DJ Jazzy Jeff - MikiDz Show - Mar. 4, 2014 from DJcityTV on Vimeo.
This isn't Vinyl Destination Jazzy Jeff mixing at some Dubai nightclub, playing top 40. It also isn't Live from Union Square Jazzy Jeff. It's the kind of Jazzy Jeff set you'd expect from the deejay that brought you Live from Union Square combined with the technologies of 2014 (technical difficulties and all). Props to MikiDz for consistently getting top deejays to bring their "A" sets to their show. Much appreciated.
Here it is just for those who may have missed the initial post a little while back. Don't sleep.
Early candidate for mix of 2014 right here. An incredible deconstruction of the album that many consider to be Premier's best production. In addition to this Highly Recommended mix, I also Highly Recommend reading the interview that inspired the mix. The interview is an in-depth, track by track breakdown by DJ Premier, discussing the classic Gang Starr album. Read interview HERE. Listen to mix below.
NYC's own DJ Spinna needs no introduction. Hands down one of the most versatile cats in the game. Whether it be house, hip hop, disco, boogie, funk soul etc., Spinna delivers! The man pulled no punches at our 5th Annual Do You Wanna Boogie? show & M+M Mixes Vol. III Pre Release event at Winter Music Conference 2013 in SoBe, Miami.
Check out more from DJ Spinna here: @dj-spinna-1
and catch him once a month at his NO LIMITS party here in NYC.
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In this episode of Crate Diggers, renowned scratcher DJ Qbert shows us what a record collection geared toward competitive scratching and playing parties looks like, while also talking influences from graffiti to Devo.
"Before hip hop I was heavily influenced by Devo," he says, telling a story of being exposed to the New Wave luminaries during an elementary school presentation. "Later I found out they were heavily influenced by Kraftwerk."
As a kid growing up in San Francisco in the '80s, Qbert heard limited things that would trickle down to the radio and TV stations he struggled to access.
"The only thing we could do is tune into a station you could barely hear," he says of his childhood. "The only thing we had that was weird was Channel 9, it was like public TV. And sometimes at 4 a.m. or 3 a.m. they would play Devo videos. That was it for us. That was the only thing we could get."
Later in the episode, he speaks lovingly of records with graffiti covers, showing off Fab 5 Freddy's "Change the Beat" and Schooly D's Saturday Night!. He then rifles through his organized but disparate collection, showing off records from Saturday morning cartoons, comedians and African artists like Royal Steel Band.
But his most prized possession is a signed copy of Marley Marl's In Control, Volume 1.
"Wow!" Qbert exclaims. "This is old as hell. I remember one time he gave me his phone number and I was like 'Oh, wow! Cool!' But I never called him. I was too scared. I'm still scared."