Anyone else Scratch over DNB?

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Statuseight, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Statuseight

    Statuseight New Member

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    I love Scratching during a set and hearing it from other DJ's as well. Anyone else into it? Would be nice to get some more inspiration from fellow members. Link me up if you're into your cuts.
     
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  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Honestly, I have a scratch plate which has pretty much remained unused in 5 years.
    When I first really got into mixing records, I felt scratching was an important part of your arsenal as a DJ.

    Nowadays, I feel scratching is better left to people in other genres of music. I'm not going to say i'm any good at it, i'm not, i've been through countless amounts of needles practicing...
    If done well I think scratching is really cool. But the last person I saw live scratch (teebee) I didn't even think it added that much to the mix. Fair enough it was another dimension to a 6 deck set which was just wow...but I didnt feel it even needed it tbh.
     
  3. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    Mistanoize is decent at scratching. I don't think he does it much anymore.
     
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    cele Well-Known Member

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    Marky scratches sometimes, got a sick video where he scratches over killers don't die.
    Its a cool skill but most of the time it's unneccesary in dnb
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    imo it goes aswel with dnb as marmite goes with toothpaste
     
  6. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    Unless u know the tricks and are chinstroking in the rave listening for them scratching just sounds the same and doesn't fit
     
  7. Binary_UK

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    Teebee is mental at it

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  8. Statuseight

    Statuseight New Member

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    Watched a couple of Teebee clips on Youtube. Not overly impressed but they were old.
     
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    Somtimes I like it as im an old skool hip hop head, and I respect the art, but not all the time. We used to have a montly night here in Aylesbury and one DJ liked to scratch over his moxes which was great cos it broke it up a little.
     
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    dont see the point in dnb
     
  11. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    I think if it's done by someone who has serious skill, and doesn't overdo it, it can be fucking mind blowing.

    That said, 90% of scratching I hear while out is overdone, a quick 5 seconds is all it needs, any more and it gets old QUICK.


    That said. Play from 1.15: http://youtu.be/KdgTZ5A-zog

    Ridiculous scratching. :gun: :gun:
     
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    erb n dub.... that is all
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    This
     
  14. PhorceOfHabit

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    I mix hip hop as well so I take that across and scratch over d&b a bit, but I think what normally makes it so whack is that people go for some bait 'Fresh' sample or whatever and just purely scratch as fast as possible. Generally sounds brass if you ask me. People need to take more inspiration from how hip hop Djs/Producers cut on actual tunes.

    Cut and chop DRS's clean verse in the breakdown of Love's Too Tight Too Mention before mixing it in however; sounds ill (just don't overdo it). My rule for turntablism over d&b is that I generally only use actual vocals from d&b tunes. Just gotta dig for those clean ones. That way, scratching becomes a more understated way to add to a set and build tension for a tune rather than being some 'check me out, I learnt to cut' party trick.
     
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