Serato Studio Interview w/ J Rocc, Rhettmatic, Babu

March 8, 2011

DJ’s J Rocc, Rhettmatic, and Babu take viewers inside of the new Beat Junkies recording studio to talk about the significance of Serato Scratch Live, current projects, and musical workflow.

It made peopel that enjoy music want to be a DJ, but it made the DJ’s that are really DJ’s like Superman almost. — J Rocc

[respect to ThaSense]


Dj ILL One March 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Rane has converted soo many Dj`s it`s not even funny. I know Vestax is still in there ,but soo many dj`s have gone to Rane,not for just Serato,but for thier mixers. It`s mindblowing to me.

DiskoDaveBBB March 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

too true. i myself was a true vestax head with about 3-4 05 pro’s & an 07, but once i copped a rane i’ll prolly never go back unless i throw an innofader in there. nothing quite like the feel of a rane mixer. can’t really expain it, it just feels

Martay March 9, 2011 at 1:27 am

Always been a fan of Beat Junkies…hope the show they’re talking about reaches ATL.


EDAYE March 9, 2011 at 2:25 am

love these guys’ dedication, knowledge and illness!

Mac Hustle March 9, 2011 at 3:59 am

Serato killed DJ’ing …as DJ’s don’t actually play music anymore ….no one ever let’s a great tune ride.

DiskoDaveBBB March 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

i see what you’re sayin’, but as long as i’ve been djing (going on 17 years) i’ve rarely seen dj’s let the song ride all the way through unless they’re too lazy or don’t have a lot of “crates” (not mp3’s). now if you’re talking about playing short snippets of songs like slam mixing, then that’s been going on for years too. that’s like the roller coaster technique of djing when you get hype off something then get hit in the face with another one back to back. all serato does now is keep the floor cleaner cuz dj’s don’t have to throw records on the floor anymore. plus it’s easier to dig through your library now. but i really don’t see much change with the veteran dj’s. they do it the same as they did with vinyl. it’s the new jacks that’s killin’ me. i’m not even gonna get into that cuz i can go on forever. on another note, if you’re playing modern hip hop out in a club or something, it’ would be wack to play it the whole way through. 2 verses at most and keep it movin’ or it’ll be a long ass night..haha! but there ARE classics that’s mandatory to play at full length. my 2 cents

Martay March 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm


At the same time, it’s a tremendous instrument that has allow in many ways for a DJ to get back into the mix at a hip-hop show.

I mean, the ability to avoid the costs of specialized dub plates, etc. It has opened up the door for DJs to express themselves more than ever.

Serato itself doesn’t dictate a deejay’s timing. So, I think you should blame the deejays themselves for that.

In one way, it has further destroyed VINYL which may eventually really lead to the death of DJ’ing.


digs March 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm


Cai March 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm

JRocc sounds like he’s talking thru a Codecs

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