DJ HENRY HELIX
Henry Helix grew up in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, CA, in an atmosphere of different cultures, art and music. It is here where he developed his skills to become a unique DJ with his own style combination of music genres and risky mixing technique. For the past eight years he has brought his vigorous talent and enthusiastic stage presence to several night clubs and special events throughout the west coast.
NAPPY DJ NEEDLES
Born in St. Louis, Mo. and raised in East St. Louis, Il., James “BIKO” Gates aka Nappy DJ Needles started doing house parties with tapes and cds in 1994. By 1997, Needles had a job at Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis’ Landmark Record Store) and was surrounded by so many dope, rare and “gotta-have” Hip-Hop records, he became a collector and began learning to mix. Shortly thereafter in 1998, after receiving his break from veteran deejay Rich Money to spin his very first set at U City’s Red Sea, Needles released his first mixtape entitled “98 Fresh Mix Tape” featuring music from Pete Rock, A Tribe Called Quest and Black Star. The next year, after gaining a considerable following from more live sets around the city, radio personality Deja Vu recruited Needles to commercial radio, offering him a specialty mixshow as a platform to expose underground and classic Hip-Hop music.
Since that time, Needles has been delivering his signature progressive Hip-Hop style to crowds far and wide. Rocking venues such as Lola, The Gramophone, Blank Space, 2720, Blueberry Hill and others in and out of St. Louis, Needles appeals to a diverse group of music lovers. The 10-time RFT Music Award winner is a highly respected figure in the St. Louis Hip-Hop and Soul scene continuing to expose audiences to vintage classics as well as new creative, lyrically-based artists onstage and on the air through his radio shows THE JOINT: New Rap Alternative (WHHL – Hot 104.1 –and Rawthentic (KDHX 88.1 . As touring DJ for Black Spade and Hawthorne Headhunters,Needles has hit SXSW stages for the past 2 years as well as other music festivals around the country.
Throughout his career, Needles‘ playlist has expanded beyond strictly Hip-Hop. He often refers to his sets as polyrhythmic; many different styles as one fresh sound. When Needlesperforms you are likely to hear Vintage and Future Soul, True School/Progressive Hip-Hop,Afro Beat, House, 80s/90s R&B and more.
DJ TENDAJI LATHAN
DJ Tendaji Lathan has been a fixture in the L.A. club scene for the last ten years. He got his start DJing back in 1992 while attending college in the Bay Area. Upon returning to Los Angeles, it wasn't long before Tendaji began making his mark spinning at various clubs and events. After paying his dues in the late 90s, things began to take off for Tendaji in the new millennium. In the summer of 2001 Tendaji toured with Cedric the Entertainer on his national comedy tour. He would take the stage and spin a short set to get the crowd hyped before Cedric took the stage. This lead to various gigs spinning at A-List events. In 2002, Tendaji returned to the Bay Area to DJ the Def Poetry Jam stage production which was based on the hit HBO series. After a short but very successful run in San Francisco, Def Poetry Jam made its debut on Broadway in NYC. The show ran for 10 months and won a Tony Award in 2003. While in New York, Tendaji DJ'd at many different parties and events, many of which were associated with Def Jam Records and Phat Farm Clothing. Tendaji soon returned home to Los Angeles, and has been doing high-end events on a regular basis ever since.
He has earned the reputation as the DJ for all types of events. Ranging from A-list celebrity birthday parties to movie premieres to elite cocktail parties, Tendaji has done it all. His vast knowledge and love of different musical genres allows him to spin for any crowd, on any coast. Using Hip Hop, Rock, Soul, Old School, House/Electro, Reggae whatever the client, whatever the crowd is into DJ Tendaji can mix it. He has done a broad range of events with such industry heavyweights as Russell Simmons, Leo Dicaprio, Michael Jordan, Stevie Wonder and Mary J. Blige as well as for exclusive corporate clients like Jaguar and Coach. Always keeping his finger on the pulse, Tendaji has worked with and aligned himself with event-planning giants like The A-List, Event Eleven and Harrison-Shriftman to name a few. He has also done countless parties at many of L.A.'s hottest clubs, as well as travel to New York, Miami and Las Vegas to spin. Tendaji's clients continue to hire him not only for his party-rocking prowess but also for his consistent professionalism. Tendaji believes in giving 110% no matter what the event is. Earlier in his career, he also worked in production in the film/TV industry. This means he understands the importance of punctuality and preparation. His easy-going, stress-free attitude and polished skills make him a crowd favorite at every event he does. DJ Tendaji Lathan looks forward to working with YOU to make your event the hottest it can be.
