DJs, turntablists, vinyl fans, music lovers and the curious… The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra will blow your minds!
To celebrate 67 years since the first record was sold in Japan, for this year’s Record Day (20/03/18) Panasonic, manufacturers of the world’s most popular DJ turntable the Technics SL-1200, got together 30 of the world’s best turntablists (DJs, only with major skills!) to form an orchestra where the instruments are turntables, mixers and one record each.
The result is this mindblowing performance!
DJ Sarasa was one of those involved:
“This is the first time someone has ever done an ensemble using only turntables and mixer to reconstruct classical music by playing vinyl records with a variety of musical techniques. Here we use “Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64”, the first record to be sold in the world, as the sample vinyl loop at the beginning.”
Everyone was given a different vinyl with a sample in it, (for example, I was the triangle and female chorus). Everything done here was live, and it took 3 full days of intense practice and rehearsal with the 30 DJs. With the tough posture on the floor for hours, and team members getting sick from lack of sleep and intensive shoot, it wasn’t easy…. But we made it happen and hope you enjoy the finished video!!!”
The video which follows is Behind The Beats: The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra, a short documentary.
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Here’s the full list of DJs involved. Those with @ in front are Instagram handles:
@djqbert @dj_mr_switch #djSwamp @djdstyles @djkentaro_official @kireekdjhic @djyasa_kireek @djizoh @hayashi_rena_djrena @djkenone @dj_bahn @djbakuofficial @dj_bunta0923 #djbori @dom_auto #djboon @djfummy @back_country_ @ina_takayuki @jifrock @miyajimajyuku #djom @djreiko_timemachine@djsarasa @dj_shota @djtorubkk @wata820 @dj_yone @djyouki @6thgeneration80
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