TONIGHT, June 25th is another installment of Nightline at the Pot Lobby Bar, brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies. This month’s residents is our very own D-Styles & Melo-D. Free admission from 9pm-1am, 21 & over. Come thru for some good music, drinks, vibes in the heart of Koreatown. Shoutouts to the our main man Chef Roy Choi!
Our very own “Scratch Scientist”, the one & only D-Styles gets interview by the legendary Chuck D‘s own “HipHopGods” website. Peep some of the interview below & then read the rest of the interview here: http://hiphopgods.rapstation.com/news/d.styles.interview
Did you have anyone you looked up to as a kid as far as music went?
My neighbor John. He was a little older and had a DJ set-up also. He would show me all the records and how DJs were mixing and scratching. John’s best friend back then was this guy Chris Cut who later changed his name to Peanut Butter Wolf. I went to school with Peanut Butter Wolf’s younger sister, Amy. So we would go to Amy’s house to hang out and whenever Peanut Butter Wolf wasn’t home, I would go through his records to see what he had. I used to write down artists and songs and then go to the record stores to find these songs [laughs].
What was the musical climate like in your household when you were growing up?
Growing up, my parents used to play a lot of the old fashioned stuff like ABBA and Disco stuff like Donna Summer. I had neighbors though that would bump Rick James and Sugar Hill Gang. We used to play basketball outside of their house and they would always have the boombox outside playing this stuff. So I got my early musical taste from those older cats.
This Thursday, March 26th is the return of Nightline, brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies; the monthly joint that happens every 4th Thursdays of each month. This month’s resident DJs: D-Styles & Melo-D. All happening inside the Pot Lobby inside the Line Hotel from 9pm-1am. Come thru for drinks & good music, and if you’re hungry, eat at POT.
This Saturday, January 24th, during the NAMM Weekend, our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be making an appearance at the SCVCG Meet up at Lucky Strike Bowling inside the Outlets at Orange in Santa Ana. Dj Manufacturers such as Serato, Stokyo, Rane, Jetpack, & many more will be in the house. If you are a DJ and are going to the NAMM Show, this is a meet & greet that you do not want to miss.
Tonight, January 6th, the tag team terror of D-Styles & Melo-D will be rocking a special performance at The Tuesday Blend at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. This is happening on Tuesday, January 6, 2015…..if you know about how D & Melo get down on the cuts, you sure do not want to miss this! Their performance is at 10:30pm For tickets, go to whklv.com
Two of the dopest Dj’s in the world, Shortkut & D-Styles, will be making a quick run in Russia. First off, they will be making their first Russia appearance at the G-Shock Skratch Event 2014 in Moscow on Thursday, November 13th. Then they will be performing at the Bigger Than Hip Hop event on Saturday, November 15th at the Milo Club. All Russian Massives, make sure you peep out the comrades at their prospective shows.
What’s up folks…..back with another installment of “Mixtape Mondays”. This time, we have our very own D-Styles in the spotlight.
Besides having membership in the Beat Junkies and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, D is also a core member of the world renowned LA-based Low End Theory crew with Daddy Kev, Gaslamp Killer, Dj Nobody, & MC Nocando. They are known for presenting and pushing new progressive music such as Flying Lotus, Ras-G, Odd Future, & more at their weekly spot in Los Angeles.
This mix is was made specifically for one of the Low End Theory’s Japan Tour a year or two back, which features futuristic hard knocking beats, seemless mix transitions, & exquisite scratches done in a way that only D-Styles can do. Sit back, listen, & enjoy the ride!
You can catch D & the rest of the Low End Theory crew at The Airliner every Wednesday night in Los Angeles!
Thursday, October 3oth is another installment of “Nightline” brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies. This month’s residents: D-Styles, & Melo-D. All happening from 8p-12a inside the Pot Lobby inside The Line Hotel. Come thru for some great music, food, & vibes….and the best thing about it, it’s FREE! Shoutout to our good friend Roy Choi!
On Sunday, October 10th, our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be joining our good friends Q-Bert & Mixmaster Mike as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at A-Trak‘s Fool’s Gold “Day Off” the Los Angeles edition at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds. With special guests Danny Brown, Kurupt, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, & many more. This is an event you do not want to miss!