DJ AM FM ALEXANDER
Artist, DJ, Producer, Remixer, Engineer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, AmFm Alexander is one of Los Angeles most creatively diverse energetic and consistent entertainers of electronic dance music today. With an uninterrupted flow of record releases since 1996, he has unleashed immaculate tracks ranging from pounding hard house, hard trance, banging electro, break beats and through the sublevels of progressive house, trance and techno. With over 43 EP's, 19 singles, 4 mix compilations out on the market and counting Alexander has set a very solid foundation for his work in the dance floors across the world. Extremely unique and distinct production style has given AmFm the opportunity to collaborate, re-mix and share stages which artists such as Deamau5, BT, Q-Bert, Amber, ABC, Yoji Biomehanika, DJ Craze, Christopher Lawrence, DJ Reza, Felizia, Mix Master Mike, Bad Boy Bill, Richard Humpty Vission, Robbie Rivera, Dj Irene, George Centeno, Angel Alanis, Dynamic Dual. Alexander's relentless mixing and scratching skills, and phenomenal programming has sent crowds all over the globe spinning into a raging frenzy, this has been AmFm's motivation and inspiration to continue producing uplifting, pounding, energetic tracks. From countless dance floor anthems created in his studio, AmFm has become undisputedly one of dance music's most prolific Icon's. This bad boy is here to stay untill he makes you dance!!!!!
DJ AUDIO MOE
Whether it's producing original music and remixes or killing it live behind the decks at the Hollywood hot spots, Audiomoe (aka Moses Truzman) combines his passion for music and expression to create something truly unique and innovative. As an eclectic and soulful tastemaker catering to Hollywood nightlife elite, Audiomoe plays weekly at some of the hottest Los Angeles venues including; Les Deux, H-Wood, Apple, Bar Marmont as well as in Las Vegas and New York. Also hugely sought after for high-end special events, he has played an integral part of the most exclusive private events for clients such as Rock & Republic, Armani, Sean John, Royal Order, Versace, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, MTV, ICM Interscope/GeffenRecords, W Hotels, and Macy’s to name a few. Audiomoe is a true performer and combines that with his mastery of music from all genres and eras to move crowds with his captivating and spontaneous live sets.
Utilizing his ability to play various instruments coupled with his innovative production skills, he also creates original music that is both organic and soulful. He has produced numerous songs for TV and film projects, and also composed the music for BP/Amocco worldwide campaign as well as music for the pre-show of the 2007 Oscar’s.
DJ Boom has rocked the West Coast scene in Los Angeles, his East Coast Flava N Sound has made him 1 of L.A.'s Hottest DJ's Promoters Spinning Hip-Hop N all genres of house. For over a decade he has put his needle to the groove to make the crowds move. This native of the Steel City (Pittsburgh, PA.) moved to the Mid West in 1991 and made his mark as one of Ohio’s up and coming DJs, gaining recognition on the Rave and Underground Club scene spinning house for Klub Kids from across the nation. He is no stranger to the club scene because, in 1997 he hit the city of Atlanta, GA bringing his east coast flava to the Dirty South. While residing on the West Coast he co-produced two of LA's hottest parties First Fridayzla Club Metro with Ivan Daniel from 2001-2006, bringing the fire to LA's hottest Clubs and to some of Hollywood’s most elite entertainers.
DJ BuTTerS is a very outgoing and interactive DJ, that feeds off the crowds energy! His live on the fly mash ups and crisp mixes keep the party going. While using Serato, he still shows the skill of a real turntablist. Butters, bringing his battle style flavor to the club scene, is sure to give the crowd a live show they won't forget. With a wide range of music to satisfy all ears, and a non-stop, charismatic style, clubs around the world will be in for a whole new experience!
"Scratching maestro, DJ Butters adds just the right effects for a Hip-Hop vibe"
J CHILLY C.
CHILLY C is Currently Spinning @ Quintessential Club and Nightlife / Lloyd & Harry's / Upstairs Lounge / Station House and Utopia Studios. My name is Chris Neuenkirk Some people know me as: DJ CHILLY C..... I have been a Dee Jay and reggae music historian for 25 years... I started Dee Jaying back in 1982.
