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DJ Scratch Masterclass

Thursday, 7th March 2013

17:00 - 21:00

UMT Academy, Unit 6, Maling Court (50), Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE6 2HL


Generator’s UMT Academy is the North East’s leading music training facility for DJs, Producers and Singers.

We are very pleased to announce the sixth of our UMT Academy Masterclass sessions with special guest SMOOVE on Thursday 7th March at our state-of-the-art studio in Newcastle’s Hoults Yard.

UMT Academy Masterclass #006
Thursday 7th March
5.00 – 9.00pm
with special guest...


Our Scratch Masterclass focuses on the turntabalist and DJs who want to bring this art to their performance.

  • Technique -cutting, stabs, transformer, crab, flares, orbits, chirps
  • Scratch theory
  • Practice methods
  • Tempo changes
  • Using FX with scratching
  • Using scratching to mix
  • Making your own sounds to scratch
  • The history and art form using multi-media
  • Reading scratch notation TTM (Turntable Transcription Method)


One half of Smoove & Turrell, producer, international DJ, live performer, remixer and label boss: Just a few of the things that Smoove has achieved over his years in the industry.

Smoove has an impressive vinyl collection of over 20,000 which he uses to soundproof his studio. When he isn’t in the studio Smoove apparently can be found hanging around disused concrete buildings imitating various sound effects with his mouth. Not many DJs are mixing ‘old’ and ‘new’ styles as fresh and as skilled as Smoove. Signed by both Acid Jazz Records and Jalapeno Records, Smoove is a highly acclaimed DJ and Producer.

Spaces are extremely limited so please email Joe with the following information to register.

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