History of Turntablism with DJ Rafik
DJ Rafik tells the story of turntablism, as well as where it’s headed in the future. Using Traktor, Rafik demonstrates the origins of classic techniques, from scratching to beat repeats.
Regarding the influence digital technology has had on contemporary standards, he describes how DJ’ing has become more meticulous. “It has to be more about detail. The leaps get a little bit smaller.” Despite this, Rafik feels that the technicalities allow turntablists to express themselves in more creative ways. “You have to decide where technicality comes in,” he explains. Looking into the future of turntablism, Rafik exclaims “It opens possibilities in every direction.” Find Dj Rafik on Facebook here.