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Best Purveyors of Thermonuclear Turntable Dynamics

The rock-band-with-DJ phenomenon seems to have subsided to the point where you no longer see some chump with headphones pantomiming bullshit scratches on MTV every 20 minutes, but fruitful underground experimentation between turntablists and traditional musicians continues unabated. Local sonic…
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Dig the New Breed

The debate about whether or not a scratch DJ is a "real" musician should be over by now. It's been well over 20 years since Grandmaster Flash first started working over the instrumental sides of disco 12-inches at Bronx block…
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DJ Quest Turntablists are to DJs what physicists are to scientists -- chock-full of brilliant ideas understood and fully appreciated mainly by their colleagues. Manipulating wax on souped-up record players, turntablists have a style and method of musical expression that…
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