Archive for September, 2005

Scratch Academy

( Music )

This evening I attended a DJ Workshop at New York’s Scratch Academy – the only full time DJ school that I’m aware of anywhere (well, apart from their new LA offshoot). Our tutor for the evening was DJ Whatt, a New York based breaks and house DJ.
My main reason for attending was to brush up on my somewhat rusty skills, get some feedback and hopefully learn a few new tricks. We started off with some basic introductions to the structure of a record, how to recognise hooks, breaks, drops etc and then went on to practise some long transitions with both breaks and house. My beatmatching has always been flaky with breaks, so this was some good experience. All in all I had a great time and will be going back for some more advanced stuff. A highly recommended evening for just $50 including 4 excellent records from Whatt’s label Emuor.

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PGR3 Gameplay Video!

It’s been a while coming, but finally we have a gameplay video from Project Gotham Racing 3 for the Xbox 360. There are a few versions around, none of them that great quality wise, but this one seems about the best. Of course, as you can tell, this was filmed with a camcorder, but even despite that you can see how amazing this game looks. Bring it on!

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Happy Birthday To Me!

So it’s my birthday. Something I share with Sam Adams, Avril Lavigne, Google and Meatloaf. So here’s to them!

Another Spoof iPod Commercial

Except this one’s for a real product. The jacket looks interesting, the commercial is great. That guy’s got some moves 🙂