D-Styles

D-Styles (born July 6, 1972 in the Philippines) is generally regarded as one of the most skilled scratch DJs in the world. His Phantazmagorea album, which was released in 2002, was an all-scratched full length -- the first of its kind.

D-Styles is a member of hip-hop group Third Sight, alongside MC Roughneck Jihad and producer/DJ Dufunk. He was also once a part of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz alongside DJs Q-bert and Mix Master Mike, and the Beat Junkies alongside DJs J-Rocc, Melo-D, DJ Babu and Rhettmatic.

D-Styles had a pivotal role in the foundation of the now popular scratch music scene. His track "Razorblade Alcohol Slide" (featured on the DJ Q-bert Wave Twisters album) was composed entirely by scratching and was the first of its kind. As with most scratch music compositions each element of the song was scratched and then layered together simultaneously.

The bassline used for the song was a sample of guitarist Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine in their song PlayRevolver. Morello is a big fan of DJ emulated sounds and has always credited the DJ with being a big influence in his guitar playing.

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D-Styles
Sqratch Fetishes Of The Third Kind
(Red Rocket Entertainment)
D-Styles
Phantazmagorea
(Red Rocket Entertainment)