Back in February, I headed to the Philippines 🇵🇭 to surf some warm mellow waves for my friend Carla’s birthday, and took a portable turntable with me, just incase there was an opportunity to share the stoke of scratching with others.
Naturally, that opportunity came up and I thought you might like to see what went on.
Surfing and scratching, my two favs! 😀 🌊🌴🎶
Part 1 – Single and Unattached at Le Point Bar
Carla hooked me up to play at Le Point Bar who were hosting the after party for this surf contest:
Coast Thru Life Single and Unattached 2017 – A Classic Single Fin Longboard Invitational Contest
Check it out!
After sunset I played some funky hip hop and cut it up fresh:
This was a last minute arrangement. I had one portable turntable and no way to mix so I put on instrumentals in serato internal mode and cut it up and switched tracks drop style. We had some head nodding going on!
View from the booth:
TBT a party rocking portable set at @lepointbar last weekend. The @numark_dj pt01 scratch held up well. Tonight I'm heading back to Manila and Monday night I'll be at a portable scratch jam with 🆘 @arthugreyes and @djtrigga 🇵🇭looking forward to meeting local turntablists and portablists. Thank ElYu for being funky fresh and so welcoming 🌊🏄🏽♀️miss you already. #Dj #skratch #skratching #scratch #scratching #turntablism #turntablist #technics #vinyl #Dj #skratch #skratching #scratch #scratching #turntablism #turntablist #technics #vinyl
Shout out to Art, Cesar and Eric, SoS students who showed up for the night.
I ended up leaving La Union in the north a few days earlier than anticipated to head south back to Manila to stay with School of Scratch student Art and his girlfriend Mar. The idea was to attend a scratch jam event hosted by DJ Trigga and meet some DJs who rumour has it learned a few things using my free tutorials.
Part 2 – Hanging with Art
Art took me to his studio and we got to have a QnA. Art puts in the work and is always practicing, learning and growing. Super proud teacher moment!
Art loves my “happy scratching” video sign off I do in my tuts, so much so that he made this shirt which he wears in his videos in the school. I thought it would funny to wear it myself:
Part 3 – Sessions Bar Sessions
Marv DJ Marr
I have known Marr virtually for a long time and it was great to meet him in person.
He made this video which gives a great overview of the night:
A video from Art:
Turntable Thursday! Dope Q&A! I'm A Big Fan Of These 3 Dope Turntablists For Real… 🇬🇧❤️🇵🇭 @emmaholmez @schoolofscratch @nickonickonol @djsupremefist @keeponskratchin @uprisingph @tablebeats_app #schoolofscratch #keeponskratchin #KOS #skratchpinas #tablebeatsapp #scratchsession #qanda #skratchdj #turntablist #hiphop #dj #portablist #12inchvinyl #7inchvinyl #turntablethursday
I got to sign stuff!
Thanks Art Errol for hooking me a signature from Emma Holmes. 🙏🏼
Pic by Allen.
Jhay took pics which you can find here.
Also a video which right now you need to be his friend to watch:
DJ Trigga instagram
Thank you Trigga for the fader and slipmats!
@djtrigga stopped by to kindly gift me this custom made magnetic portable fader, complete with packaging which doubles as a fader crib. Thank you so much! 🇵🇭❤️ ・ ・ ・ #Dj #skratch #skratching #scratch #scratching #turntablism #turntablist #technics #vinyl #portablescratching #portablist #portablism #madeinthephilippines
Pics by Art:
You can connect with and follow some of the DJs in the session on instagram here:
- https://instagram.com/arthugreyes – thanks for hosting me, for feeding me so well, for the gifts and for being tour guide! Hawaiian BBQ FTW!
- http://instagram.com/djtrigga – thanks for the fader and for hosting the jam!
- http://instagram.com/djsupremefist – thanks for the shirt!
- http://instagram.com/djrichardking – it was super fun signing your turntable!
- http://instagram.com/djtorque – thanks for the shirt!
- http://instagram.com/djmarr – thanks for the hype!
Thanks for all the goodies!
Thanks to everyone who hooked me up with merch!
If you were there and I haven’t given you a shout or you have videos that you can share, please leave a comment with your social media links so I can link to you!
Thanks to everyone who connected and supported me on this journey from ocean waves to soundwaves.
You guys ROCK!
Thanks to my coaches.
Summary and questions to ponder
How can you travel with a portable and join in a local scratch session?
Your life will be all the richer for it!
Mahal ko kayo lahat! (I love you all!)
– Emma Short-E 🆘❤️👊🏼
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