Grand Mixer DXT

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GrandMixer DXT
Also known as GrandMixer D.ST
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Occupation(s) Musician DJ, producer
Instruments Turntables,Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, musical instrument
Associated acts Infinity Squad aka iSquad, Herbie Hancock & The Rocket Band, Material, Praxis


External video
Oral History, DJ Grand Mixer DXT talks about how his music background helped him study the masters of improvisation, and working with Herbie Hancock. Interview date October 10, 2013, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library

GrandMixer DXT is an American musician. He was formerly known as Grand Mixer D.ST. "D.ST" is a reference to Manhattan, New York City's Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. He was featured in the influential hip hop film Wild Style.

Widely recognized as a pioneer, Grand Mixer DXT is credited as being the first turntablist.[citation needed] He was the first person to establish the turntable as a fully performable and improvisational musical instrument (Alberts 2002).[full citation needed] Especially important is his technique of altering the pitch of the note or sound on the record.

He is also credited with greatly helping to popularize DJing through his scratching on Herbie Hancock's single "Rockit" from the Bill Laswell and Material produced album Future Shock.[1][better source needed] He is featured in the 2001 documentary, Scratch.[2]


  1. "Turntablism to be Taught at Berklee College of Music". Synthtopia. March 1, 2004. Retrieved November 13, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Hollis, Kim (March 1, 2002). "Scratch Movie Preview, Starring Afrika Bambaataa and Grand Mixer DXT, Directed by Doug Pray". Retrieved November 13, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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