Corey Aguilar can't keep his hands off records. Between the time he spends in record stores and the hours he spins vinyl on the ones and twos, DJ Sku's thumb has been on just about every good hip-hop, soul, funk or rock record in existence. Born in El Paso, Texas, and now living in Lawrence, Sku (say it skew) has been battling in scratch matches since 2001 and has won four KJHK 90.7 Waxclash DJ competitions, all on the strength of self-taught skills. No one can take him on locally, and we'd put him up against the best in the country. Sku brings his fists-of-fury, battle-style scratching into all of his work, whether he's playing a house party or rocking a club. He also plays the spotlight-stealing sideman to MCs Approach and Mac Lethal, elevating a live hip-hop show from open-mike banality to mind-blowing performance art. In fact, it's hard to get down when Sku's spinning because it's impossible to take your eyes off his surgically precise hands. He practices the art of the live remix better than anyone we've seen, taking any two records and slamming them together to make something new without dropping a single beat or bead of sweat.