Native Sessions: Rafik and Unkut talk turntablism

Time for some more Native Sessions courtesy of NI. This time, Rafik and Unkut take to the stage to deliver some history and performance.

Are you still using Serato Scratch Live? Tell us why

Despite being discontinued software with an established replacement, some DJs steadfastly continue to use use Serato Scratch Live. Tell us why.

16 rpm — the forgotten vinyl speed

Vinyl comes in all speeds and sizes, and while the numbers 7, 10, 12, 33, 45, and 78 are still popular, what about 16? Do you remember it? I do vaguely.

VIDEO: Jon1st on the Rane Sixty-Four in Ray’s new space

Jon1st visits DJWORX Europe, AKA Ray’s new space in Warsaw, and throws down on the Rane Sixty-Four. Enjoy!

TRY THIS: Label your plugs and power supplies

Ever pulled out the wrong plug? Or simply have no idea what it’s for? Yeah me too. Try this — labelling up your plugs may seem basic, but it’s a lifesaver.

RANDOM IDEA: Jog wheel “360 mode”

33 and 45rpm are absolutely necessary for turntables. But what if we thought outside those for controllers? What if one jog wheel rotation was four beats?

How DJ gear is made — the definitive guide

You think making DJ gear is easy? Check out this definitive guide from Craig Reeves, that covers each step from initial idea to getting into your hands.

Break out the jelly and ice cream — we’re 12 today!

12 years ago today, skratchworx uttered its first words. Against the odds, we’re still here and ready to open our pressies. You did get us something right?

#TBT: What 20,000 tracks looks like

Do you feel that you can never have enough music? Let’s #TBT an article I wrote a good few years back to remind you what 20,000 tracks really looks like.

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Win Vestax Battle DVDs from the Worxstash

I’ve uncovered some gems while cleaning up. These Vestax Extravaganza DVDs hark back to a time before even skratchworx, and can be yours.