The Turntablist Festivals  | 1996-2001

The Turntablist Festivals | 1996-2001

The full series of 5 videos

Featuring DJs:
Q-bert, Babu, Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Mr. Sinsta, Precision, Radar, Mr. Dibbs, T-Rock, Z-trip, Mysterio, Dummy, Rakus, Evil Dee, Neil Armstrong, Roli Rho, Daddy Dog, Kuttin Kandi, Do Boy, Shark, Slyce, Excess, IXL, Precision, Sugarcuts, Spiktacular, J-Smoke, Supa Dave, Impereal, Trajik, Faust, Ginsu D, Rod, Marz1, Big Wiz, and the 1999 Battle Sounds DJ Battle (won by Develop).

Over 5 hours of turntablist performances.
• Turntablist Festival 1, 1996
• Turntablist Festival 2, 1997
• Turntablist Festival 3, 1998
• Turntablist Festival 4, 2000
• Turntablist Festival 5, 2001

As part of Director John Carluccio's goal to bring greater attention to this growingly sophisticated art form, he began coordinating The Battle Sounds Turntablist Festival in 1996. The festival provided a non-competitive venue for unknown and established DJs.

On November 21st, 1996 at S.O.B's in New York City, a sold-out audience witnessed Turntablist Festival I featuring the X-men, The 5th Platoon, and the first open turntable showcase. From 1997 to 2001, festivals were held at New York venues, including the Knitting Factory, Speed, and Symphony Space.

running time: 5 hours +

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The Turntablist Festivals  | 1996-2001

5 Videos

  • Turntablist Festival 1 (1996)

    Feat: The X-men, The 5th Platoon, Slyce, Spinbad, Shark, Ginsu Dee, Rod, Gabbie, and Professor Smooth.

  • Turntablist Festival 2 (1997)

    Feat: Babu, The X-ecutioners, 5th Platoon, Slyce, Evil Dee, Excess, Develop, Spictakular, and more

  • Turntablist Festival 3 (1998)

    Feat: "The Battle Sounds DJ Battle" with Danny-O, Daddy Dog, J-Smoke, Spictakular, Excess, Marz1, Mix Trix, & Develop. Showcases by Total Eclipse, Faust, Do Boy.. and the RockSteady Crew & NYC Breakers go off.

  • Turntablist Festival 4 (2000)

    Feat: Q-bert, Supa Dave, Trajik, Sugarcuts, Impereal, Excess, IXL, Big Wiz, Marz1, Rukas, Dummy, Rob Swift, plus Rob Swift & Q-bert together.

  • Turntablist Festival 5 (2001)

    Feat: Z-trip, Radar, Mysterio, Daddy Dog, Roli Rho, Neil Armstrong, Kuttin Kandi, Precision, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, Mr. Dibbs, & T-Rock