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.
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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.
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Mixin' some good vinyls; behind the wheels of steel.
Let's go to the club and check out some phat turntablism!
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Machine with a rotating center used by DJ's to play, scratch, and mix music. There are now CD turntables, so Vinyl is not the only one.
Check out the Pioneer CDJ-1000 CD turntable, it is the step to future DJing.
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"Dude, have you seen her turntables? Man, I totally want to have a spin on that set!"
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When a girl sits between two guys and rubs their penis' outside their pants as if she were a DJ at the turntable. This usually leads to ski-poles.
Friend: Dude, did she give you guys hand-jobs?
Guys together: No, but she gave us the Turntable.
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