The art of playing the turntable as a musical instrument. Not to be confused with DJing, which is more about providing dance music and/or mixing beats. Turntablism is more about manipulating sounds and creating rhythms or even melodies by scratching and techniques using a mixer.
Not all DJs are turntablists, but all turntablists (with a few rare exceptions) are DJs.
by turtle-bird love slave June 21, 2004
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a form of music, which uses turntables to manipulate the sounds of a record in a rhythmic manner to create a new musical composition.
Skratching and beatjuggling are 2 techniques used in turntablism.
by TrAnSpArEnT iTcH ZuCcHiNi November 20, 2002
Mixin' some good vinyls; behind the wheels of steel.
Let's go to the club and check out some phat turntablism!
by The Grammar Nazi August 18, 2002