Scratch documentary, thoughts of DJing

I watched Scratch this weekend and found it delightful and inspiring.

Here is Wikipedia information on the Scratch documentary

And, boom- thanks to youtube, it’s out there in full. I enjoyed watching it in higher quality with my sound system though.

Entire “Scratch” documentary on youtube

I think I just spent well over an hour looking up DJ basics and courses and lessons. I guess teaching myself is the best bet for now. I was thinking that signing up for a course would be good because it’d force me to practice. The best one I found was in New York: Scratch DJ Academy which looks like a high-quality course with lots of amazing DJs as professors.

First thing’s first, I need to save up and buy my other turntable. Which I will be doing. Very soon. And I’ll continue to make time to play around with what I have!

I like how in the documentary one guy says you have to live and love it to be good- he’d DJ for 6 or 7 hours and go home and play for 6 or 7 more.

The documentary is definitely worth watching if you’re interested in the art of scratching and where it came from. I need to get my record groove on!

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