What if a bunch of DJs got together to form a symphony orchestra-like outfit? That’s exactly what happened with The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra.
Thirty DJs assembled for Japan’s LP Record Day to create and perform a piece just for turntables. Digital Trends reports:
The consortium of record manipulators scratched, spliced, and remixed violinist Nathan Milstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s rendition of Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor, which was the first 12″ LP ever issued, back in 1948. All of the DJ’s transmogrified the 70-year-old record into modern magic using mixers, and the Technics SL-1200 series turntable, Technic’s legendary analog player line the company discontinued in 2010. To the delight of the DJ community, Technics revived the iconic brand in 2016 with the limited-edition SL-1200GAE and SL-1200G turntables.
Let’s take a look and listen.