I have worked on some recent reggae compilations from Heartbeat Records / Studio One.. Bob Marley: Another Dance & Gladiators: Singles Collection.And most recently: Lee Perry: Chicken Scratch Deluxe Edition. These are out in the stores coast to coast, also available on vinyl. I would like to gratefully thank Leroy Jodie Pierson and Chris Wilson at Heartbeat Records for my involvement in these projects. Thank You.Also, check out U-Roy : Foundation Skank. And my Latest project : Scientist Meets the Roots Radics.
I blame my pops for giving me the record bug. I got my 1st record player when I was 4 years old. He had been collecting since 1960 and from as far back as I can remember, there was music playing in the house. I was primarally raised on jazz, with brazillian jazz and bossa nova and vocals mostly played.With that being said, I have a vast knowledge of the genre.St.Louis played host to one of the first listener supported radio stations in the united states. The station was called KDNA 102.5 FM. Located in Gaslight Square. The mother of KDHX and the creator of Double Helix. He was a Dee Jay there from 1969-1973 and helped build the music library there.Leonard Slatkin,Gabriel (who is currently on KDHX 88.1 FM Sunday nights) were some of the more notable programmers of that time. KDNA folded and was sold for 2.5 million 1973 dollars. An unheard of amount of money back then. KEZK has been using that frequency to this very day.All of the above is why I am in this buisness today..If you ever have any questions about records or just want to chat, feel free to send me a message..
Here is more about myself
One of my 1st spins was at Heartbreak Hotel w/ Joe Striker playing reggae, where B.B.s Blues and Soups is currently residing... In 1989 I met a D.J. by the name of KDJ. He had a renovated space at 1624 delmar called: Studio KDJ. This is where I took the last 8 years of practicing at home and doing house partys (4 Horsemen) to an Official club level. after a year or so of creating a buzz in downtown st. louis, KDJ landed a thursday night spot at a bar called the West Bank Club. with little or no advertising, we proceeded to have a very sucessful thursday night of epic crowd proportions.Outgrowing our space and countless thursday nights of me hauling around a 2000 watt Hi - Fi system, we finally landed the the Hi - Fi at a larger club called: Sonny's. With the equipment in a secure place, we ended up having the most successful primetime thursday, friday and saturday nights in St. Louis for a predominant hip hop spin...Honorable mention goes out to Stages nightclub on route 203 for hosting some of the biggest nights ever. Word up to Mikey - B for putting me on to play Hip Hop late night's at the legendary Stages night club...After our stint at sonny's, we moved to a club on washington av. called: Evolution (formerly 1227). We worked there for a bit and parted ways in Nov. 1994.
I sold my 1st collection of records and moved to New York City and got a job at a syndicated radio production company called United Stations Radio Networks. I Dee Jayed at a club on the lower east side called: The Koop. The Koop was a club where I could spin real jamaican roots music and Hip Hop. I found it fascinating then, that all different kinds of people would come in to the club. Dee Jaying on the lower east side was a great experience.New York was a lot different in 1995 and it was the year of the independent Hip Hop label. On the commercial side of things, meeting Biggie Smalls at the Apollo theatre was incredible. When I worked at United Stations, I used to tag along with my co-worker bryan kweskin to the Apollo. His job was to tape the Showtime at the Apollo, hosted by Steve Harvey. I met a lot of famous people there as we had All Access passes for every taping. Seeing Junior m.a.f.i.a. perform "Players Anthem" for the first time LIVE, was bananas !! Enough about Harlem, Back to the L.E.S. I used to dig in the 2nd hand shops near tomkins square park for records and bumped into an employee of Fat Beats by the name of: Ryan Sikowski. He introduced me to the owner Joe and DJ Eclipse. Hanging out at Fat Beats became a daily habit after work. My most memorable moment at the store was seeing DJ CASH MONEY and DJ RIZ go head to head on the wheels in a impromptu scratch off for fun after hours in the store. I just wanna say that DJ RIZ is ONE BAD ASS WHITE DUDE on the wheels. He reluctantly used cash's copy's of Peter Piper and fucking killed it. Both of these guys are world class. Meeting and hanging out with Bobbito was epic as well.
