Birdy Nam Nam

turntablism // downtempo

I hear you asking. “How precisely does a group of four Parisian DJs snag the DMC World Team Champion title?” (You’re asking that, right?) Well, let me let you in on a secret. It has to do with eight turntables, half as many mixers, and four Frenchmen that know how to cut, copy, paste, and manipulate songs into healthy grooves. The impressive thing here is that Nam Nam’s music is enjoyable by itself, yet similar to DJ Kentaro and C-Mon & Kypski, their performace and video techniques add the extra piece that establishs their obvious dynasty in the realm of team DJs. Peep the languid track below and then drop into the video of ‘Absesses’.

Downtempo masterpieces, composed scratch by scratch.
Birdy Nam Nam – Kind of Laid Back

Birdy Nam Nam – Absesses

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21 Responses to “Birdy Nam Nam”

  1. runman :

    A bit of good scratching is a great thing. Video was excellent.TVM. :))

  2. Anonymous :

    Very nice!

    Your vid is linked on i-am-bored ( just arrived here while searching to find more…

  3. Paul Irish :

    Very cool. That’s why it’s gotten so many views. mad good.

  4. Ian :

    Wow that’s really great turntablism! Probably the most in tune collective I’ve heard in a while

  5. Derek :

    You have the BEST blog on the net, hands down, in spite of the infrequent posts (or maybe because of the infrequent posts, it lets you keep the quality high). Thanks for another GREAT find.

  6. Paul Irish :

    Thank you, Derek. I do wish I posted more frequently, but meanwhile I definitely restrain needless posts to keep the quality high. Cheers!

  7. Aurgha :

    Hi there, great blog. These parisian guys were excellent live a few days ago at The Fez Club in Reading (UK). If only they dropped a few more DnB into their mixture they would certainly be great. (June 2006)

  8. The MERKIN MAN :

    Pretty cool. Until now, the only other song I knew of that featured a trip to the can was Bjork’s There’s More to Life Than This.

  9. enfa :

    Hehe, that made me grin a bunch. Great find, Paul.

  10. Mike :

    I just found your blog yesterday, and I thought I should let you know that you’re doing an awesome job/service. After listening to the sample songs I bought Birdy Nam Nam and Rodrigo y Gabriela. I don’t know that I ever would have found them with out your help. Thanks!

  11. Anonymous :

    This is a great job u do here! respect! keep posting :)

  12. Anonymous :

    great work, some of the most innovative turntablelism i’ve heard in a long time. big props! keep on scratching that itch!

  13. Anonymous :

    that was the most beautiful thing i’ve seen/heard in quite a while. truly amazing.

  14. lonomatopeur :

    I saw this boys the last week end on Scopitone Festival in the west of France.

    It was so goog!!!
    But I prefer RJD2!

  15. Jan :

    I am so going to see these guys live at Dour :-) A friend of mine from NYC saw them perform there and said it was very good…

    There are some more good videos at – I am especially fond of Le Chant des Baleines.

  16. Jared K. :

    Wow. Someone I know was part of a front page post (the cool kids say FPP) on MetaFilter. You hit the big time now. The Boston Globe is one thing, but MetaFilter is pretty much Internet Hipster central. Much more your kind of audience.

  17. Anonymous :

    This got me going no end, I want more!

  18. ExistingThing :

    That was incredible. I saw this at Defcon last Saturday, and was blown away. I somehow managed to find it here. Keep up the good work, I’ll be coming back…

  19. Anonymous :

    birdy nam nam owns for more videos/songs

  20. cybersymes :

    hellfire that’s incredd…
    i’m buying that shytt today…
    and planning a trip to france…

    stunning vibez…
    best i’ve heard in months…
    gonna live my life to that movie…
    oh yess … :)

  21. Schtonky Pomp :

    When scratching is not just performance but music :)