DJ Scratch, longtime DJ
for EPMD and general turntable wizard, has launched a turntable school to help
up and coming DJ's with the art of scratching.
The School of the Turntable
Arts (SOTA) officially opened its doors earlier this year, to teach new DJ's
the art of mixing and scratching.
"I started this school
because I noticed that a lot of DJ’s don't know how to DJ with two hands,
instead they use one like it's a slot machine. So I started the
SOTA to teach them the art and how to perfect the craft," DJ Scratch told
AllHipHop.com. “I am actually teaching the class. I will be teaching legendary
skills that so many veteran DJ’s use to this day, but I also am giving
credit where credit is due and teaching them history as well. Everyone needs
to know who the pioneers are that perfected this art [turntabling]."
In addition to starting
the SOTA, DJ Scratch is also working on a documentary about his 20 plus years
behind the turntables.
“So Whatcha Sayin'”
is titled after EPMD’s classic 1989 hit and is a full length DVD documentary
that narrates his life and those that Scratch has worked with over the years.
Interviews with Busta Rhymes,
Jay-Z, Redman, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane and others are featured on the DVD.
For more information about
the School of the Turntable Arts log onto www.djscratch.com