I moved back to St.Louis in 1997 and took my leftover Hip Hop collection that I saved and started to rebuild. My 1st job back in the Lou was Hyperspace on locust st. With john. harington as host.Charlie Chan and Rich Money had the night there and they were nice enough to let me spin. It was kind of weird being back but it was a start.I bounced around for a while doing different dates and eventually met B-Money. He started a spin with DJ Alejan, DJ Needles and FLY DX called: The Science. They took this spin to KDHX with wes allmond ( dj solo ) and started to spin live on the air. DJ Alejan was making records with a group called concept of A.L.P.S. DJ Solo was with The Science as well. Eventually, The Science moved to Blueberry Hill and broadcasted live on 88.1 from the Kool Herc Room (formally known as the elvis room). In 2002 DJ Solo semi retired from Dee Jaying, B-Money moved to New York and I landed a spot on the Science program. I alternated with DJ Grocery and Agile One. The Science folded December 2006.
I am currently spinning @ Upstairs Lounge / Station House and Utopia Studios. check my faceBook for Event dates And I can also be seen spinning any given time in St. Charles on Main St. at: Quintissential w/ DJ VILLIAN & A FLEX And Lloyd & Harry's with DJ JUICE. Here is a list of clubs that I have worked at over the years to current Heart break Hotel 1985 Studio KDJ 1989 Westbank Club 1990 Melanies 1991 Sonnys 1992-1994 Evolution 1994 Koop 1995 NYC Babyland 1995 NYC Sanctuary Hyperspace 1997 Deep Cool 1998 Karma Tangerine 1998-1999 Velvet Havana Room Cheetah Club 1999-2000 Shoot a Rack 1999-2000 Tony Bono's Upstairs Lounge KDHX STUDIOS "SCIENCE BROADCASTS" Blueberry Hill : The Science 2002-2006 Blueberry Hill : StreetKingz Marketing Ciceros Stages DELMAR LOUNGE Decarlos Main St. / o'Fallon Undertow Fubar Firebird Atomic Cowboy Lloyd & Harry's Uncle Joe's Bar Louie Kirkwood Molly's Red Bull Roxanne Quintessential St. Charles Halo Bar Station House Utopia Studios
DJ CHRIS LOOS
Living in the #2 media market in the country, Chris Loos grew up listening to some of the most influential DJ’s in radio history. Growing up in Pasadena, CA, Chris graduated high school at 16 years old, and he started his own radio show while enrolled at Pasadena Community College soon after. His experience with college radio led to interviews with such artists as Eminem, Xzibit, The Black Eyed Peas, and Kelis while they were in the early stages of their careers. Chris earned an internship at KIIS-FM and studied under legendary Rick Dees on his morning show. This led to a position at 92.3 The Beat during its streak of dominance in L.A. radio. While there he got to watch Theo, John London, Kevin Nash, and Diana Steele, but learned the most as the producer on Julio G’s night show, as well as Street Science with Dominique Diprima, and the Temple of Hiphop with KRS-1. When Chris was ready for his own show, he took over the late night shift at Hot 94.1 in Bakersfield, CA. After gaining #1 rating in the market, he moved over to Hot 92 Jamz in L.A. with the SoundLab Mix Show on Friday nights. Chris then took his career to the next level by becoming the Program Director for a start-up station called WILD 96.1 in San Bernardino, CA. After helping build the station from scratch, he took over the midday slot and quickly developed a strong fan base. Next, Chris was approached about helping launch a new station in Los Angeles that eventually would become 93.5FM KDAY, where he was the Assistant Program Director/Music Director and early afternoon jock.
Now that Chris is back at WILD 96.1 hosting the Night Show, he's working on taking his media career to the next step. After interviewing such artists as Sean Paul, Trina, Mike Epps, Chamillionaire and many other entertainers, Chris is planning his next move into the television, film and DVD markets. His ultimate goal of becoming a major media mogul in the likes of Russell Simmons is bound to happen soon for him in the next couple of years.
