A DJ's-Eye View of the Impossibly Complex Art of Turntablism

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In a mesmerizing point-of-view video, DJ Angelo demonstrates the intricate process of blending tracks from seven vinyl records. "Turntablism" was coined, apparently, to distinguish between a DJ who simply plays full records and a DJ who manipulates their sounds in various ways. It's pretty amazing to see the various elements of the track come together over time, so make sure to watch full screen, with the sound up! 

According to his YouTube page, the records are DJ Noize's "The Whole Mess," Busy Bee's "Got Things Sewed," Dynamo Productions' "Gotta Groove," DJ Spinbad's "Nasty Breaks," DJ LBR's "French Connection 2," De La Soul's "Eye Know (Know It All Mix)," and "Acapella Mashups Vol. 1."

For more from DJ Angelo, visit http://djangelo.co.uk/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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