DJ Woody

DJ Woody Launches Scratch Sample Subscription Service

DJ Woody

DJ Woody
DJ Woody performs on the “MikiDz Show” at DJcity in Los Angeles on October 3, 2016. (Credit: Julian Melanson)

Award-winning turntablist DJ Woody has launched a subscription service for scratch DJs. The Woodwurk Members Club offers a digital library of scratch sounds with new content released each month.

The royalty-free scratch sample library comes from Woody’s past and forthcoming vinyl releases. Subscribers will also have access to unreleased material and other exclusive content.

Watch the Woodwurk Members Club promo video below.

Related: Antriks Reviews DJ Woody’s Scratch Record, ‘Scratch Sounds No. 1’

Antriks Reviews DJ Woody’s Scratch Record, ‘Scratch Sounds No. 1’

Fresh Press

Battle Avenue director Antriks is back with a new episode of DJcityTV’s Fresh Press. This time around, he reviews DJ Woody‘s vintage-style scratch record, Scratch Sounds No. 1.

Woody worked with a team of musicians to produce the scratch sentences on the record, which were recorded live. It was released through his label, Woodwurk Records, and is available on both 12-inch and seven-inch vinyl.

Watch Antriks’ review above.

Related: Antriks Reviews Dusty Donuts’ Seven-Inch Vinyl

Antriks Reviews DJ Woody’s Scratch Record, ‘Flexicuts 4’

Fresh Press

As the world of turntablism continues to grow, DJs seek new ways to push the boundaries of scratch records. UK turntablist DJ Woody has done just that with his Flexicuts series. Released through his label Woodwurk Records, it is the first skip-proof scratch tool pressed on the flexible material known as flexi disc.

On the third episode of DJcityTV’s Fresh Press, Battle Avenue director Antriks tests out the fourth Flexicuts release with the help of Woody and his Grind Strip device.

Watch above.

Flexicuts 4 is available at Mega DJ Center (US) and Wordwurk’s website (global).

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Introducing the Grind Strip by DJ Woody

Grind Strip

Grind Strip

DJ Woody has launched the Grind Strip, a device that gets mounted onto the edge of a turntable platter to perform “grinding” scratch techniques.

The idea first started in 2004 as part of Woody’s concept plans for Vestax’s Controller One turntable, which he helped develop. Vestax didn’t end up using it, so Woody has now brought it to life.

Woody tells us how it works:

“If you swipe over the Grind Strip with part of your hand as you move the record, the movement will be broken up as so will the sound, like a fader click. For example, swiping over one button will break the sound into two parts (like a tear), swipe over two buttons and you get three sounds, three buttons give you four sounds and so on.

The more pressure you apply with the swipe, the more defined the sound. This all allows for some very intricate and controlled faderless scratches. And the beauty is that it’s all using just one hand, so you still have your fader hand free for extra fader clicks, cue points, mixer effects or whatever you like. There’s tons to be explored (if you’re as geeky as me!).”

The Grind Strip is available for preorder now on Woody’s Woodwurk Records website. It comes in two sizes, one for a 7″ and one for a 12″ platter, and retails at roughly $22 and $25 USD respectively, plus shipping.

Watch a demonstration below and stay tuned for a review by Mojaxx on Tips and Tricks.

Related: DJ Woody Scratches Over ‘BocaWoody’ Single, ‘Freeze’

Watch DJ Woody’s MikiDz Show Set

DJ Woody

DJ Woody

DJ Woody‘s performance on the MikiDz Show on Monday night was only 28-minutes long, but there’s a good reason for that. The legendary turntablist performed an incredibly technical and intricate set, which included original tracks and some of his most popular routines.

After his performance, Woody spoke with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone about his beginnings as a DJ, touring with Lootpack in the early ’00s, and other topics.

Watch Woody’s set and interview below and download the audio on iTunes.

DJ Woody with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone
DJ Woody with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone

DJ Woody with the audience
DJ Woody with the audience

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DJ Woody Will Perform on the MikiDz Show

DJ Woody

World-renowned turntablist DJ Woody is set to perform on DJcity’s MikiDz Show live stream on October 3 at 7 p.m. PST.

Famous for pushing the boundaries of turntablism, Woody has been dubbed by DJ QBert as a “genius” and by Hudson Mohawke as “the best DJ in the world.” He won the ITF and Vestax world championships in 2001 and 2002, respectively, and co-designed the Vestax Controller One turntable a couple of years later.

Woody has since released dozens of acclaimed videos and performed showcases at DMC and IDA world championships. He is also a skilled producer and is set to release his debut solo album in October.

The live stream will be co-hosted by DJcity’s MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone.

Watch Woody’s showcase performance at the 2015 IDA World Championship:

Watch DJcityTV’s UK edition of the Cutting Room featuring Woody, Mr Switch, Jon1st, TigerStyle, DJ Muzzell, and Mighty Atom:

Related: Watch Teeko’s Innovative Set for the MikiDz Show

Preview DJ Woody’s Debut LP, ‘The Point of Contact’

DJ Woody

Woody

Award winning turntablist DJ Woody is set to release his debut solo album, The Point of Contact on October 10. The 12-track LP combines elements of hip-hop, jazz-rock, Britcore, psychedelia, and electronic in what Woody jokingly refers to as “prog-hop.”

“[The Point of Contact] is about the transient nature of our own perception and what that brings to our experience,” Woody says.

The project follows Woody’s and Boca 45’s EP, BocaWoody NW/SW, which dropped in May.

Stream “Get Down” below and pre-order the album on digital and vinyl here and here.

Related: Preview DJ Woody and Boca 45’s New EP