SEVEN COLOURS x SEVEN ARTISTS
As we celebrate 50 years of the legendary SL-1200 series, we have put the Technics SL-1200M7L limited edition turntables in the hands of seven unique DJs. Select the artist and colour of your choice from below to watch their full set, as well as individual product demos and interviews on their affinity with Technics DJ turntables.
"10 years ago, when I started, I was living in a little town in Czech Republic and everything was still old school. Every DJ I met played only vinyl sets. So for me, that was what DJing meant, there were no CDJs, just a pure vinyl sets.
To me, there is no alternative, because Technics are obviously the best. Yes, I've tried some other ones to compare but Technics are just like the founder, the foundation."
"Technics. I don't know if you know the scene in the movie Wayne's World, when he passes the guitar and there's this angel singing, I had this experience when I bought my first Technics.
I still have my Technics from the late 90s, they look in top shape. Technics is a life changing brand for me, it helped my life to go in a certain direction."
"I only have Technics because I enjoy getting the vinyl playing and working on my mixing skills, and also, the sound is definitely different. There's a certain... crackling sound you get from a vinyl playing, it's like, "Mm. Feels like home."
I feel a deep connection with rhythm, I love different rhythm structures and how you create a new sound out of two different records playing. That's what... Gives me chills. I love it"
"I get my inspiration first and foremost from great music. It's always music first. Finding a great record and really wanting to tell people that I'm connected to this record and you need to know about it.
When you look at the history that goes along with the Technics turntable, whether it be hiphop, whether it be house, whether it be turntablists, whether it be just people blending records together, it's the turntable of choice."
"Why do I like vinyl so much? Because you take your time, you enjoy it, you listen to it. And you go deep into your track, your set, and take the crowd with you in a different way.
What about Technics resonates with me is the fact that when you start DJing with records, it was always a goal to be on Technics at some point. And for me it was reaching the top of the mountain being able to play Technics."
"Over the last 50 years, DJing evolved in a million ways, but a few remains the same. One of those is definitely the SL-1200.
Technics for me resonates DJing, because that was my first piece of equipment. My grandmother helped me buy the first SL-1200, and I will always remember that. I still have it with me, and it still works.”
As the go-to choice of DJs the world over, the SL-1200 series has long been a dominant presence on the global music scene. Today the brand continues to set the industry standard as the direct drive turntable par excellence. To mark its 50 years anniversary, this limited edition turntable is available in seven colours, inspired by the street culture created by DJs.
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