CRASH SEAMLESSLY BLENDS DOZENS OF MUSICAL GENRES: POP, ROCK, HOUSE, PROGRESSIVE, HIP-HOP, DISCO, FUNK, RANDB, ELECTRO, CLASSIC DISCO. HIS UNIQUE STYLE CONTINUES TO AWE CLIENTS OF ALL AGES. BORN IN LOS ANGELES, CA, CRASH'S PASSION AND NATURAL TALENTS PROPELLED HIM INTO MUSIC AT A YOUNG AGE. CRASH AMASSED AN ECLECTIC MUSICAL SELECTION INCLUDING BEATLES AND VISAGE, BACH AND PETE FONTAINE. THE 80'S. CRASH WAS CO-OWNER RHYTHM CREW DJ'S. AT ITS TIME, ONE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES. IT CATERED TO PRIVATE AND CORPORATE EVENTS. CRASH SPUN AT OVER 200 EVENTS PER YEAR. MID-TO-LATE 90S CRASH WAS RESIDENT AT CLUBS FANTASIA AND RED ONION. CRASH IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST DIGITAL DJ'S. CRASH WAS RESIDENT AT: BILLBOARD LIVE, THE ROXBURY, BARFLY, AND HOLLYWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB (NOW KNOWN AS SOCIAL). HE WAS SELECTED TO THE BILLBOARD DANCE CHART PANEL. HE HAS CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS TO DJ TIMES, DMA MAGAZINE, DJ, MUZIK, MIXER, URB, AND LOTUS MAGAZINES. CLIENTS HUGH HEFNER, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MARIAH CAREY, HOWARD STERN, DIANA ROSS, HERBIE HANCOCK, MICK JAGGER, BEYONCE, SNOOP DOGG, LANCE BASS, JANICE DICKINSON, DONALD TRUMP, GEORGE LUCAS, DAVID SPADE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, DAVE CHAPPELLE, BILL GATES, BRAD PITT, LANCE BASS, PARIS HILTON, LIL JON, BLACK EYED PEAS, NBC, ABC, CBS, AMERICAN EXPRESS, FREMANTLE...AND MANY MORE.
METAPHYSICAL MUSICIAN, PRODUCER, AND DEEJAY, ENOCH IS REAL IS THE GO-TO-GUY FOR AN ALTERNATIVE, ABOVE & UNDERGROUND FUSION OF THE RIGHT ELEMENTS FOR A COSMIC OCCASION. HIS SPIN STYLE, ACIDAFROBASSBROKENSOUL, IS A COMBINATION OF ACID JAZZ & BROKEN BEAT FROM THE UK, AFRO BEAT FROM THE CONGO, BOSSA NOVA FROM BELOW THE EQUATOR AND CLASSIC AND NU SOUL FROM THE DEPTHS OF SPIRIT WORLDWIDE. HE HAS BEEN HAILED BY ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR OF THE ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, KEVIN JOHNSON, AS "ST. LOUIS'S MOST UNDER-RECOGNIZED DJ" AND WAS AWARDED DJ OF THE YEAR BY ST. LOUIS BLACK PRIDE FOR 2009. ENOCH HAS SHARED THE DECKS AND STAGES WITH SOME OF THE INDUSTRY’S MOST PROMINENT MUSICIANS, DEEJAYS AND PRODUCERS ON THE DANCE AND SOUL SCENES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RICH MEDINA, OSUNLADE, QUESTLOVE,KERRI CHANDLER, AND VIKTER DUPLAIX, AND HAS OPENED CONCERTS FOR MUSIQ SOULCHILD, DWELE, VIVIAN GREEN, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, JULIE DEXTER, ANTHONY HAMILTON, KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL AND ERIC ROBERSON JUST TO NAME A FEW. ENOCH’S PRODUCTION AS A RECORDING ARTIST FUSES TURNTABLISM AND SAMPLING WITH LIVE INSTRUMENTATION FOR AN ECLECTIC ACID JAZZ SOUND INCORPORATING DANCE, LATIN AND ATMOSPHERIC ELEMENTS INTO HIS RECORDINGS. ENOCH IS ALSO A REIKI PRACTITIONER, AND APPROACHES HIS CRAFT FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE, INCORPORATING ENERGY WORK, UNIVERSAL MELODIC VIBRATIONS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOUNDSCAPES TO HELP HEAL THE PLANET, ONE SONG AT A TIME. HIS MONTHLY EVENT, “GLOBAL WARMTH: THE LISTENING PARTY THAT EMBRACES US ALL” INCLUDES A MULTI-GENRE SPIN, LIVE ART, PERFORMANCES AND DRUMMERS, AND HAS AN ACCOMPANYING PODCAST OF THE SAME NAME WITH INTERNATIONAL LISTENERS IN NUMEROUS COUNTRIES AND SIX CONTINENTS. ENOCH HAS RAPIDLY BECOME A STAPLE ON HIS HOMETOWN OF ST. LOUIS’S NIGHTLIFE SCENE AND IS NOW A RESIDENT OF THE CULTURALLY RICH ATLANTA, GA. HE HAS PROVIDED THE MUSICAL BACKDROP FOR VARIOUS SPOKEN WORD FUNCTIONS, PRIVATE EVENTS, EXHIBIT OPENINGS AND ECLECTIC LOUNGES, AND HAS BEEN THE MUSIC COORDINATOR FOR SEVERAL FASHION SHOWS, EXERCISE CLASSES, AND SCORED SOUNDTRACKS FOR INDEPENDENT SHORT FILMS.