For Advance Tickets: http://www.fgdayoff.com
What’s up folks…..
Wanted to post something up in honor of the term “Throwback Thursdays”. These particular video footages are from D-Styles‘ “Phantazmagoria” Album Release Party at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on November 1, 2002.
A couple of things that made this night special: It was the first time that ALL 6 of us (D, Short, J, Babu, Melo, & myself) had performed together as a band, it was the release of D’s first solo album as well as making history as one of the first Scratch Instrumental album (all the music was made by scratches via multi-tracks) of it’s kind, & this event took place 2 days after the death of the legendary Jam Master Jay. As Babs said in the video “We’re performing songs written, produced, & composed by D, from his album ‘Phantazmagoria’…..it’s a real special night for us…it’s a groundbreaking album that D’s putting out….we’re just members of his band.”
Walk down memory lane with us & enjoy the footage……
A Night At The Knitting Factory
D-Styles Sextet Rehearsal #1
D-Styles Sextet Rehearsal #2
The Source Magazine did a spotlight on the Beat Junkies’ Digital Record Pool. To help celebrate this service that they’ve set up, D-Styles created a 25 minute mix Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Dance music. They also interviewed Rhettmatic about the Record Pool.
Peep the article here:
You can also listen to D’s exclusive mix here:
The Tag Team Madness of D-Styles & Shortkut will be making their first group appearance in Tel Aviv, Israel at “The Hop” on Thursday, September 11th. This is a special event, so for all the Isreal Massive, this is something you don’t want to miss.
Bigups to our good friends at Mixcrate for always showing us love. You can check out some of our mixes as well as individual Beat Junkie members here:
Shout out to Randall Rufino
Our very own D-Styles & Shortkut along with the legendary Q-Bert performed as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at Day 1 of the Redbull Thre3style World Finals in Azerbaijan. Congratulations to the 1st heat winner, Carlos Atendido of the Phillippines, who now advances to the final round this week.
From the Redbull site:
“The first night of competition heats kicked off Tuesday at the historic Baku Jazz Centre, with performances by the week’s host DJ Flipout, 2010 Thre3style champ, DJ Karve of Paris, and a rare set by the world famous Invisible Skratch Piklz from California.”
Listen to the audio sets here:
Our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be performing with the legendary Q-Bert as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at the Redbull Thre3style World Championships in the lovely country of Azerbaijan. They will be performing with the likes of Dj Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, FourColorZack, Skratch Bastid, & many more. Here is description of the 2 week filled event:
We like to say Happy Birthday to our very own Melo-D, who celebrated his birthday this past Sunday. This Friday, August 22nd, he, along with Chef Thomas Ortega, will be celebrating their birthdays at Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos. Special guest Djs are the OG KDAY Mixmaster Dj Tony G, the legendary Breakbeat Lou, D-Styles, & Dj Skitz. Come thru to celebrate, hear good music, enjoy great food, & dance the night away.
It’s The newest episode of the Beat Junkies’ web series “Watch The Sound”. This episode features the incredible “Scratch Scientist”, the one and only D-Styles. “It’s like this……”
Video by Brand-O
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You may have noticed in recent months that we’ve been very active on social media with our videos and merchandise. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for quite some time….we know that you’re curious to see what the Beat Junkies have been up to. Well folks, here it is……..
We’d like to welcome you to our newly designed, revamped website. It took us awhile to restructure, as we’ve been working very diligently for well over year to get everything ready. As you can see, we are back with a sleek new design along with several new additions to the site….but for the most part it’s business as usual, Beat Junkie Style!
One of the new features here at beatjunkies.com that we are proud to share is the Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool. Yes. The Beat Junkies started an mp3 record pool, personally curated by us for the DJ community and music enthusiasts alike. Collectively, we decided to combine our experience as DJs and tastemakers to provide a quality music service for DJs apart from existing record pools in the industry. As avid record collectors, we are definitely looking to fill in the gaps and share some of our most prized vinyl records with the public – custom edited in a DJ friendly format exclusively for you! Our digital record pool is a monthly subscription service, and was carefully designed for Professional DJ’s looking to expand their collection and deliver quality multi-genre DJ sets.
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