DJ Sara — now 16 and kicking your arse in a scratch battle

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DJ Sara and her brother Ryusei set the scratch world on fire in 2007 with skills beyond their years. And now at 16, DJ Sara’s skills just get better.

VIDEO: Chris Karns, Skratch Bastid, JFB, and Pfel

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Four giants of scratch come together to create a single video where they all contribute to a session featuring Mark Ronson’s “Feel Right” track.

Turntablists — what more do you want from technology?

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There is an emerging voice that wants tech companies to do more for turntablists. But do you really know what that “more” even is? If so, let us know.

Kypski’s Wreck Fader video and DJ game

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Kypski along with D-Styles bring you “Wreck Fader”, a track that is the soundtrack to Kypski’s iOS and Android game of the same name. Watch the video.

Viny’ Lourd Son’s fretless Scratchocaster

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In a clear case of when worlds collide, Viny’ Lourd Son decided to hack expensive DJ gear into a format that makes them into much more of a visual performance instrument. The result is the Scratchocaster, a Rane/Vestax decktar or something.

Raiden Fader — another fader in a box

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Everybody seems to love the simplicity of a fader in a box. And here’s another — the Raiden Fader is in its beta phase, but you can still buy one today.

Can’t scratch? Use the Scratch Machine

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Making dance music and want to add some scratches? Buy turntables, learn the craft, and record your own like we had to before laptops. Or alternatively get Scratch Machine — essentially a scratch DJ distilled into a plugin.

TableBeats — scratch beats in your pocket

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Scratch loopers generally reside in the world of Flash. But Daniel Hulth’s Tablebeats app put a wide range of scratch beats right in your pocket.

VIDEO: Two guys, one deck — Fong Fong and Mart One

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Obviously we love gear, but it’s useless without skills. And Fong Fong and Mart-One bring the skills in droves. Watch them share a turntable.

Frisk Fader demo from DJ RelyT [VIDEO]

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In a week where we posted about a fader in a box, here’s a demo of a fader in an impossibly tiny box. Behold DJ RelyT’s Frisk Fader demo.