I can’t listen to the Scratch DJ Academy LPs anymore. The bass and snare on that LP
is draining out my brain. Oh someone please help me.
Now I can finally try beat matching with these two vinyl. We learned how to beat
match two different songs. The first step is to know the BPM of the two songs you are
trying to mix. If the leading record is about 90 BPM and the following record is about
87 BPM, you know you have to increase the pitch of the following turntable. Now that
you know which one to increase, put your body in motion with the leading record
beats. This lets your body count while your mind is listening to the
following record to beat match. Once you think you got the beats matching pretty
well, drop it on the one again and repeat beat matching for fine tuning. Laura at
Scratch Academy told me, she does it 5 times.
It took me 4 tries to get the second A-Trak Monkeyboy Breaks. On Friday, the dude
in front of me took the last copy, but another shipment was suppose to come on
Monday. I went there on Monday, but at 6 PM. I went there at 6PM and he told me
he needed to organize the vinyl to sell. So I came back at 7:30 PM, on finally got my
second A-Trak Monkeyboy Breaks. What a journey…
Fat Beats is a hip-hop orientated record store, with weekly live DJ spins. On Monday,
DJ Spinna was spinning. I don’t know him much, but HE WAS ILL. A true
master at work.
I hope one day I’ll be spinning in front of a live audience.
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE