Technics assembles world’s first turntable orchestra



Featuring turntablists including QBert, Kentaro, Switch and more.

Technics has created the world’s first “turntable orchestra” in honour of Japan’s annual “Record Day”, which celebrates when LPs were first released in 1948.

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The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra is comprised of thirty-one DJs, who used a Technics SL-1200 and eight classical recorsds, including the first 12″ ever released: Nathan Milstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s rendition of Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor.

No word on if they’ll take their scratching symphony on the road though.

Check out the group in action below.