The Battle Mixer

So what is a good mixer to use for scratching? Although a mixer needs less tuning than a turntable when you want to scratch, there are still a few things you should keep […]

History of Turntablism

Some sections that I wanted to include in Skratchamental either take up to much time to do properly myself, or have been done really good by somebody else. The latter is the case with the history of turntablism.

The Pedestrian organisation

Pedestrian is a non profit voluntary organisation that provides workshops, information, support and performance opportunities for […]


Turntablism, by some referred to as ‘the art of the Scratch DJ’. In my opinion the following definitions describe the terms the best:

Turntablist: ‘One who uses the phonograph turntable as component to make music as well as an instrument to literally play music.’ (Official International Turntablism Federation Newsletter, 1996)

Turntablism: ‘Manipulation of previously recorded track(s) to […]