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Benny: Using visuals combined with audio means you can do things such as accentuating rises and drops in tunes. You can visually perform and see the scratch technique happening, you can do stuff to blow people’s minds, so they think ‘how the hell is that happening?’. We’ve always been about the show – there is an aspect of stand and stare with AV shows and we’ve always looked to minimise that and make it more about the experience, using samples in the breakdown sections of a tune and having them as entertainment pieces.

How do you adapt your video to changing flows in the music Benny: The video and the visuals are there to compliment the sounds – it’s there to enhance what’s happening in the music – when there’s a rise, things are chopped up, fast paced and then on a drop there’s an explosion of colour, visuals. It’s effective to use samples in the music breakdown as it draws everyone back in to the focal point on the stage and it’s important for the build up, bringing everyone’s attention back and involving them in the drop. It creates a real unison with the audience.

How much do you structure the syncs between your video and your audio and how much of it is open to improvisation Dr Specs: We’ve got a puzzle-like structure that works. We need to create a constant flow with the show so we don’t lose tempo and so on that level, the syncs are structured, but with music constantly changing we’re forever bringing in new tunes, and new samples. On a four-turntable set-up we have the flexibility to bring in and improvise.

How important is a sense of humour Dr Specs: Sense of humour is massively important. We want people to leave the show

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