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Scratch [2 Discs] [DVD] [English] [2001]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Digitally restored 16x9 widescreen film transfer
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital & 2.0 Dolby Stereo
  • Audio commentary with director Doug Pray & producer Brad Blondheim
  • Additional scenes and extended interviews
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Artist and crew bios
  • Previews and weblinks
  • How to Rock a Party with DJ Z-Trip - some tips to help you get there
  • "Sneak Attack:" a selection from Wave Twisters
  • A multiangle do-it-yourself lesson with DJ Qbert
  • Selections from the acclaimed Battle Sounds documentary
  • Scratch notation demo

Synopsis

Scratch
While rappers may be the most visible musical exponents of hip-hop culture, it's the DJs (or "turntablists," as some prefer to be called) who generate the funky beats and cut-and-paste musical structures that have made hip-hop the dominant musical phenomena of the past 20 years. Scratch is a documentary that examines the role of the DJ in hip-hop music, from the pioneering work of old school hip-hop artists like Afrika Bambaata and Jazzy Jay to contemporary masters like noted trip-hop musician DJ Shadow and award-winning turntablist group Invisibl Skratch Piklz. The film also explores how DJs turned the turntable into a musical instrument, the increasingly elaborate techniques involved in "scratching" (manipulating vinyl discs, turntables, and tone arms to produce different sonic effects), and how different turntablists dig up the rare and elusive LPs from which they draw the samples that they craft into new songs. Scratch was directed by Doug Pray, who previously examined a different musical phenomenon -- the Seattle rock scene that spawned the grunge explosion -- in his film Hype!. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Afrika Bambaataa
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    DJ Shadow
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