Here’s a jazzy number for you. Self produced, this is a sneaky peak of one of the flavours from my upcoming album project.
Back in December 2014 i helped DJcity put together the UK ‘Cutting Room’ video by hand picking the cream of the crop of the UK turntablist scene to join me in cutting it up fresh. FIlmed in Manchesters iconic Band On The Wall venue here’s how it went down…
“Some of the United Kingdom’s most talented turntablists go back-to-back in what might be one of the most impressive “Cutting Room” episodes yet. Filmed at the legendary Manchester venue, Band on the Wall, the five-minute scratch session features this year’s DMC World Champion, Mr Switch, along with DJ Woody, Jon1st, TigerStyle, DJ Muzzell, and Mighty Atom.”
I discovered a new scratch technique tonight (8th Dec 2014), I call it ‘The Spindle Scratch’.
As you move the record forward with the tip of your index finger you simultaneously brush the underside of each finger over the central spindle on the turntable.
Each time a finger hits the spindle it causes a break or pause in the forwards movement of the record. Brushing 4 fingers over the spindle on 1 forward movement results in 4 momentary pauses in the sound, creating a 5 step tear essentially. Doing the same on the backwards movement achieves the same effect.
You can play with the amount of fingers that are brushed over the spindle and obviously being a 1 handed non fader technique means that his can be used in conjunction with an crossfader or upfader techniques.
Old friends Lee and Jon aka the UK’s DJ Woody (2001 ITF World Champion and 2002 Vestax World Champion) and Canada’s DJ Dopey (2002 DMC World Champion) love nothing more than a leisurely scratch after their bowl of muesli in the morning to set them up for the day.
Raw and uncut, this is the first 10 minutes of a freestyle jam recorded in September 2014, after which the phone memory max out.
Recently crowned 2014 DMC World Champion Mr Switch made the trip up to ‘Woody Towers’ for cups of tea and some scratching…
In honour of the 2014 DMC World Champions that i judged at the weekend i decided to release my track ‘The Nature Of Battle’, dedicated to all the DJs that ever took their art to the battle!
DOWNLOAD THE ORIGINAL TRACK HERE
Check out the accompanying video below…
In honour of the return of the awesome Trailer Park Boys i decided to have some fun scratching up the homie J-Roc! TIGHT AS PISS NOMESAYIN!