A-Trak Battle Vinyl, $14.08/$14.08
“Monkeyboy Breaks” by A-TRAK (aka The #1 Spinna) is a battle vinyl for DJs.
The difference between a battle vinyl and regular vinyl is the collection of
scratch samples, word samples, and cool breaks to be used when turning
music on for the BBoy battles.
The reason I bought this master piece is for my DJ lessons at DJ Scratch
Academy. We first learned how to scratch to a beat. That made us familiar
with equipments and operation of turning music on. But the main point
of a DJ is to create music. DJs would normally just turn on well known
music. As the role of DJs’ importance grew, so did their taste and artistic
ability. DJs now create their own version of musics by using the techniques
used from turntableism. A lot of music making is done digitally. It might
seem old school to buy an actual vinyl with scratch samples in it, but I
wish to know how I can express myself through music. And the biggest
step I can take today is through the old mechanical ways of
sampling, scratching, and beat matching with REAL BATTLE
%A fellow DJ student of mine told me that TRUE OLD SCHOOL DJs don’t
accept the concept of using battle vinyl. They believe the journey to the
actual source of the sound you are looking for is important. The journey
gives you more appreciation to the musicians before you. RESPECT!