DJs

In the late seventies early eighties, parents on the east coast broke the bank buying  Technic's turntables and Gemini mixers for their young upcoming DJs. Teens who were inspired by the elite turntable wizardry  of Grand Master Flash and Charlie Ahern's groundbreaking classic Hip Hop film, "Wild Style."

Young Djs would pile up in basements and practice scratching, mixing and how not to scratch up their parent's vintage vinyl record collection. Over time crews formed and records were made. And the DJ would provide scratches and even production. DJs were hired to rock party after party and the rest is history.

Over the years the role of the Dj has changed. They still play a significant role in Hip Hop especially at live shows and parties. But scratching on record has decreased dramatically. But the good news is that the art form still remains as popular than ever thanks to DJ competitions and trade schools.

Send us a minute of your best routines -  mixing and scratching or what ever tricks of the trade you can bestow upon us.