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Monthly Archive

Below is a complete archive of all the news stories we've ever posted, broken down by month. Apologies for any missing pictures - the recent host change has seen a few images go walkabout. As I come across them, I'll find them and reinsert them. But I'm sure you'd rather I worked on the all new site than recover 7 year old images.

The Return Of UMX?!?
Posted by ProfessorBX on December 29, 2004
When one thinks "high end", Gemini usually doesn't come to mind. That said, this time I think that they may be on to something....
CLICK HERE for the full story and 48 comments

End of year treat - for a few days only...
Posted by Gizmo on December 28, 2004
Just over a year ago, I was lucky enough to witness and film the Bristol gig on the Thud Rumble QFO European tour. For your viewing pleasure and for a strictly limited bandwidth friendly time only, the full warts and all almost beginning to end footage of QBert and his QFO is available for download.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 58 comments

Happy Birthday to me!
Posted by Gizmo on December 27, 2004
Yes today is your elderly host's birthday. And while contemplating my final year in my thirties (I'm 39 today), and waiting for the family to get up and pamper me, I decided to surf around and find a Gizmo cake - and I found only one - and it had my name on it. Spooky... unsure.gif
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Vestax to release signature PDX
Posted by Gizmo on December 26, 2004

Just as my chestnuts were roasting on an open fire, I got a mail all the way from Tek at asking me if I knew more about this new Vestax deck... which I didn't. So a little more digging and crap translating revealed an new but not yet officially announced D-Styles and Ricci Rucker custom PDX2300 deck.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 54 comments

New CDX-05 movie from Vestax
Posted by Gizmo on December 26, 2004
While I spend the Christmas holiday finishing off my own Vestax CDX-05/TTM1 review, I found a movie on the Japanese Vestax site demoing the aforementioned combo along with the 05 ProSL sampling mixer.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 39 comments

Seasons Greetings from SKRATCHWORX!
Posted by Gizmo on December 24, 2004

Just a quick note before we all wonder off to visit families, consume vast quantities of alcohol and food and then wonder just how much you could fetch on eBay for the god awful present your loved ones have bought you.

The sw_smilie.png team wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and thank you from the bottom of our boots for your continued support.

There will be an end of year retrospective in the next week or so where each of us will look at the ups, downs, heros and zeros in 2005, plus a few spurious awards and predictions for 2005.

CLICK HERE for the full story and 24 comments

REVIEW: Shure Whitelabel cart
Posted by Gizmo on December 23, 2004
Continuing the series of Shure cart reviews, ProfessorBX has spent a considerable amount of time putting the futuristic looking whitelabel cart through the wringer, hoops and other euphemisms for testing.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 13 comments

Denon Plugins Here-FINALLY
Posted by ProfessorBX on December 22, 2004
Good news for Denon Owners...
CLICK HERE for the full story and 22 comments

Turntablized Live Webcast
Posted by Gizmo on December 14, 2004
This Saturday sees the Dutch "Turntablized" competition broadcast live to the scratch world across the internet. You are cordially invited to tune in and see the best Holland has to offer.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 18 comments

Spin Science - the skratchworx alter-ego
Posted by Gizmo on December 13, 2004
For a very long time, friend of sw_smilie.png and all round nice guy Laurent Fintoni, has been grafting his arse to bring you his new site - Spin Science - and finally it's here. Spin Science is to music what sw_smilie.png is to hardware and stuffed full of the very best in turntablist music news.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 15 comments

Posted by Gizmo on December 11, 2004

One week ago, NickNack and his buddies Manila Ice, Saultee and Xman got togther with their respective digital gear. Between them, they scratched, cut, mixed and generally tested Stanton's Final Scratch 2, Rane's Serato Scratch Live and Numark's CDX deck. What follows is an account of those findings.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 310 comments

The showdown is coming...
Posted by Gizmo on December 8, 2004

To keep people up to date, sw_smilie.png has received most of the long awaited and much anticipated CrowdControl records Serato vs Final Scratch2 vs CDX showdown review. Movies are uploaded, 75% of the actual text is here and all the images are ready. Please be patient - there's so much of it to get through. It'll be a few days yet (hopefully Saturday), but I guarantee it'll be worth the wait. And don't ask for sneak peeks because it ain't happening.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 143 comments

Ideal Christmas pressies from Vestax
Posted by Gizmo on December 2, 2004
Don't know what you want for Christmas? Or need ideas on what to buy your friends and relations? Well look no further! sw_smilie.png has secured a cracking deal on a selection of Vestax Extravaganza DVDs.
CLICK HERE for the full story and 18 comments

Win DMC World Finals 2004 DVD's
Posted by Gizmo on December 1, 2004
So once again it's December. I know this for a fact because new DMC DVD's are now available and of course have made it onto my Christmas list for Santa. But looky here, those jolly fine people at DMC have decided to bestow copies of the DVD's upon 5 lucky people. All you need to do is click the banner at the top of this news page and answer one simple question...
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