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Skratch Lessons: Hydroplane

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All right, hydroplanes.
This is a scratch that I saw a a conga
player do.
You know, the conga players, and they,
they lick their fingers and they, [NOISE].
You've probably seen you know conga
players do that, so I figured you could do
that on a record just as they can do it on
the skin of of a conga drum.
You could do it here.
[NOISE] Kinda lick your finger and
There it goes.
[NOISE] Other finger.
[NOISE] This side.
Both sides.
And, a lot of DJs I see like want to give
a shout out to HOP.
He does it with his thumb.
[SOUND] Right there.
[SOUND] Does it with one one hand.
You know.
So, just if you missed that.
I seen one guy in, in in Greece.
I forgot his name DJ Sparky T.
One of his homeboys.
He has a crew of DJs out there.
He he just, put his hand down there and
was like.
[SOUND] And I was like whoa, how do you do
that, you know?
He just touched the record and it was
like, [SOUND].
But, and I'm if you guys got any videos of
yourselves doing that with one hand,
I'd like to see that, cuz that's crazy.
Cuz that's really like, what it, how the
heck you do that.
You know, you just, you see this finger
going [SOUND],
it's crazy.
But, anyways, yeah.
Hydroplanes, hydroponics.
you're really good, like HOP, if you ever
watch a, let's see, a DIY video,
DIY Part two, you'll see HOP go around in
a circle, and it'll whirr, rr, rr, rr.
You know, that's some high level
He calls it the hydroponic I guess his
name is HOP.
And, he also called it the, what did he
call it?
I forgot.
Something, but yeah, basically those are
So, practice that, maybe you can do it
with your feet.
If you have a, if you can do it with your
feet send us that video as well.