The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture

The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture

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(Book). Step behind the wheels of steel and into the world of professional DJs. The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture is the only book that clearly and thoroughly teaches the tools, technologies and techniques of contemporary DJing. It also goes further, exploring the culture, history and aesthetics of hip-hop, dance music and turntablism. Souvignier traces the turntable's evolution from consumer playback device into a professional musical instrument, right up to the latest CD scratching decks. He also traces the evolution of the DJ from selector and record announcer to producer/performer. This book features exclusive interviews with GrandWizzard Theodore (the inventor of scratching) and other superstars including DJ QBert, Rob Swift (X-ecutioners), Armand Van Helden and mash-up maven The Freelance Hellraiser. The wide ranging topics covered include a mechanical history of turntables and a DJ technology roundup; Alan Freed, Dick Clark and payola; John Cage's Cartridge Music; Grandmaster Flash; Jamaican sound systems; the rise and fall of disco; house, techno and garage music; a dictionary of scratches; and developing DJ skills. The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture includes hands-on chapters that explain the basic tools DJs use, teaches the fundamental techniques, and explores the creative possibilities for DJs. There is a special focus on state-of-the-art gear, spotlighting the most exciting, cutting-edge features.About DJ CD Decks While scratching CD decks have been around for a few years now, this is the first time they have been documented in a reference book. ... The Pioneer decks, the Denon DN-S5000 and the American Audio Pro-Scratch 2 are single-CD, tabletop models; they can integrate easily into any DJ setup. ... These dual decks need to be rackmounted, they dona#39;t lend themselves to tabletop use.

Title:The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture
Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation - 2003


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