Daddy Dog DJing with Serato Video SL

June 10th, 2010

Apologies again for the sheer lack of output on this blog these days, I’ve just been hugely busy with production and spending very little time on the turntables at all.

So anyway, last night I got an email from DJ Daddy Dog of 5th Platoon with some links to videos of him using Video SL. Video SL has been about for a while but there are very few people using it a lot so far, I’ve seen some stuff from DJ Vajra and also DJ Woody (who is currently doing his Turntables in Technicolor show) which is pretty cool but there’s been very few things uploaded to youtube so since I’m not posting anything on here right now and they videos are pretty cool I thought I’d post them up for anyone who is interested.

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The Secret Lemon Project

August 21st, 2009

Lemon HeadIf you have just read my previous post then you will have read that I have been focussing my time at the moment on producing music, most of what I have been doing has been creating dubstep tracks with a couple of friends under the collective name The Secret Lemon Project which so far has been very well recieved.

I don’t know how many of you readers out there know or are familiar with the dubstep sound but if you are and you would like to check it out I’m including links to all our public tracks with this post and feel free to play them, put them in mixes or share with others who you think might like them.

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Update on what’s going on.

August 21st, 2009

Firstly I’d like to apologise for the lack of updates I’ve made to the site recently, as often happens life & work have got in the way and I still find myself stuggling to find the time to do the things I want to do. That being said I want to keep this site going and share the things I learn so I’d just like to run something by you guys…

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Drum & Bass Tune : Battering Ram

October 10th, 2008

As well as scratching & mixing I try and do a bit of production from time to time. Recently this has been focused mostly on synth driven drum & bass, while this style may not be to the taste of a lot of the readers here I thought I’d post a track anyway for those of you who might like it.

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Creating Live Remixes Using Serato ScratchLive

October 4th, 2008

This is a great little trick I like to do with Serato ScratchLive. It can involve a little bit of juggling and looping but it doesn’t really have to, so long as you can drop a record in on time you can have endless fun with this.

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Fast Symmetrical Autobahn

October 4th, 2008

As you can see I’m still playing with patterns which have evolved from the autobahn scratch. When I first saw the autobahn scratch on Skratchlopedia Breaktanica I just thought was a nice combo, I never thought it would open up the doors to so many interesting new scratches for me.

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Fast Autobahns

July 6th, 2008

The autobahn scratch is a scratch DJ Rafik came up with and became well know with the release of Qbert’s Skratchlopedia Breaktanica DVD. On the video he demonstrates the scratch both fast and slow, after many people debating the subject a video was then released on the internet of Rafik showing that they were actually to slightly different variations. Since I showed how the slow autobahn is done in the One Record Movement, Many Possibilities article I just going to add this quick post to show faster one too.

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One Record Movement, Many Possibilities

July 5th, 2008

The record movement TTMSometimes you find 1 little discovery opens up many possibilities. One such discovery for me was this simple record movement.

It’s simply a quick forward and backward, followed by a long forward, followed by a quick backward and forward, followed by a long forward.

I first started using when I decided to try and do a chip flare with a chirp at each end, this is done by doing a chirp followed by a 1 click flare followed by a chirp backwards followed by a 1 click flare backwards. After learning this pattern I started to find all the other possibilities. Here I’ll try and show you what possibilities are available with just this 1 record movement pattern.

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Anyone Attending the 2008 UK DMC Finals?

June 24th, 2008

DMC LogoI’m making the trek this year to get up to London for the UK DMC Finals, so if anyone else is going let me know and we can meet up!

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Ultimate Resources

June 13th, 2008

There once was a time were every DJ had to work everything out for themselves because either certain things hadn’t been worked out yet or DJs didn’t want to share their latest trick. These days however there are many great resources to bring budding new DJs up to speed.

Here I just want to list a few of these resources which I have found to be the most useful and I think that they would help any DJ wanting to learn new skills.

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