It’s another installment of Throwback Thursdays Videos. This particular video shows the Funky President himself, J.Rocc is throwin down on 4 Turntables…..yes, I said “4” Turntables! He did this on the Rane TTM68 4 Channel Mixer when Rane Inc debut the mixer at the NAMM Show in 2011. Here, J is paying homage to the old school classic mix records that came out in the 80’s like “Scratch Party”, “Scratch Dance”, “The New York Scratchmasters”, “Mix Trix”, & so forth. Usually those mixes were done “4-track style”, mixing using mulit-tracks. Here, J is demonstrating the mix live with 4 Turntables. The last time someone did something like this was Cut Chemist with his homage to “The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel” using 3 Turntables in the 90’s. And before that, Grandmaster Flash himself using 3 Turntables in the 80’s. Shout out to Mike May at Rane Inc.
Peep the technique below and peep the original mixes that J based his homage to:
Scratch Dance – “Pyramid Mix”
New York Scratchmasters – “Jam #2”