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Derek Showard

ttbl, US
Musician of Hip-Hop/Rap and Electronic
A.k.a. D.St. DXT

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.

        
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
  • Dance
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz

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