Tag: djing

  • Our 10 Favorite Essential Tracks of Hip-Hop Turntablism

    Our 10 Favorite Essential Tracks of Hip-Hop Turntablism

    Learn about the history and legacy of Hip-Hop turntablism and record scratching with these 10 essential cuts.

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  • Learning to Scratch with “This Is America”

    Learning to Scratch with “This Is America”

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. One of my projects for this summer is to realize my decades-old ambition to learn how to scratch. I borrowed a Korg Kaoss DJ controller from a […]

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  • Legendary Turntablist Rob Swift: “DJing Is an Extension of Yourself”

    Legendary Turntablist Rob Swift: “DJing Is an Extension of Yourself”

    To most of his students Robert Aguilar, aka Rob Swift, is something of a legend, a true DJ. Having come up during the original days of hip-hop in New York City, Rob Swift was one of just a few artists who defined turntablism. His unique skill helped transform DJing from a gimmick into an art form. […]

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  • Sampling as Instrumentation: How Recorded Noise Found Its Way Into Music

    Sampling as Instrumentation: How Recorded Noise Found Its Way Into Music

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. When we turn on the radio to any pop station, we hear sampling. When we utilize any MIDI instrument technology within our DAWs and hardware, we hear sampling. It’s everywhere, and it’s due […]

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  • 5 Innovative Things You Can Only Do with Vinyl

    5 Innovative Things You Can Only Do with Vinyl

    At the same time as computer technology has exploded, we’ve watched the precipitous decline in music as a physical medium. It’s an obvious and understandable trend from both the consumer and manufacturer perspective. Listeners consume music almost exclusively as streamable files on our computers, tablets, and portable devices, so why should we be spending our money on obsolete […]

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