A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. Written by
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To create the "scratched" sequences in the film (where a person during an interview suddenly speaks as if the film itself is being scratched), director Doug Pray sent audio clips which had been recorded onto vinyl to DJ Q-bert, who scratched them, and sent the recordings back to Pray. Pray then edited the interviews to match the scratched sound. See more
Apologies and respect to the many great DJ's and others who we were unable to be included in this film. See more
Performed by Sugarhill Gang
Written by Bernard Edwards
, Nile Rodgers
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group, Ltd.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc. See more