How to do the Baby Scratch


For most of last week, we were celebrating and discussing the turntable. Columbus Day holiday has us featuring a bonus video with our instructor and all-around supreme scratching champion DJ Rugged One.

Like all of our DJ instructors, Greg is a legit mixmaster and working DJ.

He even regularly gigs on a boat in the Caribbean Ocean.

Here he walks you through the scratching technique known as the “baby scratch.” It’s probably called that because it is the most basic technique and very foundation of the art of turntablism:

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DJing with Vinyl w/ DJ Rugged One [9/4] #FREE

DJ Rugged OneEach and every Friday, we’re proud to open the doors of our music school in Central Square for a FREE seminar, demo or meet-up. Hell, we’ll even throw a classical music concert or two. What’s in store this week? Let’s find out:

Learn how to DJ with vinyl records with special guest Rugged One. This workshop will focus on both the physical and auditory differences between analog and digital sounds, as well as the differences between 12”, 10” and 7” records, records that spin at 33 ⅓ and 45 RPM, and spherical and elliptical cartridges. A brief history of phonograph records will also be given.

DJ Rugged One has been in the game for many years and has firmly established a name for himself in the industry as a professional deejay and producer. Spinning at numerous bars, lounges & clubs, he effortlessly creates a vibe that keeps the dance floor packed. His passion for music naturally led him into the realm of music production, where he actively takes on remix projects and creates brand new material with a plethora of skilled artists. Rugged One earned his stripes during his years as a competitive DJ, placing as a finalist in many battles, never failing to intimidate and turn heads! He continues to be sought after and commissioned to create mix CDs for respected organizations in the hip hop realm, including, Brick Records and others, all while juggling his own independent releases. Receiving notable praise in a vast array of publications & websites, Rugged has evolved over the years to become the “total package,” a DJ who can satisfy the purest of hip hop heads, the wildest of college club-goers and everything in between, taking you on a musical trip in the process. He enjoys what he does and is a true entertainer. DJ Rugged One…the man, the myth, the DJ… go on, go on and GET DOWN!

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