Learn to play the turntable like your favorite DJs and create your own style.This essential guidebook and companion 2-record set teaches you to play the turntable as a musical instrument. Using this first-everturntable method techniques and tricks can be mastered quickly and effectively.Turntable Technique: The Art Of The DJ comes with step-by-step instructions on Scratching Beat Matching Mixing TheTransformer The Crab Crossfader Technique Cutting Stabs. The book includes photographs and musical exercises tips on how the pros set up their gear for scratch mixing and a history of DJing and hip-hop culture.Featuring interviews with top DJs including DJ Swamp (Beck) MixMaster Mike (Beastie Boys) DJ QBert (Invisibl Skratch Picklz) DJ Kuttin Kandi (5th Platoon/Anomolies) DJ A-Trak (Teenage DMC/ITF World Champion)and DJ Craze (three-time DMC World Champion).The companion records provide scorching grooves phat beats and wicked scratch material for DJs/turntablists of any level. Use two copies to beat match the first twotracks on side one (both at 110.4 bpm) and create your own crossfader remixes. Play along with the scratching exercises on side two.