DJ HAK ALI
DJ/producer/CEO DJ Hakim Ali from Newark "da brick city" New Jersey has been a entertainer since the beginning of Hip-Hop and has traveled across the country with different rap groups.
If you want to know about his love of Hip-Hop and skills, he will tell you: "cause I love Hip-Hop and I've been doing this since 1988 to present twenty years in the game and still going strong one bum! Down bottom up top."
DJ JEDI is the latest addition to the world renowned Rootdown Sound system. He is also currently the resident turntablist for the recently reunited Grammy Award-winning hip hop pioneers, DIGABLE PLANETS. As a result of touring with the DP's, he's had the privilege of headlining with them at virtually every major music festival in the world, including, but not limited to, COACHELLA, LOLLAPOLOOZA, BUMBERSHOOT in Seattle, and the SONAR FESTIVAL in Barcelona, Spain. Along the way, he's had the privilege of sharing stages with the likes of superstars such as The Breakestra, Crown City Rockers, DJ Shadow, King Britt, Lyrics Born, The Procussions, Z-Trip, Weezer, Erykah Badu, Madonna, and countless others.
Prior to touring with Digable Planets, Jedi was the in-house selector for the Tony Award-winning RUSSELL SIMMONS' DEF POETRY JAM ON TOUR from 2003-2004, which allowed him to perform in such marquee venues as the World Famous APOLLO THEATRE in Harlem, N.Y. and THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL in Australia. He holds down a myriad of residencies in the L.A. area, including Downbeat 720, an open mic venue for high school kids, which he co-hosts with actor/poet Joe Hernandez-Kolski. In July of 2006, Joe and Jedi won EMMYS for their work on Downbeat Showdown, the television spin-off of Downbeat 720. His 70 minute, genre-busting musical opus, "Eclectic Sessions," as well as his love letter to his favorite hip hop collective the DP's, entitled "Blowout Breaks," are currently available at FAT BEATS, WORKMEN'S OUTLET, 33THIRD.COM, TURNTABLELAB.COM, and anywhere quality cds and mixtapes are sold. While Jedi's influences may stem primarily from hip hop culture, he also carries a deeply rooted appreciation for the classic soul, funk, jazz, rock, dance, and pop music that hip hop so heavily draws from. He believes strongly in the power of music to bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together in ways that they otherwise wouldn't, and is never too proud to whore out his services for weddings, bar mitzvahs, industry showcases, and birthday parties. As Jedi and Occasional Guests Mix Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Original Breaks, and Beats. New episodes go up around the beginning of each month, so be sure to stay CONNECTED by checking back.
NUGGET has been rocking parties and moving crowds for over a decade. His ability to read crowds and pack dance floors has made him the most sought after DJ in Western Pennsylvania. Not only is he a staple in his hometown of Pittsburgh's thriving nightlife scene, he is also traveling the country playing shows in New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas on a regular basis. Over the past few years Nugget has played alongside nearly every major DJ in the country including DJ AM, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Z-Trip.
His corporate client list is staggering and includes heavyweights such as Scion, Redbull, Puma, Taylor Made and Adidas to name a few. Nugget currently holds down five weekly residences in Pittsburgh as well a monthly radio show and has nearly worked with every nightclub in the area. From Hip-Hop to Electro, Top 40 to Eighties and beyond, nobody leaves without breaking a sweat at one of his shows. On top of that, he is one of the cities hardest working promoters & brings in fresh DJ talent from all over the country every month to numerous nightclubs and venues in the area.
