S01E08: 90s Scratch DJ Culture

Darius introduces Emma to the world of scratch DJing, a 90s music scene replete with creatively spelled names (Invisibl Skratch Piklz, anyone?) but even more creative use of turntables and vinyl records. We go on a journey through the history and origins of the scene, and Darius explains a few crucial techniques, from the 'Flare Scratch' to using your turntable 'Hamster Style'. We look at the technical innovations that emerged from the scene, and listen to some seriously ambitious tracks along the way, causing Emma to experience many feelings about the work of virtuoso DJ Kid Koala. Links: Kool Herc's beat-juggling technique, Invisible Skratch Piklz vs Da Klamz Uv Deth scratch battle, Amar Ediriwira's Brief History of Turntablism, the 'baby scratch' technique, the 'forward scratch', a history of 'hamster style' and some more advanced techniques from DJ QBert . Music heard: Cut Chemist - The Garden, Mixmaster Mike - Ill Shit, D-Styles - John Wayne On Acid, Mixmaster Mike - Gravity, Kid Koala - Moon River, Kid Koala - Drunk Trumpet