NOT IN STOCK
Backyard Edit Pt. 1
"Duct doesn't get weird with his beats, he just gets funky. Really, really funky. This is one guy who doesn't make you pine for golden era beats, he's doing it right now, and when we say he's not on some 'next level shit', we mean that in a good way? So here it is, five irrepressibly catchy tracks of funky, smokey, fingerpopping and soulful beats by a too often slepton, Japanese master beat maestro. DJ Duct is known as an one of a kind turntablist and a producer in Japan. He has been actively participating in Tokyo's hip hop and break beats scene as a DJ since late 90s. It was the time when the term 'turntablism' was first introduced, and the art of spinning records progressed so dramatically in the hip hop world onto another level. As he witnessed such advancement, and immersed himself deeper and deeper into the art, he began to wonder if he could develop a completely new way of DJing using just one turntable, instead of two or more that all the other turntablists at the time were using. He wanted to be different, and he wanted to be good. DJ Duct's 'less is more' approach to turntablism has led him to establish his current unique style of performing. Using one turntable, a DJ mixer, a sampler, Kaosspads and other effectors, he collages and reconstructs the bits and pieces of sounds he captures from the records on the spot. It involves a lot of sampling, realtime editing, effect mixing and scratching all taking place on stage. Since all the sounds come from the records (and no preliminary recorded materials on the sampler), it's definitely a live performance, and an extension of DJing more than anything else."