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Theory Thursday: Turtablism Sctratching With A Digital Vinyl System

It’s nice when YouTube gives you suggestions based on things you’ve been looking for. Studio Scratches has a whole host of lessons for the budding turntablist including a quick run down on using a Digital Vinyl System (DVS). Now I just need a Rane Sixty-Two and some turntables.

Musical Monday: Mixmaster Mike Opening For the Beastie Boys

Here is a video of Mix Master Mike’s opening for the Beastie Boys. I did go to a concert in the time MMM was DJing for the Beastie Boys. It was awesome! That is all.

Musical Monday: DJ QBert Set And Interview

OK, so I haven’t watched the whole thing but I like what I have seen of it so far. The real interest for me though was that he mentions, at about 55:25, Pioneer had a secret turntable project that is not so secret any more and that he likes the Staton turtables. I assume that means the Staton ST150s.

And the ‘not so secret’ Pioneer turntable project…in a glass cabinet. There is still nothing confirmed by Pioneer that I can see on the interwebs.

YouTube Tuesday – Newsroom Rapper’s Delight

Jimmy Fallon’s editing team must have had a crazy time putting this together. NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight”

Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

OK, the FaceBook app for WordPress is rubbish, so here is a post the is primarily to try a different option. Oh, and the track and film clip are funny too…

Totes Amazeballs – Jonathan Holmes on MediaWatch

On MediaWatch episode 23 2012, Jonathan Holmes came out with a pearler of a comment when pointing out the errors of Triple J’s ways on a particular matter. After cutting away from a film clip that was part of the Holmes’ report, he came back with, “Totes Amazeballs, hey”. That, to me, is gold.

I have now seen a terrible ‘remix’ pop up on YouTube so I think someone out there needs to do something with the sound bite. Maybe a dubstep remix is in order. Does anyone have a line in to Skrillex?

If you have the skills to make the sound bite into something more interesting, I have the clip right here (link below) for you to download it. When you make something from it, post it somewhere on the interwebs (available on computers now) and drop a link to your remix in the comments.

Jonathan Holmes Mediawatch – Totes Amazeballs

Hip-Hop Culture – Breakdance

Breakdance (AKA B-boying/B-girling or breaking) is most athletic of the element of Hip-Hop. This dance style grew out of the street culture of New York in the 1970s as a constructive option for the kids on the streets instead of being part of the gangs and violence.

Breakdance has 4 major elements to its technique – toprock, downrock, freezes and power moves.  Showdowns and contests take place as a battle, were individuals or crews (group) go head to head, taking it in turns to show their skills. I went looking for a video that really encompassed all of these techniques in a battle mode, when a light bulb went off in my head. The film clip for Jason Nevins’ remix of ‘It’s Like That’ by Run-DMC is a fake crew battle that really shows everything. To quote DMC, ‘Check this out’….

Renegades of Funk – Rage Against The Machine

I have been racking my brain on something to use for video of the week, and boy did that hurt. So to show that I am not just all about hip-hop, here is some Rage Against The Machine. Like most of what I listen to, it has some kind of message. I am still not sure what that message is though!

ACDC Online Dance Battle

OK, the movie Step Up 2 wasn’t the greatest for plot, but when the director and one of the stars gang up on Miley Cyrus the result is great.

Step Up 2’s director John Chu and Adam Savani who played ‘Moose’ team up for what they tout as the greatest online dance battle against ‘teen idol’ Miley Cyrus and one of her dancers Mandy Jiroux. Adam and Chu’s crew is called ACDC….the Adam Chu Dance Crew (yeah, kind of lame). But the team they pull together for the second installment of the battle is incredible, from some amazing hip-hop dancers to big name stars.

ACDC’s second installment is below and surely is the winner. Check out YouTube for the other installments in the battle.

Vote For My LOLZ – Madonna

I think my LOLZ are funny, even if you don’t. Give them a 5 in voting no matter what you think so I can realise my dream….a LOL published on one of the ‘I Can Has Cheezburger’ sites!

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