Folk Life Seattle Center
NW Portablist and Skratch Pinoyz
Another cold and rainy day. Nothing new in the weather for Seattle.
A great day for hip-hop and dj scratching for the kids! It’s all about giving back to the youth which is why I also brought my kids out with me.
Northwest Portablist DJ members include Dj Dilemma, Dj FlipD’Skript, Dj Justin Joints and Dj JFlex.
These guys are like family! I’ve known most of these guys for a long time especially Dj FlipD’Skript aka Patrick and Dj JFlex aka Jason.
I think out of the whole crew Dj JFlex and Justin have few battle experiences.
Dj FlipD’Skript aka Patrick and Dj Dillema aka Warren has none. So I’m not going to be too critical on their routine but I did tell them that they did a great job!
But… As professional as I am I cannot not critique their five hour practice routine.
Personally I thought the intro was too long and of course they are the NW Portablist so I think everybody gets that. But the “NW Portablist let’s go!” Jingle was in almost every transition?!
I didn’t even get the biggie “hypnotized” part and what they were trying to do?! I’m not talking bad about these guys their my family.
Believe me! I fully understand and know they know how to cypher and q&a very very well.
But to me I just wasn’t feeling the MC Breed and Dillema’s back spinning?!
The best part I loved the most was the kids all lined up to get a hands on demonstration of scratching.
It was my pleasure to show the kids how to pick up a needle and where to position their little hands.
I personally would teach how to mix first before scratching but times have changed.
I know it’s all good and fun with the kids but what I really wish was is that NW Portablist brothers should of kept it simple.
Maybe more like a band. I thought that even the cypher part order was wrong since Dillema’s scratching is not that strong so he shouldn’t have opened up.
Justin was on point and clean with his combos. JFlex I thought could’ve done better because he’s fader hand clicks weren’t coming out.
Dj FlipD’Skript Patrick did ok but I’m not going for that cheat transformer fader deal! You can’t trick me! The kids will go for it but I won’t!
Rather hear real orbits “I’m just saying.” Dj Fast Track messed up on the sample part which failed in the transition.
But for team work? Yes! Guys did an awesome job!
In conclusion I had so much fun with the kids and teaching.
With the homies the NW Portablist I feel with more practice and keeping it simple maybe the trick for them to get better?!
Like I said I wish it was more of a band style of djing so the kids and people would get it.
Remember I said not all of NW Portablist members have battle experience which doesn’t contain a high level of expertise.
Intermediate scratching at best which is why I love and support them. In that way they can only get better!
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