The Art of Turntablism | The Finger Bangerz
The Finger Bangerz are a collective of eight DJ's: G-Wrex, Ngobility, Golden Chyld, Replay, Square-One, Cutsoqwik, Rocky Rock and E-Jay. They were established as a group in 1998, but each have up to ten years of DJ experience. Just like many other DJs, they started mixing at house parties in their hometown of San Jose, CA. But individually, they found that they can do much more than just mix with the turntable.
To many, the turntable is just a record player, but to these guys it is an instrument. The Finger Bangerz practice the art of DJing which is called "turntablism." This is the art of taking instruments and sounds from vinyl records, and turning them into your own musical composition. As turntablists, they have competed in numerous DJ competitions, both individually and as a team. They recently competed in Las Vegas and came back victorious as the 2000 ITF Team Western Hemisphere Champions.
Besides playing their music in competitions, they're also constantly working on their projects in the studio. They currently have a breakbeat record available entitled "Five Finger Discount," produced by DJ Ngobility. It's a record designed as a DJ tool for DJ's and turntablist. They also have a couple of mix tapes out in stores, entitled "Cherry Bustin'," by DJ Ngobility, and "Double Jointed," by DJ's Golden Chyld and Replay. On top of that, they are featured on several major compilations such as, "Deep Concentration 3" (OM Records), Shiggar Fragger 2000," Turntable by the Bay," and NC Clothing's "Hip Hop Heads Vol 1-4." They are currently working on a music album entitled "Turnstumetal," containing nothing but turntable music. Look out for that in 2001!
The Finger Bangerz crew would like to thank Zebra Records, NC Clothing, Big Sherm's, The Supernatural Turntable Artists and everyone else who has supported them.
The Finger Bangerz crew performed to a full house at the Anno Domini Art of Zines show on 01.04.01 A.D. Watch for the Finger Bangerz at future Anno Domini happenings!
The Finnger Bangerz can be reached at FingerBangerz411@aol.com