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In this podcast series, turntablist Kuttin Kandi, one of the best battle DJs in the game, demonstrates the basics of her instrument. For more, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

DJ 101: The Basics ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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In this podcast series, turntablist Kuttin Kandi, one of the best battle DJs in the game, demonstrates the basics of her instrument. For more, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

    • video
    HD: DJ 101: Drop it on the One (in high definition)

    HD: DJ 101: Drop it on the One (in high definition)

    High quality equipment may help you become a better DJ, but nothing beats having the right “touch.”

    • 3 min
    • video
    DJ 101: Drop it on the One (in standard definition)

    DJ 101: Drop it on the One (in standard definition)

    High quality equipment may help you become a better DJ, but nothing beats having the right “touch.”

    • 3 min
    • video
    HD: DJ 101: Scratching (in high definition)

    HD: DJ 101: Scratching (in high definition)

    Kandi introduces “the scratch,” a move where you pull the record back and forth while the needle is on the record. But scratching is as much about rhythm and style as it is about technique.

    • 4 min
    • video
    DJ 101: Scratching (in standard definition)

    DJ 101: Scratching (in standard definition)

    Kandi introduces “the scratch,” a move where you pull the record back and forth while the needle is on the record. But scratching is as much about rhythm and style as it is about technique.

    • 4 min
    • video
    HD: DJ 101: Looping and Sampling (in high definition)

    HD: DJ 101: Looping and Sampling (in high definition)

    As rappers became featured artists, it was the DJ’s job to keep the beat (or the break) steady, so that the rappers could rap to the beat, do their routines, or recite full verses without interruption.

    • 4 min
    • video
    DJ 101: Looping and Sampling (in standard definition)

    DJ 101: Looping and Sampling (in standard definition)

    As rappers became featured artists, it was the DJ’s job to keep the beat (or the break) steady, so that the rappers could rap to the beat, do their routines, or recite full verses without interruption.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

T-Bird85 ,

Learned something new

I've seen DJs spin live, but it's nice to actually see what they're doing slowed down and w/ explanations.

SGB ,

Very Informative!

This helped breakdown something that has always been a mystery to me. Great work!

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