DJ Image is Vincent Smaldone, a scratch artist based out of Central PA. We visited his mixing lab in his Landisville home to talk about his creative process, get a lesson in the jargon of the trade, and learn what we’ve missed by never hearing Vincent Price’s Thriller outtakes.

Vinny teaches in the Heads Up Lancaster after-school program at the School District of Lancaster. Support Heads Up by purchasing raffle tickets to win some great gear.

Catch DJ Image every second Friday at the Lizard Lounge for the Friday Night Dance Party. He’ll also be performing there this Wednesday as well as on Thanksgiving Eve. DJ Image also plays the Apothecary Bar and Lounge on 13th Street in Philadelphia. Or, if you’re of the persuasion, catch him at S.H.E. Productions in Baltimore.

Duration: 25:15