2001, Performing Arts  -   8 Comments
Ratings: 8.20/10 from 15 users.

ScratchScratch is a feature-length film/ DVD that explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ's began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and "beat-juggling" vinyl, to its recent explosion as a musical movement called "turntablism", it's a story of unknown underdogs and serious virtuosos who are radically changing the way we hear, play and create music.

The film features some of the world's best DJ's, whether they're famous for solo scratching, competing in international DJ battles, playing for rap artists, or just rocking parties with the most insane records ever dug up.

Check out dynamic performances and interviews with DJ's Q-bert, Mix Master Mike (of the Beastie Boys) Rob Swift and the X-ecutioners, Cut Chemist & NuMark (of Jurassic 5), DJ Craze, The Bullet Proof Space Travelers, Babu (of Dilated Peoples), DJ Krush, DJ Premier (Gang Starr), and others, along with "old-school" innovators like Afrika Bambaataa and GrandWizard Theodore (who is widely acknowledged as having invented the idea of scratching vinyl in the first place).

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8 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Ash NA

    I was under the impression that Lee Scratch Perry invented scratching, but Wikipedia mentions Christian Marclay as being roughly first. I think like many things, it was in the zeitgeist and sprang up simultaneously and independently all over the place.

    I don't think we ever know who truly invents something, we only know those who decide to take themselves seriously. Scratching was invented by numerous cats and 3 year olds long before hiphop was even thought of.

  2. JohnG

    after you've watched a scratch picklz tutorial dvd you have no reason to be on your way to being a decent scratcher.
    q bert really helped a lot of djs out there with those. i know i would've been 'beat juggling' forever and not tried to scratch for real if i wasnt given that guidance.

  3. loso

    its a song called "off the record" by some swedish guy named "promoe"

  4. ChakaKarl

    Track ID that is...

  5. ChakaKarl

    AAAHH! Tack ID please!
    Anyone know what beat Z-Trip is dropping at 17:23 in the "All the way live" video?

  6. Kyle

    The Most Inspiring Thing You Could Ever Watch As A Dj!!!!!!!!I've Seen It Five Times And It Does Not Get Old.

  7. sensa111

    Thee Definitive history of Hip Hop and Turntablism.. Outstanding and thank you Vlatko I thought this was lost to time.

  8. Connie

    WOW! What a brilliant genre of music! Opens your mind into realizing how much is out there.