My very very good friend and longtime musical collaborator The Keyboard Master recently sent me the following from his blog:
I personally regard my first recording sessions as the greatest ever!
They contained the greatest solos, the keyboards were the loudest thing in the mix and why play a cmajor 7 if a diminished flattened 9th was available?!
They were great for ME, but not for anyone else.
The first principle of playing on record is KISS.
The same goes for scratching! Don’t crowd the space with a million click flares and thousand finger crab uzi stabs! It’s easy to cover up your mistakes with fast scratches, but how good can you make a simple baby or 1 click flare sound?
Send me your videos of simple funky scratching and if they “cut” it they will appear for all to see.