Vital Vinyl Volume 1: Needle Juice

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  • Suggested Retail Price: $16.99
  • Format: Record
  • SKU: 50449491
  • Publication Date: July 24, 2002

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Live hip-hop, r&b, and funk breaks & grooves; vocals & skratch substance.

This record represents a major effort to provide fresh grooves and tools for DJs. A super session was convened with keyboardist Ivan Neville (Neville Brothers, Rolling Stones), Modern Drummer r&b Drummer of the Year Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal), and legendary bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt).

The directed jams that ensued were captured live onto multi-track. Then, like a slab of fine marble, sculpted with every tool available. Created especially for the DJ, this record features old-school r&b grooves with lots of space for skratching or mixing, memorable “juggle friendly” hooks, solid bass lines, killer drum breaks, and a ton of great new skratch resources.

Track List

Side One:

  • Juice Jam (91 bpm)
  • Blow-Up Beats (80 bpm)
  • Funky Bari Break (110.4 bpm)
  • Savage Skratch Substance (outrageous spoken word, beats & sound fx)
  • Synth Pad Tone

Side Two:

  • Slappin’ My Bass Around (109.5 bpm)
  • Hip-Hop Drum Morph (90 bpm)
  • Big Bluesy Break (116 bpm)
  • Savory Skratch & Stab (horns, prepared piano, sound design & spoken word)
  • Tremolo Strings Loop


Stephen Webber

Stephen Webber is the author of Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ, and the DVD based on this text.