The X-ecutioners, (formerly X-Men,) are undisputably at the top of the fast-growing genre known as turntablism, raising the skills of the DJ to dizzying new heights of showmanship and dexterity. Along with West Coast crews Invisibl Skratch Piklz and the Beat Junkies, the NYC natives have started and led a revolution in DJ precision, showing the world that the turntable is indeed a musical instrument. Possibly the first all DJ band ever, they formed in '89 and have continuously dazzled listeners and viewers alike with their unbelievable hand prowess. Their first album X-pressionswas released in '97 to the praise of hip-hop aficionados everywhere. As incredible as their recorded works are, live is the way to fully appreciate their genius. The moves they pull are unbelievable, crowds are often left speechless in their wake. Founding member Rob Swift eventually left the crew to persue a solo career, though they stayed strong as a trio, releasing Built From Scratch in 2002 and Revolutions in 2004.