This article lacks historical information on the subject. Specifically: When, and why did he change from D.ST to DXT? Please help to add historical material to help counter systemic bias towards recent information.(June 2015)
Widely recognized as a pioneer, Grand Mixer DXT is credited as being the first turntablist. He was the first person to establish the turntable as a fully performable and improvisational musical instrument (Alberts 2002)[full citation needed]. Especially important is his technique of altering the pitch of the note or sound on the record.