SD Scratch Open (No Trixx Scratch Battle) Online Rules and Plan
The No Trixx Theme for this session is: Jazz (must use jazz vinyl no DVS)ie recordbox, traktor and serato
Use of a turntable, or portable turntable (Permitted) but must show 7” or 45 (not a scratch record)
Time limit is 30 seconds or 12 Bar count measure
No Video editing of the performance (slight editing allowed to trim the clip beginning and end)
Battle Presentation: This scratch battle is different from the rest because it is themed either to specific vinyl records and or genres to challenge you.
Youtube Presentation: Round 1 Preliminary (4 will be chosen)
What to do: Video Record Yourself
Present vinyl record to be used (jacket or record)
Pick and play your sample snip from the record
Pick a beat from the SD Scratch Open Looper from Tablebeats app and proceed to scratch for 30 Seconds.
Upload to youtube and post, label your entry: SD Scratch Open Round 1-DJ Name
fyi the only change to this labeling will be the rounds. ie SD Scratch Open round 2, SD Scratch Open Round 3
FYI: The order of eliminations:
Round 1 (4 Chosen)
Round 2 (2 Chosen)
Round 3 (Finals 1 Chosen)
Looper to be used: SD Scratch Open Looper, Tablebeats App
The Judging Criteria of The SD Scratch Open (No Trixx Battle)
Technical- Intricate use of combinations -15 points
Musicality and flow - 10 points
Composition- Total routine, adhesiveness- 10 Points
Originality + Creativity +Extraordinary Elements 15 Points
Slight changes to the rules due to COVID 19 for the San Diego Scratch Open (No Trixx) Freestyle Global Battle.
Contestant may use a Jazz Instrument sample on dvs (serato, traktor, etc) but you must present song selection and soundbyte prior to scratching for your 30 Seconds. If you are quarantined and confined to a ship, naval vessel, home, dormitory, barracks or under martial law, in a place with no access to a record merchant or your personal record collection.
Note: Competitor must label his or her Youtube title:
SD SCRATCH OPEN, ROUND 1, DJ "your name" quarantined (ship, home, martial law)
*pls specify and please be honest.
You may use a jazz soundbyte off a 7" (sax, trumpet, guitar, bass, piano, tuba, conga, tabla)
No button pushing after you begin scratching- you will be disqualified.
For the 1st round, 4 People will advance. Consecutive rounds after Prelim will be 40 second time limits (Thats Rounds 2 and 3.).
Dates of Submission to Deadline:
Round 1 Submission Begins: 4/3/20, Ends 4/13/20 (Extended)
Round 2 Submission Begins: 4/11/20, Ends 4/17/20
Round 3 Submission Begins: 4/18/20, Ends 4/24/20
Mike C -Top Rawmen, Los Angeles
CJ Scratch Torres -124C, CO
Rayted R- Battlestar Massive, SD
DJ $hin- TTE, JP
DJ Wicked-Wicked Wed, PDX
Symatic- Scratchlords UK,
Spydamonkey- Beatlounge Thailand
DJ Ko Flow-Solid Gold, Singapore
Turntablist Disk- Scarecrow Records
Paul Scratch- Almighty Skratcher
Jesse Dean Designs
Cut and Paste Records
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San Diego Scratch Open