Back in the day, the idea of putting your hands on a vinyl record was almost sacrilegious. But early DJs like Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Theodore the Great Wizard were pioneers in the techniques we now take for granted and the crowds moved with their art. Break beats, scratching, looping and punch phrasing are the DJ’s skills, and you can learn to get started if you want to participate in disc-jockey culture. Learn what basic equipment and skills you will need to develop, as well as how to build your fan base and experience in a potential career.