Music: TURNTABLIST EXPERT: Now Every Night He Saves a DJ's Life


In his day job, John Carluccio roams the aisles of Madison Square Garden with a camera crew, scouting the most enthusiastic Knicks fans in the crowd to display on the JumboTron. Away from the Garden, it's Carluccio, 32, who's the enthusiast. For the past 15 years, he has devoted himself to understanding and publicizing the art of scratch DJs, or turntablists, those men and women who make music through frenzied, seemingly chaotic scratches on vinyl. He has directed a documentary series called Battle Sounds that appeared in the 1997 Whitney Biennial, showing the sophisticated techniques behind the music; has organized concerts...

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