British creative collective Boom City has announced the return of the Inside Turntablists documentary series. The series shines a light on the scratch community around the world.
Watch the trailer above and stay tuned for more episodes.
DJ Chile (Credit: Boom City)
British creative collective Boom City has released the latest episode of their documentary series, Inside Turntablists. This episode features DJ Chile, an award-winning UK turntablist based out of Hull.
Chile is a 15-year veteran of the DJ community. He is the 2011 WTK World Freestyle Scratch champion and the 2013 IDA UK Freestyle Scratch champion. In addition to battling, he also produces a series of scratching tutorials which are available on his YouTube channel.
Watch the episode and a routine from DJ Chile below.
DJ Soak (Credit: Boom City)
Soak is a two-time DMC Spain champion and the 2006 ITF vice world champion. He began competing in DJ battles at the age of 12 and won the ITF Spain title at 16 years old. In April, he released his debut EP Paradiso, which features his collaboration with Anderson .Paak titled “Run Away.”
On the episode, Soak discusses how he got into turntablism, his DJ battle history, his approach to producing, and how his collab with .Paak came about.
Watch the episode and a routine from Soak below.
Jon1st (Credit: Boom City)
The UK native discusses how he got into DJing, what makes his style of scratching unique, and the current state of turntablism.
Watch the episode and a routine from Jon1st below.
DJ Manipulate (Credit: Boom City)
British creative collective Boom City has released the second episode of their documentary series, Inside Turntablists. The video puts a spotlight on DJ Manipulate, a 21-year veteran from Brighton, UK.
Manipulate is a member of the trio, Grandeurs of Delusion. He’s also a leader in the European turntablism community, having organized showcases, battles, and networking events across the continent.
On the episode, Manipulate discusses his approach to scratching, his group Grandeurs of Delusion, and his involvement in the European turntablism scene.
Watch the episode and a routine from him below.
British creative collective Boom City has launched new documentary series, Inside Turntablists, which explores the global scratch scene. The series looks at the full spectrum of turntablism, from club DJs with chops to underground turntablists who don’t DJ in the traditional sense.
On the first episode, Inside Turntablists visits DJ Robert Smith, the 2017 DMC Germany champion. Smith discusses why he’s dedicated his life to turntablism and what it’s like being an artist in Berlin.
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