About this lesson
Master Instructor of Scratch DJ Academy, DJ Noumenon teaches you the fundamentals of scratching. Learn how to baby scratch, dribble, drag and find your count.
DJ Noumenon was born in Albany, NY and established a career in North Carolina. Now he is National Director of Scratch DJ Academy. Growing up with his parent's record collection, he loved Steely Dan,, Stevie Wonder and Phoebe Snow. No one in his family was a musician, but they understood music and loved it. His mother taught him about Verse, Chorus, Bridge structure. This helped him to build a personal relationship with music.
His first spin on the turntables was at his friend Geoff Gillis’s house, mixing “Passin me by“(his favourite song) with “Come Clean” by Jeru the Damja. The legend goes that he mixed it perfectly and cleanly the very first time. No mistakes. He just knew how to mix - it was inside him already. Hip Hop was the medium that showed him his gift. From then on, he knew his destiny.
He then began to DJ on the underground Hip Hop scene, collect records and scratch as much as possible with his mentor DJ Just Nyce.
Scratch Dj Academy https://www.scratch.com/ was founded by XXX from Run DMC. Inspired by Grandmaster Flash, who eventually taught at the academy, DJ Scratch was the 1988 New Music Seminar Battle For World Supremacy DJ champion, the 2010 Master of the Mix winner and 2012, 2013 & 2014 Global Spin Awards' "Turntablist Of The Year". He has had 7 certified Platinum albums in the US. His academy began in 2002 and he has taught students from all 50 states and 35 different countries, widely recognized as the world leader in DJ and music production education.
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