2 Turntables and a Microphone?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Maybe we should have turntables at club..? Here are my reasons:

  1. COOL – They are cool.
  2. INTRIGUE – Most kids have never seen one but hear it everyday.
  3. RETHINK – It will help us rethink the kind of music we do in club (wisdom needed since much of hip hop is scandalous. See HERE if you need an example.)
  4. UNIVERSAL APPEAL – Hip hop music is universal. More universal than “oldies” and much more universal than “top 40” songs we work into club every now and again.
  5. SKILLS – Chances are, no one you know uses a turntable, so with some practice, you are the best spinner anyone has ever met. Also it might work for people who simply can’t learn guitar.

I have seen turntables in YL clubs. Over 10 years ago I helped out an urban club. I played 2-3 songs on the guitar, but they had a DJ spin tracks inbetween skits and transitions. Also in November, the music team at weekend camp had a DJ. Imagine Brown Eyed Girl with scratchin’, yes they did it.

I gotta be honest, I’ve never tried it. But being somewhat musical I think I’ll give it a try. One of the leaders today said a friend has one we can borrow. Any tips would be appreciated.

P.S. I’ve been a high school basketball coach for 6 years now and pretty much none of them like club. This might appeal to my basketball guys who think life, basketball and rap are all the same thing. Efrem Smith got me thinking about this at ASC08.

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