple at NYC’s The Delancey.

Roc4Raida – DJ Rob Swift

Turntable legend Rob Swift talks about the new website which has been set-up to honour the memory of the late, great Grandmaster Roc Raida.

We Move By Instinct – DJ Rob Swift

Turntable legend Rob Swift proves that it’s “all about practice” with the help of a blindfold and doubles of Run-DMC’s classic “Sucker M.C.’s”.

New Joint – BocaWoody

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BocaWoody – “Ready 2 Rock” (BocaWoody.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

B-boy-friendly beats off the new “NW/SW EP1” collabo release from UK turntable technicians Boca 45 and DJ Woody.

 

Cuttin’ It Up – DJ Rob Swift

NY turntable legend Rob Swift gets busy on the ones-and-twos with a routine involving Gang Starr’s “Just To Get A Rep”.

Skratch Practice – DJ Sheep

Australia’s DJ Sheep demonstrates his impressive turntable skills during a recent practice session in Taiwan.

New Joint – DJ Woody

DJ Woody – “I Got Styles” (@DJWoodyMusic / 2014)

The veteran UK turntablist flexes his formidable skills on this track from a forthcoming album project.

Mad Flava – DJ Rob Swift

Legendary turntable technician Rob Swift reminds the world how funky the science of beat-juggling can be with the help of some vintage practice footage, Craig Mack’s classic “Flava In Ya Ear” and a dose of valid advice.

Words From Rob Swift:

“I know we’re in an age were a lot of battle DJs are “Beat Juggling” Electronic and Techno music. And hey, if that’s the stuff you listen to, if that’s the stuff that moves you, if that’s the stuff you wanna “Beat Juggle”… be my guest. But Funk begets Funk and “Beat Juggling” is ALL about sounding Funky. So I strongly suggest you work with actual Funky music when you’re formulating a new pattern or routine. You know… somethin’ wit’ some FLAVA!

Many believe “Beat Juggling” as we know it today is stale, synthetic and flat lines after a few quick seconds. One reason for this is a lot of battle DJs are working with beats that are produced on a computer grid. Sequenced copy and paste style. There’s no soul in that! Factor in the unrecognizable songs competitors are using and you’re audience won’t be able to acknowledge what is your doing to the music. This leads to a disconnect between you and the people you’re supposed to be performing for.

If you wanna conceive your own Funky beat, tackle familiar songs with live Funky drummers or Funky samples. Done properly, Funky Beats equal Funky Beat Juggles.”

Identical To None – DJ Woody

UK turntable mastermind DJ Woody demonstrates a selection of his formidable World Championship-winning techniques.

 

The Mighty Hard Rocker – DJ Cash Money

DMC Magazine interview with Philly legend Cash Money discussing his introduction to deejay-ing, inventing trademark techniques and winning the DMC World Title in 1988.

Table Talk – DJ Rob Swift / DJ Cash Money

Footage of NYC-based turntable titan Rob Swift interviewing Philly’s legendary Cash Money this week in order to introduce the ‘transformer’ technique to his class at the Scratch DJ Academy.

The Turntables Might Wobble… – TJ Mizell / DJ Scratch

Jam Master Jay’s son TJ Mizell and the legendary DJ Scratch pay tribute to the late, great Run-DMC member with a fast-paced turntable routine live on the streets of Hollis, Queens.

ReBirth Of Fresh (Best Of 2013…So Far) Mix – Psykhomantus

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UK-based party-rocker Psykhomantus delivers a dope selection of quality Hip-Hop flavour from the likes of Caxton Press, Rapsody and Marco Polo in this seamless mix – listen here.

Scratch Nerds 2 Mixtape Download – Klever & Craze

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Turntable icons and Allies members DJ Klever and DJ Craze follow-up their classic 2001 “Scratch Nerds” project with another heavy dose of needle-thrashing, cross-fade punishment and next-level sonic wizardry – listen here.

Klever & Craze discuss “Scratch Nerds 2”

The Doctor’s Orders Presents… – DJ Jazzy Jeff

Spin Doctor presents a live Q&A with Philly legend DJ Jazzy Jeff following his recent London performance for The Doctor’s Orders.

Hip-Hop Is 40 Trailer – DJ Woody

Trailer for DJ Woody’s latest audio-visual extravaganza “Hip-Hop Is 40” covering four decades of music from original Bronx breaks to present day beats and rhymes.

World Famous – DJ Babu

Legendary turntablist DJ Babu of the World Famous Beat Junkies discusses his love of vinyl for the latest episode of Fuse.TV’s “Crate Diggers” series.

Hip-Hop Junkie – DJ Rhettmatic

DJ Rhettmatic of the mighty Beat Junkies crew shows Fuse.TV his extensive record collection and tells some amusing diggin’ stories in the process.

Old Gray Face Scratch – Joe Cooley

New, short practice session from legendary West Coast deejay Joe Cooley.

Hip-Hop Junkie – J. Rocc

Founding Beat Junkies member J. Rocc talks through his vast record collection on Fuse.TV’s latest “Crate Diggers” episode.