Today we are celebrating School of Scratch Student Molino from Haiti, who has recently completed the 100 Days of Scratching challenge! ??❤️
Here is his 100th day post:
Huge congrats Molino! You really made progress!
I asked Molino some questions to help those of you who are considering doing the 100 Days of Scratching Project.
Hey Molino! Can you give us some background on your interest in music and scratching?
I’m just addicted to music and I listen to all kinds of music. I picked up DJing as a hobby about 5 years ago and especially 1 year scratching. I have always been fascinated by DJing (especially the turntablism aspect). I’m pretty active recently.
What made you decide to undertake the 100 days challenge?
I wanted to break the monotony of my practice sessions and learn to scratch the good way. So the challenge sounded like a mission to me.
What was your approach?
My approach was to stay on the beat, to be able to scratch clean with the music. Trying to inspire myself by watching, videos of my favourite DJ’s (Qbert, Jazzy Jeff, J Espinosa, Puffy.)
What is your recording and posting workflow like?
Practice and learn a scratch every 2 days (step by step) very slowly.
Record and post every day.
Connecting different scratches.
Make it like it’s part of my daily life.
What were your top tools / apps / software / equipment to capture and edit?
I used my android phone to video record and power director to edit (cut out whatever part I felt good about posting).
What did you learn?
I learned to leave it alone when I was not feeling it and come back to it later. Patience, consistency, discipline and overall I feel my flow has gotten better.
What were some of the highlights for you?
I think the best highlight was having some of unexpected DJs sending me messages telling me about they’ve seen me improving. There were many days of frustration and plenty of times where I think I’ll never be able to get these scratches down. Than some days it all just clicks and I’m doing it exactly how it’s supposed to be done.
What helped you on your way?
I was worrying about a lot of things. Teacher Emma encouraged me with a lot of love and support, daily emails.
What didn’t work?
Wanting to do too much or learning a lot of things in a same day. But it doesn’t work like that, It takes time and humility.
What was the most challenging part and how did you deal with that?
The most challenging part was to fulfill the 100 day commitment without becoming repetitive. Using creativity to try new speeds and scratches.
What are your top tips for anyone who wants to undertake this challenge?
Be the best you can be and embrace the process. Practice everyday. Somedays it will be ok and others you’ll feel stuck, but don’t quit. Do it as slow as you can.
If you were to do this challenge again, what, if anything would you do differently?
Making more combos with the scratches. Spending more time in practice.
You are a School of Scratch student. What was your school experience been like?
Where I am now is because of School of Scratch. It’s the best online scratch school investment I can make. I had a great time to learn, to develop creativity and to explore scratching. I love and enjoy being a School of Scratch student, everything is perfectly explained. I will recommend anyone to join the school, it’s a big family with love and Emma is a super nice teacher, she would help you out in every little things. JOIN UP, be prepared to work hard and you’ll get to where you want to be.
What is next for you?
Back on my turntables, practicing and keeping the flow.
Where can we find you online?
Anything else you want to add?
I love you Emma and my classmates. Happy New Year!!! Happy Scratching!!!
That’s a wrap!
Thanks Molino! We love you too! It was so inspiring to watch you show up daily and witness the progress you made as a result! It’s obvious that you have a passion for scratching and your enthusiasm is infectious! Thank you for being part of our Supa Scratch Crew and for all you contribute. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress and videos on Instagram and inside our School.
About 100 Days of Scratching
100 Days of Scratching is a project I started and completed (see here) and have been encouraging my students to do the same – as a way to get in the habit of daily practice, documenting progress and connecting with others.
Molino joins fellow School of Scratch Students aka the Supa Scratch Crew: Jamie, Jerry, Alina, Toby, Jay Rakim, Vanessa, Julian, Crystal, Smallimus, Allexia, Thomas, Ashley, Adam, Erick, Magnus, Roly G and Denise who have all completed the 100 Days of Scratching project. What an amazing crew of creators!
Wanna take part in the 100 Days of Scratching Project?
You can take part in the 100 Days of Scratching project and join our group of supportive DJs here:
Happy Scratching! 😀
– Emma Short-E