Scratch explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJs began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire breakdancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and “beat-juggling” vinyl, to its recent explosion as a musical movement called “turntablism”.
Here are some of the world best DJs, those 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.
1 Scratch 91:14
2 Scratch Outtakes Sequence #1: On Being A DJ 8:26
3 Scratch Outtakes Sequence #2: Sampling 5:12
4 Scratch Outtakes Sequence #3: Technology 7:31
5 Scratch Outtakes Raw Interview Clips: Afrika Bambaataa 8:45
6 Scratch Outtakes Raw Interview Clips: DJ Shadow 5:11
7 Scratch Outtakes Raw Interview Clips: DJ Premier 4:39
8 Scratch Outtakes Raw Interview Clips: Cash Money 7:14
9 Scratch Outtakes Raw Interview Clips: Jazzy Jeff 10:10