The #Ginzu Board room at Limbo’s aka @rus_uno . #QnA with a #qbert video.
#DJ Pauly Deuce training on #scratch #fundamentals. He is executing a baby scratch. This is moving a record back and forth (hopefully on beat) without using the #crossfader.
#GinzuIsForTheChildren #aintnothinbutaflyinggthang #vestax #06pro #innofader #technics #1200 #teamPaulyDeuce #turntablism #Turntables #djscratching
Me #cuting on D-Lux’s #Audiotechnica #Lp120 during a night at the #ginzu butchershop. #vestax #beastmode #djscratching #turntablism #aaagh #dj
D-Lux’s newest edition tho the #Ginzu Butcher shop. #Audiotechnica #Lp120. This turntable is also known as the #technics clone. Using ol skool tricks like wax paper under the slipmat, this #turntable handled every #scratch I could throw at it. It has other features like +-20 pitch, reverse, and 78 speed for those super fast #cuts. I may get one for the dojo especially since it was only $249 brand new from best buy. (He used a gift card he got on Christmas)
Unfortunately we live in an age were the advancements of technology have both very evident pro’s and con’s. I use Serato, guilty. But I would MUCH rather use actual vinyl. There’s a certain mysteriousness and edge of your seat feeling to see a dj take a record off the turntable and put a new one on. Like “WTF IS HE GOING TO DO NEXT?”. Or when he does and you see cue labels/stickers all up and down that bitch you’re like oh fuck, some shit’s about to get down. With Serato and any other time coded vinyl system all you get is that blank stare at the laptop screen. I know other dj’s can relate because when you see that record with all the stickers and markings on it, you know he didn’t just add a cue point with a hot key, he had to listen to the record, find EXACTLY where on that record his sound was and STRATEGICALLY place that sticker so when the needle catches the angle of the sticker, it falls precisely in the groove it needs to be in. Marking up records was half the fun, building routines, buying doubles, maybe even triples if you just wanted a listening copy instead of two battle copies. So much craftsmanship and attention to detail was put into routines. The use of actual records made the use of a turntable as an instrument more tangible. Now battle routines are all commercial dubstep and lazer sounds. I feel it’s gotten to a point where the hip hop aspect of it is almost questionable. And don’t you dare tell me the act of djing isn’t hip hop. Regardless to what music you spin, hip hop is a fundamental and founding factor in the dj world whether you admit it or not. Respect to all vinyl pushers still dusting off sleeves, labeling the fuck out of your wax, always going straight for thatt “kaaa” or “fresh”. I SEE YOU OUT HERE