While waiting for the day the turntable would finally be acknowledged as a musical instrument in its own right, hip-hop DJs, feeling they weren't receiving their due as artists, coined the title turntablist. More than just a marketing ploy, it was a job description, placing the emphasis solely on hands manipulating vinyl. DJ battalions like the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and the Beat Junkies helped elevate record-scratching and beat-juggling techniques to whole new levels, but it was the four members of New York City's X-ecutioners who defined the genre... More >>>