Scratching in non-hip hop genres?
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    Default Scratching in non-hip hop genres?

    Does it work or does it backfire? How/Can it be tastefully done?

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    I cut up or scratch or both, the kicks or snares when dropping a song into a mix normally, but when I get into house (don't play dubstep or trapstep or any other genre off the beaten path) I generally just blend or drop in songs, but I do sometimes scratch in a kick and I aslo will echo scratch out a vocal or prominent instrumental of a house song from time to time. I don't do an all out scratch solo in a middle of a house song, and very very rarely do that with any genre really
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    It can be done in house music, no cutting just scratching, but you gotta be really fast.

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    check out DJ Ricky Jay ( djrickyjay.com ) or droppingneedles.com , ricky jay does lots of scratching with dance songs ( top 40, electronic, etc. ) for the droping needles website , skip to ricky's set within the podcasts, if you go with his website the canada tour mix has some tight clean scratching.

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    James Zabiela used to be great at it.. He plays techno/house/breaks...


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    bad boy bill

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    I like scratching outside of hip hop just fine.

    You could tease the track coming in - I like to fade in while scratching the first beat and drop it in time with the track that's already playing.

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    I quite enjoy scratching to some neurofunk
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    If you got the skills to make it sound good, do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    I quite enjoy scratching to some neurofunk
    Sick! You have a recording or video of that ?


    And these guys do it quite all right with dubstep:

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