When the Red Bull Music Academy hits your town, you should start clearing your calendar. Not only will you be treated to some great nights of music, but you'll be able to sit in on the legendary lectures, really getting a look into the psyche and progression of the producers and DJs involved. The best part is that the RBMA will then post these awesome clips to their site so those of us who can't hit Barcelona, Melbourne, New York City, or Cape Town can experience what these greats have to say.

Now there are a host of lectures, but some are more must-see than others. Be it one of the most impressive turntablists to ever do it to a godfather in the art of sample soundscapes, these 15 lectures will make you see both the artists and their genres differently, giving you a fresh perspective not only on how they rose through their scenes, but the influences that helped make them great.