This is a quick demo of how to make beats by scratching the locked groove of an old record. This is a method used by Nick Zammuto from one of my favourite bands 'The Books'. Great fun wee trick! Different scratches give you different sounds and if you use sand paper to make a larger mark you can make a 'hi-hat' or cymbal type sound. Getting the scratches where you want them is very trial and error so have a few spare records about if you're going to give it a try. (I got a stack for 50p each from my local charity shop.) I've used small poster pins to make the scratches and, as they are in the locked groove of the record, they don't damage the actual music groove of the record, as shown in the video below:
I added some effects live in ableton and a played a few dubby chords underneath to make it a bit more interesting. The effects I've used are izotope trash 2 (which is the fuzz/distortion effect you hear come in first), valhalla delay and a lexicon reverb..