20 Mar Watch The World’s First Turntable Orchestra by Technics
Watch The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra make a symphony out of turntables
“Turntable Orchestra.” The world’s first full orchestra featuring turntables (analog record players) as the only instruments.
Thirty renowned DJs known as “turntablists” from around the world gathered in a studio in Tokyo. These powerhouse DJs dressed in tailcoats included DJ Kentaro, who became the first Asian world champion in 2002, and many other winners of the “DMC World Championship.” Thirteen year-old DJ Rena, the youngest ever world champion, reigning 2017 “DMC World Championship” Single winner, also took part.
All they used were classical music records, mixers, and Technics “SL-1200” series turntables. With exceptional scratching, beat juggling, and drumming skills, the DJs remixed and mashed up numerous classical music to create an original 3-minute plus piece of music.
Since making its first appearing in 1972, Technic’s iconic “SL-1200” series has helped create a new music culture and generated excitement together with people who have poured their grit and passion into music. People nowadays have fewer opportunities to really listen to music. To surprise and delight and to help people once again “rediscover music,” Technics unveiled “The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra” on March 20, the day on which LP records were first born in Japan.
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