Turntablism Meets Soul Music: Asian Hawk

Some turntablists have been criticized for lacking “funkiness” or “soul.” Not Asian Hawk.

A native of Bristol, U.K., Hawk has won four DMC U.K. Team championships as part of The Disablists and one U.K. championship as a solo turntablist. He’s also a talented singer and producer.

To put a spotlight on his versatility, DJcity enlisted Hawk to perform his aptly-titled original track, “Turntable Soul.” The two-a-half-minute routine includes scratching, sample triggering, and soulful singing.

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