Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using phonograph turntables or digital turntables and a DJ mixer. The word 'turntablist' was coined in 1995 by DJ Babu to describe the difference between a DJ who just plays records, and one who performs by touching and moving the records, stylus and mixer to manipulate sound. The new term co-occurred with a resurgence of the art of hip hop style DJing in the 1990s.
John Oswald described the art: "A phonograph in the hands of a 'hiphop/scratch' artist who plays a record like an electronic washboard with a phonographic needle as a plectrum, produces sounds which are unique and not reproduced -- the record player becom ...
Scratch and mix beats type Hip-Hop track, very uptempo, great for parties, urban stories, crime dramas, video games, dancing, nightclubbing, raves. Fast, cool, and gritty - air of fresh coolness prevades throughout track. Great for popularizing youth oriented products in advertising spots. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Turntablism
Whacky dorky Rapping about springtime horneyness in college. Very funny and catchy. Nutty rap with male call & goofy responses. Hilarious, gritty, playful, rock n roll, silly, daffy, quirky. Frat party, kegger party, romantic comedy, dark humor, TV, Film opening, teens, tweens, supremely silly, Male Vocals, Tropical, Calypso
Short, simple but feel good scratch track. Super quick cuts garnish a chilled beat with conga percussion, smooth bass and stabbing piano. A fun track with a nice vibe. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Turntablism
Big breakbeat / hip hop track with tons of record scratching by DJ Kraze One. Lively, upbeat and fun. The track morphs and changes with the scratching to create a unique sound. One to keep your interest and head bopping! Elements of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Turntablism