Scratch Bastid & Chris Karns- Doobie Brothers Routine

by • February 25, 2014 • Blog, Hip Hop, Music, Other

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It’s easy to shrug off scratch routines these days as somewhat geeky, inaccessible music for the deepest of heads who are so absorbed in technicalities that they can often lose track of musicality. What’s more, some might say that it’s an art becoming destroyed by technology and sync buttons, but that’s not to say that there’s not still a lot of DJs making use of the turntable a an instrument to it’s full extent. Two of those such DJs are without a doubt Scratch Bastid & Chris Karns, and their latest video is enough to evoke faith in the art of turntablism, showcasing that there’s still plenty of soul to be found in dusty fingertips and haggard crossfaders. Their take on Californian Rock band Doobie Brothers classic Long Train Runnin tune, the two man a turntable each as they morph the tune into a funk soaked, beats led anthem cutting and chopping it’s accordians, vocals and and horns to perfection for a video that’s a delight to watch. Two heads who obviously have a lot of fun with it, it’s an up beat head nodder of a track that’s made all the more stronger by their infectious enthusiasm as Scratch Bastid energetically air drums between cuts. Turntablism is well and truly alive.

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