"Chloe shows us how
to 'cut from behind'"
VCA star Chloe on the turntable
What is it that many great turntablists have in common? One might
say its an amazing technical skill on par with the greatest
instrument soloists. Perhaps its an avant-garde artistic
sense, borne out of this postmodern age. Or is it sharing the
troubled soul of our generation, expressing existential angst?
If you hang out with DJs enough, or if you happen to be one yourself,
the answer should be obviousthe thing we have in common
is a healthy interest in pornography.
The manifestations of this phenomenon occur as regularly as the
ahhh scratch. Interviews with STA, The Beat Junkies,
and D-Styles, among others, reveal the prominent porn-lust of
DJs. We have the example of scratch recordscheck DJ Streaks
past few offerings. Former DMC finalist DJ Domination has a body-trick
routine in which Heather Hunter straddles him as he juggles the
record from various positions; Domination has even started an
escort/modeling agency with Sky, the former Vivid vixen. Speaking
of DMC, the main highlight of the 1995 DMC World Finals was not
Roc Raida, but rather, it was Traci Lords presenting the coveted
gold turntables! We even caught the Hedgehog, Ron Jeremy, on an
episode of Turntable TV!
That there is a connection between the adult entertainment industry
and turntablism is obvious. What is more elusive is the nature
of this connection. I shall be reporting on the Porn-Turntablism
connection in an attempt to shed some light on this matter. And
what better way to begin my investigation than to go straight
to the porn stars themselves! With camera and portable turntable
in hand, I attended the 2002 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
Most turntablists should be able to name a good amount of porn
stars. However, this relationship seems to be only one-way, as
most of the stars I talked to had not even touched a turntable
before. Nevertheless, there were a few stars who had DJed before.
I had the stars scratch on the portable turntable and demonstrate
their cutting skills.
Tabitha Stevens appeared to know the most, scratching and quoting
cliché hip-hop samples like Put the needle on the
record when the drumbeat goes like this! She mentioned that
just the week before, she was hanging out with Unkle Krackers
crew (Kid Rocks DJ), backstage at the American Music Awards.
From the Jill Kelly Productions camp, Shayla LaVeaux and Deven
Davis demonstrated that they were down with the turntable as well.
Deven mentioned having DJed before, while Shayla let us know that
she performed a jungle gym act with a DJ, wrapping
around him like he was playground equipment while he got down
on the one and twos. Jill Kelly herself dared any other porn star
or DJ to compete with her, rubbing the needle against the groove
a la Q-bert in 1991 (see Top 5 Pr0n Star Skratchers,
At the New Sensations booth, current North Pole star Bobbi Barrington
told us that she had a mobile DJ operation back home in Australiashe
mixed, but she didnt scratch. Also at the New Sensations
booth, I had the pleasure of meeting my adult entertainment idol,
Peter North, as well as giving him his first-ever scratching lesson.
Although a majority of the actors and actresses I met had never
DJed before, many of them were quite enthusiastic about scratching
for the first time. Some of them took to it naturallyCharmane
Star and Holly Hollywood knew how to catch a snare sound and scratch
it with little instruction from me. Current adult sensation Tera
Patrick, as well as veteran actor Randy West showed the potential
for great DJ stage presence. Others made up for their shortcomings
with great excusesporn legend Nina Hartley told us shell
stick to having sex while VCA superstar Chloe told
us that shed done things with records that involve
To conclude my Las Vegas report, I present a top 5 list:
Top 5 Pr0n Star Skratchers
5) Jenna JamesonAfter telling the crowd she was
leaving in 15 minutes, and that there wasnt any time for
photographs, Jenna showed her love for the turntable by taking
exception to us and striking a skratching pose for the camera.
4) ChloeNo, she cant actually skratch. She
refused to. She plays the bass. But the reigning anal queen made
up for it. Chloe told us shes done other interesting things
with recordsthings that involve her ass.
3) Tabitha StevensTabitha immediately knew what
to do and actually dropped some knowledge by quoting some cliche
hip-hop samples. Put the needle on the record when the drumbeat
goes like this
. Plus, as a fan of Ms. Stevens, Im
a bit biased.
2) Randy WestMr. West is aging and his hearing is
a bit off, but he still bobbed his head to the beat. He wouldve
been a natural. Plus, he called himself Master Pee
1) Jill KellyNo, she didnt know what to do.
But at least shes been keeping up with DJ competition. She
followed the 2001 battle fad (albeit unintentionally)skratching
by dragging the needle across the record. Did I mention she demonstrated
this several times, just in case anyone missed? She scratched
new grooves into the record, worse than anything I have ever done,
intentionally or unintentionally. But, with her autograph on the
record, I have a great souvenir.
Stay tuned for more as I continue my investigation of the Porn-Turntablism
In other Porn/DJ news
Snoop Doggy Dogg won a prestigious AVN award for his soundtrack
work with Hustler video.
According to AVN, former DMC finalist (1994 US East Coast
Heat) DJ Domination and former Vivid girl Sky have recently opened
an adult entertainment management firm named Superstar Models
& Talent Management.
Also according to AVN, in further showing porns
affinity for hip-hop, last month in Los Angeles, porn studs Max
Hardcore and Mr. Marcus hosted a hip hop party called the
Addiction Lounge. Mr. Marcus said that the party was the
primer for his third annual Valentines Day party, to be
held at the Key Club in Los Angeles.
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(Thank you to DJ Neogeo (www.cannedbeats.com)
for his help in compiling the Porn/DJ news. And thanks to DJ Snayk
for all the documentary work we did together in Las Vegas!).