Jason Donnelly (DJ Puzzle)

Turntable Scratches

8 Reviews (7 Verified)
Jason Donnelly (DJ Puzzle) on SoundBetter

I will add authentic CUSTOM dj turntable scratches to your music. My scratches have been used in tv ads, video games, and sample packs. My first scratch sample pack came out in 2002 on Sony Creative Software (now Magix). Since then producers have been using my scratches in all kinds of productions.

I am a professional turntablist scratch Dj with nearly 3 decades experience. I am also a music producer so I totally understand all aspects of the process. I will add a high quality original dj turntable scratch performance to your song. For an additional charge I'll mix the scratch performance into your song. All performances will sync up to your song tempo so you can simply drop them in but for an additional charge I'll drop them in for your and will send you a mixed version. You can also send me samples of your own voice or instrument and I will load them into my Serato and scratch them on my turntables. For an additional fee I can shoot a video of the process for you as well.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Kelly A.

    Best pure boom bap scratch DJ I’ve worked with. Tasteful, efficient and from the cloth. I’ve done a handful of projects with him now and count him among my go-to musicians anytime I’m working on a record requiring his skillset. He also happens to be a stand-up guy. Five stars no question.

  2. Review by ezekiel james hampton

    Jason/DJ Puzzle is a total pro in every aspect. His communication and his quality of delivery were top-notch. I'll look forward to working together again.

  3. Review by Kel A.
    by Kel A.

    Amazing turn-table-scientist. Perfectly provided what I was looking for and more. Very friendly and great communication.

  4. Review by Alexander L.

    Jason was a real pleasure to work with! Incredible professional and very open to suggest you different views on your tracks, as he really takes them to another level! Would definitely work with him again and recommend him in a heartbeat!

  5. Review by Ryan Svendsen
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    DJ Puzzle had me make up two loops which I had a lot of fun doing- super nice to work with very communicative and hope to work with DJ puzzle again!

  6. Review by adam
    by adam

    Jason did an amazing job with the DJ Scratching. He overdelivered really. Gave me so much to pick and choose from. Total Pro! Very excited to do more with him.

  7. Review by Kelly A.

    Puzzle is not only a great turntablist, but his acumen for arrangement is top notch. He is a courteous professional who takes the time to appreciate context (as opposed to laying down a scribble jam competition demo when asked to scratch and cut an outro, which is not uncommon in the segment). He went out of his way to share his thoughts and perspective before tracking anything, and made it clear he would work with me to get it exactly how I wanted. And he killed it. Looking forward to next 1

  8. Review by U-Nam S.

    DJ PZLE is just the BEST!!! Sometimes in life you just met the perfect person at the right time, this was one of this moment in work, I can't disclose it, but for whatever specific work I needed to be done, I found the most perfect musician to do it!!! On top of it, super nice, great communication, super pro, and much much more... DJ P. is Da Bomb !!!!

Interview with Jason Donnelly (DJ Puzzle)

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Did a cover song with scratching. I scratched sounds on my turntable.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Dj scratches and managing my music business.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Professionalism and authenticity

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: It's fun, I like scratching and being a part of many different projects.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you scratch a hook. Yes.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Perhaps some would think I use premade loops which I don't

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Make sure you hire someone who can connect with your music in a way that sounds authentic and real.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Acoustic guitar, hand drum, egg shaker, acoustic bass guitar, drum set

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: 20+ years. Started Djing in the 90s but before that I started writing my own music using guitar, drums, synthesizers, and samplers.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Old School with my own flavor

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: When mixing, listen at a low volume

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Trip Hop, Rap

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Dj scratching

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: A cool, very musical, dj scratch performance that sounds authentic and has a good vibe

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Load the customers sounds into my rig, scratch them as instructed, record into Ableton Live

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Classic Technics SL-1200, Ableton Live

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: 9th Wonder, Madlib, Marley Marl, J Dilla, Dj Shadow

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Custom dj turntable scratching


Terms Of Service

Turnaround is usually pretty quick, 24 hours. I'll do a few versions and revisions no problem.

GenresSounds Like
  • DJ Shadow
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Gear Highlights
  • Les Paul
  • Prophet 12
  • Turntables
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