Cassette turntablism is a thing, and you need to watch more tape DJ videos from Japan

DJing was born in hacks, DIY spirit, counterculture – in artists reinventing how machines work. So enough of DJs all using the same machines the same way. Watch what happens when your deck is a deconstructed DIY cassette machine.

Watch a hacked DJ technique made with karaoke tapes, by Ōedo Technica

Vinyl? CDJ? Meh. Hand-mixing and “scratching” karaoke cassette tapes on hacked machines as a new form of strange pop music DJing? Now we’re talking. Behold the YouTube channel of 大江戸テクニカ (Ōedo tekunika).

Peter Kirn - January 12, 2021

Electronic virtuoso Thomas Piper’s insistent voice delivers in honest, powerful “Permission to Live”

Thomas Piper’s Permission to Live is a powerful, personal statement. It comes from one of the few people who plays Ableton Push like his main instrument, from an artist who draws from a hundred skills.

Peter Kirn - June 6, 2020

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