DJ Prophet has played at major corporate functions such as T-Mobile, Redbull, NBA, ESPN, numerous celebrity events, and countless nightclubs from San Diego to Switzerland. He has also performed alongside and with artists such as LMFAO, Busta Rhymes, and Too Short to name a few. DJ Prophet was voted 944 Magazines 2009 Readers Pick for "Favorite Hollywood DJ" and "Hip Hop Weekly Magazine" recently listed him as "One of LA's top club DJ's." DJ Prophet is heard by over 1.5 million listeners every weekend while mixing on 93.5 FM KDAY and holds monthly club residencies in cities around the U.S. including Scottsdale, Albuquerque, San Diego, O.C., San Francisco, and Puerto Rico. His recent international recognition has his passport stamped in Cancun, Germany, and Switzerland which is just the beginning of his work overseas. His particular sound can only be described as a incredible blend of great music that takes you on a journey that you will never forget.
Radio has always been in Skream's blood. His Father and Step Father were two of Los Angeles biggest Heavyweights on the Spanish Radio Market. Skream just never realized that he has what it takes, and he says that he still doesn't... He just does it for fun!
Most people would be surprised to know that DJ Skream collects and spins Hard House, Progressive House, Trance, Drum & Bass/Jungle, Underground Hip-Hop, Rock, Old Skool, Salsa y Merengue, Hip-Hop, R&B, and now Reggaeton.
When people come up to him they look surprised that he spins House, "Most people think I am only into Hip-Hop, but I say never judge a book by its cover!" With his versatility in music he was able to DJ all kind of parties, from Sweet Sixteens to Barmitzvas to the Clubs of Los Angeles and more. His styles and aggression are expressed every time he gets on the turntables.
Raised by a single mother it was rather difficult for DJ Skream to just go and purchase turntables and a mixer." I am gonna be honest it took me a while to get in the game because a lot of these DJs just went and asked Mommy or Daddy to buy them equipment, I am not saying all but some. I had to bust my A$$ to get the cheese to buy my stuff!" he exclaims. I had to do whatever I had to do to save my chips and get what I have today! from mowing lawns to working at fast food joints!" he says as he looks at his mixer. "Yeah my dad was there, well actually my step-Dad because my real Dad left my Mom when I was 2 years old, but I never asked him for a dime, all the stuff that I got today was because I decided to work and pay for my own sh!t!" he remarks as he smiles at his Rane TTM 56.
Putting work on the streets with some of his turntable buddies DJ Skream went from DJ'ing house parties to being on tour with local bands and DJ'ing @ local clubs. He explains;
"My first Club that I ever did was Coconut Teazers on the Sunset Strip the summer of 1997 every other Thursday. Before that I did a lot of events for this one underground Latino Hip-Hop crew called 5th Battalion and N'Cognito, we did shows all over Los Angeles. I did performances, for example, at the Key Club, The Viper Room, the Roxy ., and small venues in Los Angeles. Then I went up north to the Santa Clarita Valley to DJ this one spot called Shooters. People from all over Southern California and Northern Cali came to party. We had guest appearances from The Luniz to a show with the Black Eyed Peas. I did various club events in Santa Clarita. I came back down to Los Angeles to DJ @ Las Palmas. I was also doing guest spots, for example, at The Highlands, Club Blue, Ivar, Cinespace, Garden of Eden and A.D., just to name a few. I even got to do this one guest spot on a local radio station in Los Angeles, not to realize it was a DJ battle. I came in third place! Not bad because it was supposed to be an Old Skool Mix and I did R&B. I've been very fortunate to have met really cool people that I have clicked up with, to help me out with this whole DJ thang. Being determined and with a lot of practice can benefit you in the long run. Right now you can catch me doing my thing Live in The Mix @ Latino 96.3 FM, for the Latino Mix Weekends!, also at local clubs from L.A. to San Diego and back up to the Bay!... soon to be WORLD WIDE!!! Thanks to the power of the internet! With a little side project that I am trying to launch really soon: " Out the Trunk Radio" hah hah hah!
Hip-Hop and Reggaeton,.. WOW!, I just can't believe that my dreams are soon to become a reality! ? To Travel The World!"
DJ Skream loves mixing because he says he has always loved music and has since he was a little youngster. It is a way for him to express himself and show what he is feeling. Listen for him during the Latino Mix Weekends on Latino 96.3 FM to see for yourself.
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