On October 14th, 2003, a pivotal moment in the history of turntablism unfolded as I received the test pressings of what was to be one of the two earliest scratch music albums ever recorded, a detail verifiable by the date etched in the top right corner. Collaborating with Mike Boo on this production, we were aware of the significance this record would hold within the DJ community. This album was a declaration of the turntable as a legitimate musical instrument, an innovation that went on to inspire thousands of DJs worldwide.
This record was one of two pioneering albums entirely crafted from scratch released in the same year – the other being D-Styles' Phantazmagorea. Our album, Scetchbook, represented a monumental leap in the evolution of scratch music. D-Styles, almost a decade older than me , had a firm grasp of his musical preferences, seamlessly translating those ideas through the turntable. In contrast, my style was still in a phase of exploration and experimentation. Rather than confining the album to a specific sound, we ventured into uncharted territories, merging diverse genres to create a genre-defying record. These test pressings are artifacts of a transformative era in DJing.
Super rare. 1 copy available.