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Scratch

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Scratch (Music - Soundtrack)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Limited Release Date:
02/15/02
performer:
Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, Ryan Downe, DJ Shadow, Yoga Frog
director:
Doug Pray
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

This companion CD to a documentary about the history of turntablism abundantly fills its needle-drop quota with cuts from Technics grandmasters like Rob Swift, DJ Premier, and the X-Ecutioners. But the scratch- to-hook ratio is way out of whack, and the album becomes a grueling endurance test. Unless, of course, your idea of phun is a tedious, nearly nine-minute remake of Herbie Hancock’s 1983 proto-techno hit, ”Rockit.” B-