Back in February, I headed to the Philippines ?? to surf some warm mellow waves for my friend Carla’s birthday, and took a portable turntable with me, just incase there was an opportunity to share the stoke of scratching with others.
Naturally, that opportunity came up and I thought you might like to see what went on.
Surfing and scratching, my two favs! 😀 ???
Part 1 – Single and Unattached at Le Point Bar
Carla hooked me up to play at Le Point Bar who were hosting the after party for this surf contest:
Coast Thru Life Single and Unattached 2017 – A Classic Single Fin Longboard Invitational Contest
Check it out!
After sunset I played some funky hip hop and cut it up fresh:
This was a last minute arrangement. I had one portable turntable and no way to mix so I put on instrumentals in serato internal mode and cut it up and switched tracks drop style. We had some head nodding going on!
View from the booth:
Shout out to Art, Cesar and Eric, SoS students who showed up for the night.
I ended up leaving La Union in the north a few days earlier than anticipated to head south back to Manila to stay with School of Scratch student Art and his girlfriend Mar. The idea was to attend a scratch jam event hosted by DJ Trigga and meet some DJs who rumour has it learned a few things using my free tutorials.
Part 2 – Hanging with Art
Art took me to his studio and we got to have a QnA. Art puts in the work and is always practicing, learning and growing. Super proud teacher moment!
Art loves my “happy scratching” video sign off I do in my tuts, so much so that he made this shirt which he wears in his videos in the school. I thought it would funny to wear it myself:
Part 3 – Sessions Bar Sessions
Finally we headed to Sessions Bar for a scratch jam hosted by DJ Trigga
Marv DJ Marr
I have known Marr virtually for a long time and it was great to meet him in person.
He made this video which gives a great overview of the night:
A video from Art:
I got to sign stuff!
Pic by Allen.
Jhay took pics which you can find here.
Also a video which right now you need to be his friend to watch:
Jhay kindly allowed me to upload the video to my YouTube so you can watch it direct:
DJ Trigga instagram
Thank you Trigga for the fader and slipmats!
Pics by Art:
You can connect with and follow some of the DJs in the session on instagram here:
- https://instagram.com/arthugreyes – thanks for hosting me, for feeding me so well, for the gifts and for being tour guide! Hawaiian BBQ FTW!
- http://instagram.com/djtrigga – thanks for the fader and for hosting the jam!
- http://instagram.com/djsupremefist – thanks for the shirt!
- http://instagram.com/djrichardking – it was super fun signing your turntable!
- http://instagram.com/djtorque – thanks for the shirt!
- http://instagram.com/djmarr – thanks for the hype!
Thanks for all the goodies!
Thanks to everyone who hooked me up with merch!
If you were there and I haven’t given you a shout or you have videos that you can share, please leave a comment with your social media links so I can link to you!
Thanks to everyone who connected and supported me on this journey from ocean waves to soundwaves.
- Carla and Ian Zamora
- Mr Toots
You guys ROCK!
Thanks to my coaches.
Summary and questions to ponder
How can you travel with a portable and join in a local scratch session?
Your life will be all the richer for it!
Mahal ko kayo lahat! (I love you all!)
– Emma Short-E ?❤️??