From rap/rock hybrid groups to the ever-growing popularity of turntablism, DJs are getting their much-deserved turn in the spotlight.

From rap/rock hybrid groups to the ever-growing popularity of turntablism, DJs are getting their much-deserved turn in the spotlight. Aiding in their cause is director/filmmaker Doug Pray, who turns the cameras on these deserving artists with Scratch, a documentary dedicated to the art and mastery of the turntable as a musical instrument. Like the film, the Scratch soundtrack features the best and brightest in the field. From the X-Ecutioners to the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, the 23-track set provides a peak into the DJ's world. Like any great DJ set, the tracks flow fluidly into one another with legends like Grand Wizard Theodore, Jazzy Jay, Afrika Bambaataa, and GrandMixer DXT providing the only breaks to drop some history. A learning experience for hip-hop fans and novices alike, Scratch should be required listening for all.—RH