|Quote, originally posted by dOWa242 »|
Vinyl is not making a comeback. The fact is that true hip-hop and turntablism (scratching, beat jugling etc) was started on records and is just not the same on CD's. End of story. Even if you can scratch a CD it is not the same. REAL hip-hop DJ's use records.
Vinyl is definitely making a come-back, the sales increase posted above is the only proof needed; personally I don't care if vinyl makes a come-back in the mainstream other than the fact that more projects will be pressed; thats a good thing in my book.
Also, whats your point about Hip-Hop turntablism? I agree, I'm not a fan of new-age electronic scratching but many many DJ's are still scratching/beat juggling etc., have others in this thread disagreed? Most of the hip-hop shows I've been to in the past five years have had a DJ spinning vinyl somewhere in the set.
Finally, comeback or not, most of my record collection is Hip-Hop, I like to hope that a lot of my favorite albums recently will be pressed on vinyl, and luckily they have. Go to a hip-hop show, vinyl is being spun on stage and sold in the back, that gets a from me, I don't think vinyl ever left the Hip-Hop community.